Shoppers nationwide will be taking extreme measures the night of Thanksgiving and the morning after to take advantage of “Black Friday” deals. Yet while many will brave early wakeups and long lines, very few have the dedication of Donna Perpignan.
Since Monday at 1 p.m., Perpignan has been camped outside the Best Buy in Bethlehem Township.
“My strategy is to get here early so this way I’m guaranteed to get inside to get the product that I need,” she said.
Perpignan is trying to get a 55-inch flatscreen TV for $500, half off the regular price.
“It’s a Christmas and graduation gift for my son," she said. "He’s 22-years-old and he’ll be graduating from Northampton Community College in May."
As for what her son thinks of her going above and beyond for his gift?
"He thinks I’m crazy," she said while laughing.
Donna says she’s been sleeping in her car to shield herself from the nasty weather.
“Monday night it was really cold,” she said. “Tuesday it started to get a little bit of flurries. Last night it really poured, all night long.”
But Perpignan believes walking out with the TV Thanksgiving night will make the struggle worth it.
“This is only for a certain breed, the strong,” she said. “And I’m one of them.”