So I just drove by Circuit City

blazin

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To see all the douches camped out before the 5AM opening.

Besides the people freezing their asses off in beach chairs wearing blankets , there was an active game of football going on in the parking lot.

I dont understand this, especially after looking thru the CC flyer and seeing there werent really any crazy sales.

I on the other hand, am going to Microcenter at 6AM to get a 19" Acer Widescreen for $99 - but Im leaving here around 5:30 for the 6AM opening.
 

BusyChild04

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I'm undecided. I go into work at 8 so I thought I would stop by somewhere to see what they got. but the paying lines must be too.
 

blazin

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The place Im going to has an Acer Laptop for $299.00 (reg $529) as well, great deal but only 10 are available and Im sure the 1st 10 in line - that are probably there now - are getting it.

Hopefully I can go there at 6 and get this monitor, go to bed, wake up at 12 and got to work. I might take a nap now till 5
 

Dopie Opie

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Dude....Woodbury Common Outlets (upstate NY) opened at Midnight...that's three hours ago.

http://www.premiumoutlets.com/outlets/outlet.asp?id=7

My wife works there once a month, so she can get a discount on kid's clothes and had to leave my house at 10PM last night. It only takes about a half an hour to get there, but she can't park in the lot because it takes 2 hours to get out.

2 hours to get out - and she gets out at 5AM !!!!!!

The town has 2-3 dozen cops come in for OT to manage the traffic situation.

Why is the traffic so bad you ask......

Because its all women, chinks and Jews. Fuck em
 

Sinn Fein

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After working in retail for several years in the past, I am at the point where I refuse to take part in any of this nonsense. I have the day off, and will not be setting foot near any stores/malls/etc.

I can and regularly do find killer deals online for stuff that I need. I am not willing to camp out in front of a store for anything, ever. The only thing I will ever camp out for (if I have to), is Led Zeppelin reunion tickets.
 

Dopie Opie

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After working in retail for several years in the past, I am at the point where I refuse to take part in any of this nonsense. I have the day off, and will not be setting foot near any stores/malls/etc.

I can and regularly do find killer deals online for stuff that I need. I am not willing to camp out in front of a store for anything, ever. The only thing I will ever camp out for (if I have to), is Led Zeppelin reunion tickets.
Exactly - I have not worked retail for at least 10 years, but why fucking bother.

Same for the reunion tix, my only stipulation would be that John Bonham would have to be playing drums.:icon_lol:
 

blazin

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Just got back from the store even though I woke up late and scored my LCD for $99 :D
 

JimsInfectedEye

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I am officially retiring this year after almost 20 years of BF shopping.

1. Toys R Us didn't have enough registers open and the line swirled around the store to the parking lot. I've never seen that in all my years of shopping. All the shit I had wanted to get was gone anyway.

2. The TomTom GPS at Staples sold out before the doors were even open. They didn't have a limit - so obviously people were stocking up to resell them.

3. Walmart can eat my asshole. They had crap this year, I thought I'd stop by and check it out - I didn't even bother getting out of my car.

I came back home and what do I find? An email from Staples giving me a preview to the weekends circular, which basically has the same shit on sale through Monday. Now that I think of it, the same thing happened last year - all those crazy sales they advertise on BF, they wind up advertising again later on.

Fuck it, I came home and jacked to internet porn.
 

Ballbuster1

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My wife goes out early every year. She and a friend of her's go
out at about 5:30 in the morning and shop most of the day.
They just love the rush of Black Friday. I don't get it.
 

BCH

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My wife and I meet some of her sibs every black friday in a little artsy fartsy village upstate. There's a few shops and a restaurant and no shopping crush because everyone's busy shopping at the big stores. Of course we've been Christmas shopping since September...
 

Kris_LTRMa

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I have to work and the two main roads to the courthouse go past the mall. Needless to say, I'm taking all the back roads. Like a lot of you guys, I worked retail for years - full and part time. People are effing crazy today ... and nasty and rude. It's as if it's their right to get a $100 whatever for $10 and even if the ad says that there are only 15 in the store, which opened at 5 AM and you're coming in at 11, you're expecting one. And I guess they don't think that the disclaimer "no rainchecks" apply to them either.

So while they're all being asses in the store, I'm going to take the laptop to the courthouse with me and do all of my shopping from the comfort of my cubicle. I'll get the same deals and sometimes better than them and won't have any of the aggravation.
 

cigarsandscotch

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Most of the store circulars this year advertised 4AM openings. All I could think about is how I would shoot people if I worked in retail. Imagine getting up at 3AM the day after thanksgiving to deal with all of those assholes pushing and shoving each other, and not even getting paid a lot of money to do so. God bless 'em.
 

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I am officially retiring this year after almost 20 years of BF shopping.

1. Toys R Us didn't have enough registers open and the line swirled around the store to the parking lot. I've never seen that in all my years of shopping. All the shit I had wanted to get was gone anyway.

2. The TomTom GPS at Staples sold out before the doors were even open. They didn't have a limit - so obviously people were stocking up to resell them.

3. Walmart can eat my asshole. They had crap this year, I thought I'd stop by and check it out - I didn't even bother getting out of my car.

I came back home and what do I find? An email from Staples giving me a preview to the weekends circular, which basically has the same shit on sale through Monday. Now that I think of it, the same thing happened last year - all those crazy sales they advertise on BF, they wind up advertising again later on.

Fuck it, I came home and jacked to internet porn.
You want a Tom-Tom? Better deals can be had online.
 

poppAwoody

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^^ where? I was looking. I noticed alot of these retailers had their deals online too but in limited quantities. At about midnight last night I missed out on the Tom tom at BB for only $119. But I realized that I dont really need it. I drove past Staples this morning on my way home and the line was Loooong. It was too cold to even think about stopping and joining it
 
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I worked a store for one year as a Merch Sup. Too bad I didn't keep the pictures from Friday. I was walking around on top decks watching the carnage. What a fucking mess.

Some of the deals were OK.. but you could have found similar online. IMO, you're paying more because you have to go out & camp, then fight for the product.. where if you buy online, you pay an extra few bucks & don't have to worry about the bullshit.

some people either like the chaos, or just aren't as resourceful.
 

JimsInfectedEye

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You want a Tom-Tom? Better deals can be had online.
The TomTom was 124, and they gave you a $20 gift card, which I was gonna use on some memory and blank DVDR media.

What I've been noticing these last few years is the entitlement of a lot of rich snobs who pull up in their Escalades and demand to speak to the store manager, while yelling into their bluetooth, and making this huge scene all because they were too spoiled to wait in line like everyone else. Its funny, but its becoming more common each year. I used to get a huge rush out of it, but like everyone has been saying, you can get better deals online earlier. There may be a few store deals that are hard to beat, but eventually online sales will be able to match such deals.
 

blakesnake00

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I was at Best Buy Weds. night yea Weds. night and there were 3 large tents set up.this was at 8 pm and the check out girl said they had been there since 3 pm on Weds. These boneheads were gonna be waiting 48 hours just to get a ticket to get the "door busters" .Then had to wait till 5 am to shop.I wanted to hand them all a 100 bucks and tell them to go home and reevalueate there carear choices,but I just used it as a way to tell my kids to work as hard as they can in school or they would end up like the tent people.
 

abudabit

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Why not show up halfway through black friday instead of waiting? Do you not get discounts?
 

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I worked last Black Friday at 'Buy More'.....ugh....the great unwashed masses were in all their glory picking up piece of shit laptops for $250 which are no better than large plastic bricks....my family is small, the Mr. had a couple things he wanted, and the in-laws are restaurant GC types for their big gifts. So I was able to do a lot of their stuff online and went out Wednesday night and got the Mr. all of his requested items at decent prices because the sales started early. Just did a few more gifts on Amazon.

Aside from the gift wrap, I'm pretty much done. Nothing for BF wowed me pricewise this year - I think it's great if you have kids that you need to pick up toys for, but other than that, the low, low prices are pretty much for crap that's not worth buying anyway.
 

Kris_LTRMa

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You can do better even with toys online & if you find a vendor that's out of state, you don't have to pay sales tax, at least in New York. You're supposed to declare online sales tax on your income taxes, but I always take the standard deduction which is much less than if I itemized. Plus you get free shipping from most places.

I just finished the bulk of my shopping from the comfort of my office. Only thing left now is a gas card for my nephew and a few phone cards to send to my cousin in Iraq.
 
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It really says alot about our country that you can hardly get anyone to give a fucking shit about going out to vote, but you'll never have a problem getting people to camp out in front of a store to buy a TV they can't afford.