“I’m ready to go,” Black Friday campers amping up for savings

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OKLAHOMA CITY - We're still three days away from 'Doorbuster Holiday Deals', but tents are starting to pop up around the metro in anticipation.

KFOR caught up with a man who's been outside Best Buy all week, to learn more about the life of these concrete campers.

Bill Payne is on a mission.

"Wasn't really sure when they would start," said Payne, long time black Friday camper. "I wanted to get the jump on everybody."

He's been camped outside of Best Buy since Monday, with a tent filled with supplies to last through the week.

"I got my big coat and my warm hat in the truck," said Payne. "Water and pop, and snacks."

Bill's currently a line of one, hoping that when the doors open on Thursday the early bird gets the....big screen 50 inch LED-TV.

"I decided I'd get that, my mom needs a new laptop, getting a tablet and a couple other gifts that I can't say," said Payne.

Meanwhile indoors, Best Buy is stocking up.

The store, along with hundreds across the metro, are preparing for a whole crowd of Bills that will be lined up in the coming days.

"Always shocks me every year," said Walter Holland, Best Buy sales manager. "You come in on Monday and there's always somebody out there, already waiting for it."

According to CNN, last year alone close to $12.3 billion were spent over Thanksgiving weekend, and that doesn't include online sales.

Bill will soon be part of this year's total, but until Thursday he can only sit...and wait.

"I'm ready to go," said Payne.

Now for those who want to spend black Friday safe and sound at home, you're not alone.

According to Tech Crunch, last year close to $2 billion were spent over the Thanksgiving weekend, online.