Purplesaurusrex, does your store have the Fisher Price Smartcycle? Also, is there much more put out on bf then on Wednesday night? If I put things aside WEdnesday night do I need to go first thing that morning to buy them or can I wait till noon?
It's really store-specific. I know our store won't hold things for BF, because then other customers complain about the "first come first served" aspect of it all.
We actually have our toys out on the floor now. I recommend doing what others have suggested and go with a partner and stake a place out in line, and the other do the shopping.
Most of our stuff is out now, and some we even have backstock on. Cabbage Patch dolls are in short supply, and we don't have any of the original dolls, just the glowing ones this year - go figure.
The electronic items will not be put out until that morning, and in our store, the Loss Prevention Manager is going to be handing out numbers outside to people in line that are there to buy the limited supply items. The ads do say "limit 2 per customer" this year, and I guess we're going to try and enforce it. I think they're doing this at every store.
Jewelry items are pretty limited also, but it's hit or miss. Some things we have a lot of, and some things we don't. We're supposed to get a special jewelry shipment UPS tommorrow, but I don't know what's in it until we open it up. If I get more info about supply numbers, I'll post it after work tomorrow.
Oh, and our store has a few of the Smart Cycles, but not many. We usually don't get in a lot of the "big box" items. Like the telescopes... I think we have 6 this year.