|Best Buy Occupier Clancy Jordan|
Photo: Rick Hebenstreit
What is one to make of Carson herself and her taking ten days off of work to camp outside the Best Buy store over a week before Black Friday sales start?
Carson says she is different. “First that fantasy movie stuff is stupid, this is real life, second a 55” inch T.V. for $700 off buys a lot of movie tickets, better yet with a 55” T.V. who the hell needs to go to movies?”
Carson is apparently not alone in her thinking, or even first in line for this Austin Best Buy. Clancy Jordan and his wife Natalie have been camped out since they found the first rumors of the sale back in August. “Well I kind of feel I was an early Occupy sympathizer,” said Jordan. “I’m out here refusing to spend any money on the high prices, not buying into corporate greed but into discounts to keep the economy going.”
The Jordan’s have decorated their camper with a cardboard sign reading “Occupy Best Buy.” Last night Carson joined the Jordon’s for a cook out and they agreed they have found a way to protest the system, and still find deals on electronics.
Jordon explained that he has been out of fulltime work for a year and has been doing handy man jobs, he still is going out on jobs while Natalie holds down the fort. He says in years past they have not been as involved in the “Black Friday” stuff but this year they felt they really needed to make their statement and get themselves a new T.V. and their grandson a new X-Box 360.
As this interview was taking place Nancy Hemlock of Georgetown and her sister Maddy joined the group as did Dixon Stroves and his wife Kendra. All them agree that it was important personally to Occupy Best Buy and to make sure they were in line Thanksgiving night at midnight to get the discounts to keep what little money is circulating in the economy going.
Stroves said that his sister and mother in Fort Lauderdale had already occupied a Best Buy there and they were hearing more and more people camping out at stores around the country.