Monday, December 1, 2008

All about Black Friday

A few years ago, I discovered the wonderful day after Thanksgiving called "Black Friday". What could be better than waking up in the middle of the night to battle huge crowds and wait in endless lines just to get a good deal?

This year it was my dad's turn to accompany me. He got a break since I didn't want to go to any of the stores that opened at 4 or 5 am. So at a little before 6 am, we departed for Target. Target had Guitar Hero World Tour with a guitar for the Wii for only 59.00. We got there right before they opened and didn't want to attempt to find the end of the line, so we waited with the small crowd who also didn't want to wait in the big line. Well, a lovely woman in the big line got very angry that we weren't in a line (but by no means were any of us trying to cut) so the employee made us form a new (secondary) line. By the time we got in, I swear hundreds of people had gone in before us. I was convinced they would be out. As we walked over to the electronics department (they had maps of the store printed), I heard a lady say something about "wii" and "out of stock" so I was even more convinced they were out. When we got to the department it was a crazy mob scene. The shelf was empty of Guitar Hero. I turned the corner down (where there was room) and saw employees handing out Guitar Heros from the back room. Success! I shoved my dad up to the front of that and he got one. Woohoo!!!!!!!

I also bought some rings from Claire's, books and movies from various stores, and half-priced jeans at Old Navy. By the time we got home around noon I was super tired!

But then I went and got a haircut (she cut 6 inches and no one can tell). Later we went for Chinese buffet but it wasn't anything magnificent.

Wow..what a day!!!


Karla Cook @ Roads to Everywhere said...

You're braver than I am! Glad you got the bargains you were after!

rosannepm said...

I'm glad it was you and now me-I stayed home