I don't know - glanced at the black friday.com sites and what I am seeing there isn't all that impressive. Some stores are having this different specials every 2 hours - I don't want to spend the entire day waiting for the next special.
And guess what - can do better on the amazon site and can wait for the next special in front of the fireplace with a nice Christmas movie on the amazon video streaming versus standing outside in the cold -- No amazon did not pay me to write this.
I do usually go out at a reasonable hour - more to watch the crowds and get into the Christmas spirit.
Camping out for 7 hours to get the 60" Vizio at Walmart. Last year I got the 47" Westinghouse at Target after waiting all night, couldn't beat it for $300, but the Vizio is such a steal at $688 that I can't pass it up. Plus we are going to the inlaws for dinner so this will be a great excuse to leave early!!!!
You are a braver person than I am - there isn't anything I want bad enough to go to a Walmart on Black Friday - given the way many of the stores are doing the "black friday" specials this year - I'm wondering if it actually going to hurt their sales.
You know, it's kind of funny really. The year before last I waited for 8 hours at the Walmart to get an xbox 360 for my daughter. Had a ball. Walmart is open 24 hours so when people started coming in they had certain places for the lines. Very organized, and every couple of hours they came around with donuts, freebies like gum and cookies, drinks, etc. Talked to all the people around me and had fun. Last year at Target I waited overnight with my daughter because she wanted a Kindle and I got the tv. We took turns going to all night stores around the Target and I really enjoyed spending the night with my college aged daughter, something we don't get to do that much anymore. Once inside it was a totally different story, Target was absolutely a disaster. None of the employees had any idea where the sale items were and we ended up very lucky to get both the tv and the kindle despite being given bad information about where they were located. So I have no hesitation getting in line at Walmart early in the hopes of getting the tv. My experience has been that when you get there the employees know how many of each item the store has, so if you are not early enough to get the item at least you will know it when you arrive. I have seen several comments on the web that Amazon is going to price match the Vizio 60" at 10 pm on Friday and if that is the case I will be skipping Black Friday at Walmart and buying it from Amazon!
Can someone please explain how the Black Friday sales works at Walmart? I am very interested in getting the 60" Vizio tv but I don't know how this works. Do I need to bring a tent and camp out in the parking lot? Will they give you a ticket? When they open the doors , does everyone just run in and spray pepper spray in your face so they can get what they want? Please tell me what I need to do to get one of those tvs. I have never done this before and I don't want to be peppered spray and get trampled to death.
We will sleep in. I didn't see anything on the Amazon BF deals I was interested in. 'Shaun the Sheep' is a really cute series. I own the UK version and recommend it. Reading the reviews, it appears there is a difference between the UK version and the one that Amazon USA is selling.
I am interested in the dvd sales at local stores, but not enough to camp out or go early. I woke up early am last year and could not fall back to sleep. I decided to go to Target since something I really wanted was about $100 off. It was sold out, but a few things I wanted were available. The lines were snaking to the back of the store. It wasn't worth my time to stand in line for a couple of hours.
Walmart is the only place we have been for a BF opening. We had no tv and they had a nice sale. My husband went about 4am. That was along time ago. They had the tvs wrapped up in the aisle. When they unwrapped them, all hell broke loose. My husband reached to get a tv and someone stole his cart. He had to carry the tv to the checkout . There weren't any available carts or staff to help him to his car which was at the far end of the parking lot. He ended up straining his back. He helped a couple of pregnant ladies and a few elderly people with their loads, so I can't blame it all on the tv.
The bargain tv lasted 1 or 2 years. By then we had enough money to purchase a nice large tv on sale. I think we bought it in summer. It's around 40" and we have been very pleased with it. I highly recommend you find out everything about the tv you are interested and research it. Many BF super deals are items of lower quality.
they change it around every year because they have raffles on how long it will take before a sales associate will have to call the cops to handle a good man to man brawl over a vacuum cleaner at 5 a.m.
I don't know about all of you but I am disappointed in the sales that they have going, if you want to call them sales anyways. I am not wanting something for nothing but dang we really need to lower them prices a little more so us middle class can afford them. There are a few things I am looking for but they are to high even on the black Friday sales. I can remember when a couple of years ago you could get socks and underwear for under 5 bucks for a pack and now they are 15-20. It is nuts is what I say! Good Luck on your shopping and Happy Holidays! :)