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We here at dealspl.us are VERY excited about Black Friday 2010! So excited that we want to give YOU two (2) $200 Gift Cards of your choice!

How to enter:
All you have to do is share your favorite Black Friday story, memory, or picture with us! In fact, you can even just tell us what your plans are for this year's big day. And there are TWO ways to enter:

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    2) Leave your comment or picture (we prefer pictures) on our Facebook Wall


Rules:
  • Two winners will be picked. One from dealspl.us and the other from Facebook.
  • The contest runs from Friday October 15th to Thursday October 21st, and the winner will be announced by the 22nd
  • Any post is subject to deletion and disqualification if considered inappropriate
  • US residents only
  • Rules and dates are subject to change at any time by the dealspl.us staff


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And the winners are...

Facebook fan: Angela Ingram
Dealspl.us user: jgoldma1

Congratulations to our winners and thank-you to everyone who participated! Be sure to check out our current giveaway too: We're giving away two NEW MacBook Airs!
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nimrodboy3 Oct 23, 2010
congrats to both Angela Ingram and jgoldma1
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Pjw1008 Oct 22, 2010
Ive only been to one black friday. Me and my husband were on vacation in az, and we had to get up at 1/130 to drive to the nearest target which was 2HRS away. It was also freezing! But it was SSSOOO worth it because we had gotten 2 $50 rebate cards and a $10 gift card when we entered the store so we only ended paying $100 for our HD tv. =D! Looking forward to doing it again...altho this yr might end up being a cyber monday.
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nateanderson Oct 21, 2010
I plan to hit Best Buy early, and possibly Target after that.
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chobbes Oct 21, 2010
I'll either be working or sleeping. Won't know 'til then.
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dis1krazyazn Oct 21, 2010
My favorite Black Friday story is actually from last year when I volunteered at a local mall the morning of Black Friday to raise money for my high school's National Honor Society. I got a group of about 15-20 friends to volunteer with me (since I was NHS President last year) and we worked from 11pm to 11am!! Now I am ...a freshman in college and I hope to be outside of stores like Best Buy, Target, and Apple to get good deals on Black Friday morning... I've been saving up for the last month or so, but it's hard being a poor college student :/ The gift cards would help a lot. Thanks for taking the time to read this!
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DynamoMike Oct 21, 2010
i am really hoping to get a great deal on some external hard drive --- i am running out of space !!!!!!! :)
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misskathymae Oct 21, 2010
I am a die hard but last year WHEW!Last year I took my 14 year old with me ,She was soo tired ,we all were ,We did see amazing things..Alarge group of hillbilly drunks (Im hoping)...you know who you are!;0)...A LOT of tents...Even a 11 year old boy hit the floor and passed out once the store opened and his dad was checking out,he said he didn't eat..I remember muttering something among the bleary eyed haze about bringing a thermos of cofee ,BIG ONES ,next year ,It was great we got a pair of perfect push-ups (thanks;0) Sports Authority)and I LOVE THEM (NO PAIN NO GAIN)!!Right?!!Just starting my plan of attack this year!
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cdmtx65 Oct 21, 2010
couple of years ago a snagged the last 42 inch big screen tv @ walmart --- boy it was a "madhouse" :)
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harry16 Oct 21, 2010
I was the 99 person in line for sears gift card and i got a $10 gift card, I used it to buy a $10 craftsman vacuum and my mom loves it.
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proper Oct 21, 2010
My Black Friday history has all been online. And it is usually through stores like Steam. So many downloadable videogames for cheeeeeeap!
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TheSUPERGIRL Oct 21, 2010
I love Black Friday because I absolutely love great deals. I always do My best to look out for the sales. I'll be looking for great deals this Black Friday as well and will have even more fun doing so with these cards.
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SKYYWALKERR Oct 21, 2010
I work retail and usually have to work on Black Friday. Three years ago I somehow lucked out and was scheduled to close, so I joined my cousins in line at midnight at Toys R Us. Our local TRU was raffling off a $1000 shopping spree (via two $500 gift cards), so I bought the four of us each a ticket. To my utter surprise, I won! Since I don't have any kids, I gave the cards to my two cousins, and they were able to get all the things they wanted for their kids. I got a really good Christmas present from them that year though!
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josuemoralesc Oct 21, 2010
OMG Awesome! Last year was my first Black Friday! :) I Hope this year i can have a better one.
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esploded Oct 21, 2010
Black Friday?! YES :D I love cheap stuff, cause I'm...cheap. Hey, not in a bad way. :)
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ncjeepster Oct 21, 2010
I used to go shopping every Black Friday until I was disabled, I can't get out much now, so I started doing all my shopping online. If you prepare enough ahead of time, it is so much faster to order on line. I feel like any shipping I pay is worth the trouble of driving, parking and fighting the crowds I would have had to endure. I plan just like I did when I did go out, but I'm proud to say I did better on line than I did getting sales in the stores.
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josuemoralesc Oct 21, 2010
It's good to see that you have endured above all. :)
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lissa_hTW Oct 21, 2010
I was actually working one year, and I got stuck at the mall for like 3 hours after my shift! It was crazy. I have been really wanting the new iPod touch for awhile at Best Buy. Cant wait to get it!
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nkendrew Oct 21, 2010
I usually have to work on Black Friday, but not this yr.!!
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NeW_gUy_007 Oct 21, 2010
I remember my first black Friday experience two years ago when i first moved to America I didn't even know about it so I innocently went to see what all the fuss was about....big mistake!I quickly found myself rummaging through hordes of people and getting the deals I wanted it was chaos but I would do it every year just for the heck of it.
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Jennalainemiller Oct 21, 2010
I love Black Friday! I always go to kohls and love searching for great deals! Now that we have a daughter to buy for it'll be even more fun!
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LesDudis Oct 21, 2010
My favorite Black Friday memory (hard to believe because it was partially miserable!) was from a year or 2 ago. I was waiting at Target to get my 750gb external harddrive for about $70. After dinner, I made sure to bundle up because it was cold but after a couple of hours, it began to get colder... My body felt fine, but I realized my feet were freezing! I forgot to wear better shoes: I was wearing my Chuck Taylor All Stars (the material is SO thin!)... Waiting the rest of the hours was long and cold, but it was worth it to get my harddrive AND the 8gb flash drive next door at Staples, topping it off with an early breakfast at McDonald's next to the Staples =)
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Strublesarah Oct 21, 2010
My favorite black Friday memory is walking in to the Target away from the mall crowds and seeing almost every register open and available. It was totally stress and crowd free!
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eycanche Oct 21, 2010
Last Black Friday I was driving around with my brother trying trying to find a deal while my uncle bought a huge flat screen TV from Walmart for like $450 dollars! Horrible so we just went home after hearing that.
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RoadRashTX Oct 21, 2010
I could use this. I need some new electronic gadgets to play with!
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josuemoralesc Oct 21, 2010
My First and so far only expirience of Black Friday was last year when I wasn't able to go to the Thanksgiving party because i had to go to sleep early for to be able to be at Walmart on time. I had a great time getting new movies :) After Walart i went to Fred Meyer and bought board games for the family then visited Best Buy and finaly i went to Target to finish the day i mean more like start the day. I hope to win the $200 Gift Card so i can go back this year for a 2nd time and make it way bigger and better than last year. Get my Mom, Dad, and Sister a nice Christmas Gift. Sincerly Josue Morales :)
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ho0lee0h Oct 21, 2010
Heh. I don't know if anyone remembers this but last year, newegg had an acer netbook for $200. I was one of the lucky few to get it! I'm still using it :) Best Black Friday ever.
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sch1308 Oct 21, 2010
I plan to get up at 4AM and get a good spot in the Wal Mart line to get an iPad or maybe an Xbox with extra money I got from my birthday.
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carpince Oct 21, 2010
My favorite black friday moment was when I was a new mom and took my 6 month old son out. I wanted some clothes that were so cheap for him for the following year or two. I ran into, every where I went, what I want to say was the true spirit of the season. Kohls ran out of carts but they saw me with him and they gave me theirs. At Walmart, I had just 3 items and 4 people let me go in front of them. It was their kindness and generosity that made me excited that year and in turn made me realize again not everyone is so greedy and angry on that BLACK FRIDAY!!!
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Ladyurbain Oct 21, 2010
Well I dont have a story to share. I have never participated in blackfriday shopping. I had heard too many horror stories and did not want to get myself in trouble because of my temper. So I stayed away. This year I may venture out just so I can experience it. Life's an adventure!
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JAZZYMAMA Oct 21, 2010
I always go blackfriday shopping with my mom & its like a tradition for us we get up at 5 in the morning. The day of thanksgiving we laugh about just staying up with the family because my family go's to different store so me & my mom stick together & go to walmart, target, & the mall sometimes not looking for things already in mind but to shopp around & we always find good deals im so ready for blackfriday with my mom because we always have fun shopping with each other!
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Applejill Oct 21, 2010
I bought a router and network adapter years ago that was free after rebate. That remains my greatest Black Friday purchase.
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natthedem Oct 21, 2010
I've actually never done a Black Friday sale. Last year, my sister went to secure a new television and I'd periodically stop by and bring them hot chocolate and food. She'd look up at me, wrapped in warm blankets and ask if I wanted to join them. As I thought about the warmth of my bed, I politely declined ;)
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Deedle_pie Oct 21, 2010
On Black Friday I'm going to be sitting right here planted in front of Dealspl.us.com! I will see far more bargains here than I would ever be able to see on foot. I'll have my leftover turkey sandwiches and warm coffee to sustain me while I fight no crowds, get none of my toes stepped on and drag nothing at all to the car. The only damage might be my sore typing fingers and my bank account! Can't wait!
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Shmobaum Oct 21, 2010
Hi yeah I happened to get my iPod last year on black Friday
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jemutschler Oct 21, 2010
Well, just became unemployed for the first time in my 52 year old life, so looks like Black Friday shopping, or any real Christmas shopping, is out of the question this year. Maybe Dollar Tree?
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ddevil Oct 21, 2010
BestBuy is always one of my favorites. What can I say.... I love electronics.
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chaseapruitt Oct 21, 2010
this year i plan to sleep over at bestbuy, and purchase me a new computer screen for my macbook so i can edit more photos and do better in school!
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daischop Oct 21, 2010
Well for me, I've never stood in line for a Black Friday event. I usually ended up showing a bit later in the day, once the mad rush was over or in later years, staying up late online watching for deals. But I've never experienced the crush of people when the doors open in the early am. I'm usually sleeping my morning away!
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winterhart14 Oct 21, 2010
I've never really done black fridays, but I have done Cyber Mondays. I prefer doing my shopping at home... so Amazon would be my choice, or Apple... iPod Touch calling my name.
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diego17 Oct 21, 2010
That was a long long time ago! We waited to get the new Atari game - maybe Lady Pacman?
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c0rinne Oct 21, 2010
My favorite Black Friday was last year. I finally vowed to spend some money and buy something. I spent hours walking around this huge shopping center in LA. After hours and hours, I still hadn't bought anything. At the end, I successfully bought NOTHING, but I did confirm that I taught myself impulse control. :)
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Taylor9124 Oct 21, 2010
Definitely my first Black Friday. I had just gotten the Playstation 3, and needed an LCD more than anything, so I stood in line for 4 hours thinking it was a long time, only come to find out, people had been there for over a day!
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naenaeelizabeth Oct 21, 2010
getting up at 3:30 in the morning and heading to walmart and standing there waiting for them to tell us that we can start shopping
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jmahurin40 Oct 21, 2010
I use to work night shift @ our local hospital and then fought the crowds on black friday. That was a tiring morning especially if I didn't fare well on the bargains.
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idashling Oct 21, 2010
Black Friday has been a yearly bonding experience with my best friend who lives on the other coast & comes back for thanksgiving and Christmas. We always go after the camera deals at best buy (I always end up losing or breaking it...) and we would have to start waiting at like 9pm!! Because it gets super cold we always gotta bundle up head to toe like Eskimos and we'd sit on large black garbage bags so we wouldn't have to carry around chairs....& We'd just spend the hours just catching up onthe year we've been apart. :)"
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faith85 Oct 21, 2010
For four months, I worked as a cashier in a WalMart in Canada. Before store-openings, we would have a team meeting. This one morning meeting fell on a Black Friday which our Store Manager had mentioned in passing. She said that it might have an affect on us, but didn't go into further detail. Prior to this, I would only hear a brief mention of Black Friday on the news, but that would be it. Little did I know just how big Black Friday really was. Just an hour or so into my shift, our debit/credit system crashed. You don't realize the importance of the atm and debit/credit system especially during Christmas shopping until it is no longer working. The line-ups were getting longer, and the customers were getting more frustrated. This crash was a huge dilemma which seemed to have no end in sight. WalMart was loosing business fast with customers walking out. We were trying to get any customers who were paying with cash to come to the front of the line. It was pure chaos. When they got the system up and running we were jumping for joy. As a result of that I knew that once I had moved to the States, I just had to take part in a Black Friday. It was awesome! My husband and I stayed up late so we wouldn't miss the Best Buy sales. We should of did some research because we were in no way prepared, but we had fun!
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xChrisDuran Oct 21, 2010
I remember as a child, bBack Friday was always one of the highlights of the season. The Thursday before would always be the planning of our following day's routine. There of course would be no sleep involved from Thursday into Friday, it was all too exciting (especially for me as a child). My first memory of a black Friday even would have to have been when I was about 5 years old. My Mother and I stayed up all night and drove over to our local Walmart. We were one of the first persons in line and received "early bird" coupons. One by one they would let the guest in, giving the first few a couple of mins to run through the store before the next. It was so hectic! I remember running around with my mother and just grabbing what she told me to grab. People where packing aisles after aisles. It was absolute mayhem. The reason why I remember that year's Black Friday so much, was because we were able to buy family presents (well at least it was my first memory that I gave presents). I'll never forget that day.. or the mean lady who tried to take away my action figure. Luckily my super hero, my mommy, came to my rescue. Happy Black Friday Everyone! [=
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itskenneth Oct 21, 2010
Been black friday shopping for few years now. Always a great way to stay up all night to wait in the long lines. Probably my most memorable one was about 6 years ago at office depot. I remembered getting there around 2AM and there was already a HUGE line. Once they opened, everyone pushed and shoved so we all had to line up correctly or they wouldn't let us in. waited for about another 30 min after the door opened since too many people couldn't be in there for safety issues. Once I got in, i still remember i was only 14 and with my sister. We really didn't have a goal to get something in particular but we came across a computer and it was really cheap i guess. $450 for a desktop wasn't too bad, especially if i was only using it for school work. After we ordered it through the store with free shipping, I was excited since it was my first computer. Then after that we headed to a local mall around the area and it took us over 1 hour just to find parking! AND once we found one, someone decided to steal our space. After that, it took us about 20 more minutes to find another parking. Once we got in, the lines to the stores were crazy! We were stupid to not have one wait in line while the other shops. Waited over an hour in line just to pay. It was ridiculous. Black Friday seriously brings out the bad in people. Won't be going to the mall again on black friday unless theres something i really want. For this year, i'm probably going to try Wal-Mart or the Apple store. Depends on the sales they have. And also this time, I learned my lesson to leave early so maybe after dinner I will head out to the spot with a good cup of hot coffee.
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dustdle Oct 21, 2010
I once got extra "item tickets" at the Black Friday stores lines and sell some of them back to the people in the back of the line to make a profit.
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Loves2spoon Oct 21, 2010
I've never shopped on black friday but I did work 18 hours last year on that day! I remember waking up at 3am and getting ready for work, arriving in the parking lot I see a massive line... Thousands of people ready to kill the person in front of them to get the $100 computer! lol I parked my car and had my jacket on hiding my employee polo shirt, I cut in the very front of the line while talking to another associate! Needless to say they were not happy campers, no pun intended! lmao. I took off my jacket and calmed down the crowd, it was 10 minutes until opening and it was my first black friday, I was a little nervous and excited to see how much I could sell that day! As I finished my red bull the doors opened and the store was flooded with customers running towards the computer dept. I had a line of 100+ people at my register in 10 seconds! After 6 straight hours of checking people out I was exhausted, I've never been happier to leave for lunch and get out of my store! 18 hours later and $120,000 of merchandise sold I think I had a pretty good day! I hope to be able to spend time with my family this year and buy them something nice on black friday with a $200 gift card! Happy Holidays! =)
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GadgetDon Oct 21, 2010
Target's been my favorite store - it's where I found a Wii first year it was out, and the crowds seem a little less insane than elsewhere. I'm not great on crowds, so I don't hit a lot of stores. Got a great price on a digital camera last year for a friend.
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Nikitasmith01 Oct 21, 2010
Last year my mom sister a friend and I went to Target to get a keyboard and some other things. The main item though was for the keyboard. However after standing in line for a half an hour a rep came out and said a limited amount of TVs and other items were sent, not the entire shipment that they expected. My mom decided to ask how many keyboards.. he said 3. well we decided snce he didnt say 0 we were stayig and going to try out best to get the keyboard. as soon as we were let in, mind our plan was to stick together. My mom flew in like a bat out of hell, she's very shprt mind you so she was lost amongst everyone. By the time the rest of us made our way back we see her bobbing in and out of isles and people then finally throwing her self on to two keyboard boxes and hanging on to them for dear life yelling 'GRAB A CART GRAB A CART HURRY UP HURRY UP!!!" There wasn't even anyone else trying to get any keyboards. the whole thing was just too funny.
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conqui25 Oct 21, 2010
On Black Friday a few years ago I went I went to Office Depot and Office Max. Got a bunch of stuff including tech gadgets for free after rebate. I mean, what's better than FREE?
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nobleone Oct 21, 2010
Actually this is a story of two Black Fridays... Year One, I really had no specific plan except to get to my local Walmart as early as possible because they had announced some killer deals on some electronics, CD box sets, and other items I had specifically planned on purchasing for specific people. Arriving to the store at O-Clock Early, I am confronted with a line that wraps around the entire store. Still excited and anticipating grabing some cool gifts plus saving some cash I stand in line for 3+ hours. The doors finally open and the herd pushes in! There appeared to be no crowd control at all! It was like being in a can of sardines! One moment I literally could not move for a good ten minutes, the crowds pushing and shoving and grabbing! Anyone with claustophobia issues would have been in panic! I was able to grab one item, a boxed CD set, and got out of there swearing I would never darken the doors of any store on Black Friday! Now the following year, we had a wonderful Thanksgiving meal at the parents house (different area of Southern California) and the rest of the family headed out to the River for the extended weekend. Though I had a very bad experience with Black Friday the previous year, there was a Best Buy advertisement for a computer system at a price I couldn't resist. I had also seen a few more items at smaller stores that made me decide to brave Black Friday madness again. Once again I head out to the store and get ready to stand/sit for 4 hours. The lines are still crazy long, almost completely around the store again. However; this experiemce was turning out a lot better than my previous Black Friday experience. There was actual crowd control and Best Buy employees actually were coming out with coupons for the most desired items, whch included my computer system. They passed these pickup receipts to those in line desiring these items until the receipts ran out. All very organized and luckily there were no unpleasant incidents when someone did not get an receipt for a desired item. I was lucky enough to get the next to last pick up receipt for my computer, make my purchase and get out of the store. Even though I disliked the wait in the cold and the wait to get my item and pay, I was bold enough to actually hit a couple more stores and ended up being lucky to get all my desired items and back home before 11 AM! Though I will always try to order online whenever possible, my relatively painless experiences of Black Friday, Year Two have provided me with an open mind about going out again this year - so long as there is something on such a great special to induce me to give serious thought too braving the lines and cold again.
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lambchop1965 Oct 21, 2010
I always go Blackfriday shopping with my oldest daughter. We make our game plan on Thanksgiving and then get up @ 3:00 am and we are on our way. We make sure we know what we want from each store and we walk fast. We always get Starbucks and go for a nice lunch. Then we get home around 2:00 pm and take a good nap.
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zion777 Oct 21, 2010
I was at Wal-Mart I really wasn't looking for anything specific, I just couldn't believe the pushing and shoving people were doing just to get a TV.I just stood back and couldn't believe my eyes.
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nguyenf Oct 21, 2010
A few years a go, I swung by my local Best Buy after a unsuccessful run at Circuit City for some door buster deals. This was about 4 hours after their doors had open and I asked one of the clerks if they still had any of the $300 eMachine + Monitor & Printer deals in stock. He checked the inventory and said yes. So we went out in search for it but to no avail. I have given up hope at this point and started to precede to the exit as I noticed a bundle sitting in an abandon cart, I asked one of the workers if it was fine if I took it since it was sitting there for awhile. Luckily no one had claimed it and I was free to take it. I gave the computer to my niece and couldn't have been anymore pleased, so was her mother. I primarily shop online (DealsPlus for my bargain needs!) now and rarely go out camping/shopping at those retail box stores.
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lilliput Oct 21, 2010
Going with my husband to get thumb drives or flash drives that were half the price they'd normally cost. This was at a time when getting memory in the GB was still costly.
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MissingLynxx Oct 21, 2010
My favorite Black Friday memory was standing in the cold at 5am to buy Tickle Me Elmo for my nephew! Everyone got to be friends and someone went across the street to get coffee. It was actually fun and kind of exhilarating! Plus he was thrilled with it!
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eseberg Oct 21, 2010
Last year my wife and I discussed what to get, I got to Menards about 5:50, when I saw the line start to move I got out of the car and got in line. Once inside I knew where to go, had my items picked, checked out and was home by seven. My wife asked if I'd gotten somethingorother, I said no she said she didn't want one. She said she'd changed her mind so back I went. Found the item right away, waited in line for over an hour to check out. Oh well.
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jacqgrif Oct 21, 2010
I remember standing in the rain at 2 a.m. waiting for the store to open to get a Game Boy. That was in last time I got up that early, actually, I don't think I ever went to bed! LOL. Oh well! Adventures are what life is made of! Thank You!! jacqgrif@yahoo.com
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rsj2000mrs Oct 21, 2010
Most of my favorite Black Friday memories include waiting in lines starting at 2 am to get our favorite toys for great deals at Kaybee toys...I sure do miss them. 2002 was the best that I can remember, waiting in line and rushing in to get Gameboy Advances for my Step-Children. It was a mad-house but got some great stuff for awesome prices that day.
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skwigger Oct 21, 2010
My girlfriend and I started Black Friday shopping a few years ago. We've never taken it too seriously. There are things we'd really like to get, but go knowing there's a good chance it'll sell out before we get there. It's fun watching everyone else run around frantically for things. You can tell the rookies from the veterans. Some people don't know what to expect, show up a few minutes before the store opens, and are shocked to see hundreds in front of them, while others get there the evening before, camp out, and have the entire store mapped out, ready to split up and grab everything they came for in a matter of minutes.
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PapaLos Oct 21, 2010
My fave memory is me and my cousin, my black friday partner, in Target. After breaking night in the Best Buy line and breaking a record of being in and out of there in 3 minutes, Target proved to be more difficult. We were being trampled by a mob of crazy, over excited shoppers and in the process of trying to grab our stuff and run, we got cut off by a line like 20 carts long. My cousin was screaming, "Go that way! There's an opening over there!" And caught up in my emotions and seeing no way out I said "The hell with me, go!!" He screamed, "NO! We came together, we rollin' together!!" Then I replied "Bad Boys for life!!!" Everyone around us was laughing at us. And the girl in front of me heard my passion and let me through.
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netter1114 Oct 21, 2010
Two years ago my daughter who is now 2, was a 1 month old premie. I had been off of work most of my pregnancy due to complications so we were broke. I really wanted to go Shopping on Black Friday as I knew I had a limited budget and a large list of gifts to get for my family. We went to my parents in Wisconsin for Thanksgiving and ended staying over night due to the weather. I was bummed. The nearest descent mall was 1 hour away, but there was a mini mall 20 min away and had a few stores that would work for my list. The women of the family thought it would be nice if we all went shopping together. This was scary- me ,my Mom and my grandmother, my Mom's mother in law. They dont really do well in the same room, much less shop together at 5 am! And of course no one wanted to stay home and take care of the baby. So the 4 of us, in a minivan headed out in very cold and icy conditions to get to the mini mall 20 min away! Funny thing was it was fun! Everyone got along, I got some great deals and the inlaws got along :)
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CHELITA_109 Oct 21, 2010
I LOVE the Black Friday Sale!!! I wake up early every year and do my shopping. This year I will shop for electronics okay and maybe some clothes.:) I cant wait! Black Friday here I come!!!
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spencerdaddyo Oct 21, 2010
Yeah, I enjoyed driving to a Best Buy store at 3:00 am, only to find a long line, and standing in the rain for a really good buy - worth it all.
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epoohza Oct 21, 2010
Black friday, i usually go to Best Buy. looking for any good computer and laptop deal and movies. this year, i want to get myself macbook pro
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ardy22 Oct 21, 2010
A couple of years ago, my brother and I decided to leave at 2 am to get in line for a great deal on a laptop. It worked. We were about 10 th in line and got our laptop at a great price ardy22 at earthlink dot net
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nickypm Oct 21, 2010
My first Black Friday shopping I didn't know what to expect. I was working really long hours trying to make a deadline at work but wanted to buy a bike for a family friend for Christmas. I saw a great deal in the paper on Thanksgiving so I thought, "why not?". I set the alarm for 4:30 am groggily drove to my local store. Imagine my surprise to see all the people who'd been there since 1 am or 2 am! When the stores doors opened I thought I had no chance of getting the bike. I walked in at the back of the crowd only to find that there were a few bikes left on a display at the front of the store! People were in such a hurry to get to the toy dept. To get the bikes, they ran right past them! I bought my bargain and still made it to work by 6:30am.
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crazymoto Oct 21, 2010
I plan on shopping @ target,sams, and kohls! Last year was a lot of fun although it was FREEZING outside. Hoping to have a wonderful black friday again this year
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julybug17 Oct 21, 2010
A few years ago, my dad and best friend went to Walmart for Black Friday deals. After we waited 2 hours, a group of people who came last cut the line and it was chaos after that. We were at the end of the line so I thought there was no way we were going to get anything good. I stayed with the cart while my bff ran to grabbed things. While waiting I met two elderly women and they asked me what a portable dvd player was. After explaining the functions, they decided that it wasn't what they needed. The ladies gave them and two printers to me. So I ended up getting what I wanted at the end. Thank you!
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iwannawin Oct 21, 2010
don't have a black friday story..cause i never had the money to buy anything..but if i won i would camp out on black friday and get the laptop that i always wanted
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Carolyn75 Oct 21, 2010
Have only been Black Friday shopping twice and I thought I was nuts both times. People are crazy that day, acting like their mommas didn't teach them any manners. Now it would be a different story if I won a giftcard, might drag my hubby out of bed and make him go with me :)
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ckfrrt Oct 21, 2010
Every Thanksgiving and for the week before we scour all the store adds and on Thanksgiving after everone is full we plan our shopping strategy which stores have the best deals and which ones open the earliest and go shopping every black Friday.
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tylerdowland Oct 21, 2010
My girlfriend came home with me for Thanksgiving break for her first Thanksgiving with me and my family. She "always" goes Black Friday shopping. I NEVER go Black Friday shopping. It was a near breakup moment when she woke me up at 5:00am. haha I was even more infuriated when she said that she had let me "sleep in" until 5am. We had a great time, found lots of deals, and decided that, provided we had the money, we'd love to do that together again!
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SassieBrat Oct 21, 2010
My best Black Friday story is from a few years back. I was up early trying to order a new laptop on line, but things just weren't working on the website, so I clicked over to Best Buy, found a good deal on a laptop, and the best part... I could order it on line, and then go pick it up at the store!! No waiting in long lines in the cold & dark, no stampedes.... I waited till the rush was over, drove to the store, handed them the info, brought the laptop home, all in less than an hour! I usually spend Black Friday at home, waiting till Cyber Monday.. I so much prefer shopping on line
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jenni104 Oct 21, 2010
Mine would be when the man I was dating 10 years ago, went out at 3a.m. and sat in a line to get into Wal Mart for their special deals; just to make sure my sons had a really great Xmas with a new TV and game systems and some other stuff. He made sure I stayed home all nice and warm with fresh coffee brewed. That was also the first year I ever had to do returns after Xmas though lol. So, my favorite one is the one I didn't have to mess with! lol :D Thank goodness for online shopping; now I can have more warm ones to look forward to.
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MasonIII Oct 21, 2010
Went around best buys trying to find a cheap ipod. Ended up buying a 20$ sandisk that has served me so well even after the screen gave out.
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dasasc Oct 21, 2010
We love to hit the Best Buy deals on that Friday. The best part is some of the local restaurants provide coffee and breakfast to those in line.
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Chiisexy Oct 21, 2010
Standing in line last year for Best Buy was the most fun I have ever had on a Black Friday. I met and shopped with some awesome people! We shared water and also traded flyers that we received that were wrong. We are still friends today!
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tylerdowland Oct 21, 2010
My gf came to home with me for Thanksgiving break. She "always" goes black Friday shopping. Needless to say, it was a near breakup moment when she woke me up that morning at 5:00am. haha We had a lot of fun, saved a TON of money, and decided that we'd love, provided we have the money, to do that again and make more good memories.
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tonytouch_28 Oct 21, 2010
My favorite Black Friday memory is a few years back when my birthday (Nov. 28th) fell on BF & my friends showed up at my house at 3am to go shopping!
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Obabystar Oct 21, 2010
Wow Christmas shopping ..here I come!!
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pbkup1 Oct 21, 2010
I like to do online shopping and go to the store I go w/ friends and we make a whole day of fun!
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ladyt64 Oct 21, 2010
My husband and I both love shopping on Black Friday. We always check the internet to see if the ads are available early and try to set our game plan from there. We are out the door around 3:30 am and he drops me off at the first place i want to go and he goes to the next place then he picks me up and we go together from there.
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nicolemarie045 Oct 21, 2010
Mine would for sure be throwing my 11 year old sister into the crowd to snag a laptop for sale at Best buy 2 years ago. She was little, and short and could weave in and out..we got it! :)
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katydid2590 Oct 21, 2010
I like to print out where I'm going in advance by watching the Black Friday sale announcements. Then I plan my route and make a day of it! Hopefully saving a ton of money in the process.
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Mutalator Oct 21, 2010
For me Black Friday is just about trying to get the best deals that you can find, planning out a route with your friends or loved ones and having a great day. No stress or anything.
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preety Oct 21, 2010
I never went to a Black Friday sale before, So i went with a friend to Buy 52" Samsung Lcd Tv from Best Buy store with one of my best friend...What is crazy about it ?????? I was 8 months Pregnant...imagine that!!!!
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patelminesh22 Oct 21, 2010
Black Friday reminds me of Chilly winter night....last year I queued with my friends outside Target store for getting 1TB Harddrive which was for $59.99. I was there outside since night 1 am. The atmosphere was really good people standing in queues for getting the stuff they want. We actually had blankets,cookies packed for surviving in the Minnesota chilly winters.I was really excited to get my stuff so that I was able to gift all of them to my cousins and friends.
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gbphipps Oct 21, 2010
When we lived in Minnesota, I was a student and my husband was recently out of school and having difficulty finding a job due to his visual impairment. People can have assumptions about the limitations of blind people, without knowing the facts, but I digress. We did not have much money for Christmas gifts that year and I made as many as I could, between working for the university and going to school. But I had seen the perfect gift for his grandmother in a Black Friday flier. My husband hates crowds (and I am not thrilled with crowds either) so we went to Dayton's when the store opened in the morning. We went straight to the housewares department and bought Grandma a beautiful set of stainless steel flatware with a shell on the handle for her summer cottage in Maine (so appropriate). She had only a few mismatched old pieces there and there was never enough silverware for everyone if the family gathered. People had ended up bringing their own forks and spoons if they came over to eat and then it was a mess sorting everyone's back out while doing the dishes in the stone kitchen sink. The whole set was available for a price we could pay and we paid and left the mall. We were so excited to give the set to her and she was thrilled. The beauty of Black Friday is finding that special gift for someone you could never afford without a fantastic sale. Grandma died a few years back, but she used that set right up until she died and it is still in use in the family summer cottage. Every time we see the little shell pattern on the bottom, I smile and I remember that time when we were young and so very poor.
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jamesjr55 Oct 21, 2010
If I win this I will be going out on black friday
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jusywho Oct 21, 2010
I generally sleep in on Black Friday. The year that Tickle Me Elmo was the rage I happen to get up early for no reason. I decided to head over to the Caldors by me. What do I see but a somewhat quiet store and they had Elmos. Well, I napped one. Christmas shopping for one completed. I think my sister still has it in the box :)
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kochleffel Oct 21, 2010
My Black Friday comment is basically "no comment" - I've always had to work!
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willitara Oct 21, 2010
I'm not too fond of getting up early, early, early to stand in line in the freezing cold for a couple of hours but one year my daughter had to work and asked me to shop for the grandkids. I did. I got there early and got what she wanted and then she returned it all!!! I've never done it again.
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bdsam385 Oct 21, 2010
It has been a tradition for my mom, sister and I to go out on black friday for the past 10 years. We always go to Target first, then Wal-Mart and then K-Mart. Then we hit the other stores. When we are finished shopping, we always eat at a diner called Sam's. I always get 80% of Christmas shopping done on black friday. I love the rush of getting the sales papers and then going out at 3 am!!
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Lnychick83 Oct 21, 2010
Last year we headed out at 10pm to get to our local outlet mall and camped out there till midnight when all the stores opened. I picked out all of my clothing that I was going to get everyone while we were out there. At 5:30am we left the outlet mall and stopped at Walmart to grab some of the toy deals there.
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anashct Oct 21, 2010
i want computers and toys on black friday at none else but walamrt
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scarter305 Oct 21, 2010
My plan this year is to read all the ads the day before, plot out my shopping, start early and be having brunch by 11am.
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dresdenrain Oct 21, 2010
I remember about 10 years ago my son wanted something from Best Buy and we ended up going early and had to get in line outside and standing in the rain to try to buy what he wanted!
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nikki57 Oct 21, 2010
My favorite black friday memory was a few years ago when we slept outside while it was snowing to get my now husband a laptop. I have never been so cold and when you're that cold you should not have to pee in a cup. It's just not cool
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