Ana Gomez and her family walked into a 7-Eleven in Westminster Saturday and picked up something that’s been pretty tough to snatch this past week: sunglasses to see the solar eclipse.
“I’ve been calling Lowe’s, Walmarts, and others and everywhere I called, they were gone. I started calling 7-Elevens since 8 a.m. today,” Gomez said.
The Long Beach family was thrilled to leave the convenience store with glasses — and Slurpees — before noon Saturday.
But they’re selling fast.
“They’re selling like crazy. It’s like one pair a minute,” said Gurjit Pannu, owner of 7-Eleven stores in Santa Fe Springs and Maywood. “7-Eleven has become a place to go for this.”
A shipment of 15,000 eyeglasses from a vendor approved by the American Astronomical Society came in early Saturday after a fellow 7-Eleven franchise owner, Paul Ghuman, coordinated the purchase and shipment among various franchise owners late Friday.
“We have approximately 40 stores that have come here to get them, including one from San Diego,” Pannu said from a 7-Eleven in Fountain Valley, one of six stores Ghuman owns in Orange County that were carrying the…