Black Friday is for the Pros!! Novices Beware!!
Friday, November 26, 2010
For the first time ever in my life, I decided to hit the Black Friday sales. Since Walmart's sales started at midnight and I was leaving a friends house after 11pm, it seemed a good idea. I didnt really know what the sales were so I went home first to get an idea of what to look for. List in hand, I headed to Walmart. Rule 1, get there before it actually starts. I had to go in the parking lot to hunt for a shopping cart.
Well, I was off, no idea where the things were located and no idea how to maneuver the shopping cart around the huge crowds and the stuff in the aisles. I did manage to get a couple of things but it was only the things that were not the most desired. Fortunately I didnt want a laptop or TV because I would not have been prepared for the 5 hour wait in line for those things. Next came the getting around the people with completely full carts who were on the phone talking about their haul and what is left for the folks on the other end.
My original plan was to take this stuff home then go back home to research other things on sale. When I got home, I knew I was not going back out. I wanted to go to bed
and be ready for the gym.
I didnt plan ahead, so i had no clue what I was doing or how to get it all done. i failed to plan, so I planned to fail.
My friend the pro, did get some really good deals.
I will be ready next year.