Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Black Friday Madness

Just before midnight at Macy's 
Imagine the Mega Mall Midnight Madness sales in Manila and multiply that across the country.  That's how i would describe the Black Friday sprees in the U.S. Last year most stores opened at midnight. But this year some stores like Target were already open at 9:00 p.m.  Over at Best Buy some shoppers were camped out of the store a few days before Thanksgiving just to make sure they had a slot to go in. This to get a 50"inch TV for half off.  Unbelievable!  

For a couple of years now my niece Selene and I have started to make it a tradition to head out before midnight to check out the madness. We start the day with a hearty Thanksgiving family lunch. One can't shop on an empty stomach after all ...

Then the bargain hunting begins. Our first stop was Target.  The lines were busy as expected. Next stop was Macy's where a large crowd was waiting for midnight to strike so they could begin their shopping.  As soon as the doors opened there was a mad rush to get in. It was scary to watch these mad shoppers acting like it was the last shopping day of the world! The women scrambled to the shoe department.  Then in just a matter of minutes the piles of shoe boxes disappeared! It was like they were possessed and just had to bring a pair home.

Some shoppers get vicious so most stores now have their bouncer like security guys on watch.

For golfers Black friday is  the best time to stock up on your golf must haves. From Golfsmith to TGW, Golfmart, Budget Golf and more!

For the crafty ones, the sales really begin at 6:00 a.m on Friday.  Much awaited are Michaels, Joan's Fabrics and Aaron brothers.

Then there are the constant favorites like H & M

You can literally shop all day Friday .. 

Now that's what i call retail therapy.

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