Buy one, get one free, $25 off $100 purchase, and 50 percent off are just a few of the spectacular offers boasted by retailers hoping to bring in consumers during the wee hours of the morning for the annual holiday shopping extravaganza that is Black Friday.
This year, some shoppers were able to take advantage of the amazing discounts stores were offering without having to set their alarms early enough to get a good spot in line before the doors opened. As exposed by MONEY, many people instead chose to hire professionals to hold their place in line for them, quickly tapping in as the pro sitters reached the front.
Several companies have emerged over the last decade that have dispatched professional sitters for a number of queue-inducing events, such as the release of the latest iPhone, event tickets or hot restaurant reservations. The holiday season, however, is their busiest time of year.