: Black Friday (to where it applies)



SpeedyArizona
11-25-05, 08:58 PM
Ok, dish the dirt, what did you buy:banghead: ! I can say my Visa definetly got a workout, but it was a ball. Had a few purchases for my family and friends plus a few that I wanted:

42" JVC Plasma TV
Sony DVD Player
3 IPOD Nano's
XBOX 360
20 or so DVD's
Canon Digital Camera
Yamaha Home Theater System
And a few little items

How about everyone else, did you break the bank today:bonkers: ?

Sandy
11-25-05, 09:55 PM
Nope. Didn't shop. Took our son's Cherokee to a hand wash, and had a guy hand wash it, and do a hand glaze. $45.00

Kev
11-25-05, 10:05 PM
I washed my Caddy by hand, then it rained!

Kev
11-25-05, 10:09 PM
I am just now watching the news of stampeeds at stores and am disgusted by it. The greed is shameful.

SilverCTS
11-25-05, 10:17 PM
Ok, dish the dirt, what did you buy:banghead: ! I can say my Visa definetly got a workout, but it was a ball. Had a few purchases for my family and friends plus a few that I wanted:

42" JVC Plasma TV
Sony DVD Player
3 IPOD Nano's
XBOX 360
20 or so DVD's
Canon Digital Camera
Yamaha Home Theater System
And a few little items

How about everyone else, did you break the bank today:bonkers: ?

Super. Lots of goodies there...

I get in the same rut every year. I usually wait until the last 2 weeks before I get in gear.

Boombotz
11-25-05, 10:44 PM
I decorated today. No shopping for me. I have been done with Christmas shopping for over 3 months!:yup:

ben72227
11-26-05, 12:20 AM
Black Friday is for old folks and people that are "behind the times"...

It's ALL about Cyber Monday:lildevil: The stores all do their "black friday" sales online on the following monday - which means, for me, no stampedes, no lines, no nothing, and if I get lucky, I might even get free shipping AND free giftwrap, so its perfect...:cool2:

Jesda
11-26-05, 01:37 AM
I was pretty damn ticked off and upset about a few things re:Thanksgiving, so my solution? SPEND A CRAPLOAD OF MONEY ON CRAP I DONT NEED! WHEEE!!!!!!!!!
CompUSA opened at midnight. I picked up a decked out Apple Mac Mini with DVD burner and wifi and 1.4 G4; my brother and our brown friend picked up a Sony PSPs (COOLEST GADGET EVER), LCD monitors, and other nifty doodads. The parking was insane and the line was stupidly long. I didnt get why people stood out there in the cold?!?!? I sat in the Maxima with warmth and music while waiting for the line to go away. When I got into the store, it took a good 2 hours for the lines, all going to the back of the store, to finally wind down. And at the checkout I got my friend a gift card.

After we finished hours later at CompUSA, we went to Circuit City and waited 2 more hours for the place to open at 5am. The line, again, was ridiculous, but our early arrival guaranteed an early spot in line. The $199 laptop special was the big draw, but only the first 17 people got vouchers for it. They never told anyone else that they were all sold out. There was absolutely no room to move, the prices were high, and the service was halfass. Circuit City BLOWS! And WHAT THE HELL was up with all the jerks who stood there in the middle of aisles, not moving, acting like no one needed to get by? It was mostly my fellow yellows too. Argh.

Best Buy was a pain, but we showed up an hour after they opened. The checkout line winded around and around like Magic Mountain at Disneyworld. The appliance section was roped off and we were herded around. It took an eternity and there wasnt a roller coaster at the end.

Walmart wasnt as bad as I imagined. The worst part was all the short fat people with big TV boxes in the fronts of their carts, wheeling around without being able to see what was in front of them. I dodged more than a few blindly driven TV-loaded carts. Safety officers were stationed throughout the store to keep people from utilizing the baseball bats in the sporting goods section; apparently after opening there was a huge frenzy over Polaroid LCD TVs and flat screen TV/DVD players. We went there for only two items and the checkout was surprisingly fast, like a normal day at Wally World. Props to them for preparing. Poo on Best Buy and Circuit City.

The psychological frenzy was the most interesting part of the night. I and many others had been up all night without sleep, driving around town buying things, herded like stupid materialistic cattle. Office Depot, aware of its sleep-deprived 5am customers, even served free coffee.
Normally, I'm cheap as hell, but this was my turn to treat myself. I'm a thousand bucks poorer, but g*d damn it, I'M ON VACATION.

I'm on my new Mac. :D

gdwriter
11-26-05, 01:46 AM
Damn, Speedy, can I have your Visa card? No? Jesda? No? Well, crap.

A couple of years ago when I was freelancing, I worked at Target as a cashier over the holidays. I couldn't believe how much money people spent on useless crap. One woman spend more than $500 on ornaments. Ornaments!

Fortunately, in my family, we draw names for the adults, so I don't have to buy a lot of gifts. What I don't buy online and have shipped directly to my sister's house, I'll go to Target one morning (right when the store opens) after I get there and finish. As Charlie Brown said, I'm not going to let commercialism ruin my Christmas (and that was 40 years ago when it was nowhere near as bad as it is now).

ben72227
11-26-05, 01:47 AM
How do you like your Mac? I think they are great. My next computer will probably be an Imac, once this Dell Dimension dies...:rolleyes:

Jesda
11-26-05, 02:02 AM
This is the first new Apple product I've purchased since 1995. Other than that its been Macs at work or Mac clones. When the Mini came out I said I had to have one, and thanks to sale prices, its mine!

Its eerily silent.

gdwriter
11-26-05, 02:17 AM
I've been a Mac user for 15 years (I'm in advertising, one of the fields where Macs have dominated). Bought my first home computer, a Mac LC II in 1992, replaced it with a PowerMac 6500 in 1997, replaced that with an iBook G3 in 2002. Had four motherboard failures (including one that hosed my hard drive) before I convinced Apple it was a lemon, and they replaced it with an iBook G4 in 2004. Apple hardware has been hit and miss for me, but I definitely prefer the Mac OS to Windows.

DopeStar 156
11-26-05, 12:30 PM
I went to that store, Hot Topic and "picked up some things." :lildevil: A belt, a wrist cuff, and some striped socks. (Black and red) I love Black Friday.

Playdrv4me
11-26-05, 01:45 PM
I would love a Mac mini, but im staying away for now because of the upcoming Apple switchover to Intel processor architecture. I guess for what it is, it is still well worth every penny, but if I go for a Mac, Im going to go whole hog when I do and I want it to be after the Intel switchover.

slk230mb
11-26-05, 03:00 PM
I would love a Mac mini, but im staying away for now because of the upcoming Apple switchover to Intel processor architecture. I guess for what it is, it is still well worth every penny, but if I go for a Mac, Im going to go whole hog when I do and I want it to be after the Intel switchover.

I'm with you on waiting for the Mac-intel machines to arrive. They should be awesome.

gdwriter
11-27-05, 12:47 AM
I'm with you on waiting for the Mac-intel machines to arrive. They should be awesome.

That's probably when I'll do my next upgrade.