Friday, November 26, 2010

Black Friday

Yep. I am one of the crazies that went out last night. I've been doing it for over ten years and haven't missed a year. Sorry naysayers but you just can't beat the deals. Here is a breakdown:

Started in my first line at 8pm at Toys R Us for their 10pm sale. Then to Wal-Mart at midnight. Ran home for a couple of online deals. Then Target at 4am. Sears at 6am. Home Depot at 6:30am. Bed, Bath & Beyond at 6:45 and Big Lots at 7am.

Think I am crazy? Consider this:

I am two or three people away from being done shopping.

Everything I bought was at least half off. Most things were more but the best was 90% off.

Now, considering I bought no electronics or computers, here is the kicker for me:

I saved over $375.

Still think I'm crazy? Well, you are probably right but I am okay with that. Sorry but I'm not rich and that money saved on things I would have bought anyway will be useful elsewhere.

Luckily for me, I have very rarely run into the craziness some people talk about. For the most part, the chaos is very controlled and people are usually pretty friendly. The stores are always prepared for and deal quickly with the line cutters, rudies, etc. So, its nothing but fun and deals.

Oh, and exhaustion*. I'm getting too old for the up all night shit. I felt like I had been in a bar fight last night. No word on whether I won or not but I would like to think I did. Not that a little exhaustion will stop me next year.

What about you? Did you go out? Get good deals?

*Hence the ramblies. Forgive me


  1. This was my very first black friday shopping trip! So excited by all the great stuff I got!

  2. Damn girl!! You were a busy woman!!!
    I do black friday sometimes. Everytime I have, I had a great time!!
    My best friend and I had a huge plan of attack a few years ago (sounds much like yours) and it was one of the funnest times ever ;)
    Congrats on the awesome deals.

  3. Great savings--especially without electronics in that total!
    Good job!

  4. I've never gotten up the nerve to go. I hear stories about how crazy it is and just haven't talked myself into it. Every year I consider and then back down. Plus I can't imagine getting up at 4 in the morning to go shopping. Maybe next year though! Glad you got some many great deals!


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