Group of TCC students camp out for Black Friday deals

Posted at 8:20 PM, Nov 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-22 23:21:53-05

A group of college kids are getting a jump on Black Friday. They've set up camp at the midtown Best Busy so they can be among the first to get the big deals. 

The barriers are set up and one tent is already in line. A group of college kids say the deals are well worth the two-day wait. 

It's their home for the next two days. 

"We're going to have a TV and an Xbox to play if we bored," TCC student Ahmad Hammami said.

A big blue tent sits just outside Best Buy. This group says they're waiting for what they say are the best deals of the year. They say they're saving hundreds on popular items like Apple watches and iPads. 

"It's definitely worth saving for because even though you're spending thousands of dollars, you're saving more," Yahya Mallak said. 

A group of Tulsa Community College students set up camp just before noon on Tuesday. They say they're not leaving, not even for Turkey. 

"This is more important, you know," Hammami said. 

"You all need to be spanked by your mama's," shopper Lena Pauley said. "You all need to be spending Thanksgiving with your families, not worried about electronics." 

Pauley says you'll never catch her standing in line early. She says she values a big meal with her family. It's quality time this group of college students are spending on the cold concrete. So Pauley is bringing them a Thanksgiving dinner. 

"No amount of money can take away from your family because when you get older and have families of your own, you're going to want to spend time with them too," she said.

But it doesn't matter to this group of guys, they're in it to win it, on the race for the best deals on Black Friday.

Best Buy doors open at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving and re-open at 8 a.m. on Black Friday.