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Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by waloshin, Nov 30, 2014.
Personally I didn't leave the house and bought nothing. So I'm just curious.
Nothing but a large headache.
That being said, I stayed home and did homework lol
I never shop on Black Friday. Too much hassle dealing with the crowds. I stick to buying stuff online during the holidays..
never ben to a black Friday sale. Why get up early for phony low prices? I do get some 1/2" socks and tools each year as a local chain store on my way to work around 10 am after the rush.
My iMac 5K was delivered. I bought a LaCie 6 TB Thunderbolt drive for it on Friday
jewelry for gf, beard trimmer, beats headphone, a pot.
Most of it being from amazon, all of it online.
I worked, and I ordered a computer for the wife online. I suppose I could have ordered it today since its "cyber monday" but the deal was there and I took it (an HP AIO computer).
I stayed home, as I always do, on that day, and only bought a few items online instead.
You need to be a serious shopper to get out there on black friday. I did it once to get a 50 inch tv, that BB was advertising a few years ago. Never again!
Haha! Yeah, the crowds and potential fights, theft and maybe not getting what I want through all of that isn't worth it to me. I'll pay the normal price and stay home, happy, and safe!
Generally I agree, and I think the bloom is off the rose, in terms of actual great deals on BF. Back a few years ago, you could really find some excellent deals. I got a PS3 and the 50 inch TV, both had huge cuts in prices. Now a days, the sales are no better then what you see during the year, or worse you only give a gift card. *cough* Apple *cough*.
Stores in Mid-Maryland and East WV werent bad at all this year.
My girlfriend quilts and wanted to go to Joann Fabrics so I told her Id go with her if we could stop and get charcoal for the pork shoulders I was smoking that night. We got up at 4:00 and picked her sister up at 5:00 and headed to Frederick, MD. We got there half an hour early and there was one person in front of the store. When they finally opened there were maybe 20 people. We were in an out in an hour which is probably the quickest trip shes ever made to that store. $35 later and she had 18 yards of fabric and four spools of thread. She got a pretty good deal there.
I ended up at Best Buy in WV at about 9:30 AM and it was just as busy as any other day of the week. I ordered a Nikon D750 kit and Nikon 70-200 f/2.8 VR II. It took me a while due to complications during the purchasing process, but otherwise there were no lines and no waits.
I had to run in to Lowes about 4:00PM for wood chips for the smoker because I forgot them and the grocery store right after and it was the same as the other experiences.
I think with stores opening Thursdays, earlier sales, the economy, and online shopping, Black Friday has calmed down a lot compared to the near riots it used to be.
Ordered online and got £80 of a PS4 with Sackboy 3 and the last of us for my daughter.
Go to the shops? I hate doing that when it's not a sale!
I just saw on GMA, that Black Friday sales were down by 11% compared to last year. This makes sense, why go out into the crowds when they started those sales a week before BF.
Lots of sleep.
A little story.
Where I currently work, I actually enjoyed coming in on Black Friday.
Next door to my building is Bevmo, Office Max, and Best Buy.
Across the street: Barnes & Noble, Target, Off Broadway Shoes, Burlington Coat Factory, and a furniture store chain.
The other street: Walmart, Radio Shack, Home Depot.
One exit up from me: Fry's Electronics.
What makes it better is that there is 24-hour security in my building's lot, and they won't let customers park over by our building.
So Friday morning two years ago, I got into work, walked over to Best Buy, picked up the ad, and came back to my desk. In the ad was a deal for a 22" monitor from Dell for $99, with only 2 in the store. Went down there, the two were still there, picked up one, walked it back to my desk. Looked at the ad again, and saw that there was a Canon Eos Rebel T3i DSLR with a 55-100mm and 75-250mm lens on sale for $499 (regularly $1300). As my 33mm Eos Rebel G that I had from 1998 had an 18-55mm lens and the bodies are compatible, that got me 3 lenses for the camera.. bonus! Walked back up to my desk again, and make a call to the wife, as they also had an LG high-effeciency washer and dryer on sale for $749 for the set (normally $899 each). Walked back, bought those and had them delivered.
All of that, while patching 27 Linux boxes, which completed by the time I got back from getting the washer and dryer.
This year, there wasn't much I needed at all. a 500GB drive is dying in my Windows box, so I replaced that for $34. I also bought a 3TB drive to use to back up my NAS at home for $78. Both were at Fry's, and the 3TB drive undercut NewEgg by $11.
Other than that, nothing else. It's all for the wife and children now. With them, I find myself needing less and less for me.
I'll put up with a wife but I don't want any kids demanding my time or money!
My DD12 and I went to Kohl's and Belk's in Snellville, GA. We waited in line for one hour. We were 27th in line when we got there. The line became very long but was polite and very well managed by the store personnel. My daughter wanted to buy a 32" LED TV for her room with her own money and she really wanted the Mickey Mouse Waffle Maker. I picked up a couple deals on some kitchen appliances and some toys for the DD12 and her 6-year-old half sister. Genuine Barbies and Monster High dolls for only $7. Yes, I know Walmart had them for $5 but their selection was more limited and you had to bring your boxing gloves to fight for them.
We were in an out of Kohl's in about 18 minutes after a 1 hour wait. Not bad.
Absolutely. My ex-girlfriend is now a super-serious Thanksgiving and Black Friday shopper. She makes freakin' maps and travel strategies and even times out breaks and everything. They even timed out her WalMart visit so her armed husband could join her, otherwise she couldn't go. Yeah........yeah. It's a bit crazy. Notice I said ex.
I had a great time making fun of her last year when she spent all night driving all over the city trying to get this particular play kitchen for her daughter, while my wife and I had bought pretty much the same play kitchen for our son two days before online for a lower price than she had seen it for.
I want no part of it, ever.
Two tanks of gasoline: went to see some family over the holiday.
Some people, it seems, enjoy the excitement and challenge of the shopping madness that ensues this time of year. It's no for me though.
Is it sad that I'm really excited about the Dyson I bought?
Now that we have even more good deals online I don't do Black Friday
Adafruit had an excellent sale - I picked up all the items I've had my eye on. I also got a refurb mini with 2 24's, an SSD and lots of RAM.