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Poll: What time do you get in line on Black Friday morning? (614 member(s) have cast votes)

What time do you get in line on Black Friday morning?

  1. Thanksgiving Day just after dinner - hardcore BF shopper! (30 votes [4.81%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.81%

  2. Midnight - 2AM (90 votes [14.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.42%

  3. Voted 2AM - 4AM (154 votes [24.68%])

    Percentage of vote: 24.68%

  4. 4AM - 6AM (298 votes [47.76%])

    Percentage of vote: 47.76%

  5. 6AM - 8AM (34 votes [5.45%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.45%

  6. That's what your spouse or children are for (6 votes [0.96%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.96%

  7. None of the above I prefer to shop online @ GottaDeal.com (12 votes [1.92%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.92%

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#1 RossMAN  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 3, 2005 - 10:35 am

Please vote in the poll.

#2 elena_398  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 3, 2005 - 10:39 am

I usually am in line by 1-2am at the absolute latest. Where I live, you aren't there at that time, you will be 40-50th in line. I live around TONS of die hards on BF.

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Posted Oct 3, 2005 - 10:40 am

woohoo, first voter! :) i'm usually in line around 4-5pm, depending on the store opening time. since i am always by myself, i just picked one store that i really wanted the most things from and make sure that i'm near the front of the line so i can get in, get my stuff and get out of there quickly.

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Posted Oct 3, 2005 - 10:42 am

2 years ago I went out shopping and we got in line at 5am. Best Buy and Dick's Sporting Goods are in the same area, so we split up (2&2) and got everything we were all shopping for. We we #16 & 17 in line at Best Buy and my wife and her sister were 5&6 at Dick's.

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Posted Oct 3, 2005 - 10:44 am

5am. No later than that.

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Posted Oct 3, 2005 - 10:47 am

2 years ago I went out shopping and we got in line at 5am. Best Buy and Dick's Sporting Goods are in the same area, so we split up (2&2) and got everything we were all shopping for. We we #16 & 17 in line at Best Buy and my wife and her sister were 5&6 at Dick's.


in madison there is no way you can get that small of a number at 5am at best buy and officemax. those two places are packed very early. that's actually one of the reasons why i don't go to BB again on BF, i'm just going to waste a lot of my time in line (in the cold too) while i could have gone in and out other stores and got what i wanted.

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Posted Oct 3, 2005 - 10:48 am

Usually arrive around 4am, depending on the time of the sale. This year I'm looking for a really good buy on a new computer. I'd camp out if the price is right... lol

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Posted Oct 3, 2005 - 10:50 am

in madison there is no way you can get that small of a number at 5am at best buy and officemax. those two places are packed very early. that's actually one of the reasons why i don't go to BB again on BF, i'm just going to waste a lot of my time in line (in the cold too) while i could have gone in and out other stores and got what i wanted.


That won't happen anymore. I like to leave about 1/2 hour early for work on BF just to drive by the stores and see how many people are lined up. Last year I drove by BB at 5:30am, and the line was well winding through the parking lot. I'm guessing there were around 200 people there waiting to get in.

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Posted Oct 3, 2005 - 10:53 am

This year I'm looking for a really good buy on a new computer. I'd camp out if the price is right... lol

I think your fellow BF shoppers would agree. If the price is right, a few extra hours in line is worth the sacrifice.

Just imagine if there is a desktop PC with monitor for $99 or laptop for $199.

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Posted Oct 3, 2005 - 11:02 am

Last year I got to Sears at 4 am and I was the first person there. There were maybe 10 people outside Best Buy when I drove past. Nobody really started showing up till around 5 am.

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Posted Oct 3, 2005 - 11:12 am

I normally there between 4-5 am. If you go to the 24 hour supercenter then no lines. just find the stuff and wait to ck out.
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Posted Oct 3, 2005 - 11:58 am

I usually arrive around 3:30 or 4. The malls are pretty crowded around here, although for the last 2 years we have been going to one that is kinda out of the way, so its a little less crowded, and has all other stores within 10 minutes.

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Posted Oct 3, 2005 - 12:49 pm

Last year, I think I got in line at BestBuy around 2:30 or so? I was about the 4th person in line.

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Posted Oct 3, 2005 - 1:35 pm

Im always in line by 4:40. Unfortunately, so is everyone else around here. Kmart always has the longest lines at that time. People get really mean at that time of morning when they want something cheap. Ive had people actually try and jerk things out of my hand! About that time the monster comes out in me. I can kick and jerk as good as the next one!!!:fryingpan

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Posted Oct 3, 2005 - 2:16 pm

Used to be in line at 430 when we had a KB.... now the earliest store opens at 6am, unless I want something at BB I can get in line at about 5
I think I'll try defying gravity .... and you can't pull me down!!!

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Posted Oct 3, 2005 - 3:14 pm

I am NOT a morning person so I refuse to get up before 4am. It works out fairly well as most of the family is satisfied to be at the store at 5am. Hopefully most deals will be the same price and free shipping on the web then I won't have to go freeze my buns and nose off. My husband wants a huge theater TV. He will get up early for that 4 sure.

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Posted Oct 3, 2005 - 3:15 pm

Depends on where I want to go first, or rather, where I need to go first.

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Posted Oct 3, 2005 - 3:58 pm

Unfortunately, the closest any of the good stores are, are about 1 hour 20 mins away, so I have to pull myself off my pillow about 1:30-2am to be in line around 4am. But, yes there is a BUT...I love it!!!!:greenappl

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Posted Oct 3, 2005 - 8:15 pm

Unfortunately, the closest any of the good stores are, are about 1 hour 20 mins away, so I have to pull myself off my pillow about 1:30-2am to be in line around 4am. But, yes there is a BUT...I love it!!!!:greenappl

Dont feel bad! I drive about 1 hr 20min also! I usually sleep until around 1:30 or 2, and out the door! You are not alone!

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Posted Oct 3, 2005 - 8:30 pm

Longest drive I ever have to make is about 20 minutes (it pays to live in a big, commercial city). There's virtually every big BF store within that radius (though I don't have a CostCo or Fry's). -Mark-

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Posted Oct 4, 2005 - 10:48 am

I think this year, 3 at the latest at the Matteson IL Walmart. depending on the sales.... I've found in the last year or so, that most places you can go 30 minutes max past opening and still get deals...for big ticket? Like me this year,. CAMPING out. Period...

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Posted Oct 4, 2005 - 6:15 pm

usually around 3 am

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Posted Oct 6, 2005 - 11:26 am

I'll definetely camp out!!! As I'll have to drive from Orlando to Ft Lauderdale to shop at BrandsMart, I'll leave Orlando around 9-10 PM, to arrive there between 1 and 2 AM. Maybe then I'll be able to go to a second store and get more deals...:gd_devild

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Posted Oct 6, 2005 - 8:00 pm

I guess I camp out seeing how I show up in line by 2am. Once year I went out at midnight. Thankfully I did as 15 minutes or so a group of 6 ladies showed up.

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Posted Oct 6, 2005 - 8:02 pm

I think your fellow BF shoppers would agree. If the price is right, a few extra hours in line is worth the sacrifice.

Just imagine if there is a desktop PC with monitor for $99 or laptop for $199.


For a deal like that I'd get in line today, and then buy TWO!

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Posted Oct 6, 2005 - 8:08 pm

Thats so true

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Posted Oct 6, 2005 - 8:17 pm

Around here, the only BIG competition is Walmart, so I go to Kmart at 4:30 am, first in line 2004.

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Posted Oct 7, 2005 - 11:18 am

I think your fellow BF shoppers would agree. If the price is right, a few extra hours in line is worth the sacrifice.

Just imagine if there is a desktop PC with monitor for $99 or laptop for $199.


Man, that would be a dream come true...

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Posted Oct 8, 2005 - 5:53 am

Dont feel bad! I drive about 1 hr 20min also! I usually sleep until around 1:30 or 2, and out the door! You are not alone!



I too have to drive 70 miles to get to the "big city". I usually get up around 2:30 though and out the door by 3. In the lines by 4:30.

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Posted Oct 8, 2005 - 6:24 am

I won't have to drive anymore, we decided to spend Thanksgiving in Ft Lauderdale. So, that means I'll be in line even earlier!!!!!:banana01: I think I'll go there on the 23rd, to know the placee, not to get that lost on BF. What do you guys think?




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