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#1 bigjimslade  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 16, 2011 - 8:20 am

Post your line reports here!

Also when you before you leave to get in line please check out here and tell us where you are going.




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Well it looks like St. Petersburg, Florida is in the news again. Tito Hernandez is the new FL Lady!

http://www.wtsp.com/...als-at-Best-Buy

Edited by bigjimslade, Nov 16, 2011 - 11:02 am.
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#2 Klownicle  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 16, 2011 - 9:37 am

Beat me to it by 30 minutes. :razz: I can't expect many people this early. Its still a week away. It comes to a point where your just wasting time. That store is viewing the HP Movie FYI. Least year that Family was on the 19th. This is the 16th!

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Posted Nov 16, 2011 - 9:46 am

Must be nice not to have anything else to do.

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Posted Nov 16, 2011 - 10:04 am

Didn't they end up giving the ladies ipads or something like that because they were there first and for so long. I wonder if this person is hoping for the same. Nothing is worth waiting in line that long and wasting that time that could be spent with family.

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Posted Nov 16, 2011 - 10:14 am

That's ridiculous it's obvious they're just doing it for publicity

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Posted Nov 16, 2011 - 10:49 am

That's ridiculous it's obvious they're just doing it for publicity



Agreed. and in hopes of getting free product from BB for the crazy stunt and publicity for the store.

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Posted Nov 16, 2011 - 10:59 am

That makes it even worse he isn't even real. How sad to want something free. I'd rather pay and go later. lol Just me. If I didn't have kids though I'd probably go tgiving morning or day before.

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Posted Nov 16, 2011 - 1:56 pm

I was in my local Best Buy today, and I got the manager on me within the first few minutes after taking stock takes with my Smartphone. She talked to me off the record and said that there were conflicting stories on the validity of the ad, and then she asked when i was going to set up camp. Apparently, they must have been on the lookout since the Tampa Guy set up his tent. I told her that I could not tell her the exact time, but it would be soon.

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Posted Nov 16, 2011 - 2:18 pm

I was in my local Best Buy today, and I got the manager on me within the first few minutes after taking stock takes with my Smartphone. She talked to me off the record and said that there were conflicting stories on the validity of the ad, and then she asked when i was going to set up camp. Apparently, they must have been on the lookout since the Tampa Guy set up his tent. I told her that I could not tell her the exact time, but it would be soon.


The ad is REAL, if you go on the Door-buster page on Best Buy's website. The front page (which is shown by the man holding the ad) matches identically. There is no doubt in my mind this ad is real. The only question is if there will be a secret sale.

Considering there already mentioning a online only deal with no price and already have a 179$ laptop. I think its useless to think otherwise. Keep in mind, every previous year it was stated to check back Thanksgiving Day for more deals. This is absent from this year.

Just think they already have;
149$ Netbook
179$ Laptop
199$ 42in TV
79$ 24in TV
189$ 7in Tablet
249$ 10in Tablet
Typical Xbox/PS3 deals, and cheap blurays. What more is there?

I think what we see is what we get. They already know there are the Top Dog in the sea of ads. Why do more when they don't have to. There hasn't been a peep of better deals coming from Walmart. Thats for sure.

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Posted Nov 16, 2011 - 2:22 pm

The ad is REAL, if you go on the Door-buster page on Best Buy's website. The front page (which is shown by the man holding the ad) matches identically. There is no doubt in my mind this ad is real. The only question is if there will be a secret sale.

Considering there already mentioning a online only deal with no price and already have a 179$ laptop. I think its useless to think otherwise. Keep in mind, every previous year it was stated to check back Thanksgiving Day for more deals. This is absent from this year.

I think what we see is what we get. They already know there are the Top Dog in the sea of ads. Why do more when they don't have to. There hasn't been a peep of better deals coming from Walmart. Thats for sure.


Agreed. I just checked my phone, and the entire conversation was recorded! I had assumed that the pause button was working, but it kept on recording. I truly believe that the store managers do not have a clue (have not been briefed, and kept mum otherwise) and need to check their online component from time to time.

Hey Klown, Isn't that Best Buy right on the other side of the bay from you?

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Posted Nov 16, 2011 - 2:53 pm

Agreed. I just checked my phone, and the entire conversation was recorded! I had assumed that the pause button was working, but it kept on recording. I truly believe that the store managers do not have a clue (have not been briefed, and kept mum otherwise) and need to check their online component from time to time.

Hey Klown, Isn't that Best Buy right on the other side of the bay from you?


There are 3 Best Buys in my 15minute radius from my House. I'm about less then a hour from the St Pete store :). I'll be at my local Best Buy again this year camping out.

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Posted Nov 16, 2011 - 5:05 pm

There are 3 Best Buys in my 15minute radius from my House. I'm about less then a hour from the St Pete store :). I'll be at my local Best Buy again this year camping out.


LOL...I thought that was your store.

I think BB did themselves a dis-service by gifting that woman last year and are encouraging these ppl, hopefully they'll nip it then bud this year and this won't be a recurring thing. There's always gotta be someone making Floridians look bad nationally:P

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Posted Nov 16, 2011 - 5:53 pm

LOL...I thought that was your store.

I think BB did themselves a dis-service by gifting that woman last year and are encouraging these ppl, hopefully they'll nip it then bud this year and this won't be a recurring thing. There's always gotta be someone making Floridians look bad nationally:P


Ive never been interviewed and the one year it happened I wasn't first LOL. That was the year I became hardcore :smart:

You guys are soo far from me :( You're all on the east coast of FL, im on the Gulf.

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Posted Nov 17, 2011 - 1:21 am

When you do get an interview, if you have an airbed, they flip out over it.

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Posted Nov 17, 2011 - 5:35 am

When you do get an interview, if you have an airbed, they flip out over it.


what do they expect? a sleeping bag on hard concrete?:P A little cushioning is nice. I daresay even our medieval hay stuffed mats would be better than a plain sleeping bag.

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Posted Nov 17, 2011 - 5:41 am

what do they expect? a sleeping bag on hard concrete?:P A little cushioning is nice. I daresay even our medieval hay stuffed mats would be better than a plain sleeping bag.


I've never been able to sleep in the tent. I sleep in the car. And usually they are power naps. :tired: I don't want people stealing my stuff :eek:

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Posted Nov 17, 2011 - 6:23 am

BTW, this is my local BB, and people wonder why I dont shop there.
A computer can only be as smart as the person running it. :crash:

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Posted Nov 17, 2011 - 9:53 am

I might wanna go interview of this so called "Tito" before I leave town with my GottaDeal t-shirt and have someone else record the whole thing. Should I do it? I mean if we get any attention at least the logo on the site will be there to represent!! Take my DSLR camera and make it look a little bit professional last year riven3d went to go take pictures of the free ipads lady who was outside of the best buy. :P

I need input!
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Posted Nov 17, 2011 - 10:04 am

I might wanna go interview of this so called "Tito" before I leave town with my GottaDeal t-shirt and have someone else record the whole thing. Should I do it? I mean if we get any attention at least the logo on the site will be there to represent!! Take my DSLR camera and make it look a little bit professional last year riven3d went to go take pictures of the free ipads lady who was outside of the best buy. :P

I need input!


I think any line publicity is cool.

I also find it cool theres alot of gottadealers in the tampa area. Better that there not in my area thoe :yup:

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Posted Nov 17, 2011 - 2:18 pm

I think any line publicity is cool.

I also find it cool theres alot of gottadealers in the tampa area. Better that there not in my area thoe :yup:


Where are you? I would LOVE to find someone near me. I'll be shopping in Panama City FL.

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Posted Nov 17, 2011 - 5:34 pm


Where are you? I would LOVE to find someone near me. I'll be shopping in Panama City FL.


Sarasota :)

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Posted Nov 18, 2011 - 4:38 am

Sarasota, I remember it well.......very humid, as i recall. I used to spend my summers in Port Charlotte.

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Posted Nov 18, 2011 - 8:01 am

Sarasota, I remember it well.......very humid, as i recall. I used to spend my summers in Port Charlotte.


LOL, Humid. We have a top rated beach here buddy! :yup: Not that I ever go.

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Posted Nov 18, 2011 - 3:32 pm

LOL, Humid. We have a top rated beach here buddy! :yup: Not that I ever go.


so do we, unfortunately around Black Friday it is about 25 deg. out and starting to freeze!

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Posted Nov 18, 2011 - 3:57 pm

Ok 25 replies, how many are related to line reports thus far???? Lets keep to topic.

#26 bigjimslade  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 19, 2011 - 6:56 am

Big Jim at best buy in Plano,TX with cnn

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Posted Nov 19, 2011 - 7:39 am

Big Jim at best buy in Plano,TX with cnn

So, I guess the webcast will be from the BB line tonight? :gdthums:

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Posted Nov 19, 2011 - 7:42 am

Big Jim at best buy in Plano,TX with cnn

Drat! Scandalous! Treachery! Good luck Jim!

#29 bigjimslade  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 19, 2011 - 8:19 am

Yes webcast will be from BB tonight.

As I am typing this CNN is filming.



So, I guess the webcast will be from the BB line tonight? :gdthums:



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Posted Nov 19, 2011 - 8:28 am

Yes webcast will be from BB tonight.

As I am typing this CNN is filming.


Are you first in line, at least??




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