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Antonius66 said:   nomonies said:   FINDMEDEALS2003 said:   i sorry but i think any opening on thanksgiving is wrong they can at least leave one day for families to be together ..of course people on here will disagree but i think thanksgiving and christmas you can stay home and be with family

I agree 100% and was going to make the same comment.


No one is making anyone go anywhere they don't want to. If people want to go, let them. I know a lot of people that either A) don't care about/celebrate thanksgiving, B) don't have family nearby so they don't have anywhere to go on Thanksgiving, C) are done with dinner and the festivities well before 8pm.


Option (A) from above for me.

treasurebeacon said:   nbha said:   Will the 60" Vizio be available online or is that deal only in-store?

Need to buy 2 and I live 90 miles away from a WalMart.

I have two options other than buying in-store.. will either of these work?
1. I have a shipping address where they can be sent (to my house). Only worry is if I can get the deal online and if shipping will be reasonably cheap.
2. I will be heading into town on the Sunday (2 days after BF) so if there is any store hold or ship-to-store available, I can pick the TV's up no problem on Sun.

Any thoughts? Or am I stuck with a 180 mile drive if I want to grab these deals?


not only the drive, you'll probably have to get there hours before 10PM to get one.



Lol, hours. HAHAHAHA. They open at midnight, and while the TV is on sale at 5AM, the people form midnight will surely want one, and already be there. In my estimation, this TV will go to the people waiting MORE THAN 20-22 hours in line. Minimum. Been doing BF for 20+ years, and that is a very conservative guess, more likely 24-28 hours. The different sale times are what screw it up.

cigga24 said:   nbha said:   Will the 60" Vizio be available online or is that deal only in-store?

Need to buy 2 and I live 90 miles away from a WalMart.

I have two options other than buying in-store.. will either of these work?
1. I have a shipping address where they can be sent (to my house). Only worry is if I can get the deal online and if shipping will be reasonably cheap.
2. I will be heading into town on the Sunday (2 days after BF) so if there is any store hold or ship-to-store available, I can pick the TV's up no problem on Sun.

Any thoughts? Or am I stuck with a 180 mile drive if I want to grab these deals?


How is it possible you live 90mi away from a WalMart?!!? I thought they were everywhere...


If you live in Death Valley, CA then the nearest Wally's world is 80-90 miles miles away.

If family time is so important or means so much then those people do not need a holiday to enjoy it. Why is the holiday any more important for the family than any other day.

We don't celebrate Christmas in the conventional sense. Thanks to Fatwallet, and other deal sites, we give to each other all year long, especially immediately after Christmas.

nomonies said:   FINDMEDEALS2003 said:   i sorry but i think any opening on thanksgiving is wrong they can at least leave one day for families to be together ..of course people on here will disagree but i think thanksgiving and christmas you can stay home and be with family

I agree 100% and was going to make the same comment.


I agree. Unfortunately these retailers will continue to one up each other for when they open to the point where Thanksgiving and Christmas will be just another work day.

amexblue said:   nomonies said:   FINDMEDEALS2003 said:   i sorry but i think any opening on thanksgiving is wrong they can at least leave one day for families to be together ..of course people on here will disagree but i think thanksgiving and christmas you can stay home and be with family

I agree 100% and was going to make the same comment.


I agree. Unfortunately these retailers will continue to one up each other for when they open to the point where Thanksgiving and Christmas will be just another work day.


Hmmm. I work in software development, my co-workers are wide and varied in race, religion and beliefs. We have an open policy on Holidays and such, our employer simply gives us "X" days off for the year to use as we see fit, and it works great. We get to have our holidays off, according to the days we believe we should not be working.

So. All of THAT being said: Thanksgiving and Christmas ARE just another work day for some people. In the office I work at, Thanksgiving and Christmas are just another work day for 70-75% of the employees.

For me personally: BF has always been my holiday of choice, switching it to Turkey day has given me something to look forward to, instead of sitting around watching people get fat and argue. Just my opinion though....

Thanks for sharing!

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nbha said:   Will the 60" Vizio be available online or is that deal only in-store?

Need to buy 2 and I live 90 miles away from a WalMart.

I have two options other than buying in-store.. will either of these work?
1. I have a shipping address where they can be sent (to my house). Only worry is if I can get the deal online and if shipping will be reasonably cheap.
2. I will be heading into town on the Sunday (2 days after BF) so if there is any store hold or ship-to-store available, I can pick the TV's up no problem on Sun.

Any thoughts? Or am I stuck with a 180 mile drive if I want to grab these deals?


I did not know that anyone lived that far from a WalMart anymore. I thought they had better coverage. Now that I said that, maybe they should add cell towers on top of their stores and start their own cellular network.

I've never braved WallyWorld for Black Friday but noticed the price on the Garmin Nuvi 50 seems very good. However, the ad says "in store only" and none of the Walmarts within 50 miles of my home carry this product in store. So, that brings up two questions:

Will WalMart send their BF advertised specials to my local store (even in some ridiculously limited quantity) so I don't have to drive all night to save $40?

And, as much as could be answered without hijacking this thread, is the Nuvi 50 in the ad a decent first GPS compared to printing sheafs of Google Maps for travel?

Thanks for your help!

yamhillchezhead said:   I've never braved WallyWorld for Black Friday but noticed the price on the Garmin Nuvi 50 seems very good. However, the ad says "in store only" and none of the Walmarts within 50 miles of my home carry this product in store. So, that brings up two questions:

Will WalMart send their BF advertised specials to my local store (even in some ridiculously limited quantity) so I don't have to drive all night to save $40?

And, as much as could be answered without hijacking this thread, is the Nuvi 50 in the ad a decent first GPS compared to printing sheafs of Google Maps for travel?

Thanks for your help!




RE:
" and none of the Walmarts within 50 miles of my home carry this product in store.



As is with almost all great priced items for BF, diff models numbers even if really the same item.
They will surely bring in the nuvi's.

How can we find out the Bluray player model #? I wonder if it's the same one they had last year.
Also wonder if it would be better to buy the $39 refurb right now instead.

FINDMEDEALS2003 said:   i sorry but i think any opening on thanksgiving is wrong they can at least leave one day for families to be together ..of course people on here will disagree but i think thanksgiving and christmas you can stay home and be with family

Especially when you take into account that the vast majority of 'doorbusters' are either: 1. Off-brands with zero reliability record, 2. Major brands, but older models, 3. Major brands, but sketchy/low-end models that usually don't have any of the really good features you're looking for, and/or 4. Deals (or close to it) that you can actually get during the rest of the year if you shop hard enough.

Slickone said:   How can we find out the Bluray player model #? I wonder if it's the same one they had last year.
Also wonder if it would be better to buy the $39 refurb right now instead.





You will have to wait until in store to look at.
It is possible the actual printed add may have model numbers....

There is no requirement they publish such, that cuts down on PM possibilities at another retailer.
Even the add model can be the same as one they stock but a diff number.

"i sorry but i think any opening on thanksgiving is wrong they can at least leave one day for families to be together ..of course people on here will disagree but i think thanksgiving and christmas you can stay home and be with family"


People in the health care field never get this argument. You can make it work and have family time when you are off. Business is business.

RE:
"i sorry but i think any opening on thanksgiving is wrong they can at least leave one day for families to be together ..of course people on here will disagree but i think thanksgiving and christmas you can stay home and be with family"


Nonsense.
If you want to fine, if not, don't.

I think more agree with you here than you might think. I like getting great deals but this kind of sale time (on Thanksgiving in-store) makes me angry.

Oh the Traditionalists

nmsmith said:   "i sorry but i think any opening on thanksgiving is wrong they can at least leave one day for families to be together ..of course people on here will disagree but i think thanksgiving and christmas you can stay home and be with family"


People in the health care field never get this argument. You can make it work and have family time when you are off. Business is business.


Or soldiers

Police

Fireman


Welcome to real life....appreciate family everyday and you don't have to worry about " special occasions"


Love ya, mom and dad!!!!!

Does anyone know anything about the telescope that they have this year? My son is really into space and is wanting one to look at things a little closer. I know nothing about telescopes.

jennsvs said:   Does anyone know anything about the telescope that they have this year? My son is really into space and is wanting one to look at things a little closer. I know nothing about telescopes.

get him a can of silver spray paint...........that will get him into space

Nice CB from Discover! Green for you!

RE:
Or soldiers
Police
Fireman


If the complaint is they have to work Holidays, surely they can go work somewhere else.

After heavy internal debate, I'm going to try for the 'Event 3' (5am) 50" 1080p Emerson tv for $298. Coming from an ancient 200 lb. mid 90's 40" CRT, I'm thinking it'll do fine. Yes, it's 60hz and LCD... but considering that I'm not into sports (seems to be the biggest motion blur complaint), that this room is always dark (LED appears to produce 'whiter whites'), and the Relic that I'm upgrading from- how can you beat $298? I've never seen a price that low (roughly $326 after taxes) for that size of 1080p tv.

Luckily due to work schedules, my family is having their event on Tuesday. With several Walmarts in my area, my plan is to pick a slightly more rural one, go there at 8pm Thursday, and park my butt until 5am Friday. I've wasted nine hours doing dumber things, and it's an investment, right? I notice that this one is a 'Special Buy' with no guarantee of quantity; hopefully upon arrival a friendly employee will know if they have them stocked, so I can switch locations if needed.

Last year the local Walmarts were fairly well organized- some of the high profile laptop and tv pallets were put in the less-traveled aisles, such as home and garden or plumbing / electrical. An employee was assigned to each one to ensure some sort of order and fairness. Things got a little crazy with the smaller items (plastic wrap on the pallet was open, so a couple people grabbed before the proper time), but on the whole they did a good job controlling the chaos. At one lengthy TV line, the employees counted off 50 buyers down the line (for each on the pallet), handing out numbers. I thought this was nice and kept the crowd from growing. Hoping that sort of thing occurs this time for my Emerson!

Edit: Well, nothing is so simple. Kmart is doing a 50" Proscan doorbuster for $288 (no specs, 'models may vary'), and Sears has a Toshiba 50" LED (edge-lit, I'm sure) for $299. Both those are 8pm deals; my new plan is to camp out for a few hours in front of Sears, if I miss that one hit Kmart on the way by, and at worst continue my plan of an overnight stay at WalMart. Anyone have any input or advice on this (other than to say I'm nuts)?

Are these tires instore only?
Does anyone know how much WalMart will charge to put these tired on my mini van?
Can i buy these tires online and put it on van instore?

CharredPC said:   After heavy internal debate, I'm going to try for the 'Event 3' (5am) 50" 1080p Emerson tv for $298. Coming from an ancient 200 lb. mid 90's 40" CRT, I'm thinking it'll do fine. Yes, it's 60hz and LCD... but considering that I'm not into sports (seems to be the biggest motion blur complaint), that this room is always dark (LED appears to produce 'whiter whites'), and the Relic that I'm upgrading from- how can you beat $298? I've never seen a price that low (roughly $326 after taxes) for that size of 1080p tv.

Luckily due to work schedules, my family is having their event on Tuesday. With several Walmarts in my area, my plan is to pick a slightly more rural one, go there at 8pm Thursday, and park my butt until 5am Friday. I've wasted nine hours doing dumber things, and it's an investment, right? I notice that this one is a 'Special Buy' with no guarantee of quantity; hopefully upon arrival a friendly employee will know if they have them stocked, so I can switch locations if needed.

Last year the local Walmarts were fairly well organized- some of the high profile laptop and tv pallets were put in the less-traveled aisles, such as home and garden or plumbing / electrical. An employee was assigned to each one to ensure some sort of order and fairness. Things got a little crazy with the smaller items (plastic wrap on the pallet was open, so a couple people grabbed before the proper time), but on the whole they did a good job controlling the chaos. At one lengthy TV line, the employees counted off 50 buyers down the line (for each on the pallet), handing out numbers. I thought this was nice and kept the crowd from growing. Hoping that sort of thing occurs this time for my Emerson!

Edit: Well, nothing is so simple. Kmart is doing a 50" Proscan doorbuster for $288 (no specs, 'models may vary'), and Sears has a Toshiba 50" LED (edge-lit, I'm sure) for $299. Both those are 8pm deals; my new plan is to camp out for a few hours in front of Sears, if I miss that one hit Kmart on the way by, and at worst continue my plan of an overnight stay at WalMart. Anyone have any input or advice on this (other than to say I'm nuts)?



You are not nuts. This is an event like tailgating in a parking lot with a bunch of friends before a football game. I plan to take my chances on the Sears deal. The add say "Major Manufacture" so it may not be a Toshiba in every store. Have fun and good luck!


No one is putting a gun to ur head and asking you to shop People with nothing to do like me will shop on BF or thanksgiving.. I dont see people complain about games that are played on thanksgiving or christmas or new years

nmsmith said:   "i sorry but i think any opening on thanksgiving is wrong they can at least leave one day for families to be together ..of course people on here will disagree but i think thanksgiving and christmas you can stay home and be with family"


People in the health care field never get this argument. You can make it work and have family time when you are off. Business is business.

IrfanPathan said:   will WalMart be open ?
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-11-16/wal-mart-workers...


Old news, see http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/deal-discussion/1227943/ if you think it will really matter.

for all the ma and ri Peeps, remember blue laws prohibits WalMart and others from opening before midnight.

GeorgeT said:   
You are not nuts. This is an event like tailgating in a parking lot with a bunch of friends before a football game. I plan to take my chances on the Sears deal. The add say "Major Manufacture" so it may not be a Toshiba in every store. Have fun and good luck!


I think Sears has two $299 50" deals; the one I'm looking at specifies Toshiba (model L2200). I believe the other one is an open ended "major manufacturer", without even denoting 720 or 1080. If I may ask, when are you planning to start the waiting game outside your local Sears? I'm thinking that a daytime wait at Sears will be more pleasant than an overnight stay at WalMart, so hoping to get this one...

Antonius66 said:   nomonies said:   FINDMEDEALS2003 said:   i sorry but i think any opening on thanksgiving is wrong they can at least leave one day for families to be together ..of course people on here will disagree but i think thanksgiving and christmas you can stay home and be with family

I agree 100% and was going to make the same comment.


I know a lot of people that either A) don't care about/celebrate thanksgiving, B) don't have family nearby so they don't have anywhere to go on Thanksgiving,


Yes, illegal aliens need something to do when U.S. citizens are celebrating Thanksgiving. LOL

they've got the Sig Sauer SIGM400 rifle for 897....not a bad price....but I found it humorous that it comes in either 5.56 OR .223 LOL

I will definitely be boycotting this. Having employees work ON THANKSGIVING is disgusting. Wal-Mart's greed has no end.

opathal said:   I will definitely be boycotting this. Having employees work ON THANKSGIVING is disgusting
Wal-Mart's greed has no end.



Are these inDENTURED employees

CharredPC said:   GeorgeT said:   
You are not nuts. This is an event like tailgating in a parking lot with a bunch of friends before a football game. I plan to take my chances on the Sears deal. The add say "Major Manufacture" so it may not be a Toshiba in every store. Have fun and good luck!


I think Sears has two $299 50" deals; the one I'm looking at specifies Toshiba (model L2200). I believe the other one is an open ended "major manufacturer", without even denoting 720 or 1080. If I may ask, when are you planning to start the waiting game outside your local Sears? I'm thinking that a daytime wait at Sears will be more pleasant than an overnight stay at WalMart, so hoping to get this one...


I was planing to get to Sears before 8pm on Thanksgiving day, but with these recent post about make people work on Thanksgiving, my guilt meter is starting to go off.

I just bought a house full of furniture from a neighbor who was moving. I may spend the weekend getting that stuff setup and pass on the tv this year.

RE:
Working on Holidays


No one is forcing these people to work, they could get another job.
Look what happened to the Hostess (Twinkies) workers.
They went on strike, the company said ba bye....
Now you have no job.

Please... if they don 't like it get another job. I'm a mechanical engineer and work for an electric utility company. I do not get paid any overtime and I've been forced to work Thanksgiving and Christmas. At least they get paid. These people need to grow up, be grateful they have a job, and if they don't like it then take their talent elsewhere.

opathal said:   I will definitely be boycotting this. Having employees work ON THANKSGIVING is disgusting. Wal-Mart's greed has no end.

Lol, yeah, Wal-Mart is obviously the only bastion of greed in the world that asks their employees to work on a holiday.

Also: Not everyone cares about whether or not they work on a holiday, and even more people don't celebrate the same holidays as Christians/Americans....

Why are you supporting use of the internet, it's open 24/7, and someone has to be ready if a system/server goes down, am I right? Do you boycott healthcare as well? No holidays there. How about gas stations? Most of those are open on holidays. Movie theaters? Wow, must be a boring life what with all that... boycotting and not much else happening.

I certainly don't condone Wal-Mart tactics, but them trying to get a piece of the pie and do the same as every other retailer is worse... how, exactly?

yesidonoitall said:   opathal said:   I will definitely be boycotting this. Having employees work ON THANKSGIVING is disgusting
Wal-Mart's greed has no end.



Are these inDENTURED employees
WM's health plan doesn't cover dentures. Mercury-based fillings only.



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