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    This topic needed to be told .... Black Friday shopping can be a money saver or a disastrous memory, how was yours?

    This is what can happen to you too .... check them out..

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    I wasn't planning on getting anything, but last night around 3 AM I saw that WalMart had a low-end TomTom GPS for $59, so I ordered 3 of them. I don't know how good it is, but I was just looking for something to give me a general idea of how to get around in case I'm lost somewhere. I kind of feel bad for anyone who went to the store to try to get the same thing as I'm sure it was a madhouse, and doing it online was unbelievably easy. I probably should have ordered more items while I was online, but I didn't really have anything specific in mind.

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    I wasn't planning on getting anything, but last night around 3 AM I saw that WalMart had a low-end TomTom GPS for $59, so I ordered 3 of them. I don't know how good it is, but I was just looking for something to give me a general idea of how to get around in case I'm lost somewhere. I kind of feel bad for anyone who went to the store to try to get the same thing as I'm sure it was a madhouse, and doing it online was unbelievably easy. I probably should have ordered more items while I was online, but I didn't really have anything specific in mind.
    Hate to be the bearer of bad news,man,but Tom Tom is the worst GPS of the bunch.Good luck with them though.

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    This time of year, I avoid the malls and shopping like the plague......
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    Office Hardware November 27, 2009 5:53 PM
    Walmart's Black Friday Rip-off
    Customers arrived at 5 a.m. to find $198 laptops had all been assigned the day before to people who called the store, never mentioned in ads.
    David Coursey


    TRACY, CA -- Black Friday customers who arrived at the Walmart store here, expecting to purchase an e-Machines laptop for the $198 Black Friday price were surprised to find the entire shipment of 37 units had been assigned to other customers the day before.

    A store manager admitted that the only way for a customer to know that tickets allowing later purchase of the machines were being distributed early would have been to call the store and ask.
    Such tickets are used by other stores--such as Best Buy--but were not mentioned in Walmart's Black Friday advertising, which only said the laptops would be on sale from 5 a.m. until 10 a.m.

    "That really sucks," said one unhappy customer when he learned he could not purchase a laptop, despite at the store at 5 a.m. when the sale was supposed to start "How was I supposed to know to call?"

    The Walmart manager, named Mark, said other tech products had been pre-sold in the same way as well, but did not elaborate.

    Still other products, supposedly available for the entire day, did not go on sale until 5 a.m., despite the store having been open since midnight.

    Mark, the store manager, said the company changed its Black Friday strategy this year, following the death of a security guard, crushed by customers when a Long Island opened on Black Friday 2008. This year, the Los Angeles Times reported two minor incidents on at Walmart stores on Friday.

    "There are some things we need to refine," the Tracy manager said when asked why someone who arrived at the advertised time--5 a.m.--was unable to purchase the advertised laptop. It appeared that customers who lined up inside the store as early as 3 a.m. had not been told the item would be unavailable.

    It is unclear whether the early ticket distribution was done at Walmart stores nationwide or only in limited areas. It appeared other computers, including a $298 HP model, were also pre-sold.

    Stocks of a $589 HP All-in-One desktop, $78 1TB external drives, and other computer items were not presold and becamse available at 5 a.m., as promised in the store's advertising.

    Unlike past years, the Tracy, CA store had been open 24 hours on Thanksgiving, and early-arriving customers were allowed inside the store, where they clustered around the items they wished to purchase.

    Most of the sale items were stacked on pallets and shrink-wrapped, with signs warning that the merchandise was not to be sold before 5 a.m. on Black Friday, Nov. 27.

    It is not clear how widespread the early ticket distribution was, or what penalties Walmart might face as a result of the misleading advertising.

    David Coursey tweets as @techinciter and may be contacted through his Web site.

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    I've only been shopping on black friday one time. I am just not such a nice person and would probably end up shanking someone Last year I worked at Kohl's on black friday and it was the worst experience I have ever had.
    "He had no teeth, and he was slobbering all over himself. I'm thinking, 'You can have your money back, just get me out of here. Let me go be an accountant." I can't tell you how badly I wanted out of there." Denver rookie QB John Elway, on Jack Lambert, after Lambert and the Steelers knocked Elway out of his first game as a pro (1983).

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    I did early turkey Thursday and bought two 24" 1080p's at kmart,. I'm using one as I type and one is on the kitchen counter with an hd box coming soon.

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