WATERTOWN, Mass. (WHDH) — The Massachusetts Blue Laws prevent retailers in the Bay State from opening on Thanksgiving, but that hasn’t stopped people from waiting in line.

The line at Best Buy in Watertown was longer than 70 people at 6 p.m., with some people having been in line for 12 hours.

Shoppers had their different reasons for waiting in the cold.

Black Friday is known for the doorbuster deals, and some shoppers say it's the only way they can get the gifts.

"Couldn't afford it any other way. Get to afford it. Get to spend time with family. Worth it being here at this time," Emily Hayes said.

"I know it's cold. It's the first time for me on Black Friday and I'm new here. I just wanted to see how people do it, it's interesting,” Alikulob said.

For some people the lines before Black Friday are just as much a part of Thanksgiving as the turkey.

"It's probably only going to be $30 less and you're waiting out in the cold for 5 hours. But it's a tradition. It's a tradition, I like it," Vlad Yashaeb said.

Hector Garcia is second in line; he started waiting outside the store at 7 a.m.

"No cutting. Put your dues in, stay here for more than an hour before you leave and just leave your stuff here ,” Garcia said.

Everyone had their own ways to make it through the day, some people had ice cream and some brought footballs to throw around. The Watertown Police Department even helped out, bringing hot chocolate for the die-hards.

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