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by BFVet
Mon Nov 10, 2014 1:36 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Face it, Black Friday is Dead!
Replies: 27
Views: 4822

Re: Face it, Black Friday is Dead!

I'm hoping (as I do every year) that the Thursday sales are a bust this year. With the short shopping window after Thanksgiving this year, and then the long window coming up next year, I'm hoping some of the stores will return to the more traditional Black Friday sales. It used to be that Best Buy a...
by BFVet
Mon Nov 10, 2014 1:31 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Mail in rebates? WTF??
Replies: 35
Views: 4777

Re: Mail in rebates? WTF??

Ahhh you young uns. I remember a day..... It used to be that "Black Saturday" was reserved for filling out and mailing in mail-in rebates. Back in the days when stores didn't actually open until 6:00am or later on Friday (I still remember being top 100 in line at Best Buy when showing up a...
by BFVet
Fri Oct 17, 2014 8:32 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Rant...The War on Thanksgiving
Replies: 48
Views: 5816

Re: Rant...The War on Thanksgiving

I think this year, 2014, is going to be the bottom of the barrel. Stores have been pushing up opening times for years (I still remember being first 100 in line at Best Buy at 3:00am waiting for the 6:00am opening... and then leaving and getting to Toys R Us for opening at 7:00am). Combine that with ...
by BFVet
Fri Sep 26, 2014 12:17 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Don't smoke in line.
Replies: 346
Views: 44640

Re: Don't smoke in line.

As the originator of this thread under a different username and a long-forgotten password, I'm back for 2014 to remind you all to not smoke in line. Thank you for your cooperation. Thanks to technological advances, feel free to vap all you want in line. So long as it doesn't smell, I don't care. How...
by BFVet
Mon Dec 02, 2013 9:43 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: [RANT] Office Max
Replies: 8
Views: 1587

Re: [RANT] Office Max

Minor hassle, but just return the Office Max router when/if it shows up. If you don't have an OfficeMax nearby, just return the Staples one.
by BFVet
Sat Nov 30, 2013 5:22 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: What are your predictions on where Black Friday is going?
Replies: 12
Views: 2552

What are your predictions on where Black Friday is going?

I think we're going to move to a point where pretty much every store is opening on Thanksgiving - and possibly being open normal hours. We got pretty close to that this year. But the change I think we'll see is that stores are going to be closing and then re-opening at some point Friday morning. I t...
by BFVet
Fri Nov 29, 2013 5:34 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Best Buy rant 1st in line and NO LAPTOP VOUCHER!
Replies: 57
Views: 20639

Re: Best Buy rant 1st in line and NO LAPTOP VOUCHER!

BEST.THREAD.EVAH!
by BFVet
Fri Nov 29, 2013 5:32 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: And I'm officially done with Walmart
Replies: 48
Views: 9291

Re: And I'm officially done with Walmart

WalMart is a joke on Black Friday.
by BFVet
Fri Nov 29, 2013 5:30 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Poll: Who does it right, Walmart, or everyone else?
Replies: 74
Views: 13633

Re: Poll: Who does it right, Walmart, or everyone else?

This year, lots of stores started doing it wrong. Multiple "doorbusters" at different times of the day after the store has already been open for hours. Gimme a break.
by BFVet
Fri Nov 29, 2013 5:20 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Stores were Dee-E-Dee Dead! during traditional BF hours
Replies: 36
Views: 8245

Stores were Dee-E-Dee Dead! during traditional BF hours

As a 15-ish year veteran of Black Friday, I'm not a fan of the early openings. I'm just not going to give up my Thanksgiving dinner with family for shopping. Even with midnight openings, that was pushing it because having dinner at 6:00, leaving at 8:00 to get in line isn't going to get you the hott...
by BFVet
Fri Nov 29, 2013 10:36 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Rave: Home Depot
Replies: 18
Views: 4521

Re: Rave: Home Depot

Skillet9886 wrote:complete cluster at Walmart,.


That goes without saying and should be expected.
by BFVet
Wed Nov 13, 2013 8:27 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Don't smoke in line.
Replies: 346
Views: 44640

Re: Don't smoke in line.

Came here thinking it was time to bump this thread.... found out I was already too late.
by BFVet
Wed Nov 13, 2013 8:22 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Your first time out on BF
Replies: 24
Views: 3044

Re: Your first time out on BF

I can't really remember when, but it had to be around 98/99. I think Best Buy was opening at 6:00am (it might have even been 7:00). I got there around 3:00 and there were fewer than 100 people in line. The good ol days......
by BFVet
Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:47 am
Forum: Retail Stores
Topic: Does anyone know how Best Buy responds to line "cutters"
Replies: 6
Views: 3297

Re: Does anyone know how Best Buy responds to line "cutters"

It really is a case-by-case issue. If 2 folks show up 2 hours before opening and want to "hang out" with their friend in line, that's one thing. But if they start grabbing a bunch of tickets when they start getting handed out, it is quite another. Typically, people who are cutting know tha...
by BFVet
Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:41 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: walmart phone sale....are you kidding me?
Replies: 7
Views: 1986

Re: walmart phone sale....are you kidding me?

Moral of the story: Walmart employees don't know jack shit. This is especially true on Black Friday. They don't know where products are stocked. They don't know what is on sale. They don't know what their price match policy is. Hell, no one knows any of that shit because there are very few "Wal...

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