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share your tips for bf shopping and waiting in line
Posted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 11:50 pm
one tip i want to share: my family plans ahead the night before and maps where to go, who wants what where and times it all out into a manifesto. we spread out at different stores and keep in touch via cell phone, if someone misses out on a deal at one store, we look at our manifesto and call the next best person to advise what to do next. we always take a backpack with a blanket and hot chocolate thermos in it so we can stay warm while waiting outside, then stuff it away when the line starts to move, we always keep our manifesto and all ads with us in the backpack. after all the stores have been hit, we meet for breakfast at Denny's. Its so exciting for us diehards. also, this year i am going to take a softsided bag on wheels because there is never enough carts, and its hard to "run" through the stores and isles with a cart. hope these tips help, please send me some of your tips. thanks
Posted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 11:55 pm
You have great ideas. I wish I had a group of friends to do BF with, but since we moved, I haven't made any friends. It's just me and Hubby doing BF. I like the backpack idea..
Posted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 11:45 am
Pick the store with a gas station across the street (bathrooms).
Hit the store on Wednesday evening to do a survey.
Don't linger and avoid a cart if you can.
With 2 people, keep an eye on the line. One person can get in line while the other runs the store. To often I've gotten in quick, to spend hours in line. A quick hit gets you to the next store faster.
Posted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 11:45 pm
I try to go on the Wednesday before and hide the items I want to come back and purchase on BF. Obviously this only works for items that are already out on the sales floor like toys or clothing. Hide your item behind something else where you can not see it and in an area that looks like the employees may not straighten too often.
This worked for me one year that Target had the $100 Lego Millenium Falcom for $50. I hid it behind a bunch of comforters. I went into the store at 5 AM, went straight to it, and straight to the checkout line. It was awesome.
Don't wash your hair right before leaving the house
Posted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 11:49 pm
Oh I remember the first BF I ever did. I had really long hair and never blew it dry. (22 inches donated last year to locks of love kind of long hair) Live on the east coast and at 3 AM took a shower and went straight out to the lines. Well my hair froze into these ice strings. Was all the way behind BB with a friend. I kept saying he would never get the LT but he still wanted to wait. It was so much fun though because from our point in line people would just then see how far back it went. Every person would have a OMG exclaimation. It was funny every single time.
tips for surviving BF
Posted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 3:09 pm
I also have another tip. Buy those little warmers you snap to start the heat and put them in your gloves, socks and hat. They work great and cost so little.
Posted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 10:06 pm
Posted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 10:56 pm
We are playing N64 right now and have music going. It's wonderful.