East bay shoppers lined up outside stores Thursday, hoping to get in on Thanksgiving Day doorbuster deals.
At Toys-R-Us in Emeryville, about 100 people were in line when the doors opened at 5 p.m. Many of the parents in line said they were hoping to buy toys for their children, including the Furby Boom, which was marked nearly 50 percent off, as well as the DOC McStuffins doctor's bag set, which was advertised at 60 percent off.
Across the street at Best Buy, some shoppers lined up several days early.
Olga Texidor, of Oakland, was first in line. She said she got to the store at 3 p.m. Monday because she wanted to buy the 55" LG TV, that was advertised as a doorbuster for $499.
She said she was planning to surprise her girlfriend with an early holiday gift on Thanksgiving night.
"I said why not, I have the week off so I'll surprise her," said Olga Texidor. "This is all for love."
She said to prepare for the long wait, she brought a tent, her dog, and plenty of patience.
"Most of the people walking by have been curious and pretty nice. Some people laugh," said Texidor. "I laugh with them."
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