News From Terre Haute, Indiana

Local & Bistate

November 23, 2012

Ready, set, shop: Many line up early to wait for deals

TERRE HAUTE — For shoppers looking to score Black Friday deals, many skipped the thanks and went straight to the getting.

Outside the Best Buy store on U.S. 41S, six would-be shoppers were already in line before 11 a.m. Thanksgiving Day. Complete with chairs, blankets and books, all said they’d be there for the midnight opening.

Russell Niece recalled the line of last year’s shoppers stretched all the way back to Olive Garden. As his television was stolen earlier this year, he had his sights set on one of today’s special promotions.

“They have a 40-inch Toshiba television,” he said, explaining Best Buy would be offering a limited number of the sets for a reduced price. With a box full of turkey sandwiches, he was prepared to wait all day and night for a crack at the sets. “So, I’m No. 4 in line.”

Ivy Tech student Jonathan Gray said he too was in need of a television set. His current model was built in 1991, and the 40-inch Toshiba sounded like a good deal.

“I typically go out around 11 p.m. or so. I’ve never done this before. I really need a TV,” he said, armed with his homework and reading materials for school to keep him occupied.

On the other side of town, Ethan and Betsy Stevenson said they’d just stopped into Rural King to grab some items before the family’s Thanksgiving Day dinner later. With Ethan away at Vincennes University, the holiday made for a good opportunity to do some shopping, his mother said.

“We just saw 20 percent off Carhartt,” she said, holding up the name-brand sweatshirts and clothing to check sizes.

Brookelynn Guerin worked the store’s apparel department Thanksgiving Day and said clothing was among the big items moving that afternoon.

“People have been buying a lot of our Carhartt, and our sweet feed went on sale today,” she said. Today’s sales include 30 percent off Columbia sportswear, and she anticipated a big turnout for that as well.

Brian Boyce can be reached at 812-231-4253 or

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local & Bistate
Latest News Poll
AP Video
Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Raw: Airstrike Shatters Fragile Calm in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Fox Dons 'Bondage Strap' Skirt at Comic-Con 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Video Shows Smiling American Bomber in Syria Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Mobile App Gives Tour of Battle of Atlanta Sites
NDN Video
'Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' Sneak Peek GMA: Dog passes out from excitment to see owner Chapter Two: Designing for Naomi Watts Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Florida Keys Webcam Captures Turtles Hatching Morgan Freeman Sucks Down Helium on 'Tonight Show' Robin Wright Can Dance! (WATCH) She's Back! See Paris Hilton's New Carl's Jr. Ad Big Weekend For Atlanta Braves In Cooperstown - @TheBuzzeronFox Chapter Two: Becoming a first-time director What's Got Jack Black Freaking Out at Comic-Con? Doctors Remove 232 Teeth From Teen's Mouth Bradley Cooper Explains His Voice in 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Deja vu: Another NYPD officer choke-holding a suspect 'Fifty Shades of Grey': Watch the Super Sexy First Trailer Now! Reports: Ravens RB Ray Rice Suspended For 1st 2 Games Of The Season Air Algerie plane with 119 on board missing over Mali Diamond Stone, Malik Newman, Josh Jackson and others showcase talent Free Arturo - The World's Saddest Polar Bear A Look Back at Batman On Film Through The Years

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
  • -


    March 12, 2010