Black Friday frenzy: Friends in California camp out 3 weeks early for deals

Black Friday is still three weeks away, but two friends in Beaumont, California are already camping out, ready to cash in on holiday deals.

Vicky Torres and her friend Juanita Alva picked out their spots in front (obviously) of a Best Buy in Beaumont last Wednesday.

The pair said they are ready for the long haul – stocked with mittens, snacks and hot coffee. The high is in the 60s for the next week.

“We’re good to go,” Torres told ABC 7 in Los Angeles.

Alva and Torres switch off sleeping at the store overnight, saving each other’s spot. Alva’s husband takes part if for some reason, they both need to leave.”

The point is to get the sales, because everybody is on a fixed income and we don’t have that kind of money to splurge,” Alva’s husband said.

When stores open for Black Friday, Alva and Torres are hoping to get a 50-inch, high-definition TV for $199. They’re chances are obviously very good.

They say they get to talk to a lot of people while waiting out here. People say a lot of different things.

“They say you’re dedicated. That’s cool. Some say you’re stupid,” Torres said.”They say they’re crazy, but then they come and ask if you can save a spot in line, or can you do this for us? We’re not here for that. We’re just here to get our stuff and that’s it,” Alva’s husband said.

*ABC 7 Los Angeles contributed to this story.

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