Camping out for holiday bargains, but to help another

Listen

There are many who want to be the first in line for holiday bargains that go on sale Friday, but not everyone is there for themselves.  The line started forming Tuesday night in the Best Buy parking lot in Deptford, New Jersey.  If you drive by, you will see a tent pitched outside the front door.  Sumara Rimbert pitched it Tuesday to insure she would be first in line.

“They have a TV for $199, a 4K Sharp TV I think for $199 and I think a Nintendo and a few other small items,” she said, listing what’s on her shopping list.

Rimbert says she came here at the urging of her children.  She has plans to use one item to raise money for someone in need.

“We’re actually coming out to get the TV because we’re going to do a raffle,” she said. “We have a teacher, one of my nephew’s former teachers we’re going to try and help out this season.”

Did she really have to come out so early?  Rimbert says “no” but doesn’t want to leave anything to chance.

Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

It will take 126,000 members this year for great news and programs to thrive. Help us get to 100% of the goal.