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Friday, November 27, 2009

The Quest For The Door Buster Laptop


This morning I did something that I said I would Never do - I got up at 4:00 AM and went to Walmart on Black Friday. It was crazy to see the line of people lining up to get in the store... The deals this year were too good to turn away from - laptop computers for $149... Well - I stood in line - there was over 3000 people in front of me... Forty minutes to walk into the store after the doors opened - only to find out that all the laptops were already sold out.... So I hoped in the car.

I drove up to Office Depot because they too were offering laptops for $199 - again a line but not so bad but - bad enough for all the laptops to be sold out.... Now my back is killing me - it went out about 2 weeks ago - I am on the healing end but standing in line for over a hour was awful... I got in my car and thought about giving up but decided to give Best Buy a chance...

Arrived at Best Buy - there was a line to check out that wrapped around the store and weaved in and out of the aisles... I went to the laptop area - tried to squeeze between all the other deal seekers - there I saw it.... two boxes - side by side (not where they were supposed to be) - I picked them up and yes - I found them - the low priced laptops that would be perfect for my two girls... The price wasn't as low as Walmart or Office Depot but the laptops were a slightly better computer.. Three (3) GB instead of one (1) GB - I paid $100 more than anticipated but you know what? The computers have become a need more than a want... School has changed a lot since I was a kid..

I happily picked up my two (2) laptops - proceeded into line... Half way through the line a Best Buy employee said that there was a computer only line and it would take half the time - so I changed lines... Big mistake... Huge mistake... Two hours later and the line had barely moved.... The line as it turned out was for the people who got to Best Buy early enough for the "Golden Ticket - Door Buster" sales - those computers were on will call... As I was painfully pushing my cart - I walked by a cashier - I jokingly asked him if he could ring me up - he said "You Bet!" Crazy....

10 comments:

  1. I went out today too. I've never done the early morning thing before. I was at Target with my sister and encountered the same kind of lines. Enough shopping for me!
    Glad you got the computers though!

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  2. Good job on snagging the last 2 computers! I didn't shop today. I was busy waiting on all the crazies who did shop today! (I work in a restaurant in a mall)

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  3. Congratulations! I hope your back is better today. You rock Kelly!

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  4. Wow! I'm happy for you. I didn't have money to go shopping, but ended up going with my mother. She LOVES to shop, so we were out of the house at 4:15 AM. Auuuugh! I tried hard to have a pleasant attitude, but it was quite difficult. Too many people, too early, and I HATE shopping!

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  6. Hi Kelly. I stayed home and decorated my whole house on Friday. Glad you got the gifts you wanted. I am interested in how your sister is doing. I have been praying for her. Sorry I missed the update.

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  7. At least you got a pretty good bargain for all of your trouble. I stayed home. Guess I'll have to do some shopping soon, though.

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  8. Holy cow!! I applaud you my friend!!

    Good for you to still find a great deal...

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  10. sorry I am late. I too went out for these laptops. I didn't get them but when I got home, I looked online and there they were at walmart.com. Im typing on it right now. PHEW!

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