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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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#61 dawnelise0004  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 18, 2005 - 6:02 am

Last year (here in Roanoke, VA) - I got to Best Buy at like 4:45 - there was a line out into the parking lot waiting for the doors to open. They opened at 5 and my 10 min. after 5 the wait to check out was 2 1/2 hrs. long!!! I was a very naughty girl and hid the 2 DVD's I was getting under a rack in the office furniture area and came back that evening and got them. Normally I would have just toughed it out, but I had to pick up my shopping buddy at her house at 5:30 - and I don't think she would have been too pleased had I shown up at like 8...lol. I usually am out and headed to my first destination by 4:30 at the latest.

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Posted Nov 8, 2005 - 11:39 am

Good plan. Well we are debating camping out in an rv that night. They allow camping at out walmart so I will be ready to go.

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Posted Nov 8, 2005 - 11:44 am

I'm usually in line by 4:30-5:00 but since walmart is opening earlier this year, I'll be out there earlier

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Posted Nov 8, 2005 - 11:52 am

what time do these sales end because i am not a morning person at all. i plan to go around 11am , will that be ok. i am planning to visit stores like walmart,burlington,jcpenny ,target and maybe MACY'S...

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Posted Nov 8, 2005 - 11:53 am

what time do these sales end because i am not a morning person at all. i plan to go around 11am , will that be ok.
i am planning to visit stores like walmart,burlington,jcpenny ,target and maybe MACY'S...

The early bird sales end at 11 am. If you got there at 10 am, you'd be really lucky if you found anything. All the good stuff will be gone within an hour

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Posted Nov 8, 2005 - 11:59 am

is it necessary to be in line so early. what time do the sales finish. i thought of going at 11 in the afternoon..what would the difference be in the early bird sales and the sales that are left fr after 11am. i will be shopping for the first time so have no idea on the early bird sales. what would those be...

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Posted Nov 8, 2005 - 12:07 pm

I am planning on being at WM at 2am this year. And I am even a little nervous that that isnt gonna be early enough :(

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Posted Nov 8, 2005 - 12:10 pm

The early birds are the things worth going for LOL JK But not really The blitz items are usualy the best prices on the big/popular items. The sale "says" it goes to 11am but they are usually in the system for the whole day cause the stores dont plan on ANYTHING being left much after the first hour of being open

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Posted Nov 8, 2005 - 12:21 pm

well then i can reach around 10 am .. right ....i am looking specifically for a watch and a coat.. you think i can wait till 10...

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Posted Nov 8, 2005 - 12:25 pm

I am going to be in the line by 2-2:30 at the latest to get the $20 gift certificate at the px. We only live avout 5 minutes from the px, so if we need to make a run to the house, one person can stay in the line and the other can go.

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Posted Nov 8, 2005 - 12:25 pm

The earliest I go is 4am. However I dont have any toys to buy. Altho this year I might earlier for Walmart cause of the Cabbage Patch Newborns. Those are gonna be very popular & maybe hard to get even 1.

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Posted Nov 8, 2005 - 12:37 pm

Usually between 4 - 5 for me. The last couple of years we did it a bit different. My husband's sister was with us as well as my oldest daughter. We shopped in Indiana BF 2003 and we went to a plaza area that had Penneys, Kohls, Old Navy, Target, Wal-Mart, Bath and Body Works, etc. and panned out, got what we needed and headed and headed off to the other stores. My husband was the first to get to Best Buy. Ours did it weird. A different line for different things. He did the main line for things like DVD's etc. and his sister and I got in line for her to get a computer for their dad. We did great that year, and got a lot accomplished in a short amount of time. Last year we were in Ky. So drove over the border to Huntington WV and things are scattered. Took us longer, but got what we set out for. Had to wake up at 3:30am for that one.

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Posted Nov 8, 2005 - 2:15 pm

what time does JC PENNY AND SEARS , BURLINGTON OPEN UP on BF.ANY IDEA?

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Posted Nov 8, 2005 - 2:38 pm

We will get in line at 4. I have decided to spend the night at my sisters, since I live half an hour from her (and the stores) that way I might be able to get a little sleep!

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Posted Nov 9, 2005 - 10:39 am

I'll be there no later than 4...could even be 3 with a large cup of coffee in hand!!!:gd_devild

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Posted Nov 9, 2005 - 10:43 am

It gets worst every year here at best buy, was there at 4am last year and already over 50 people in line. By the time it was ready to open I'd say there were close to 1000 people in line about 1/4 mile long going around and out of the whole shopping center, lots of die hards here and in a tech savvy market. If best buy runs deals I need, I'll be there 3-4am, if sears or jc penney runs some jewelry stuff for the misses at insane rates, I'll be there.

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Posted Nov 9, 2005 - 10:56 am

i don't really know, i guess it depends on what is going on

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Posted Nov 9, 2005 - 11:11 am

[quote name='bayhaysay']For the past 4 years we have gone to WM first, because of their stupid pallet rules it doesn't do much good to get there too early. I think this year we may go to Sears first so we will be getting up a little earlier to get in line.[/QUOTE

This is my BF shopping partner. We live about 45 miles from the nearest WM, Sears, mall, etc. I am trying to talk bayhaysay into staying at an aunt's house Thanksgiving night. She only lives 10 minutes from WM and 15 from Sears. That is an extra hour of sleep I could get.

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Posted Nov 9, 2005 - 11:40 am

My mom and I go every year and usually get to Shopko by 4:30 - 5:00am. They used to have the best deals plus free stuff. Last year the stores around here didn't have much that we wanted for early bird, so we were able to sleep in an extra hour. We will never go to Best Buy again because we had to wait in line for over 2 hours to check out. Pretty ridiculous. All of the other stores aren't that bad. We usually finish about 9am and by then the stores are really getting packed. Always have to get to JCPenney's for my free snowglobe every year. Pretty anxious to see what Shopko, Target, and Fleet Farm have this year for early bird specials.

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Posted Nov 9, 2005 - 11:51 am

Usually around 4:30

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Posted Nov 9, 2005 - 12:48 pm

Im usually in the store by 3

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Posted Nov 9, 2005 - 12:58 pm

I'd like to be at the store by 3:00 or 3:30 ... at the latest. Which means we'll be leaving the house by 2:00 or a quarter after. :cheesy: The things we'll do for a good deal.

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Posted Nov 9, 2005 - 3:42 pm

Well last year since there was no really good deals I got in line thirty minutes before six, but this year probably around 1 a.m..;)

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Posted Nov 9, 2005 - 3:45 pm

This is my first BF so I can't take the poll. But after talking to Elena (she is my neighbor) I might want to get in line by 2am I guess. Hope I stay awake!

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Posted Nov 9, 2005 - 4:06 pm

This is my first black friday. I know someone who works at wal-mart and plan on getting the inside info, such as how many lappies they will have at the supercenter where I'm going... ideally I'd like to get there at 1-2AM and have the store OPEN so I don't have to wait outside. I went in today and surveyed the area to familiarize myself... found where they have the laptops.

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Posted Nov 9, 2005 - 5:08 pm

I was first in line at Best Buy in Independence, Missouri at Midnight. About 5 minutes later 2 more guys showed up. Then there was about a 2 hour wait before anyone else joined.

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Posted Nov 9, 2005 - 6:10 pm

Not sure but I will probably go about 4 am

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Posted Nov 9, 2005 - 7:11 pm

I live in a fairly rural area and last year WalMart opened at 6am and I got there around 5:30am. I was about halfway down the parking lot and I got all what I was looking for. This year I will be there very early! Laptop, and Cabbage Patch Newborns await!

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Posted Nov 9, 2005 - 8:26 pm

usually around 2, but no later than 4.

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Posted Nov 9, 2005 - 8:57 pm

2 AM for me. Last year i went to BB at 2, and there were already 9 people in front of me, within the hour there were atleast 40 of us all together.




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