As a shopper I showed up later (11:45) just because I needed to go the once, bucket list style. But before I went to the store, I stopped at Starbucks to get a large coffee. Then, with coffee in hand, I started walking down the line to Best Buy just to see how far back it went.
One of the people in the front of that line offered me $20 for my half drank, lukewarm coffee.
Like any citizen who is powered by the dollar (I was there on Black Friday after all) I gave it to him for that $20.
I then took the money, went back to Starbucks, bought 5 small coffees, and sold 4 of them for $10 to the most desperate people in line.
After all was said and done, I went back to Starbucks and tipped the baristas $20 for having to work those painful hours.