|Screwed on Black Friday?|
I spent over 2 hours in line Walmart Thanksgiving night. My wife spent 2+ hours in a different Walmart, both trying to score the same $179 laptop. We arrived at the stores at 8:30 pm. Of course, we didn't get one. They only had less than 30 per store and started passing out tickets for them @ 6pm - for a 10pm sale! Dejected, I went and stood in line for the $279 HP laptop for 1.5 hours. And waited. And sweated. And then waited another half hour in line to get to the front of the line, get handed a box, and pay for it. An obvious "Bait and Switch" as they had tons of the more expensive ones!
Over 2 hours, for 2 people, each with a young child, to get the laptop we didn't want.
The next morning I searched the net and found a Lenovo with the EXACT SAME SPECS for $199 and free shipping on an Amazon lightning deal. Yea, I paid sales tax because she lives in NY, but they ship it to her for free. I didn't have to leave the house, and I don't have to spend over $30 to ship it to her and insure it. I spent 30 minutes, in my pajamas, with a cup of hot coffee. I shopped 5 stores in a half hour.
I am going to Walmart and return the unopened laptop today - after the the stupid, smelly, and rude Black Friday shoppers leave. Bite me, Walmart, Best Buy, etc. I will never step foot into another B&M store on Black Friday weekend again.