Jim Davis

Shoppers line up Wednesday for sales

Shoppers line up Wednesday for sales

Yellow caution tape encircled half of the sidewalk in front of the Rosedale Best Buy Wednesday evening, blocking off a space for the tents and folding chairs of shoppers dedicated to the cause of getting a deal.

"Occupy Best Buy," shouted Edgewood resident Christina Johnson, who was huddled under blankets and enshrouded by a hood to keep off the cold. "This is our one opportunity to get a flat-screen TV. … We've been waiting all year."

Johnson and her husband, Shaka, were the second of four groups in line at the store by 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. The Johnsons, like customers camped outside Best Buy stores across the country, were going to miss Thanksgiving...