Shoppers are pumped up outside Best Buy in Long Island City as the doors open on the holiday shopping season. Some had camped out for four days to get a good spot in line.
These shoppers did their homework, scanning the circulars before hitting the stores at Queens Center mall in Elmhurst.
David Parra, left, Ricardo Silva and Crystal Ramos were first on line at Best Buy in Long Island City, where they had been camped out since Monday.
The line outside Woodside's branch of "the world's biggest toy store," Toys "R" Us, where customers could "Give Back with Shaq," former basketball star Shaquille O'Neal, by donating gifts to the Marine Corps' Toys for Tots charity.
Eddie Camargo, left, scored a Nintendo Wii game system at Best Buy in Long Island City after waiting 12 hours on line.