Black Friday Madness

Posted: November 23, 2007 in Computers, Friends, Fun

So this year, I decided to actually participate slightly in the madness known as Black Friday.  For those of you outside of the states or who otherwise don’t know what Black Friday is, let me tell you.  Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving.  See, for a long time, it has been tradition for many people to start their Christmas shopping on the day after Thanksgiving.  It is called Black Firday, because that is the time that many retail businesses actually show a profit for the first time all year.  Kinda sad when you think about it, huh?

Anyways, I had been needing to get a flash drive for a few months now, since I broke mine sometime back in September.  So, having said that, I checked the ads for all the sales about a week and a half ago, and found a great deal on a 4 gig flash drive from Circuit City.  It was somewhere around $25 after tax.  Anyways, I decided to go out there and pick one up.  The Circuit City nearby is located accross the street from the mall, so I should have already known it would be a zoo.  The parking lot was absolutely packed, and people were just grabbing any spot they could find, marked or not.  I went in, and battled the crowds (pretty sure some fire codes were being broken too, but who knows) to get to the back of the store where the flash drives were located.  And, at 11AM, there was not one drive to be found (at least not in a reasonable price range).  Granted it didn’t look like there had been many to begin with, but I was frustrated with myself, and the situation.

So, I decide to go check out Best Buy on the off chance they might have one on sale.  Sure, it might not be the one I want, but hey, I’ll check it.  Now granted, the Best Buy in my area is located kind of out in the middle of nowhere, but still was rather busy.  With that said, the employee’s were very helpful, and they did indeed have a drive on sale.  Not as good of a deal as I would have gotten from Circuit City, but I still picked it up for under $40 after tax.  Keep in mind that these drives run around $70 normally, as it is the 4GB model.  I was able to walk up and get checked out right away, so I was happy. Next year I’ll pass on the whole black friday thing.  Yeah the deals are good, but at what mental cost to us?

After that, I ran away from most civilization, and met up with Rose and her fiance Mike for some lunch and Ice Cream, so the day certainly was far from a total loss.  At least I got to meet up with some friends and have a good time talking about how we are all avoiding Black Friday like The Plague next year.

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Comments
  1. Rose says:

    Yay! I’m glad that we helped your day not be a total loss 😉
    *hug*

  2. MNXMFan says:

    Yeah, you made that day fun!

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