Friday, November 19, 2010

Floridian Folly



Black Friday Deals: St. Pete Family Is First In Nation To Start Camping At Best Buy

They had to be Floridians...

Sheesh.

11 Comments:

At November 19, 2010 1:38 PM, Blogger Jan said...

It won't be long before families spend their summer vacations camping out at Best Buy.

Retail shopping between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve is my idea of hell.

 
At November 19, 2010 1:48 PM, Blogger cube said...

I don't like shopping at any time of year, but it is worse between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

I should qualify the above statement... I do enjoy shopping for books and office supplies. Every thing else is a chore.

 
At November 19, 2010 2:22 PM, Blogger sue said...

cube - I was shopping at our local department store yesterday and at the checkout a sign read: Doors open 3 am the day after Thanksgiving.

I thought, ok, right. But my daughters will probably get up early and go.

 
At November 19, 2010 3:05 PM, Blogger cube said...

Sue: 3 am? That's unbelievable. I do my level best every year to make sure I don't need anything that day so I can avoid shopping at all costs.

 
At November 19, 2010 4:11 PM, Blogger AnnoyingJoe said...

Don't feel bad. Last year an impatient hoard trampled a seasonal worker to death as he tried to open the doors for the early morning "Black Friday" opening in Valley Stream, NY.

I'd say camping, though sad, is fairly benign.

 
At November 19, 2010 4:33 PM, Blogger cube said...

Annoying Joe: I'm not condemning these people to a gulag. They are free to do what they wish in the same way I am free to ridicule their actions.

It's all in good fun until someone loses an eye or, worse, their life. Yikes!

 
At November 19, 2010 5:55 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Decades ago, I used to shop on Black Friday. No more! I can't stand the mobs -- especially the maniacs in the parking lots.

 
At November 20, 2010 12:17 AM, Blogger Chuck said...

There's talk that Walmart is starting at midnight on Thanksgiving.

I found this whole thing bizarre.

 
At November 20, 2010 9:30 AM, Blogger Brooke said...

I wouldn't go out on BFriday if the store was giving away a gold brick.

In fact, I will do a major grocery shop Wed. to make sure I DON'T have to go out for that whole weekend!

 
At November 20, 2010 6:03 PM, Blogger Teresa said...

It is definitely worse to shop between Thanksgiving and Christmas eve. But as a person who has been on the other side of the counter as well, it's just as hellish to be a cashier/sales associate during that time.

 
At November 21, 2010 3:59 PM, Blogger DaBlade said...

Free iPads to the "First Family of Black Friday"... Sheesh. I promise I will be the very last in line. Any prize for that?

 

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