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#1 darkwiggles  OFFLINE  

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Posted Aug 13, 2008 - 3:19 pm

Well since Black Friday 08' isn't for a long time now...I can't really think of much that I'll bring with me, but I'll name a few. *A small charcoal grill - For warm and heat. :) *A tent - Haven't bought one yet... *Money - DUHHHH. *Energy drinks, coffee, soda! - To stay awake!!1!eleven!one!! *Steak - For the grill...↑ lololololol(: *A friend:D *iPod -Blaring music should make me stay up. :] *Considering on bringing a "power inverter" so I can bring my Wii and TV! :cheesy: -Not much, But this is all I can think of on top of my head. ;)- Now let's hear others gotta say... Tips on what to bring shall be appreciated. :D

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Posted Aug 13, 2008 - 3:27 pm

Money, ds lite, ipod--It's generally not real cold here and although I might bring a chair as my back is getting older, I like to travel light!
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Posted Aug 13, 2008 - 3:50 pm

-Tent -Generator -Port-A-Potty on wheels - Buck a dump (made $400.00 last year) -water for 30 people for X days -propane heater and propane for X days -grill -food for 30 people for X days -digital camera -HD cam -Laptop -Ads -Camping chairs

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Posted Aug 13, 2008 - 4:09 pm

Well since Black Friday 08' isn't for a long time now...I can't really think of much that I'll bring with me, but I'll name a few.

*A small charcoal grill - For warm and heat. :)
*A tent - Haven't bought one yet...
*Money - DUHHHH.
*Energy drinks, coffee, soda! - To stay awake!!1!eleven!one!!
*Steak - For the grill...↑ lololololol(:
*A friend:D
*iPod -Blaring music should make me stay up. :]
*Considering on bringing a "power inverter" so I can bring my Wii and TV! :cheesy:
-Not much, But this is all I can think of on top of my head. ;)-

Now let's hear others gotta say...
Tips on what to bring shall be appreciated.
:D


wow don't post what store you'll be at someone would love to come take that wii off your hands :rolleyes:


i don't bring much cause i don't get in line till about 4 am

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Posted Aug 13, 2008 - 4:11 pm

-Tent
-Generator
-Port-A-Potty on wheels - Buck a dump (made $400.00 last year)
-water for 30 people for X days
-propane heater and propane for X days
-grill
-food for 30 people for X days
-digital camera
-HD cam
-Laptop
-Ads
-Camping chairs


:sidesplit:sidesplit:sidesplit

#6 bigjimslade  OFFLINE  

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Posted Aug 13, 2008 - 4:16 pm

:sidesplit:sidesplit:sidesplit


LOL

You may laugh but CNBC covered my port-a-potty last year.

http://www.cnbc.com/id/21886301

It was front page on MSNBC and CNBC last year. And people really do pay a buck since I have the key.

#7 darkwiggles  OFFLINE  

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Posted Aug 13, 2008 - 4:30 pm

wow don't post what store you'll be at someone would love to come take that wii off your hands :rolleyes:



Nahhhh...The people in line are "moderately" nice.
;)
Plus the Wii will be in a tent where there will be 7+ people in it.
I highly doubt anyone can sneak in, swoosh the Wii, and run away without being noticed.
:cheesy::cheesy::cheesy::cheesy::cheesy::cheesy:

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Posted Aug 13, 2008 - 4:33 pm

Nahhhh...The people in line are "moderately" nice.
;)
Plus the Wii will be in a tent where there will be 7+ people in it.
I highly doubt anyone can sneak in, swoosh the Wii, and run away without being noticed.
:cheesy::cheesy::cheesy::cheesy::cheesy::cheesy:


umm what are you going to do with it while you shop????

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Posted Aug 13, 2008 - 4:41 pm


*A small charcoal grill - For warm and heat. :)

:D


I would not use a charcoal grill for heating. It produces carbon monoxide and will gas everyone near by. You should get a camping heater. Coleman has several models that you can use inside a tent or close area. Below is a link to the heater.

http://www.coleman.c...uct_id=5033-750

Remember safety everyone!

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Posted Aug 13, 2008 - 4:43 pm

umm what are you going to do with it while you shop????


About 2 hours before the doors open people start to put away there items in there cars so park close up when you get there.

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Posted Aug 13, 2008 - 5:03 pm

oh ok, there is no way I am going to get into line more than a hour before opening (never do) just curious on how that works

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Posted Aug 13, 2008 - 7:25 pm

If you get the power inverter and bring your wii, you should invest in a wii fit. Then you could do the wii fit to stay warm. :smart:

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Posted Aug 13, 2008 - 10:13 pm

It can be pretty chilly on november mornings here in baltimore so i bundle up and just bring some coffee and the ds.

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Posted Aug 14, 2008 - 5:22 am

About 2 hours before the doors open people start to put away there items in there cars so park close up when you get there.


hey Jim, has anyone ever given you a hard time when you step out of line to put your stuff away and then rejoin?

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Posted Aug 14, 2008 - 5:57 am

My Laptop, A Chair, Money, An an extention cord to run my power cord to my van (which I will park close to the Door!!
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Posted Aug 14, 2008 - 7:27 am

hey Jim, has anyone ever given you a hard time when you step out of line to put your stuff away and then rejoin?


No they have not. Once you are in line for 30 plus hours you become friendly with the people around you. So if someone nears you needs to potty or get food they will ask if you will hold there spot while they potty and they will do the same with you. It is a honor system. If you do get up to go get food then you must offer to get food for the people around you. Once it is time to put away your stuff people around you are doing it but just remember who was in order. You might take turns doing it. In the lines I have been in this takes place around 1am on Friday for a 5pm opening. Again this will all depend on the people around you and how quick you make friends.

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Posted Aug 14, 2008 - 7:48 am

mom, ads, money (gotta love having my birthday the week before BF always have birthday money to spend on top of what I go and get at the ATM), heavy heavy coat, heavy gloves, Hat, and maybe my DS depending on how early we go. Its usually FREEZING :gdfrozen:

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Posted Aug 14, 2008 - 7:53 am

Credit Card - I always sign around the holidays; its safer Few buck in cash (just in case) Snacks and water........thats it for me, I try to carry as little as possible
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Posted Aug 14, 2008 - 8:51 am

hand and feet warmers

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Posted Aug 14, 2008 - 9:15 am

If you get the power inverter and bring your wii, you should invest in a wii fit. Then you could do the wii fit to stay warm. :smart:


Nahh...I don't think it's worth spending $80.
I do my workouts old fashioned.
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Posted Aug 14, 2008 - 9:19 am

No they have not. Once you are in line for 30 plus hours you become friendly with the people around you. So if someone nears you needs to potty or get food they will ask if you will hold there spot while they potty and they will do the same with you. It is a honor system. If you do get up to go get food then you must offer to get food for the people around you. Once it is time to put away your stuff people around you are doing it but just remember who was in order. You might take turns doing it. In the lines I have been in this takes place around 1am on Friday for a 5pm opening. Again this will all depend on the people around you and how quick you make friends.


Do people really kick you out of line if you JUST go to the bathroom/get food?
:eyepoppin:eyepoppin:eyepoppin:eyepoppin

The people in line where I am in Best Buy don't really care.
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Posted Aug 14, 2008 - 9:35 am

Do people really kick you out of line if you JUST go to the bathroom/get food?
:eyepoppin:eyepoppin:eyepoppin:eyepoppin

The people in line where I am in Best Buy don't really care.
:tongue1::tongue1::tongue1::tongue1:


It varies from store and store. We have had reports in years past where the people in line were rude and such. Other reports we get that every one in line plays nicely. I hope everyone plays nice. :) BF is a full contact sport and you will find that once business picks up that this site has some of the most serious and professional BF shoppers in the world that post here.

Welcome to the community!

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Posted Aug 14, 2008 - 11:42 am

LOL

You may laugh but CNBC covered my port-a-potty last year.

http://www.cnbc.com/id/21886301

It was front page on MSNBC and CNBC last year. And people really do pay a buck since I have the key.


I missed this last year. You really sit out there for 30 hours? WOW! Do you go by yourself or with someone? Do you buy for only yourself or do others in your family have you get things for them? Is that the only store you go to?
I go with my son and his girlfriend and a friend of mine, and we split up & get in line at different stores or like in Kohls take turns shopping while someone gets in line, or go into a store and split up each person grabbing a certain item.

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Posted Aug 14, 2008 - 12:28 pm

It varies from store and store. We have had reports in years past where the people in line were rude and such. Other reports we get that every one in line plays nicely. I hope everyone plays nice. :)


Ahh...Just play nice till they give out tickets and open the doors.
:cheesy:;):cheesy:;):cheesy:;)

BF is a full contact sport and you will find that once business picks up that this site has some of the most serious and professional BF shoppers in the world that post here.

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Posted Aug 14, 2008 - 12:41 pm

I missed this last year. You really sit out there for 30 hours? WOW! Do you go by yourself or with someone? Do you buy for only yourself or do others in your family have you get things for them? Is that the only store you go to?
I go with my son and his girlfriend and a friend of mine, and we split up & get in line at different stores or like in Kohls take turns shopping while someone gets in line, or go into a store and split up each person grabbing a certain item.


Yes I do really sit there for 30 hours and it may be longer this year. Just depends on the intel I get here. :)

When I stated to do this 5 years ago it was just me but over the years I have made alot of friends and it has grown to about a group of 30. We all stay in touch during the year and do each others birthday and holidays. Best Buy is the only store I go to since I feel they have the best sales year after year and the ticket system is one of the best out there. You asked who I buy for. I mostly buy for me and close family.

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Posted Aug 14, 2008 - 3:14 pm

Yes I do really sit there for 30 hours and it may be longer this year. Just depends on the intel I get here. :)

When I stated to do this 5 years ago it was just me but over the years I have made alot of friends and it has grown to about a group of 30. We all stay in touch during the year and do each others birthday and holidays. Best Buy is the only store I go to since I feel they have the best sales year after year and the ticket system is one of the best out there. You asked who I buy for. I mostly buy for me and close family.


I meant does your family have you pick up things for them? And you don't go with anyone that you know outside of BF/BB line? I agree, other stores could learn from best buy, I think circuit city has started doing something similar.

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Posted Aug 14, 2008 - 3:19 pm

I meant does your family have you pick up things for them? And you don't go with anyone that you know outside of BF/BB line? I agree, other stores could learn from best buy, I think circuit city has started doing something similar.


You always have friends/family that will hold your spot in line while you can get your stuff and put it in your car.
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Posted Aug 14, 2008 - 4:56 pm

I meant does your family have you pick up things for them? And you don't go with anyone that you know outside of BF/BB line? I agree, other stores could learn from best buy, I think circuit city has started doing something similar.


My family does ask for me to pick up things for them but they know that I dont like to do that. I tell them if they want something really bad that they have to sit in line for me. I do invite friends who I have not met in the BF line but I have found out that they just dont understand BF and why anyone would camp out.

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Posted Aug 14, 2008 - 5:45 pm

-Tent
-Generator
-Port-A-Potty on wheels - Buck a dump (made $400.00 last year)
-water for 30 people for X days
-propane heater and propane for X days
-grill
-food for 30 people for X days
-digital camera
-HD cam
-Laptop
-Ads
-Camping chairs


This may be a stupid question but I've always wanted to know! How do you get internet access waiting in line on BF?? Do you just pick up surrounding wireless signals?

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Posted Aug 14, 2008 - 6:58 pm

This may be a stupid question but I've always wanted to know! How do you get internet access waiting in line on BF?? Do you just pick up surrounding wireless signals?


That but for the past two years I have become known to the store manager, district manager and the employees at BB that they will give me the WEP key to there secured network. Since I go to the same store every year the district manager and store manager have me in there phones and vice versa. They asked one year and I jokely said a internet connection and 10 minutes later they came out and gave me the WEP key. It pays to be loyal.




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