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How far would you go for a Black Friday deal? For one man in Onslow County, he's taking a week off from work so he can camp out in line at Best Buy.

"They've got a TV on sale for $1,000 and I've saved up all year long, and this is it. I want it," said Robert Prine of Richlands. He is the first in line at the Best Buy on Western Boulevard in Jacksonville.

Prine set up camp outside Best Buy on Wednesday, eight days before Black Friday deals kick off on Thanksgiving.He works as an installer for DirecTV.

"It's better than camping in the woods, at least I have facilities next door," said Prine.

Josh Sutton, a manager at Best Buy, says this is the earliest he's ever seen a Black Friday camper.

"Nice guy, we're giving him power at night so he doesn't freeze," said Sutton.

Sutton says Black Friday is the busiest day of the year for the store. This year the store added higher shelves to stack more merchandise, and slashed prices by 50 percent or more on some items.

Prine just wants to make sure he doesn't miss out.

"I think he's probably doing himself a favor by waiting out there. I mean, in this economy, people need to save a few bucks," said Best Buy shopper Joe Sinese.

While some admire Prine's dedication, others call it something else.

"I think it's crazy. I don't think there's anything that would make me want to save that little money," said Best Buy shopper Elizabeth Jenkins.

But Prine says it's not little money. It's big bucks.

"Full retail price on the TV is about $2600 to $2700 dollars. They're selling it for $1,000. That's $1,600 off. Over 8 days of me staying out here, that's $200 a day I'm saving," Prine explained.

Prine says his wife and daughter fully support him. They bring food and sometimes take shifts. With the amount money he's planning to save, he says it's crazy not to camp outside.

The Best Buy in Jacksonville will open the day before Black Friday, for the first time this year. Prine says he plans to go home and celebrate Thanksgiving with family after shopping.

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