Permian Basin Shoppers Searching for Good Holiday Deals

by Roma Vivas
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND- Fewer crowds hit the stores on Sunday than on Black Friday, but if it's any indication of what's to come this holiday shopping season. Best Buy in Midland is hiring more employees to make sure all customers get the help they need.

"Been busy this weekend, very steady, good flow of customers all weekend long," Mike Williams, General Manager of Best Buy in Midland, said.

The frenzy known as Black Friday is over but that doesn't mean West Texans aren't still trying to score a good deal.

"I am trying to find even if it's a 20 or  30 dollar savings I will go there, just to make the buy, make the purchase," Best Buy Shopper Luz Alvarado, said.

"It's not bad, I think there could be better sales going on, but it's not bad," Best Buy Shopper Shelly Robertson, said.

Best Buy Store Manager Mike Williams says West Texans are looking for high tech gadgets this holiday season.

"Flat panel TV's, very popular, laptops, MP3 players, GPS systems and gaming," Williams said.

And Best Buy in Midland is not just preparing for customers who are coming into the store, but also for the customers who will surf online for Cyber Monday.

"We have extra staff on hand, we have people that are trained in who to pull the online orders and just to make sure our employees are aware that's the biggest online shopping day of the year," Williams said.

Williams says they've run out of several items like the Wii console and several TV's, but says they will get more of those hot items back in stock.