Shoppers brave weather for big screens and booze for Super Bowl Sunday

We are now less than a day away from Super Bowl Sunday and most people are putting the finishing touches on those party plans.

Despite the weather and numerous accidents nothing is stopping these shoppers from getting what they need for the big day.

The parking lot was packed Saturday with Super Bowl shoppers picking up those last minute items.

Most of them right here at Best Buy looking for just one thing, big screen TV’s

“You’re getting a bigger TV than you have ever gotten before. You’re getting 60 inch LCD’s and LED's for under $1,000, this has never happened. So you are getting more bang for your buck so people are going, “I can get how big of a TV? For how much?" says Best Buy Home Theater Pro, Nick Kaminsky

Nick didn't know exactly how many TV's were sold Saturday but here’s what he did know.

“Lots, we've, we've, lots.”

To give you an idea one employee said within the first 20 minutes of her shift she saw more than 6 people walk out with a big screen.

While Best Buy continues to buzz with people, liquor stores aren’t doing too bad either, seeing as the Super Bowls lands on a Sunday and we all know about that law.

“We probably get more people in today, more or less buying more beer than they would normally on a normal Saturday because you have to buy for tonight and also make sure you have enough for whatever your plans are for Super Bowl Sunday. So higher sales, but the same amount of customers" says Bills Liquor Store Night Manager, Jon Duncan.

Crowds of shoppers will die down for the big game there is one thing that will keep on going...

“We'll have like 4 people answering phones, we've got orders coming in online, three people slapping pizza skins, some cutting bread sticks, making cheese sticks getting chicken out. Three people topping the pizzas two people getting them out cutting them getting them up for their carry out or deliver, its nonstop madness” says Papa John’s Franchise Owner Alison Patton.

Patton said their busiest time is the first half so hopefully they will have time to watch some football in between pizza runs.
From business to booze, will police step up the patrol Sunday?

WNDU spoke with the South Bend Police and the Mishawaka Police and both said that as of right now there is nothing special in the works for Sunday.

Either way people need to be cautious Sunday and stay safe.


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