Black Friday Stories
So I write this today as a reflection on a day full of personal win for me. I am interested in those who went out shopping today for Black Friday, and if you did, what did you get and was it worth it?
Here is my story for Black Friday 2009:
My brother and his two friends went to Target at 4am this morning to get in line (store opens at 5am). Their goal? My brother wanted to get a Western Digital 1TB external hard drive and a 500GB passport, both of them were $60. When they got in line, there were about 28 people ahead of time, and by the time the store opened at 5am, the line was literally around the full length outside wall and around the corner a bit.
Long story short, they got what they wanted, in fact, they got what was the last 3 units on the shelf for the 1 TB external hard drive. All the other craze fanatics were fighting over the LCD TVs. A lady asked my brother where to get the 1TB hard drives, and he just smiled and said, “Sorry, they ran out!”
Now I was not enthused to wake up at 4am to stand in line, so I did what any smart person would do… sleep in! I ended up going to Walmart later in the morning around 11:30AM. I walked in, got the TomTom 125SE GPS for $59.99 (it was one of the last 3), picked up a new Eureka vacuum ($35) and went on my merry way back home. You could say I was lucky, because 10 minutes later all the 125SE series were gone, but there was a whole shelf of the 325 model units for $89! 🙂
Worst case scenario: If they ran out of the 125SE model, I would have been fine picking up the other model, but since its there, I got what I could and got out of there. I wasn’t like all those other chumps that camped out at night to get some ridiculous deal.
How was your day? Did you get what you wanted or not? See anybody get trampled by the Black Friday festivities? Let us know!
Voltaire’s got a story!
So I got some great deals. I walked into Target around.. 4 pm.
Picked up some nice jacket, the last one in my size. Actually, there were only 2 the size bigger, and they were small jackets too. Got a nice shirt for $5, some new shoes too.
Then I walked into the electronics section. The deals sucked. Hardcore.
So I was getting depressed, all I wanted was a new jumpdrive, and seriously the prices were just jacked up. The best deal I could see was like 10% off… maybe $2 at best, and I was sure as heck not buying that when I could go online.
I got really lucky, because I turn down a different aisle, and walk into an employee who is holding a 4 gb lexar twistturn in his hand. i ask him for the price on that, it’s $10 50% off, and comes with $50 of free music downloads.
Best deal I saw all day, it was the last one too.
Otherwise, deals today sucked. Not as good as years past.
But yea, that’s all