I Actually Went Shopping On Black Friday!
November 29, 2008 12:23am CST
My whole life I've never gone shopping on Black Friday. I hate crowds... especially crowds in retail stores! But this year, for the first time ever, I went shopping on Black Friday. It was one of the only days I'm really free to shop between now and Christmas, so I figured I'd go out and get as much shopping done as possible. I didn't get up and go shopping early in the morning. I knew that the crowds would be the worst then. Plus, I wasn't really looking for any deals. So I went shopping from 11am to about 3 pm. Most of the stores I went to had no crowds at all. Other stores were pretty busy, but overall it wasn't that bad. Did you go shopping on Black Friday? Did you experience bad crowds? Did you get any good deals?
• United States
29 Nov 08
I did go, but like you I waited until about 10 before I braved the stores. In the morning it can be pretty scary. I have a story about a friend of mine that actually camped out one thanksgiving to get a big screen television. when the store opened she and her husband ran to the TV's just in time to get the last one. Her husband turned around and was punched in the face. The man that punched him, had also camped out, and claimed he had been there an hour before my friend so he deserved the TV. It turned into a fist fight. While the men were duking it out, she pushed the TV up front and bought it. I'm happy for her, but kind of sorry for the guy that camped out only to get a couple of black eyes for his trouble.
• Shingle Springs, California
29 Nov 08
I didn't go today. The couple times I have gone on Black Friday I've gone early but not too early. In other words, not in the middle of the night, to get some of the so called doorbusters, but before noon. After noon is when it really gets crazy most places.