Thursday, November 24, 2011

Black Friday: Fun or Frantic?

I have never been a Black Friday shopper. Just isn't my thing!

I can't imagine the day when I find fighting 1000's of people in the crowds, waking up at ungodly hours and hustling to find a parking spot "fun". I get it... there are tons of deals to be gotten and truth be told, I would be willing to sacrifice my life for a fantastic sale. But all the madness that surrounds it just befuddles me!

I went Black Friday shopping for the first time in who knows how many years 2 years ago. I went with my dad to Best Buy. In my defense, I would not have gone if my dad wasn't moving into a new house and really wanted to get appliances at a great deal. I tagged along for moral support... with my aunt.... and sister.

It started off normal... arriving at 3 am, standing in line in the fuh-reezing cold and then the doors opening at 4 or 4:30, can't remember {I was asleep in the truck}. Well we made our merry way in the store and got exactly what we came for. Next thing I knew the sun was coming up and we still had not checked out. INCOMPETENT AND POORLY TRAINED EMPLOYEES THAT CANNOT HANDLE THE CHAOS OF BLACK FRIDAY. My stomach was growling around 9 AM when we were STILL there and I was tired. Not a happy camper. That is my permanent Black Friday memory.

I digress.

I am giving Black Friday another try this year. My aunt wants to go to Macy's at MIDNIGHT when it opens. Serious? I will report back and let y'all know how it went. I am on the hunt for a good printer and an excellent price. I might be heading back to Best Buy {shudder}.

I leave y'all with this Black Friday guide, ENJOY! And may all your shopping be Merry and Bright!


3 comments:

Turtles and Pearls said...

Black Friday is always madness! My mom, sister, and I always go to the outlets at 7 AM and we usually get lucky. I don't think many people want to go there that early!

Hines-Sight said...

I'm with you. I don't go. I would have liked to sleep in, but my five year old tapped me on the shoulder at 7:20 am and told me I was sleeping in.

Not fun!

Need some tea. Hope you're in bed by now. Midnight. No way!

Alana Christine said...

I love Black Friday! This year I made a schedule, and managed to get everything I wanted.

I'll let you in on a secret from my years of experience: shop with at least two people. As soon as you get inside, one of the people should go save a spot in line and the other one/two need to go shop and grab what they want. There's usually time for you to trade off with the person waiting in line.

And yes, i agree on the incompetent workers part--I was actually saying that today. Stores could get away with using fewer checkers, so long as they were competent. Makes a HUGE difference.

Hope you got what you wanted!

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