Friday, November 25, 2005

Black Friday

I went out on Black Friday. I went to Target, Staples, Menards and Walgreens.

Last night Keith and I were driving home from our Thanksgiving Day. We drove by a Best Buy and a Walmart at 11pm and there were already people in line. It was freezing out. I cannot imagine how cold that must have been all night.

I looked over the ads and my list and decided I would run to Target. They had something that somebody in my family really, really wants, so I knew I had to go. I was in and out of there in 10 minutes.

I ran to Staples next for Keith to pick up a few items. The line at Staples was way longer than the Target line, so even though I got in there only 13 minutes after they opened I couldn't get anything I wanted. They were ticketed items and they handed out tickets to people while they were in line. I looked for a few minutes and then left. Sorry Keith.

Next it was on to Menards. I just wanted one thing. Of course they were out, so I went looking around the store to see what other deals I could find. None worth waiting in the insane line. One lady had what I wanted, so I asked her where she got it. She was willing to give me one, but I couldn't justify standing in the long line for over an hour for one thing. She offered to give me cuts, but I told her I couldn't do that to the people behind her. She looked surprised, so I decided to pass it up. Sorry Keith again.

Next I was off to Walgreens. I got there about 5 minutes after they opened. I got everything I wanted and Keith wanted. YEAHHHHH!! The most important store I needed to go to was Target and I was very successful there, so going out early was well worth it to me.

If any of you went out and faced the crowds please tell me your stories. Did anyone get a laptop for $199 from Best Buy? Afterall, there were 10 per store. Fine print stated that you had to sign up for AOL for a year to get the deal and even finer print said 10 per store. Can you imagine? Anyway, please comment with Black Friday Stories.

I'm off to take a nap!!


Bolder said...

ok, now I am glad i didn't go. i looked at my clock at 5am and thought should i?

yeesh. this is my first thanksgiving in the US... i'm canadian -- no one told me the day-after-thanksgiving-shopping-experience is offically called black friday!!

thanks again for stopping by my blog, look forward to catching up with you through yours too -- and you are responsible for today's smile!!! thank you.

Anonymous said...

Yep, I braved sleeping until 5:55 am on Black Friday (which, by the way, "Black" Friday - he he he).
Then I worked out and drove to my sister's house. I stopped by one shop today (Sunday) and that was the beginning of my Christmas shopping. eekk. I think I'll buy gifts at Disney World. Go MICKEY MOUSE.