Saturday, November 29, 2008

A Black Friday virgin no more!

I decided to hit up the midnight madness at the outlet mall in Destin (45 min away) Thursday night, and then wait for the rest of the stores to open with my buddy V. We headed out @ 11pm and were quite surprised at all the other traffic on the road as well.

I had done my research and knew which stores I wanted to hit first b/c almost all of my Christmas shopping is done, but there are certain things I keep an eye out for all year long. We hit up GAP first b/c they opened their doors 15 min early, and we both scored some great shirts & sweaters for our hubbies then headed down the strip. Aeropostale was INSANE!!! I am pretty sure they were breaking some fire codes by how many people were in there...but we made it out with some sweet deals.

We spent the next hour looking, but not finding anything that caught out eye...so we headed for an all American breakfast @ Waffle House....mmmmm.

We had quite a few hours to kill so we decided to go to Wal-Mart (b/c it was the only thing open) and get some of the things on my list that didn't have anything to do with Black Friday deals. Plus, this would be a time without any lines! The store was pretty empty, so we grabbed a cart and headed down one of the main aisles. There were many pallets still wrapped, which we assumed were part of the sale, but the first one we came to was open. V saw something she wanted, so we scanned it for the price and decided to throw it in the cart.

We continued down the aisle stopping here or there to look @ different things when a lady walked up to us and said, "where did you get that?"

V said, "on that pallet up at the front."

The lady got mad and said, "that is for the sale, it won't even ring up!"

V said, "the whole pallet was unwrapped."

Rude lady says, "it doesn't matter, it is for the sale!"

I started to get really mad...and V asked, "do you want me to put it back?"

She said, "YES" (with quite a bit of attitude).

So, V takes it out of the cart and heads to put it away...I would have thrown it at her (only b/c of her attitude) but instead I asked, "do you know where I would find ________?" (my fam reads my blog, and I can't give anything away!)

She says, "didn't you get a map when you walked into the store?"

I said, "um...no," thinking...don't you work here??

She says, "they are up at the front of the store."

REALLY!!!!!!!!!!! Wow, thank you Captain Obvious! Since the store is crawling with millions of people, you can't take 1/2 a sec to tell me where to find something. MORON!

I said, "never mind, I guess I will find it myself!" and walked away to find V.

So, I did find it, AND found more of the item that V grabbed in another location, unwrapped & displayed. If they were keeping the store open, then why not take one minute to wrap that pallet back up. We weren't the only ones in the store, and I am sure it was going to happen to someone else. So...I made my purchase, and we decided to call it a night. There was only one thing I wanted to buy that was advertised for Black Friday...and I was getting tired.

We headed home, and I was able to get the deal I was waiting for online anyway!!!

I really don't think I will do it again. And if you do, bring some patience (which I am extremely lacking) and take a Xanax!

So, in the words of Bob Engvall...mean Wal-Mart lady...here's your sign:

9 comments:

Kristina P. said...

Yeah, I don't do Black Friday. There is rarely anything cheap enough to make me want to deal with hundreds of crazy people.

Did you hear the new story about the Walmart employee who was trampled to death yesterday? Insane!

Lorie said...

We went to WalMart and they are a little crazy about their palates, but I got some amazing deals! Even though I want to smack them half the time, I try to remember that it is a really cruddy day for them. Retail stinks this time of year!

(but I still want to smack them most of the time!!)

Wendyburd1 said...

no thanks!!!

Jen said...

Oh my. What a bitch. I would have bought whatever that mysterious pallet item was just to spite her! Obviously it would have rung up, if you scanned it for the price. Ugh.

Also, it's Bill, not Bob. I love him.

Mary said...

This was the first, and LAST year I attempted this...like Wendy said, No Thanks!

Queenie Jeannie said...

Sorry hun! Walmart employees, on the whole, are just dumb/rude/lazy. No, not everyone, but enough to prove the rule!!

I love your sign....and I'm stealing it for future use, lol!

K-Rissa said...

Ok, I looked at your profile and we have so much in common! I am an Army brat- grew up in the Army. My Dad is still in the Army and is stationed at Fort Campbell, KY. And my maiden name was Arnold! And we both live in FL. How cool is that?

Just wanted to share the similarities!

Live.Love.Eat said...

ugh, that's why I don't do Walmart or Black Friday. But it sounds like you had a fair time except for the beatch!

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Black Friday is not worth it!!