Woman Gets in Line 9 Days Before Black Friday

Christine Orta excited for Best Buy deals that 'you can't beat'

By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 18, 2011 9:31 AM CST

(Newser) – Sure, Black Friday isn't for another week, but it's tough to resist the siren call of cheap TVs... A Florida woman and three other families pitched tents in front of a Best Buy in St. Petersburg on Wednesday—yep, 9 days before the big day—and the eager shopper sounds not unlike an ad for the superstore: "You can't beat some of the deals they have on plasmas, flat screens, and laptops. You get to buy it in large quantities,” Christine Orta tells the local NBC affiliate. "We're all students; you've got to pinch a penny; it's affordable right now." But, the Consumerist wonders, how much is she paying to live there for nine days? (Here's the big question: Would you get in line now for these "insane" deals?)

A Tampa woman is ready for Black Friday 9 days ahead of time in this frame grab from video.
A Tampa woman is ready for Black Friday 9 days ahead of time in this frame grab from video.   (Consumerist/ NBC)
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