Friday, November 28, 2014

BLACK FRIDAY SHOPPING FUN ON THURSDAY


Although I'm an avid shopper, we didn't want to brave the Black Friday crowds. So at 9:30pm on Thanksgiving evening, the husband and I... got in the van,  and headed out to the store to see what Thanksgiving Day specials we could find. Stores here were rolling out the deals starting at 6pm and 8pm. So... we thought there could be some stuff left over from those promotions. After all, the big sales extravaganza was just getting started. We also figured the crowds might have thinned out, that late in the day. We were wrong. It was a circus. My hubby chickened out, at the last minute, and opted to stay in the getaway van, outside. So I bravely ventured inside, alone. It was like a maze. It seemed like there was no way out, once you were in. People were everywhere, huffing and puffing, in a frenzied hurry. Aisles were blocked. It was hard to navigate your way around. But I remained patient, focused on my goal and looked for what I came to get. Bargains were in abundance in every department. Some things had been picked over but most were still there for the taking. However, the heater fireplace I wanted, was sold out. That disappointed me, but what are you going to?  Getting there first... to grab one... is the name of this shopping game. So... some lucky people... will be putting their feet up, enjoying it's warmth and I won't. But... this may surprise you, I'm happy for them.  I really am. Life goes on even if you lose out. Shopping is a sport. So, onward I trudged.  Then... out of the corner of my eye, I saw a Queen sized comforter with pillow shams and bed skirt. Not on my list. Price $34. I nabbed it. I can use it come spring. I did a VICTORY lap. I then called my hubby on the cellphone, reading him descriptions of things he might need. But he passed. He wants a FIT BIT or something like it. None were to be had. A moment after he hung up, though... I saw a display of SanDisk SDHC cards 16GB. Only ten were left.  I scooped up four. No need to be greedy. Leave some for someone else. In the stores here, depending where you shop, they retail for $14.98-$16.98 a piece. These were $5. Made my day. The ones I had in my camera were full. I take alot of photographs. Unfortunately, none to document my adventures shopping, because I had not yet bought new cards. Anyway... MISSION IMPOSSIBLE became MISSION COMPLETE, once I explored every square inch of that store, however, painstaking it was.  I was done shopping. Took an hour. I had survived this Turkey Day experience. I carefully wormed my way to the register to pay.  My hubby had the van ready and waiting outside.  It was toasty warm, though the snow was falling and so were the temps. The only thing left on my plate for the evening was to have a piece of pecan pie. YUM! YUM! My advice to those of you venturing out on Black Friday, next year. Have fun.


10 comments:

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

You are a brave soul to go out shopping like that. I've never done it. The shopping we do is on a much simpler theme on Black Friday. We are going to Christmas in the Country this year. Glad you found some bargains.

Hollie said...

You did good!!! I'm not a brave person. I use to be out there in the mix many, many years ago. I just don't have it in me anymore.

betty said...

LOL as you were venturing out shopping last night, it was the same time (my time) that I went to sleep. You are brave indeed to venture out and endure the crowds. That would have made me feel a bit claustrophobic. Sounds like you got some good deals too for your efforts :)

betty

Pat MacKenzie said...

Fun! I guess you're not an impulsive buyer like me, which is why it would be a disaster for me to go shopping on Black Friday. It's not that big up here in Canada anyway. Glad you had fun!

jack69 said...

Okay, I admit I enjoyed the trip, the way I like it from here. (smile) Glad you got the sandisk's good deal.
But I too would have been driving the "GET AWAY VAN" (I have to admit I liked that comment.) Neat.

jack69 said...

PS:

I had to come back because I forgot the most importsnt thing. I loved the trip but that PECAN PIE was the best, I could ALMOST taste it. (smile)

Paula said...

Sounds like you had fun all by your self. No shopping for me on those days. My legs hurt enough when it isn't crowded.

Mevely317 said...

Lovin' your attitude ... especially about the heater fireplace! (Perhaps your hubs has already had a private chat with Santa?)

Fingers crossed, and enjoy that pecan pie!

Red Rose Alley said...

Taryterre,
You sure were brave out there dashing the crowds. I went out today with Jess just to one store, and the line was soooo long. I usually like to do my stuff early in the morning when there are no crowds. I think it was wonderful what you said about the fireplace and someone else getting it. Love your attitude, Taryterre.

That was nice of your husband to keep the car warm for you in the freezing weather. I can sure see why he didn't go inside the stores.

love,
~Sheri

Carol Z said...

I'm glad you were rewarded for your bravery. The only shopping I did was at the local TruValue for light bulbs and a few things on line today.
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