Shoppers Swarm Salem, NH For Black Friday Deals

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Shoppers line up outside a Best Buy in Salem, New Hampshire. (Karyn Regal/WBZ NewsRadio 1030)

SALEM, N.H. (WBZ-AM) -- Thanksgiving hadn't even ended yet, but people were already going full throttle for Black Friday at Salem, New Hampshire's main shopping strip Thursday afternoon.

The man at the front of the line at the Best Buy on Route 128 was the same man who was first in line last year.

David drove up from Boston and planted his chair at 6 p.m. Wednesday "for a TV that's on sale."

He told WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Karyn Regal this takes planning.

"Usually this is like, a week process," David said. "I know to bring chairs, and we alternate going into the truck like taking naps, getting food and things like that. To do this, you want to be well-prepared, dressed accordingly and everything."

Dee from Lowell was first in line at the J.C. Penny. She said she has a plan, hitting every store she wants as they open for Black Friday door-buster sales--all the way through until dawn.

How does she do it?

"Sleeping in the van," she said.

She was the first one in and the first one out. 

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Karyn Regal reports

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