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Tents - has anyone ever seen them on sale on Black Friday?


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#1 vern28  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 1, 2019 - 6:51 am

Has anyone ever seen tents on sale on blackfriday? My 13 yr old son likes to camp out in the back yard and wants the ozark trail 9 person some tent with lights. I'm hoping for a good price as things are very tight this year.

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Posted Oct 1, 2019 - 7:57 am

I would check out Dick's Sporting Goods and Academy Sports.


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Posted Oct 1, 2019 - 7:58 am

I've seen them at least at Dunhams, I'm not sure about Dick's Sporting Goods or Bass Pro Shop but it wouldn't surprise me if they did.



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Posted Oct 1, 2019 - 9:38 am

I checked last year's list (here: http://forums.gottad...es-lists-scans/), and it looks like Bass Pro/Cabela's had 3 Alaskan Guide tents on sale for 25% off.  Those are the only ones I saw.  I checked the Acadamy ad, and the only tent they had was a play tent.  Kind of surprising, really. 



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Posted Oct 3, 2019 - 1:57 am

A 9 person tent with lights??  Sound more like he wants a club house for the back yard.   (I asked for -- and received a 2-3 person mountain tent at that age.  I was thrilled! And It was plenty big.)  

 

Did you try the brick and mortar stores right now?  I would think you might score a good deal with local end of season clearance.  Sears and Kmart used to do some tents.  I would think Walmart might carry a few tents as well.  I scored a nice tent a few years ago using my citi card reward points.  Do you have a credit card with similar reward program?

 

Do you know what he wants the use the tent for?  Is he really into camping or is this more about hanging out with friends outside?  I know funeral homes/cemeteries regularly buy those white, heavy duty shelters for graveside services that are held in bad weather.  They come with sides.  Most funeral homes/cemeteries replace them every couple of years to keep them fresh and clean looking for their funerals. And they often sell the older ones.  (Which are in great shape. My church bought 2 large ones a couple of years ago for our summer VBS very reasonably.)    10x10 is about the size of a 9 person tent.  Plenty of space for teens.  And if they want to sleep outside, you can just place a large tarp on the ground. I know it's not quite the same as a 9 person tent with built in lights - but depending on how your son is planning on using this tent, it might be an acceptable alternative.

 

Best wishes.  I know you want to make your son happy by getting him what he wants this Christmas.


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Posted Oct 4, 2019 - 3:43 am

A 9 person tent with lights?? Sound more like he wants a club house for the back yard. (I asked for -- and received a 2-3 person mountain tent at that age. I was thrilled! And It was plenty big.)

Did you try the brick and mortar stores right now? I would think you might score a good deal with local end of season clearance. Sears and Kmart used to do some tents. I would think Walmart might carry a few tents as well. I scored a nice tent a few years ago using my citi card reward points. Do you have a credit card with similar reward program?

Do you know what he wants the use the tent for? Is he really into camping or is this more about hanging out with friends outside? I know funeral homes/cemeteries regularly buy those white, heavy duty shelters for graveside services that are held in bad weather. They come with sides. Most funeral homes/cemeteries replace them every couple of years to keep them fresh and clean looking for their funerals. And they often sell the older ones. (Which are in great shape. My church bought 2 large ones a couple of years ago for our summer VBS very reasonably.) 10x10 is about the size of a 9 person tent. Plenty of space for teens. And if they want to sleep outside, you can just place a large tarp on the ground. I know it's not quite the same as a 9 person tent with built in lights - but depending on how your son is planning on using this tent, it might be an acceptable alternative.

Best wishes. I know you want to make your son happy by getting him what he wants this Christmas.


Yes it is mostly for outside in the backyard. This year has been really into sleeping outside. It started around april-may. I told him I wanted him outside more because he just started getting into video games. So the smart a@@ decided to put his mattress on our covered porch and little did I know then he hooked up a tv and his xbox oneX and an extension cord for his phone so he could be outside more lol! But then he started setting up our 10x10 canopy to sleep in the backyard. He wants the 9 person one for the room and it has built in lights. He doesnt ask for much of anything all year. 8 asked him to look for other ones also so I can have a few to choose from but honestly I kinda want the lighted one for our camping trip also. It was at walmart for $99 but just went up to $229

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Posted Oct 4, 2019 - 8:20 am

I asked for -- and received a 2-3 person mountain tent at that age.  I was thrilled! And It was plenty big.

 

 

But where did you put the TV and Xbox?



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Posted Oct 4, 2019 - 10:19 am

Yes, I saw it in a few of the outdoor stores last year. If my memory is correct ( kind of questionable at times ) Walmart had it one year. 



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Posted Oct 4, 2019 - 11:58 am

But where did you put the TV and Xbox?


I just laughed so hard!

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Posted Oct 5, 2019 - 2:05 am

I just looked and we got my son a nice tent at Amazon for last Christmas - it was over 1/2 off and he loves it!


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Posted Oct 5, 2019 - 2:03 pm

I'd recommend Cabela's!!! :)



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Posted Oct 6, 2019 - 3:42 pm

I get asked that all of the time whenever I am camped out at Best Buy. I actually missed the #1 question last year when we shopped Walmart!



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Posted Oct 6, 2019 - 5:09 pm

But where did you put the TV and Xbox?

 

 

ROTFL!!  I guess I am showing my age but no xbox back then.   I had a Pong game a year or so later. But no way to get it out to the tent.   Might have played Simon in the tent though.  Simon came out about that year.  Mostly I slept in that tent though.  Great tent. I used it for a good 15 years or so before it wore out.

 

 

 

Let me see if I have this straight...you are going to give the kid his own tent for Christmas, and then tell him he has to let the family use it?!?! That it is not his own man cave afterall?  LOL  I suggest you throw a new video game or two into that Christmas stocking.  If it were me at that age, I dunno that I want to find out that my sole Christmas gift is in reality a family gift in disguise.



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Posted Oct 8, 2019 - 6:06 am

ROTFL!! I guess I am showing my age but no xbox back then. I had a Pong game a year or so later. But no way to get it out to the tent. Might have played Simon in the tent though. Simon came out about that year. Mostly I slept in that tent though. Great tent. I used it for a good 15 years or so before it wore out.



Let me see if I have this straight...you are going to give the kid his own tent for Christmas, and then tell him he has to let the family use it?!?! That it is not his own man cave afterall? LOL I suggest you throw a new video game or two into that Christmas stocking. If it were me at that age, I dunno that I want to find out that my sole Christmas gift is in reality a family gift in disguise.



Lol...if ya put it like that...☹ but yes we would use it IF we went camping..I say if because I'm more of a cabin Kinda gal with all my medical issues. And I plan on grabbing some video games for him also. So far yes only asking for the new madden...last year he got the new xbox oneX and about 15 games so he really doesnt want more games. Just a tent to sleep in the backyard.




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