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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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#121 HBrewer  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 8, 2007 - 6:42 am

I'll be leaving the house around 4am. Hopefully it won't be freezing this year!

#122 Flava04  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 10, 2007 - 3:16 pm

Wow, you people really are hard core. I guess, since I don't have kids (yet), I'm not going nuts for the hot items. My strategy the last few years has been to hit the 'less' popular stores first (around 4am). Last year, I went to Strawbridges (when it still existed) for a watch for DH and $10 coupon for first 100 in line. Got in line an hour before opening and got the coup. Then I hit the other joints in the same mall as they opened (KBToys...walked right in, Macys...walked right in), and then I headed to the crazy stores around 5:30-6:00 (Target and Kohls) and again walked right in w/o line and got everything I was there for. Then down the road to TRU and WalMart after the rush and got everything I wanted (medium lines at checkout). My last stop was Lowe's for my poinsettas and tools for DH. Home, gifts sorted, and napping by 11am.

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Posted Oct 10, 2007 - 5:58 pm

I'm gonna do the midnight madness thing the chelsea premium outlets does. I'll get there around 10 or 11.

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Posted Oct 10, 2007 - 10:27 pm

I already posted on this thread but I am revising answer. I am pretty sure I will be in line by noon on Thanksgiving. MY mom said she would bring DH and I thanksgiving dinner :gdlicklips: .. I have 3 laptops to get. My kids want lap tops for xmas. We are bringing one of my kids with me.. So Dh will buy one , I will and DS 1 who is almost 20 will be buying one.. That is all they are getting for xmas besides some of the new Wii games and PS3 gams that are coming out later this year .. I sure hope they have a great lap top deal or I guess I will just get them all at Dell after bfll.. We are also looking for a 42 inch or larger plasma or LCD 1081 HDTV.. I also hope they have a gps system for me for xmas. I want one in my van since I tend to get lost alot :gdparanoid:
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#125 cdude9409  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 11, 2007 - 12:01 pm

I'll be getting to Best Buy around 1pm this year on Thanksgiving.

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Posted Oct 11, 2007 - 2:40 pm

Getting in line time all depends on where we go. If going to Walmart will get in line about an hour before the doors open. Last year we went to Meijer's and they stayed open all night and BF prices start at 5 I think, so we got there about an hour before prices started and got everything we wanted and got in line.

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#127 backpacktwc  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 11, 2007 - 6:24 pm

I refuse to go to the BB near us, they camp out early morning the day before, and they don't seem to stock very well. We usually plan on WM first, but it depends on who has the deals, they were pretty dissapointing last year. I'm hoping they're better this year. :gdbees:

#128 migirlfriday  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 12, 2007 - 8:16 am

Last year I went to the BB in Saginaw, MI at about 6PM. That was way too late!! I asked a few people and the first people were there at about 10am with a bunch showing up around noon. I didn't get the computer I wanted, but I got everything else. I don't know what I'm doing yet, waiting for the ads.

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Posted Oct 12, 2007 - 8:32 am

Last year i went around 8pm on Thanksgiving day and was the forty something in the line....and then there were those bastards who were cutting when the gates opened. Good thing is i got what i needed =) This year i will hitting early around 5ish or 4. I need to get me hands on the flat panel LCD and a laptop =)

#130 jadedmomof2  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 13, 2007 - 5:27 am

Undecided right now, if I decide on Walmart first, then I'll be there between 12 and 1am(Super Walmart, so I can stay warm). Right now, it all depends on who has the best quality sewing machine for cheapest, because that's what I want the most this year.

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Posted Oct 30, 2007 - 4:06 pm

Just thought I'd share. My sister sent out an email stating that her friend has never done a big Thanksgiving and would like to host it this year...what did everyone think. I replied that I would let my ex know so he and the kids could attend as me and DH would be camped out in front of BB on Turkey day. So she replies, "you've already decided to camp out? You don't even know what's on sale yet!" hehehehe Like that matters! BF at BB what could be better :D Anyone else's family think they are nuts for missing Thanksgiving to camp out?

#132 ObiRich  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 31, 2007 - 3:15 am

I posted this on another thread, but it answers your question directly: <<In today's hectic world, there only about two days that people pause and take a break from the madness - Thanlsgiving and Christmas. They are the two days each year that at least in my case the family can get togther, visit, work together on the dinner, and just enjoy each other's company. Even Easter has kind of lost this purpose, at least in our area. On Thanksgiving itself, I may hit Kmart real early if they have something good, but the rest of the day is family time. I'm sorry, but there's no bargain that BB or WM could offer that would make me consider giving up my Thanksgiving to wait 12+ hours in line for.>> I know on this forum this will be considered heresy, but some things are just more important than saving a few bucks. Family and family traditions are one.

#133 SuggaD  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 31, 2007 - 4:35 am

I know on this forum this will be considered heresy, but some things are just more important than saving a few bucks. Family and family traditions are one.[/QUOTE] HERESY I say!!!! My BF camp out will create even more family memories when I complete my theater room all thanks to BF with an extra couple thousand in my pockets! :eyepoppin

#134 mcwalker  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 31, 2007 - 5:26 am

Assuming that most of the key stores open at 5:00 AM, how much earlier are you planning to go out and get in a line on BF? (i.e. What time do you expect to arrive at the first store and get in line, not leave your house.)

#135 f1rstclass  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 31, 2007 - 5:29 am

For me, leave the house at 3:00 to be at (maybe WalMart but who knows)...5:00 a.m.

#136 DramaQueenLucy  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 31, 2007 - 5:29 am

Well our family tradition is to camp out at least for the past 13 years we have done this and have family & friends come join us...now we have another family that we have been doing this with for the past 3 years. We get there in the am set up the kids throw the football around, play tag, ect...we snack, play cards, watch tv on the portable, play computer games and then someone gets turkey dinner. We all sit down outside best buy eat and play...we have wonderful family memories doing just this...

#137 kfinto65  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 31, 2007 - 5:44 am

I voted for 4 AM but it depends on how good the deals are this year.

#138 Turtle Mommy  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 31, 2007 - 5:51 am

I voted for 4 AM but it depends on how good the deals are this year.


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#139 leefamily23  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 31, 2007 - 6:10 am

Well, it really will depend on the sale items. If there isn't anything that I have to have that is going to go fast- I'll only arrive at the store about 4:45am. If I need to wait in line it could be much earlier.

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Posted Oct 31, 2007 - 6:15 am

I said early thanksgiving day because I went at 3pm last year on turkey day and depending on the sales it might be 10 am this year ..:cheesy:
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#141 elena_398  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 31, 2007 - 6:35 am

It all depends on the store.

#142 rsb7706  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 31, 2007 - 6:37 am

i'll be at the midnight opening of the outlets. i'll probably get there around 10:30.

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Posted Oct 31, 2007 - 7:22 am

depends on the store i pick. gotta know your locations, i know my area pretty well now.

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Posted Oct 31, 2007 - 7:43 am

Wednesday at 9 pm!

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Posted Oct 31, 2007 - 8:48 am

My vote all depends on Best Buy and if I can get me a slim DLP for a decent price

#146 Christy Garner  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 31, 2007 - 8:54 am

I voted for midnight too because I want to go to the outlets that open then. I will then head off the my first store, Best Buy or Walmart, depending on the deals.

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Posted Oct 31, 2007 - 9:09 am

I voted 4am...no matter what store! I can't get out of bed much earlier than 3:15am and be able to function. :)

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Posted Oct 31, 2007 - 9:09 am

I always get Wal-Mart out of the way first, so I'll get there around 2 or 2:30 (24 hr store), find ALL the things I'm pricematching (mainly movies! lol), then around 3:45 or 4, I go stand next to the wrapped pallet that another early shopper has identified as having my most-wanted item(s) and mentally plan my attack (which direction to go, which aisle, etc. to get to the other pallets as quickly and painlessly as possible)! :D

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Posted Oct 31, 2007 - 9:19 am

Depends if I "need" to go out there. If there are items this year that do not appeal to me as doorbusters or anything, I will go out an hour or so early for parking reasons. If there is that one item that I "need" I will go out much earlier.

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Posted Oct 31, 2007 - 9:22 am

please note, i've merged the thread created from earlier today with the previous thread. Please search before starting a new thread. Thanks!




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