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#61 len_mullen  ONLINE  

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Posted Nov 22, 2011 - 2:08 pm

It's a combination of things. 1) You have to show up much earlier to get a door buster. 2) You will find nearly as good deals, in most cases, before, during, and after BF.

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Posted Nov 22, 2011 - 2:27 pm

Just saw on the local news, people lines up at Best Buy in Beavercreek, Ohio already. I Guess they dont visit Gottadeal to see whats already available. The one lady they interviewed said she was waiting for the xbox, didnt I see that it is already at black friday prices or am I missing something special.

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Posted Nov 22, 2011 - 2:52 pm

1 lone (and empty!) camp chair at Best Buy in Moore, OK this evening.

Edited by Bopeep, Nov 22, 2011 - 3:10 pm.


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Posted Nov 22, 2011 - 3:05 pm

Just saw on the local news, people lines up at Best Buy in Beavercreek, Ohio already. I Guess they dont visit Gottadeal to see whats already available. The one lady they interviewed said she was waiting for the xbox, didnt I see that it is already at black friday prices or am I missing something special.


That's where my cousin lives! I should tell her to go check it out!
Forget Santa, I want a visit from the UPS man! :mail:

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Posted Nov 22, 2011 - 3:08 pm

I sincerely hope no one is camped out in the NYC metro area...it's cold and raining here!
Forget Santa, I want a visit from the UPS man! :mail:

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Posted Nov 22, 2011 - 3:24 pm

I understand all of this, camping for BF is not new to me, I do it every year but if the days people are willing to wait in line keep getting earlier by the year, before we know it you will need to be out there 3 months early .....


For what its worth dusty, I totally agree with you. BF used to be fun to get in line 5-6 hours before the store opened at 5-6am. Now people start lining up a week or two in advance and there is no way the average person can compete with that and it's a shame. I said before in another thread that I wish these stores wouldnt even let someone on the property after hours until the day before BF at a minimum. I could certainly use some of those doorbusters as well but the campers have just made that impossible. Now, I just go and enjoy the day later in the morning and get what deals I can. If there is something in particular I'm stoking out, I'll just keep an eye on sales and try to get the best deals I can any other day.

I'm sorry for your loss as well.

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Posted Nov 22, 2011 - 4:55 pm

1 lone (and empty!) camp chair at Best Buy in Moore, OK this evening.


If I showed up and there was an empty chair and it remained empty for too long, I think I would become the first person in line, especially if I wasn't going anywhere or had friends to spell me. Seems to me using "furniture" as a placeholder is cheating....

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Posted Nov 22, 2011 - 7:14 pm

I was at two different Best Buys in Omaha today and no one was lined up.

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Posted Nov 22, 2011 - 7:39 pm

3 people in line already at bb las vegas

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Posted Nov 22, 2011 - 8:23 pm

Just saw on the local news that BB in Delafield, WI has 4 tents already in line. They said on camera they've been there since Sunday night...

#71 Klownicle  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 22, 2011 - 11:03 pm

In line. :) Rep. Can't wait for employee reactions in morning. I and someone else got here after hours.

Edit; bah, starting to get hot inside the tent. Stupid FL weather.

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Edited by Klownicle, Nov 23, 2011 - 4:42 am.


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Posted Nov 23, 2011 - 6:07 am

4 tents and about 20 people in line at my local Best Buy in Central Florida. I spoke with them briefly and they been in line since early Tuesday morning. Most of them are buying all the doorbusters they can and selling them later. Their goal is $1500 profit per person. Sucks that everyone is camping for 2+ days to make a little $$ but it is what it is.

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Posted Nov 23, 2011 - 6:22 am

4 tents and about 20 people in line at my local Best Buy in Central Florida. I spoke with them briefly and they been in line since early Tuesday morning. Most of them are buying all the doorbusters they can and selling them later. Their goal is $1500 profit per person. Sucks that everyone is camping for 2+ days to make a little $$ but it is what it is.


Good luck with that. Might net about 30$ per item not including the TV. Assuming they go eBay. And if they do Craigslist won't net a quick profit.

Hope they fail.

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Posted Nov 23, 2011 - 8:09 am

Good luck with that. Might net about 30$ per item not including the TV. Assuming they go eBay. And if they do Craigslist won't net a quick profit.

Hope they fail.

I hope they fail as well. Makes it hard for the working person to get in on a deal if you have to miss work to do it. I know lots are out of work and need to make money for the holidays but....

#75 Klownicle  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 23, 2011 - 8:15 am

News is here :/

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Posted Nov 23, 2011 - 8:44 am

News is here :/


Good! They spent all day with us, including the newspaper. I heard it was in today's paper, but i am too busy bailing out of the recent storm to read it!:eek:

#77 Klownicle  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 23, 2011 - 9:03 am

Good! They spent all day with us, including the newspaper. I heard it was in today's paper, but i am too busy bailing out of the recent storm to read it!:eek:


Don't send it south. :fluffy:

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Posted Nov 23, 2011 - 9:12 am

4 tents outside Best Buy in Huntington WV. I'm guessing I'll be out of luck for the Asus Transformer since I can't get there till tomorrow around 2:00. :-( maybe it will be online but I'm thinking it won't.

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Posted Nov 23, 2011 - 9:16 am

Just took the child and nephew to McDonald's in front of Best Buy, Target, and Lowe's. Not a soul in line. Of course, it's pouring rain and freezing here, so...

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Posted Nov 23, 2011 - 9:37 am

It's cold, windy, and rainy in Pittsburgh. Won't catch me out there waiting!!!

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Posted Nov 23, 2011 - 9:55 am

Here it is

http://jacksonville....ays-line-199-tv

Good! They spent all day with us, including the newspaper. I heard it was in today's paper, but i am too busy bailing out of the recent storm to read it!:eek:



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Posted Nov 23, 2011 - 10:27 am

In Texas - Clear Lake area (outside of Houston): 8-10 people in line outside of Best Buy already, as of noon Wednesday.

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Posted Nov 23, 2011 - 10:47 am

And here comes that rain... btw another news crew came lol

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Posted Nov 23, 2011 - 12:34 pm

Heading out to our bb

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Posted Nov 23, 2011 - 1:17 pm

About 20 ahead of us

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Posted Nov 23, 2011 - 1:31 pm

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Posted Nov 23, 2011 - 1:32 pm

Baytown Texas

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Posted Nov 23, 2011 - 1:38 pm

Our BB in Flint, MI has about 5 tents up. I looked from the main road so I don't really know how many are actually in line.

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Posted Nov 23, 2011 - 1:43 pm

I am at the Best Buy in Omaha NE, We are first in line and have two tent's set up. First time to camp so we will see how it goes. We are very excited too!!

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Posted Nov 23, 2011 - 1:55 pm

Palmdale, CA has about 12 waiting so far




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