Black Friday and You

November 27, 2011


Well, another Black Friday has come and gone, and once again the news is filled with hilarious pictures of people causing their fellow humans bodily harm to get to a DVD player.  (Correction!  A DVD player that’s 20% off!)

Oh, calm the hell down. It's an etch-a-sketch, for God's sake.

Maybe you love Black Friday, maybe you hate it, maybe you hate it but are drawn to it like a siren in the rocks, I don’t know. I’m not here to judge (except when I am).  But the fact is, we all have things we like.

With that in mind, then, your Weekly Question of the Week question for November 27 is: What kind of sale could get you to camp out over night in the cold and rain?

Maybe you did camp out over night; maybe your answer is “Pretty much any sale.”  But given that the Friday insanity appears to be a minority contigent, despite media images to the contrary, is there a particular store?  A particular product?  A particular price? Maybe it’s a store that doesn’t exist but should!  But there’s got to be something out there that would out there with the thermos and sleeping bag.

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21 Comments on “Black Friday and You”

  1. truthspew Says:

    How about none of it. Friend and I took a cruise through Best Buy on Friday. It was busy but not excessive.

    And the ‘deals’ please, I can get it cheaper online.


  2. becomingcliche Says:

    I would camp out for a Black Friday sale at the Boy Scout store. Because I am low on irony.


  3. jacquelincangro Says:

    I would camp out for camping equipment. But then I live in NYC so I don’t camp often. OK, I don’t camp at all.


    • The Byronic Man Says:

      See, I would totally do that, too, just so I could say, “I’m camping because I need camping stuff! It’d be less uncomfortable if I had camping stuff, but then I wouldn’t need to camp! Get it?” Then when they walked away I’d yell, “IT’S IRONY. IDIOT.”


  4. natasiarose Says:

    I would camp out if a store was selling Jane Austen’s novels in her original longhand. Then I would be there…with pepperspray.


  5. MJ, Nonstepmom Says:

    Back in the day (ok the dark ages before internet) I camped out for Bon Jovi tickets. Wow I’m old.


    • The Byronic Man Says:

      Yes, we were all Living on a prayer back then, weren’t we? And if I wanted (dead or alive) to get shot down in a blaze of glory? Well, it’s my life.

      Aaaand, thus concludes every Bon Jovi song title I know. But, see, camping for concert tickets? In my book that’s totally different than camping for stuff.


    • JM Randolph Says:

      Me too. I used to camp out for concert tickets, or else seats, if it was general admission. I’m too old and too well-paid to do that crap anymore. I’d rather pay a scalper.


  6. Deborah the Closet Monster Says:

    I would camp out overnight in heinous conditions if I could buy a lifetime of good health for me and mine. Heck, even a decade.

    Short of that, I’d rather have the time!


  7. madtante Says:

    I stayed at home and bought a laptop off my phone 🙂


  8. gojulesgo Says:

    Nothing short of the return of Bonkers could get me to camp out overnight. Remember Bonkers? They were soooo much better than Starbursts. (Don’t even get me started on Now and Laters. Pshh. Awful.)


  9. Blogdramedy Says:

    I thought long and hard and…nothing. Which slightly pisses me off because I always have an answer. ALWAYS. Except today.

    Now, if you had asked me if I would camp out in the cold and rain for a chance to get close enough to Karl Urban to smell his aftershave…I’d say SOLD. 🙂


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