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Black Friday - The Revenge

Old Nov 25th 2005, 12:32 pm
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Unbelieveable - i just had to experience this for myself and i can assure you i wont be doing it again!!

As i pulled into Best Buy at 5:10 people were already leaving - i couldnt find a space for the car! All the huge deals were sold out and i didnt really fancy queuing for half an hour for the handful of DVDs i had picked up!

Still at least the drive to work was easy
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Unbelieveable - i just had to experience this for myself and i can assure you i wont be doing it again!!

As i pulled into Best Buy at 5:10 people were already leaving - i couldnt find a space for the car! All the huge deals were sold out and i didnt really fancy queuing for half an hour for the handful of DVDs i had picked up!

Still at least the drive to work was easy

Sorry you didn't have any luck. After DH and I had agreed it just wasn't worth it, he surprised me at 6:30 this morning with a kiss good-bye as he headed out to Wal-Mart. (This would have been his first experience with Black Friday, as well.) I thought to myself, "They've been open since 5am; he won't find a thing," but he rang from the store at 7am saying he had the 15" flat panel LCD television ($194); Portable DVD Player ($79.86) and a few other small odds and ends! Not bad!

Of course, these aren't Christmas pressies for anyone other than ourselves, which I suspect is the case with many Black Friday shoppers.

Happy holidays to all...
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Sorry you didn't have any luck. After DH and I had agreed it just wasn't worth it, he surprised me at 6:30 this morning with a kiss good-bye as he headed out to Wal-Mart. (This would have been his first experience with Black Friday, as well.) I thought to myself, "They've been open since 5am; he won't find a thing," but he rang from the store at 7am saying he had the 15" flat panel LCD television ($194); Portable DVD Player ($79.86) and a few other small odds and ends! Not bad!

Of course, these aren't Christmas pressies for anyone other than ourselves, which I suspect is the case with many Black Friday shoppers.

Happy holidays to all...
Cool! Well done that man!
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Cool! Well done that man!

we picked up 3 DVD recorders for $68 each, a coffe maker for $3 and a few odds and ends.... now we're going to brave fry's electronics....
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Personally I couldnt be arsed with all that mucking around to save a few dollars on stuff I dont need anyhow...I prefer to spend a rare lie in with my wife and have some time with the kids afterwards. But, er, good luck to those that do.
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Personally I couldnt be arsed with all that mucking around to save a few dollars on stuff I dont need anyhow...I prefer to spend a rare lie in with my wife and have some time with the kids afterwards. But, er, good luck to those that do.
That about sums my thoughts up too
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My step daughter had to be at work at 5am this morning for the store opening at 6am. I seriously cannot be bothered to get to a store in the AM for a lousy 10 to 20% off. A Circuit City store here opened at midnight
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I'm not getting up early to buy last year models at a sell out price. All the stuff you want (like the nano and xbox) are advertised at exactly the same price you could buy them at last week. I bought by Nano online on the Apple website in September for the same price (including shipping) that they are on "sale" for in Best Buys today.

If I want obsolute useless junk I'd marry myself!
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That about sums my thoughts up too

Seeing as I finally got out of my pit at 11am .....the best bargains will be gone ..plus the wife is still sound asleep. I suppose I will have to try Overstocked.com if I want a bargain

Time to put some beer in the fridge .. dig out the old Fools and Horses DVD's and forget all about bargain hunting ....did someone say David Dickenson
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not bad bargains for x-mas presents, but alas, the missus had to work this morning and with the weather being shite, we headed back from grandmothers lastnight...so missed another excuse to be miserable shopping
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My neighbor+friend cancelled on me... one got the flu and the other's son was ill... so I got to sleep in until 11. Which was a good thing also after downing a huge bottle of wine with the wives of two of hubby's friends last night.

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There was a couple of things that I would have bought if I could have had them for the sale price and if I was not babysitting.

The Wife and Daughter spent $300 in Kohls, but then she gets a 15% discount on top of that for using her Charge Card and a $50 voucher to spend next week.

I have no idea of the quality, but the quantity was very impressive.

I got 3 pairs of Levis for what I think was a tenner each in real money.

Dog got nothing.
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I got up before I went to bed, walked the 120 miles to the nearest Wal-Mart camped out all night in a thinsulator sleeping bag, drinking luke warm weak tea from a thermos, having a good old time with all the other bargain hunters that also camped out (in their RV's).

Got pissed on while sleeping by 3 stray dogs and arrested for vagrancy but it was worth it for the $6 bucks I saved on the 156 inch flat screen TV.
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Got pissed on while sleeping by 3 stray dogs and arrested for vagrancy but it was worth it for the $6 bucks I saved on the 156 inch flat screen TV.
Dude! That's gonna kick ass with my X-Box!
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Think about this, Thanksgiving everyone eats tons and tons of Turkey and the next day you are going to spend time in stores absolutly full of people doing turkey farts!!!!

I have decided to change its name from Black Friday to Turkey Fart day!
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