For Brady: it really was to get a good deal. He and Brad stood in line at Best Buy starting at 9:30 p.m. for a Midnight opening time. He got the last one of an XBox bundle he's been eyeing for awhile. (Xbox console, wireless remote, 1month free or XBox live, and 2 games) for $199. Regular cost $395. He got the last one out of 12 (he scoped them out the day before to see what his odds were). He said there were no more left, and then a guy right next to him set one down and walked away. He also reported than when the doors actually opened, the end of any sort of civility ended. People were rushing the door and trampling others to get in. (Push and Shove people, push and shove...) Brady said he dove through a small opening at the side of the door, and left Brad behind because he was too slow.
The line extended further than the eye could see. There were tents and all sorts of crazy stuff. You can see part of a tent in the top picture. (Side Note: Not to be gross, but I hesitate to think what that wet spot on the ground is next to the tent... just thrown' that out there.)
For Afton: it was more of an experience than how much she was actually going to save. She and 4 of her best friends went out to the Gilroy Outlets between 2 a.m. and 5:30 a.m. Although looking back that was probably a smart idea, seeing how Brady and I went back to the outlets at 10 a.m. - Yeesh! I will NOT be doing that again anytime soon. YIKES! Pure chaos and NO parking!! (we did get Brady 3 pair of $10 jeans -- you can't beat that with a stick) Afton did say it was crazy in the wee hours, but at least they could find parking.
Afton, Cassie, Emily, Shaelyn, Nicole - lookin' good for the middle of the night!
Apparently there was lots of hat trying...
This is the scene that greeted me when I woke up this morning at 7:30. (Shaelyn, Afton, Emily, Cassie and Nicole).
I also saw this on a friend's Facebook status:
Black friday is just another excuse for impulse buying.
Some guy at target: "i bought two xboxes!! I dont really need them! I dont even really play games!" as he walks down the isle with a flat screen.