People rushing to get eclipse glasses

Posted at 6:21 PM, Aug 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-18 19:21:29-04

People rushed to Hyvee on 96th and Q Friday because they heard the store had ten thousand pairs of solar eclipse glasses.

"I have been to so many different stores for this and I just thought I have to do this, because this is my last chance."

Theresa Croft says she nearly skipped a meal to be first in line.

"So I hurried and got ready and gulped down my breakfast."

 Croft admits to not taking the total eclipse seriously at first.

"I did some research on it at the library and as I studied into it, it won’t happen like this again for a long long time."

This couple says they rushed to Hyvee for their glasses as well.

"We are in our 70s this might be the last one we get a chance to see."

Somehow they were able to escape the long lines.

"We found a short line in the wine and beer section that went by pretty quick.

 While others say, they weren’t so lucky.

"I don't see the point of waiting in a long line, but it's a once in a lifetime thing, so I guess I am fine with it."

While glasses were only a dollar just a couple weeks ago, last minute demand pushed Hyvee's price up to $5.


"In the beginning when they first started selling these a guy asked me in the store do you want to get your glasses and I go well no I don't think so, and he was begging me to get them, now we are begging them to give it to us."