Happy Black Friday, it's shopping time!!!

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Happy Black Friday, it's shopping time!!!

Postby Cucumber » Thu Nov 25, 2010 10:27 pm

I've decided I'm gonna do it :D

Wish me luck I'm off to Best Buy. After I'm going to hit up dept stores and use up my 5% category rebate on top of the sales ;)
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Postby Suitelife » Fri Nov 26, 2010 12:30 pm

I had went but didn't get the tv I wanted. It was kind of a trick because we found out the store only carried 5 of them for black friday.

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Postby Keysmasher » Sat Nov 27, 2010 1:21 am

Black Friday is sooo overrated in my opinion, it's soo much better to just buy online, especially for games since Steam holds amazing sales during this time. Although going to some B&M stores with friends and watching all the frantic shoppers fight for some popular items holds some amusement.

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Postby flash007 » Sun Nov 28, 2010 7:50 am

I don't go Black Friday shopping correctly. I saw people camped out in the BestBuy parking lot on Thanksgiving morning. Several stores started their specials on Thanksgiving morning. Last year someone I was working with told me how they went to Walmart Thanksgiving evening, waited until midnight when his wife and daughter filled their shopping cart while he waited in line for the television he wanted, then they checked out at 5am.

I wasn't about to put up a tent in a parking lot, I wasn't about to stand in line for 5 hours to check out. Above all, I wasn't about to be late for family Thanksgiving or leave early to go shopping. I did go with a friend of mine at 5am on Friday morning and we only spent about $100 between us. I hate shopping when the stores are super busy and you really don't have time to look at something before you buy it. You need to know exactly what you are going after before you leave and the store is sold out when you get there. I've seen outdated left over electronics in the past, stuff bundled with other stuff you don't really need, even some things I thought were priced higher than normal. I've seen no name blenders and toaters for $5 and food processers for $3. Anyone ever hear of a Microlabs television? I haven't either.

It is fun watching people lined up clear through the store waiting to check out. It's fun watching people battle over some stupid little item. Oh well, I went so I could say I was there, but I would rather do the cyber monday thing or hit the malls after the crowd backs off. Oh, and the day after Christmas isn't fun either!

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Postby Mogul of Pineapples » Sun Nov 28, 2010 11:08 pm

I couldn't agree with you more flash007. Did you hear about the woman that camped outside Best Buy for 9 days in order to be the very first customer inline at any Best Buy store. All she got for doing that was a free iPad. 9 days x 24 hours is 216 hours she waited. With a $500 price tag that's like getting paid $2.31 per hour for all that time, not worth it by any means!
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Postby Cucumber » Fri Dec 03, 2010 3:46 am

LOL I ended up spending like only $40. Totally it was a waste of time but I went because it was what my friends were doing. Best Buy was total madness and I was waiting to hear something on the news about tramplings because I was so sure that must have happened (should a saw the place!!!) and yea I saw some scammy sales where it was last seasons models trying to pawn them off as the latest and greatest LOL what a rip.

I may be dumb but I'm not dumb enough to fall for those black friday scams :ppp
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