Friday, November 25, 2005

It's Official - Christmas Buying Season Has Begun!

It's official. Black Friday is here which symbolizes the beginning of the Christmas buying frenzy. Are you out there? Not me. Only because I have to work, but I'd love to see it in action.

However, instead of camping out in a tent in front of a department store, I'm in the comfort of my own home doing most of my shopping online. But, there are great bargains out there if you're willing to brave the elements and those loooong lines, not to mention frenzied shoppers wall to wall.

Great savings on electronics and toys seems to be what's on most of these buyer's lists. Since my kids are grown, there's no need for toys and Amazon is having a great electronics sale, so I'll be doing some of my shopping there. In the comfort of my own home.

According to a news release today, Walmart is planning a different strategy. Instead of focusing on Black Friday, they will be having their sales throughout the month of December because according to last year's statistics, the Saturday before Christmas outdid Black Friday in sales by a landslide. I know. I was there. And so was a million other last minute shoppers.

So, did anyone partake of any of the bargains today? What did you buy and were there mobs of people? Who had the most bargains?

9 comments:

  1. I can't think of anything I can buy at 5:00 am that I can't buy at 5:00 pm.

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  2. How about it! In fact, this year, when I do go out amongst the masses, I'm planning on doing two trips. The first one and the last one. The last one is for the things I don't get the first time and if I don't get it the second time, it's not going to be bought!

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  3. I only heard today of a special at Best Buy on a Dell computer for $150. Oh Man! Had I known about that I may very well had been one of those in line at 8:00 p.m. last night! Yes I'm an idiot! I have 3 teenagers and one of them would have loved their own computer. Oh well. I'll keep looking for deals. Right now I'm stuck for what to get my kids. It seems the older they get the more difficult it gets. Now they all just want cars! Ain't gunna happen. Any ideas?

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  4. Oh man, I would have stood in a line for that, too! As for what to get the kids...lol...I've got the same predicament, only when I ask my son, he goes "Nothing." Great.

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  5. There were some great deals out there but getting up at 2AM in the morning to stand out in the cold for 3 hrs to *maybe* get what I want (but don't really need) if the 5000 people ahead of me don't grab it up first?

    Nooooo thank you.

    But I drooled over the ads and dreamed about having the money to buy that $150.00 Best Buy computer, the $68.00 DVD recorder from Wal*mart and the $199.00 6 mega-pixel cam (also from Wal*mart).

    What? I was supposed to look for someone else?

    Whoops.

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  6. LOL, me either! I was tucked in bed at that time!

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    Smooches,
    Sudiegirl

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  8. Dorothy, I can't think of a place I'd rather NOT be. You can have the mall and all the madness. All my shopping will be online--as I've done for the last three years. Much more civilized and much less stress on the nerves.

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  9. I spent a couple of hours in my favorite store, Target, but otherwise stayed away from the masses.

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

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