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Black Friday and Cyber Monday who's ready!!!

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 09:53 PM

So who's going out for Black Friday either tonight at ten (which is in ten minutes!!!) at places like Wal-Mart and is anyone going to line up at places like Best Buy at midnight for the Black Friday deals? Where do you usually shop on Black Friday? What do you have your eye on this year?
Usually I'm one of those crazy people that go out at 3am to be in line by 4...where I go depends on my mood. I usual just go to the local stores around my house. But I'm working it this year and I'm pretty excited it's going to be CRAAAZZYYYY XD!!! Because I'm working I'll mostly be hitting up online deals tomorrow more than anything, and probably hitting up cyber Monday.
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Posted 24 November 2011 - 10:05 PM

Totally going out for black Friday but I'm not lining up for best buy, leaving around 5 am or so. Going to get me an SDHC card and the MGS HD Collection. Not really going for the deals, mostly just to have fun I guess.
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Posted 24 November 2011 - 11:02 PM

Shopping around midnight. Also, working at Gamestop from 3-close. Gonna feel good working there.
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Posted 24 November 2011 - 11:47 PM

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Posted 25 November 2011 - 12:45 AM

Raiding the fabric store today for cosplays! I'm fudging excited.

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Posted 25 November 2011 - 12:47 AM

Let's see:

* I already own Zelda Skyward Sword, got Mario 3DS free from Chase Freedom, and bought Uncharted 3 early this month. The main games I wanted this holiday season have been bought.

* I own a 3DS/Wii/Ps3/360 (yeah too much, lol.)

* Have a 52" HDTV, Macbook, Iphone 4, don't really need a new one of each at the moment, lol.

I'm sure I can get a hell of a deal for something if I really wanted to go but I decided I'll hold off this year, lol. With the games I mentioned above and several others I have in my possession, I really don't need more, :P. In all honesty, the only thing I can really think of that I need is a video/image camera. The iPhone works for me (that's where I take most of my pictures on) but I think I could use a better one, but I'll wait until after Christmas where I get some money and gift cards perhaps. The only games I can think of that I would want to get out of Black Friday are Batman: Arkham City and maybe WWE '12, but again, need to finish the ones I already have, lol.

Usually I go to Toys R Us and Best Buy when I do (which I went to the last two years.) Last year at Toys R Us along with a gift card I had, I bought Halo Reach and Goleneye 007 Wii for $60! Two years ago at Best Buy, I bought the DSi with several free Mario items (Dr. Mario, Mario vs Donkey Kong 3, Mario Calculator and Clock) for $150. The latter felt like a decent deal at the time, but in all honesty proved to be worthless because they would announce the Nintendo 3DS two weeks later rendering the system as useless (IMO, partial karma for why the 3DS did so poorly at first.)

Let me know what you guys are buying. I work 12-8 later today, not expecting anything crazy where I work.
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Posted 25 November 2011 - 08:36 AM

I ended up buying stuff online a lot.

Got a few visual novels online on sale.

Got the final Omnibus for Gunslinger Girls on Right Stuff so I finally have the two volumes ADV didn't publish.

Got the boxset of Angel Beats at a way marked down price.

Got Skyward Sword and the Wii Motion Plus at Gamestop on my way home from work at 4am, happy days.

That sums up my shopping this weekend, now I will go enjoy being poor and broke.
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Posted 25 November 2011 - 08:42 AM

I am working.....all day......from midnight to 7pm.....I've been at work for 10 hours and I'm so tired
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Posted 25 November 2011 - 03:06 PM

I'm at work now and it's mad here at the mall super busy!!!! But it's fun!!! :D
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Posted 25 November 2011 - 04:03 PM

I got ALOT of GamesWorkshop stuff REALLY cheap.... >___> the gamers at the game store are going to be so mad at me
when I tell them I bought about $2,000 worth of stuff for $300
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Posted 25 November 2011 - 06:37 PM

Ended up getting some great stuff. New pants, Anime DVDS some missing negima volumes, Metal gear solid hd collection and a hatsune miku and foxhound shirt. Happy happy day. 2 pairs of pants and two shirts, my whole wardrobe for 2012 XD
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Posted 26 November 2011 - 03:02 AM

Spent $500.

I work at the disney store downtown and I had to do a 5am-10:30am shift.. and shopping afterward, was indeed hectic.
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Posted 26 November 2011 - 04:14 AM

I worked at the PacSun outlet for ten hours on Black Friday.
And my brain was like "NO."

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 07:24 PM

Could've taken Friday off, but I decided to have a normal day of work at the office instead. Why? Because I'd already used a number of vacation days for appointments with doctors who don't have weekend hours.

But before leaving for work Friday morning, I bought a couple of things on Rightstuf. And despite being really tired today, I decided to honor it being Small Business Saturday, and headed over to People Play Games in Chicago.

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 07:50 PM

Got to Best Buy around 10:30 PM after 2 hours of rest after Thanksgiving dinner. The line looped about 3/4 of the way around the store, the police were there, and everyone was very orderly. Time passed by quickly since I talked with the guy behind me. Only got an external HD and 2 DVDs, and was able to get out the door within 30 minutes of entering the store.

Went back home and to bed until 4:00 AM, then drove to Office Max. Was the 2nd car in the parking lot, 2nd in line and passed the time watching anime on my cell phone. Was able to get what I wanted, a gift card and some software.

Went to Radio Shack, got there an hour after it opened around 6:30, and got the last stack of DVDs they had for super cheap, waited for a comparatively long time since the cashiers were hawking extended warranties on EVERYTHING the customers were purchasing (Who would pay $0.99 for a 2-year warranty on the case for a GPS navigational system?!).

Got home around 7:00 AM and fell fast asleep since I didn't have to go to work. Heard about the terror stories, all of which coincidentally occurred at a Wal-Mart. Then mom told me that Wal-Mart doorbuster deals are first-come, first-serve, with no tickets issued, and a mad dash will ensue. Probably will never go to a Wal-Mart on Black Friday ever again. Not that I shop there on a regular basis...

I wanted to get a copy of Adobe Lightroom on Amazon for uber cheap ($100 for a $300 piece of software), but I had already bought a lens earlier this week so I wasn't really in the mood...
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Posted 27 November 2011 - 12:46 AM

I haven't went to a Black Friday event in my whole life and I'm not going to one anytime soon.

If I do go shopping it's always after 12pm; when the rush is over. Especially since someone sprayed pepper spray into a crowd here and New York? I keep hearing horror stories and my mom even experienced a really bad one when she was trying to buy me some video games when I was ten or so years old, after my dad messed up.

I am annoyed that I couldn't buy Sonic Generations for 30 dollars at Gamestop. Now I have to buy it in December! ><
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Posted 28 November 2011 - 09:57 AM

I used to be more into Black Friday than I used to be. Deals just aren't that great and waiting hours to check out isn't my cup of tea anymore.

Cyber Monday is just a joke.

This year, the least I have spent during this period of time ever.

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 10:03 PM

I went and it was awesome!

Got to Wal-mart around 8:30pm and there were already people surrounding the display of games that I also joined in and was right against the display cube. About 10 minutes before 10pm, someone in the back said "screw this" and just tore into the display I was at which caused a chain reaction. Then I got crazy swarmed, but it was pretty funny. I was ready to start screaming bad things to the people who swarmed me :D Got my Dance Central 2 for $15

Then I went to Gamestop around 11pm, and waited for them to open at 12am. That was really easy, and I got out quick since I just wanted Sonic Generations

Next I stopped by Toys R Us just to check it out. I use to work there, so it was mostly just quick stop and asking former co-worker how things were

Then I went to Best Buy. There wasn't anything I really wanted to buy, but I ended up buying a friend an early Christmas present, and impulse buying about 2 Blu-Ray movies and 2 Blu-ray combo pack movies. Funny thing is I don't have a Blu-ray player or a HDTV....Waiting to check out took over 1 hour though!

I think I need to do this Black Friday shopping every year now. Crazy and hectic fun!!!! :D

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