New Kid on the Block Fountains at Farah sees thousands of shoppers on Black Friday


POSTED: Friday, November 29, 2013 - 4:33am

UPDATED: Saturday, November 30, 2013 - 6:23pm

The newest kid on the block, the Fountains at Farah in East El Paso was busy hroughout much of the Thanksgiving evening into the early morning hours.

Thousands of borderland residents flocked to the new shopping area to score bargain items.

A long line curved down the aisle inside the Best Buy at Fountains at Farah. We spoke with a shopper who, at the time, had been shopping for seven hours, "You've shopped seven hours to save 30 bucks. No,we saved. we already bought a lot of stuff at other stores,” Aldo Olivas from Juarez said.

It’s 1 am but that's not stopping shoppers from Mexico to El Paso, hunting down electronic bargains. Marty Ayala of East El Paso told us he saved $30. We asked a woman in line how much she expected to save, “A lot. That one, I saved at least $100 on this one,” Christina Padilla answered as she pointed to a camera.

It was a busy scene, inside and out, as customers winded through the store and cars tried to find parking. But most traffic inside Best Buy was located in the back of the store.

"We're getting this TV so we're saving like a thousand dollars,” Ana Loya of East El Paso remarked. It was crowded throughout much of the store, however most people were in the TV aisle.

While most people hoped to knock out their Christmas shopping on Black Friday, "Yeah, that's her Christmas gift. Should we not say that? It's fine, she probably knows it's coming,” Padilla explained, as she pointed to the same camera she referred to moments earlier.

Others, are bagging a little something for themselves. We asked Ana Loya who she was buying the Blu Ray player for, “Me,” she simply explained, then giggled.

Best Buy will continue to offer Black Friday sales, as well as other stores throughout much of Friday into Saturday.

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