(Closed) Poll: What is the earliest you've lined up for Black Friday

posted 6 years ago in Holidays
  • poll: What is the earliest you have lined up for Black Friday,

    1-2 hrs

    2-4 hrs

    4-8 hrs

    8-12 hrs

    12-24 hrs

    Multiple nights

    I pay someone on craigslist to shop for me

    After they open

  • Post # 2
    3871 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Ugh never! My mom and I will often go out at like 3 PM after everyone else has gone home haha! I hate shopping in crowds!

    Post # 3
    1516 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: City, State

    I have never shopped on Black Friday, Christmas Eve, or Christmas Day.  And I don’t plan on it, ever.

    Post # 4
    6887 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I don’t, or should say very very rarely go shopping on black friday to many crazy people out there. 

    Post # 5
    1146 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

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    Miss-Joker:  0 hours! I never shop on Black Friday at all. I’d rather just pay more money than deal with the insanity I read about in the news.

    That said, I rarely shop “in real life” at all though, so I may be abnormally averse — I prefer to browse online in peace and have everything I want delivered to my door.

    Post # 6
    1206 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    I don’t line up for black Friday and I think it’s pretty awful that stores are opening earlier and earlier on Thursday night so employees can’t enjoy thanksgiving with their families. The only time I’ve shopped on Black Friday is later in the afternoon once there aren’t crowds. 

    Post # 7
    8941 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    I don’t do Black Friday.

    Post # 8
    969 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    I have never shopped Black Friday and never will! Especially now with more stores opening on thanksgiving its so sad! Those poor retail workers deserve a nice holiday with their families as well. Saving some money isn’t worth ruining someone else’s holiday. What’s the point anyway with cyber Monday now? 

    Post # 9
    589 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    Theres no option for “i dont line up at all…” So theres my answer…LOL.  There is nothing i want so bad that i would deal with that craziness and waste my time standing outside for.  I know some people who just go out at midnight or however early the stores open…i dont really have any friends who have stayed outside an extended amount of time.

    Post # 10
    9462 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    The only time I went in my entire life was after eating Thanksgiving dinner one year. It was mainly because we wanted something to do, had never “experienced” Black Friday before, and were in the market for a TV anyway. So we went to Best Buy. It was crazy and not a fun experience. Never went again.

    Post # 11
    2087 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Went to Target a few years back at around 4am (they were opening at 6) for a flat screen tv they were selling for 298.

    They, thankfully, were pretty well organized, handed out tickets to those in line for the tv. There was still a big rush in, but it wasn’t the trampling people to death rush that you hear about.

    I ended up getting the tv, an xbox 360 with kinect for $160 and a portable dvd player with dual screens for $60 (great for my nieces on trips)

    We’re debating lining up for an xbox one this year. Wal-Mart has the best deal, but they also tend to be the worst when it comes to safety. Not looking to die to get an xbox. Might hit up target again even though the deal isn’t as good (still good but not great) but I’m not sure yet

    Post # 12
    1111 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    Like 5pm on friday sometimes lol just to sweep up any little things I’ll need at some pount like walmart had large flash drives for super cheap but they had a big barrel of them and there were plenty left by then

    Post # 13
    602 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2015 - Dreams Las Mareas - Costa Rica

    I waited for 2 hours 2 years ago… it was actually fun freezing out there with my friends…lol

    I also wentto sears 6 years ago to get a washer and dryer door buster and that was totally worth it…


    Post # 14
    88 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: December 2000

    No waiting lines at all here, unless it is the checkout line. My husband and I love it! We don’t do any of the crazy big ticket stuff. We make our list for friends and family and get all of our Christmas shopping done in one day. We love that it is a big kick off to the Christmas season. We go out at midnight and usually return around 9 A.M.

    We sleep and then wake up and decorate the house. 

    Post # 15
    1444 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    One time when I was a teenager, my sister, ex-BIL, his friend, and I lined up around 11PM I think? Maybe earlier. The wii was coming out and we figured we could sell 1 of them on eBay for a hefty profit. I think it ended up  being like a $50 profit, which might have beenworth it back then, it was kind of fun and exciting then, but I wouldn’t do it again. I’m a cyber Monday and/or last minute person.

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