I often heard the term BLACK FRIDAY from my friends in the US.. well for me, the only Black Friday I knew is the one from the Holy Week.. but well, Black Friday happens not during the Holy Week but on Friday right after Thanksgiving. It was tagged as one of the busiest shopping day since 2005. Since this is the day after Thanksgiving most employers give their employees the day off, which increases the number of potential shoppers.
Big companies such as Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Target Corporation are participating in the Black Friday Sale.. I was able to interview one of my marce who joined last year’s Black Friday Sale at Walmart.
When you first heard of Black Friday at Walmart, what was your initial reaction?
*gotta go, sale sale sale…
Did you plan what you are going to buy for the Black Friday?
* heck yeah! saw it on the ad paper from Thanksgiving day.
Can you share with us what is on you list last year?
*3 Nintendo DS for the 3 kids (reg. $149, on sale for $89), 32 inch TV (reg. $399 on sale for $199)
On the day itself, what time did you went to Walmart?
Can you account your Black Friday Walmart experience from the time you arrived until you got your purchase?
*Had to stand in line for over an hour to avail 3 Nintendo DS, you step out of your line, you lose the chance of getting one. limited quantity that’s why. First come first served. By the time I got my DS, the TV line was closed, wahhhh! Registers was kind of slow too, so many people waiting for the time the sale price take effect @ 5AM
What are the items that you were able to buy from Black Friday Walmart Sale and how much did you saved?
* I saved $180 for the 3 Nintendo DS that I bought.
Are you going to Black Friday Walmart again this year?
* But of course at 330AM again,or whatever time I get up, going with my friend
If yes what do you plan on buying this Black Friday 2011 at Walmart?
*winter jackets, winter apparel for the whole family, gifts for friends and family, and a wii game system.
What are your tips for first time Black Friday Shopper?
* Get there early, to get a good parking, if it’s possible, don’t bring children, leave them at home, dress appropriately for the cold weather, leave a lot of space in your trunk for all the shopping that you will do. Bring a lot of cash or credit card. Bring coffee 🙂
My Marce Liz blogs about shopping and fashion and other sales. She’s a Walmart shopper, Black Friday or not.