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#1 jaymacfla  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 17, 2012 - 5:25 am

It's that time again! The amateurs and the Pros are getting geared up, and some early reports are that the climate for extremely early camping is tenuous at best.
I am trying to get the details, but South Florida has campers at Best Buy and drama has unfolded out in California with the two earliest "campers". Perhaps some threads can be merged here, because there is information regarding Target lineups as well. Sears and Kmart will also yield some first ever campers as well.:eyepoppin

Edited by bigjimslade, Nov 17, 2012 - 7:46 am.
changed titles to make it official


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Posted Nov 17, 2012 - 10:01 am

2 people lined up at Best Buy in Columbus, GA.

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Posted Nov 17, 2012 - 10:17 am

Are they in line for the Wii U? I believe that comes out Sunday?

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Posted Nov 17, 2012 - 11:33 am

Are they in line for the Wii U? I believe that comes out Sunday?


They could be, but if the draw for that item was that strong there would be lines all over the place. Similar comments have been thrown around concerning the Chromebook, but the official line is, they are not getting them in time for Black Friday.

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Posted Nov 17, 2012 - 11:38 am

Are chromebooks out? Haven't really been following.

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Posted Nov 17, 2012 - 12:21 pm

http://www.nbc-2.com...ing-out-already

Fort Myers, Fl.

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Posted Nov 17, 2012 - 5:07 pm

Just got a recent report from Best Buy, Duluth, Ga. More to follow on this one!

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Posted Nov 19, 2012 - 7:19 am

Saw on our morning news show today....5 tents outside of Best Buy in Delafield, WI, some have been there since yesterday. Probably taking advantage of our well above average temperatures this year! :)

http://www.wkow.com/...ut-in-delafield
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Posted Nov 19, 2012 - 8:01 am

Saw on our morning news show today....5 tents outside of Best Buy in Delafield, WI, some have been there since yesterday. Probably taking advantage of our well above average temperatures this year! :)

http://www.wkow.com/...ut-in-delafield


I know...I don't want to jinx it but standing in lines this year will be bearable but now all the non die hards will be out there too.

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Posted Nov 19, 2012 - 11:54 am

Saw on the news this morning 2 tents put up at an Akron, Ohio Best Buy. They showed coverage and interviewed first in line. Guy said this is his 9th year camping out.

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Posted Nov 19, 2012 - 4:10 pm

News this evening is showing one tent up at the Plano, TX Best Buy.

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Posted Nov 19, 2012 - 4:15 pm

News this evening is showing one tent up at the Plano' date=' TX Best Buy.


Bigjimslade?

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Posted Nov 19, 2012 - 4:30 pm

My group is at North Jacksonville FL Best BUY

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Posted Nov 19, 2012 - 4:32 pm

My group is at North Jacksonville FL Best BUY


You the first ones in line?

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Posted Nov 19, 2012 - 7:05 pm

https://new.livestre.../events/1688821

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Posted Nov 19, 2012 - 7:29 pm

cant see video

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Posted Nov 19, 2012 - 7:36 pm

Test over

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Posted Nov 19, 2012 - 7:39 pm

We encountered problems like BigJim, but we have two booms going up, and the news crews from FOX and CBS are hounding us constantly. We had video up, but the connections kept dropping.

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Posted Nov 20, 2012 - 8:50 am

Packing up and getting ready to be first at BB in NY. Already contacted the local paper to let them know they don't have to wait until Thursday night to interview me this year. Didn't tell her WHEN I'm going, just assured her that by tomorrow morning she can stop by and there will be people on line. I am planning to head out shortly. Last year I got there 6:30 pm Wednesday but there was talk that some may arrive Wednesday morning this year, so I'm getting the jump on them by going today. Current weather : FREEZING!!! The high for the next few days is low 40's. Got my heater, and convinced mall management to allow tents this year for the first time EVER.

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Posted Nov 20, 2012 - 8:57 am

Hope to be able to update my photo on the left this year as well WHEN I'm in the paper again. Last year they took pictures of me but used other pics for the paper when it came out. That pic in the paper is from 2010. Plan to make it 4 in a row, 6 of the past 8 years this time.

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Posted Nov 20, 2012 - 9:25 am

Every time you guys post a multiple post I panic that more people are getting in line then I see its the same person lol. Of course, I may have just done that to someone else so sorry! I hope there are no news media when I get in line Wednesday night; I don't want the attention. Wish I could go today!

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Posted Nov 20, 2012 - 6:26 pm

The problem with Livestream is that it uses several streams and servers to do your webcast.

For example if you pick the High + Mobile + Medium setting it logs into 3 servers. With Ustream if you pushed it to HD or whatever it goes to one server.

Using a hotspot it does not work at all. Last year with ustream it worked. I tried to use the BB network and I got flagged for using too much bandwidth.


We encountered problems like BigJim, but we have two booms going up, and the news crews from FOX and CBS are hounding us constantly. We had video up, but the connections kept dropping.



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Posted Nov 20, 2012 - 6:52 pm

Best Buy in Kokomo Indiana has a couple I've heard

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Posted Nov 20, 2012 - 8:56 pm

Best Buy in Owasso, Oklahoma has a few of us.

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Posted Nov 20, 2012 - 9:06 pm

[quote name='"oubobby;1986697"]Best Buy in Owasso' date=' Oklahoma has a few of us.[/QUOTE']

Wow. Never thought us Okies were that crazy.

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Posted Nov 20, 2012 - 10:00 pm

4 tents here in BB in Clearwater Florida
i wish everyday was black friday :g_laughin

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Posted Nov 21, 2012 - 5:22 pm

There are 3 people in line at the Walmart in Shawnee KS for the 60'' Vizio TV. The store hadn't set up the line yet - had to when the people showed up.

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Posted Nov 21, 2012 - 5:26 pm

BB in Middletown, NY has 6 tents set up. I am outside Sears right now in the mall parking lot. Was told by Mall security that Target was going to have stations and people from Target was going to be outside handling the stations. I have no idea what that means.

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Posted Nov 21, 2012 - 5:47 pm

[quote name='TazErase']Packing up and getting ready to be first at BB in NY. Already contacted the local paper to let them know they don't have to wait until Thursday night to interview me this year.

This is so hilarious. I love it.

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Posted Nov 21, 2012 - 6:18 pm

4th tent in line at Oklahoma City best buy. I got here at 7PM central time. first tent arrived at 230 pm local time.




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