When I first started blogging, I was in need of a fast responsive laptop and that was 12 years ago. I searched online, in stores and asked my friends which one I should get. The answers were all the same-That they were very expensive. Luckily it was time for Black Friday and I searched the circulars but nothing for what I was looking for but Best Buy had something similar. As we gathered to make our rounds to stores on Black Friday, I wanted to stop at Best Buy. I was so very impressed with the deals they offered that I bought my perfect laptop. They had deals on everything tech. If only I could buy it all.
Ever since my first Black Friday visit to Best Buy, I have been back every year since then. I go with a group of which is included my aunts and cousins. We start at 2 a.m. and pick everyone up in a huge van. We stop and get lots of coffee, donuts and snacks. We are then in the parking lot of our first store by 3 a.m. because we want to be one of the first people in the store. At least that is how we used to do it as a lot of stores now open late on Thanksgiving Day. I have said this before but I feel Thanksgiving Day is for family. Then again, Once dinner is done-What is the harm of doing a little shopping and take advantage of some of the great deals that are being offered.
I do know that some stores have a big tech product for an awesome price. What they don’t tell you is that they may have 2 or 3 of them. That is not Best Buy’s practice. They have a back room that is over flowing with product. We now get all of our tech and appliances from Best Buy because I am telling you from experience that Best Buy does have the best prices and the best selection of their products.
It struck me as funny that most of the customers that are in Best Buy as like humans. They do not act like wild animals and fight to get what they want as these people are usually repeat customers. So, They know that their is more than enough products to go around. Even it it is advertised that their top product only has 2 of them, They still act civilized. There was only one time that when people were waiting for the doors to open that there was way to much pushing and shoving to get into the store. That time made me feel a little uneasy.
I remember one Black Friday where we bought a 50 inch t.v. for $150. Can you beleive it. Best Buy does things like this. I get all my laptops, camera accessories and appliances from Best Buy. Be it Black Friday or not, They do have the best prices on anything tech. I highly suggest you include Best Buy in your Black Friday shopping.
Black Friday is a big deal in my home for over 15 years. I never knew just how much you could save until I started doing my homework. The results are that I found that I could save the most at Walmart. I have been receiving their daily emails for probably a few years now. They start sending out their email with some Black Friday deals the beginning of November.
Black Friday shopping brings back fond memories of waiting in the parking lot until they opened the store. We would get their at 3 a.m., What a wait but now they are open on Thanksgiving Day at 6 p.m.. I am not sure how I feel about that as I do beleive that Thanksgiving is for families. I mean there are only a few stores that are open on Thanksgiving. I have to weigh the deals and saving money over my thoughts.
I am a firm believer in that Walmart has the best prices and the best selection of their products over any other store I have shopped at. When I was younger, I remember going to one department store on Black Friday and it was a mad house. I was scared to death. You would of thought they were giving away something big for free. People were grabbing at things and throwing clothes everywhere. It got to the point that you didn’t dare look for a certain color as you were lucky just to get the item.
I used to go Black Friday shopping with my aunts and cousins. We would make a day of it with our day starting at 2 a.m. and by the time we picked everyone up, We were in the parking lot by 3 a.m.. We were not alone though as the parking lot was already packed full of cars, suvs and pick up trucks. We had already bought our coffee, donuts and snacks and settled down to wait until the doors opened. and wait and wait and finally we got to go inside. One thing I do is research the site and circulars to get some ideas of what kind of gifts would make someones christmas. I have a christmas gift list with people’s names on it and next to their names is an idea of what they want or need for christmas. I have done it this for years and it seems to work well for me. You need to find a way that works well for you. Having an idea of what you are looking really cuts down on the ciaos.
Think big. Walmart has the best prices on such things as T.V.’s, Kitchen appliances and Kids toys. I am a firm believer in having a plan and sticking to it. Your day will go much smoothly if you do. I would leave the kids at home though because their christmas gift you will find at Walmart as well as others christmas gift. Shopping on Black Friday is all that it cracked up to be.