Friday, November 27, 2009

Never Again

For the first time in my life, I attempted to confront Black Friday head-on and

I was not going unprepared.

Last night, I devised a plan of attack, organized a comprehensive collage of goal purchases, and set my alarm.

At 3:00am, I picked up my sister (had to talk her into it...mentioned something about it being great training for Ragnar late night runs) and together we set off.

Old Navy was our first destination.

And... here is where my extensive, well-calculated plan came to a screeching halt.

Apparently, there was a breech and word of my strategy had gotten out.

I was not the only one who had decided on Old Navy as the starting point on this dark day.

A line of shoppers wound outside and around Old Navy and a "bouncer" was standing outside of the door letting one shopper in as one would leave.

Ugh. I suddenly remembered why I had avoided this for 35 years.

After a quick change of plans, we managed to slowly (6 hours to be exact) make our way through Justice, ToysRus, Target, and Michaels.

We even slipped in an unscheduled pit stop at Dunkin Donuts.

All in all, we made out OK.

I got half of my shopping done and now I'm going to bed.

Would I do it again?


Once is enough for me.


heathermommy said...

I share your sentiments. I braved Black friday with the kids, since Rick is out of town. I am so tired I want to die. But of course the kids aren't

I am just glad I made it out alive.

Paty said...

oh my!!!!! You are so brave! I couldnt do it! but, let me ask you: isnt possible to do it online? (I am not from US, so just wondering....) really admire your courage!!!!

Katie said...

Your experience makes me feel better about the fact that I have never braved "Black Friday". I did however hit Famous Footwear, but not in the wee hours of the day.

Glad you had some success!!

Kristy Treible said...

Good for you Sara! We were just talking about this today and we decided we would rather pay extra money and avoid the crouds and sleep!

Lindsey Wood-Felstead said...

Are you crazy?!?! I've never done Black Friday nor do I have any desire! I never know what to get my kids this early anyway. Way to go're almost done shoppping. I am a little jealous of that!!

Keri said...

I have never done that either and have no desire! Glad you found some great deals though!

Davis Family Ü said...

Haha.. I went last year at midnight.. unsuccessful! Way too many people, lines, stress and not enough good deals to EVER drag me out of the house for that again! I guess you have to try at least once!!!:)

Leigh said...

You are very brave, my friend! I've always wondered if the deals are really worth it?