Shoppers Camp Out for Best Deal

November 25, 2011 Updated Nov 25, 2011 at 8:49 AM EDT

By Kendra Eaglin

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November 25, 2011 Updated Nov 25, 2011 at 8:49 AM EDT

HAMBURG, NY ( WKBW ) It was a long 30 hours for 13 year old Zack Reimer from Elma. He was passing the time by playing catch with a new friend he found in line.

Zack told Eyewitness News he arrived at the Best Buy store in Hamburg at 7:30p.m. Wednesday night. He was the first in line, which made him a little unpopular with another shopper who had to take second place.

Nicholas Hurd from Cheektowaga knows the drill of waiting in line for shopping deals. He was 12th in line, but pretty sure he will get everything on his list, which includes a 42 inch television for $199 dollars,a tablet for $249, and a Toshiba hard drive for just $29 dollars.

Shopping like Hurd say camping out for deals is a small price to pay for deep discounts.

The doors opened at midnight at the Best Buy store Eyewitness News visited.

One person happy she was not first in line was Betty Ann Gosbodarski. She received a $725 Visa gift card from a Tim Horton's representative for being the 25th customer.

Doors opened early at Toys R' Us in Hamburg. To control the crowds there, workers only allowed 50 people inside at a time.

Lines were also long at Kohl's, Target, Walmart, and shopping malls.