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#31 jaymacfla  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 21, 2012 - 6:55 pm

You the first ones in line?


Yes, as usual! Thank goodness that is! It has been fun already with all of the haters. We heckle them back, some have to shout their disgust and one employee told a hater that we were jobless!

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Posted Nov 21, 2012 - 6:56 pm

Kmart has 20 people in line here....drat.
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#33 Illinoismom  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 21, 2012 - 7:13 pm

getting ready to head to my k-mart

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Posted Nov 21, 2012 - 7:22 pm

I got in line after work at 9:55pm and am 15th. (Wednesday). Hope that's good enough! I am in Fredericksburg, VA Central Park. First tent says they got here Monday.

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Posted Nov 21, 2012 - 7:34 pm

There was NO ONE at my local Best Buy around 3pm today.

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Posted Nov 21, 2012 - 7:36 pm

There was NO ONE at my local Best Buy around 3pm today.


No one at mine either, around noon today. They had the barricades ready though...

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Posted Nov 21, 2012 - 8:25 pm

The hubs, brother and sister-n-law are first at Kmart. They left around 10:30.

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Posted Nov 21, 2012 - 9:34 pm

There are 2 people in line at my BB in Jefferson City, MO.

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Posted Nov 21, 2012 - 9:36 pm

The hubs, brother and sister-n-law are first at Kmart. They left around 10:30.


What are they lining up for ? What items ?

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Posted Nov 21, 2012 - 9:44 pm

Decided to go take a ride to take a peak at our Best Buy about a half hour ago. There were 8 people in line, that was in Blasdell, NY (a suburb of Buffalo). It's a cold one I felt bad for them.

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Posted Nov 22, 2012 - 2:19 am

There are a couple of people at BB in Rock Hill, SC not sure on a number though
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Posted Nov 22, 2012 - 4:37 am

I am first at Sears. One other person besides us.

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Posted Nov 22, 2012 - 4:50 am

I have never been able to get my head around this. Clearly, people who do this have to leave the line from time to time during their wait. How does that work? Can you set up a tent on Monday and return in four days? Do you tag team so that at least one person is in the camp? Do 'late comers' join the campers? At what time does this become inappropriate? Are you allowed one or two latecomers? Must they be in line three hours before the doors open? Is there some kind of informal union among those who are assured a doorbuster to protect the position of the others? Even when I have lined up a couple hours early, I see people enter the front of the line in the hour leading up to the opening. I can't imagine someone who slept on a curb being very happy that a tent manned by a single person for four days becomes a hive of anticipation in the hours before opening. What do you pros see?

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Posted Nov 22, 2012 - 5:08 am

Well can't say I am a pro. Last year was the longest I ever stayed out. 25 hours. Before that it was tops 12 hours. This year its 28 hours but actually the easiest. Got here parked walked around the mall, had dinner. Sat/Slept in car until :30 this morning when someone showed up. Went and put my chair in first place. DH is sitting there now I am leaving to go get breakfast. If this was everyyer I would then become a pro... lol


I have never been able to get my head around this. Clearly, people who do this have to leave the line from time to time during their wait. How does that work? Can you set up a tent on Monday and return in four days? Do you tag team so that at least one person is in the camp? Do 'late comers' join the campers? At what time does this become inappropriate? Are you allowed one or two latecomers? Must they be in line three hours before the doors open? Is there some kind of informal union among those who are assured a doorbuster to protect the position of the others?

Even when I have lined up a couple hours early, I see people enter the front of the line in the hour leading up to the opening. I can't imagine someone who slept on a curb being very happy that a tent manned by a single person for four days becomes a hive of anticipation in the hours before opening.

What do you pros see?



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Posted Nov 22, 2012 - 6:05 am

What are they lining up for ? What items ?



They were there for the $97 tvs that Kmart only had 10 of. Both of my kids needed new tvs and I've been waiting all week for Amazon to have them, now I don't have to.

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Posted Nov 22, 2012 - 7:55 am

I have never been able to get my head around this. Clearly, people who do this have to leave the line from time to time during their wait. How does that work? Can you set up a tent on Monday and return in four days? Do you tag team so that at least one person is in the camp? Do 'late comers' join the campers? At what time does this become inappropriate? Are you allowed one or two latecomers? Must they be in line three hours before the doors open? Is there some kind of informal union among those who are assured a doorbuster to protect the position of the others?

Even when I have lined up a couple hours early, I see people enter the front of the line in the hour leading up to the opening. I can't imagine someone who slept on a curb being very happy that a tent manned by a single person for four days becomes a hive of anticipation in the hours before opening.

What do you pros see?


It's a honors code. Line forming is actually run by the customers. Not by the store itself.

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Posted Nov 22, 2012 - 6:25 pm

1700 people in my line......

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Posted Nov 22, 2012 - 7:35 pm

Went to local best buy didnt realize they opened at 12 what a newbie move of me!!! Im so disappointed in myself, off to walmart!!! First time going on BF well see how it goes! Wish me luck
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Posted Nov 22, 2012 - 7:35 pm

Dh and I were 198 and 199 at TRU. We got what we needed there then headed to Walmart. Checked out in electronics and they were also honoring prices for later sales which pissed me off. When we left there the TRU line was still wrapped around the building

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Posted Nov 23, 2012 - 12:40 pm

Our weather was beautiful this year with temps in the 60s on thanksgiving. I drove by best buy at 5 pm on thanksgiving night and only 2 tends and about 5 other people in line.

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Posted Nov 23, 2012 - 8:26 pm

Lines were very good I was out and at my first store at 4.




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