Friday, November 26, 2010

Black Friday 2010

I've gone out shopping on Black Friday for several years. Last year I was at Target prior to the doors opening at 5:00am.

This year the doors were opening at 4:00 and there was one item in particular that we needed/wanted. A 2TB external hard drive for over $70.00 off it's normal price. My plan was to get up at 3:00 and hit the local Target. And then I found out some friends were heading to Target at 2:00 to wait in line until the doors opened. So I thought I'd go and hang out and secure the possibility of obtaining the hard drive.

And then...

I learned that the doorbuster deals that Walmart had for Black Friday would go on sale at midnight.

So I stayed up. I hit Walmart at midnight, got the things on my list and came home for an hour, chatting with a friends daughter on Facebook, making plans to pick her up at 1:45 to accompany me to Target where I met other friends at 2. We sat and talked until the doors opened at 4:00. It was 38 degrees and COLD!!! We were bundled up in jackets, scarves, gloves, blankets.I scored our much needed hard drive and a few other things on my list and then headed to the Mall. About 5:30am I started feeling the effects of having been up for almost 24 hours. I was done shopping...at least at that point.

I came home, crawled into a warm bed at 6:00, only to get up and be back out with my Mom at 9:00am.

Call me crazy, but it was fun, and well worth the one receipt that said "You Saved $132.15"!! It's feels great to see a great deal and get it, as in the case of our new external hard drive. Now to get it hooked up and start backing our computers.

1 comment:

Jon and alyssa said...

We have done Black Friday for years, and I have almost always avoided Walmart. But this year they were selling a Brother Project Runway sewing machine for $50! It was a great deal, and I got my sister for our secret Santa $50 gift exchange, and she has been wanting a sewing machine to learn how to sew.
I have to say I was the most impressed with Walmart. They worked it out so well this year. We were in and out in 30 min. Every check stand was open!