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What time are you gonna get in line on BF'07?


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Poll: How Early are You Planning to Go Out BF? (619 member(s) have cast votes)

How Early are You Planning to Go Out BF?

  1. After stores open (33 votes [5.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.27%

  2. Just about opening time (5 AM or later opening) (72 votes [11.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.50%

  3. ½ Hour before (4:30AM) (54 votes [8.63%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.63%

  4. 1 Hour before (4 AM) (97 votes [15.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.50%

  5. 2 Hours before (3 AM) (73 votes [11.66%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.66%

  6. 3 Hours before (2 AM) (38 votes [6.07%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.07%

  7. 4 Hours before (1 AM) (25 votes [3.99%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.99%

  8. 5 Hours before (Midnight) (56 votes [8.95%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.95%

  9. 6-12 Hours before (5-11 PM Thanksgiving) (107 votes [17.09%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.09%

  10. Earlier Thanksgiving Day (57 votes [9.11%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.11%

  11. Wednesday 11/21 (14 votes [2.24%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.24%

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#31 studintx  OFFLINE  

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Posted Aug 20, 2007 - 6:33 pm

will probably get to best buy around 2 pm my buddy will be the one doing most of the camping since I did last year :D

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Posted Aug 21, 2007 - 9:22 am

We go to walmart first. It's the only store close to us. We will get there about 4 am. after that we stop at home to unload and then head out to do the rest of our shopping.

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Posted Aug 21, 2007 - 11:41 am

We go to Best Buy we go every year between 6-8am on Thanksgiving Day...sometimes we are first sometimes there are others in front of us but there is alway the same family some where close to us and we tailgate in the Best Buy parking lot, the kids play then later on in the evening the little ones get picked up by Grammy and the rest of us play cards or board games it is always a lot of fun. I save the turkey for a sandwich after shopping....:yup:

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Posted Aug 21, 2007 - 5:25 pm

wow... 6-8am on Tgiving day... i'm amazed. now YOU are a TRUE BF soldier... hats off to you and the fam.

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Posted Aug 21, 2007 - 5:50 pm

I love being first in line and at my Best Buy you have to be there early to get that honor...We bring a tent and an air mattress it is soo much fun.

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Posted Aug 21, 2007 - 5:53 pm

I usually only get there 1 hour before the doors open. I am really not into electronics or anything like that so i kow i dont have to get their early for those items. but you never know, it might change this year. just have to see what the ads bring, lol.
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Posted Aug 21, 2007 - 6:02 pm

I am wanting laptops for the kids this year as well as a couple of the smaller HD LCD TV's or maybe another larger one so I can get the 32" Westy from last BF for my bedroom...Just gonna have to wait and see what Best Buy is having this year.....Come on Black Friday or at least BF ads....;)

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Posted Aug 21, 2007 - 6:53 pm

yeah, I would LLOOVVEE to get one of those huge flat panel HD tv's... unfortunately I don't think it's in the budget for now. We're trying to get the mortgage paid off in 15yrs (instead of 30) so there's not too much extra $$$ available.:)

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Posted Aug 21, 2007 - 7:04 pm

yeah, I would LLOOVVEE to get one of those huge flat panel HD tv's... unfortunately I don't think it's in the budget for now. We're trying to get the mortgage paid off in 15yrs (instead of 30) so there's not too much extra $$$ available.:)


Yeah I hear you on that....I start saving every Aug for the following year Black Friday...this year thanks to the survey forum I have amazon gc's to add to my Christmas shopping...Thank goodness for GottaDeal:D

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Posted Aug 21, 2007 - 7:44 pm

Is getting in line at BB on Halloween too late?

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Posted Aug 21, 2007 - 7:53 pm

Is getting in line at BB on Halloween too late?


Although you'd definitely be the first in line, you might smell a little. Posted Image

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Posted Aug 21, 2007 - 7:58 pm

Thankfully I don't need electronics. So I avoid Best Buy and Circuit City like the plague. Just too crazy for me I usually hit Walmart first as they match items then usually Target and Walgreens. Last year Walmart matched most of everything I needed and Walgreens allowed us to check out before 6:30am (supposed to start at 7am) so I was home by 7am. Nice quick BF for me and I got 100% of everything as well as some impulse buys

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Posted Aug 22, 2007 - 12:56 am

We went to WM last year about10p and nobody was in line. We ran up the road and came back and ended up being about 4th in line. the line didn't really start getting long until about 2-3am.

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Posted Aug 22, 2007 - 2:39 am

Is getting in line at BB on Halloween too late?


Honestly, many years from now, as I've noticed people tend to get in line earlier every year, that really wouldn't surprise me one little bit. Just bring lots of waterless shampoo, plenty of deoderant, a large suitcase, mini fridge, grill, and maybe a portable generator for your laptop so you don't have to call in to work for a month. Just set up a tent and you're guaranteed one of those plasma-screen hdtv's.

Isn't it sad that people like me actually think up ways to pull off this stuff?

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Posted Aug 22, 2007 - 3:28 am

Is getting in line at BB on Halloween too late?



uuuuuummmm, No.....you don't live in Oklahoma do you??? :eyepoppin

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Posted Aug 22, 2007 - 5:11 am

haha, now THAT'S what I call DEDICATION!!! yeah right, now that would be CCCCRRRRAAAAZZZZYYYY!!!! haha!

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Posted Aug 22, 2007 - 9:27 am

Honestly, that wouldn't surprise me one bit. Few years back a brand new Kohl's, a mega-huge furniture store, opened up just outside Tempe on the I-10 freeway. They offered a prize to the first 100 or so people in the doors. Don't remember what it was exactly, but the bid deal was the rumor that Kolh's ws giving the very first person in the door a new complete home furniture set. The dude that won it got in line a FULL WEEK before they opened. The lady that came in second got in line a few days later. Now that is what I call dedication. :shock:

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Posted Aug 22, 2007 - 9:30 am

I'm wondering if the trend of offering BF deals online may start leaking to the Doorbuster items. think of it, if you drive the people to the websites, you can eliminate that bad press of grannies getting trampled on BF. Not to mention not having to deal with the overhead of allocating stock in the stores. That may be one of the new wrinkles this year. At least I'm thinking that may be... -Mike

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Posted Aug 22, 2007 - 9:52 am

I'm wondering if the trend of offering BF deals online may start leaking to the Doorbuster items.

think of it, if you drive the people to the websites, you can eliminate that bad press of grannies getting trampled on BF. Not to mention not having to deal with the overhead of allocating stock in the stores.

That may be one of the new wrinkles this year. At least I'm thinking that may be...

-Mike


Most of the press I've seen has been positive towards BF, but I've also seen the media warning about BF and the images they play of those poor grannies getting stampeded. Don't think that happens much anymore since most places now have plenty of security.

Far as offering doorbusters online, Best Buy did that last year with most of their doorbusters. If I recall correctly, the items went from offline to IN STOCK at midnite or something and you had to be pretty quick on the click. I got the 250GB external hard drive online. Not a doorbuster, but a sale item. Did notice they had the cheap desktop and laptop from the doorbusters, but they went very fast and was out of stock real quick.

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Posted Aug 22, 2007 - 6:22 pm

There will be no need to go wait on line sooooooo long and waste my Thanksgiving day! Last year I got my 51" Hitachi CRT Projection for $699 online from Bestbuy and I went to Staples at 2am to get the Mio Digiwalker and 400gb external hard drive. I made out well.

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Posted Aug 23, 2007 - 4:28 pm

I'm leaving now:eyepoppin Just kidding. My money's on Best Buy for the best deals this year. I HATE rebates!!!!!! I can't wait until the ads come out. Time wise really depends on the weather. Kristy

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Posted Aug 23, 2007 - 4:56 pm

They just opened a new Super Walmart here this year so for the first time I'll be able to go in on Thanksgiving day as well as BF. :) I just hope they remember those of us that are mobility challenged when they are setting out the pallets of doorbusters for BF. I have to use a scooter to get around in there and some areas are hard enough to navigate already with stuff crammed too close together. The clothing depts. are really bad about that. I'll also have to get there early anyway to get a scooter to use since they go faster than a good BF electronics deal (some people who DON'T need them will get them anyway :mad:) but the bright side is that if I can snag one, for once I won't have to worry about being hit in the back of the leg with a cart. ;)

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Posted Aug 23, 2007 - 6:07 pm

I need a laptop for my oldest son. Will probably have to camp out at best buy which is something I have never done in the past. I don't usually go to Best Buy until later in the afternoon as it is way down on my list - I usually price match items that I need from there at WalMart but this year with the computer, I don't see that happening.

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Posted Aug 23, 2007 - 6:52 pm

usually I haven't needed the electronics so I hit the stores with the best deals on whatI need or FRYE's electronics, but I would LOVE to pick up a laptop this year... and a wii but I hope to buy that this month because I don't think it will be part of b.f. Never had a problem getting cameras, scanners, etc. because it seems like there is just so much competion that the stores around here have so many of them..jmo

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Posted Aug 24, 2007 - 5:04 am

not sure! Depends on what they are offering this year and for what prices.

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Posted Aug 25, 2007 - 4:29 am

Honestly, that wouldn't surprise me one bit. Few years back a brand new Kohl's, a mega-huge furniture store, opened up just outside Tempe on the I-10 freeway. They offered a prize to the first 100 or so people in the doors. Don't remember what it was exactly, but the bid deal was the rumor that Kolh's ws giving the very first person in the door a new complete home furniture set. The dude that won it got in line a FULL WEEK before they opened. The lady that came in second got in line a few days later. Now that is what I call dedication. :shock:



I think you meant the Ikea store, Chief.

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Posted Aug 25, 2007 - 4:35 am

Most of the press I've seen has been positive towards BF, but I've also seen the media warning about BF and the images they play of those poor grannies getting stampeded. Don't think that happens much anymore since most places now have plenty of security.




During BF '05 those poor grannies tried to stampede me. :gdgirlfight3ol:

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Posted Aug 25, 2007 - 7:59 am

During BF '05 those poor grannies tried to stampede me. :gdgirlfight3ol:


You gotta keep your eyes open for some of those grannies. They mean business and they'll do anything to get what they came for, including knocking you over into a endcap of Elmo toys if you get in their way...

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Posted Aug 25, 2007 - 4:45 pm

What you mean this isn't the line for the BF wait...ohhh I guess they are giving out iPhones in this line....dear me.
A computer can only be as smart as the person running it. :crash:

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Posted Aug 26, 2007 - 6:44 am

Yeah I hear you on that....I start saving every Aug for the following year Black Friday...this year thanks to the survey forum I have amazon gc's to add to my Christmas shopping...Thank goodness for GottaDeal:D


I'd give anything to be in that spot. I *just* started doing surveys though. I'm not sure if I can make it happen in time.




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