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by TakenAback
Mon Oct 13, 2008 4:50 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Did you ever get "the last one"?
Replies: 25
Views: 7252

It's happened MANY times, but the most memorable one was years ago when I grabbed the last APEX DVD player @ CUSA, got it price matched to CC AND got a cash in hand rebate (!!!) since there was a 5-hour time window to submit online and no one would have made it home in time at that point. Ended up c...
by TakenAback
Mon Oct 13, 2008 4:44 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Who's still lurking?
Replies: 85
Views: 22975

Hi again guys. Not too late to the party, I see. ;)
by TakenAback
Mon Oct 13, 2008 4:34 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Do not jump on peoples back!!!
Replies: 111
Views: 22538

I haven't bought one yet, but if manhandled/assaulted/attacked, I was thinking of using an aerosol airhorn. It's loud enough to force someone away without being charged for laying hands upon them. It might get you tossed, so only if hands begin to wander would I resort to it.
by TakenAback
Mon Oct 13, 2008 4:30 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: C & D BS!!
Replies: 22
Views: 7690

I like this site oodles, but I don't even think the owner would expect us to boycott retailers who send him C&D's.

It has no impact on my purchasing, but I'll give the employees a dirty look on the way out. ;)
by TakenAback
Mon Oct 13, 2008 4:26 am
Forum: Suggestions and Tips
Topic: First time BF'ers please read ME first
Replies: 23
Views: 40420

With all due to the OP, contacting the store and/or speaking to a manager can lead to the opposite effect, as they may not have been informed of the items involved or their quantities (you may not want to give them reason to call their kids after you walk away). So, if making inquiries, you may not ...
by TakenAback
Mon Oct 13, 2008 4:17 am
Forum: Suggestions and Tips
Topic: Add Scan email
Replies: 41
Views: 9981

Nice idea. For those who don't want to go the email route, the adscans usually end up zipped up and posted to torrent trackers as they begin to leak. It's an anonymous option for those paranoid among us. ;)
by TakenAback
Mon Oct 13, 2008 4:14 am
Forum: Suggestions and Tips
Topic: How Early Should you Get there? / This is what we suggest
Replies: 61
Views: 14570

With CUSA and its midnight madness out of the picture, I get more sleep. ;)

2-3AM for most of the places I like to hit. Can be 10-Midnight if it's a major doorbuster at a BB or CC.
by TakenAback
Mon Oct 13, 2008 4:12 am
Forum: Suggestions and Tips
Topic: Tips on staying warm while waiting in line for black Friday?
Replies: 33
Views: 8059

Again, some important notes: *You may think that drinking hot liquids is the way to go, but most of those hot liquids like coffee or tea are caffeinated, and as such are diuretics. In other words, they make you pee more than plain water, which can be a problem due to location, and of course heat los...
by TakenAback
Mon Oct 13, 2008 3:55 am
Forum: Suggestions and Tips
Topic: Black Friday Predictions
Replies: 37
Views: 11370

The external drives and wifi equipment is the most tantalizing for me.
by TakenAback
Mon Oct 13, 2008 3:51 am
Forum: Suggestions and Tips
Topic: Which stores to go ?
Replies: 25
Views: 7000

This will depend on where you are, but in major cities, the office supply chains are more plentiful, and so the odds of scoring your BF goodies are better, and the time window to get to them is longer. STAPLES, Officemax, Office Depot and even RadioShack may not offer quite the same doorbusters as t...
by TakenAback
Mon Oct 13, 2008 3:47 am
Forum: Suggestions and Tips
Topic: Which stores will or will not price match?
Replies: 17
Views: 5270

As always, the worst place to try it is in a major metropolis like New York or Chicago. Those retail locations will be overrun the most, and your attempt is more likely to meet with spite than just frustration.
by TakenAback
Mon Oct 13, 2008 3:44 am
Forum: Suggestions and Tips
Topic: Ad leaks, C&D, etc.
Replies: 7
Views: 2821

I believe torrent trackers are the best bet if these scare tactics intensify. Any forum or blog can be C&D's, but a torrent tracker can at least tell you what files are in the torrent before you go downloading it.

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