Friday, November 23, 2007

MEIJER SUCKS & Black Friday News

Disclaimer- Shopping on Thanksgiving goes against everything I want in a shopping experience, but as much as I realize this - I decided to do it anyway - let's blame this on my pregnant brain not functioning up to par.

So I draggggggggggggggggggg my tired, LAZY ass out of bed at 5am on Turkey day to get my boys the $2 Spiderman action figures at Meijer that go on sale at 6am. Now, I KNOW the crowd is going to be crazy and obnoxious BUT what I didn't know was that Meijer was going to put out ALL of the door-buster deals out early so that people who actually showed up at the time of the sale HAD NO CHANCE IN HELL to get anything because the shelves were cleared out BEFORE the sale even started. Such bullshit. (I'm just a little bitter - I hate mornings!) Anyway, don't advertise a sale starting at 6AM when you really mean "whenever the hell we feel like starting it"AM. Bastards....

So far the Thankgiving weekend sales are not looking so good for us. Even still, Jamie decides to brave the oh so high class Value City at midnight Thursday night to get some of the $10 track suits. Not only were there 500+ people in line in front of him, the track suits (that they advertised as worth $39.99) were so freaky flimsy and cheap it wouldn't even be worth the $10 - so he came home with nada.

If your keeping track that is:
Maynard Family - 0
Black Friday Crappy Stores - 2

So, I had planned on going to Walmart on Friday morning because they have the Cricut (scrapbooking) machines on sale for $119 and my mom told me if I fight the crowds, she'll get it for me for Christmas. So a few of us meet at the Walmart in Fenton because I am not dealing with Flint-Town crowds- them people are ruthless and desperate to get cheap shit. (Ok, well I was a little desperate myself, but not desperate enough to deal with the riff-raff of Flint-Town) We get there 20 minutes before the store opens and there are probably about 80 people in line, not too shabby. As soon as the doors open we did a mad dash to the back of the store and FINALLY I got what I went to the store for! I also scored a camera, some transformers, hot wheels and pajamas for the boys for Christmas. It was a satisfying end to a frustrating couple of days.

Final Score:
Maynard Family - 1
Black Friday Crappy Stores - 2

Ok, OK - so the stores still won. I don't really care because I don't plan on going out into the crazy shit EVER AGAIN! (unless of course, I want something for myself again - then maybe :)

It's all about me....


Anonymous said...

Whiner! I got everything I wanted. I bet it has something to do with attitude...hmmm...

Anonymous said...

I hope that you are not american because shopping at Wal Mart is the most unamerican thing you can do in this country. Ask Wal Mart why our economy is so bad considering that everything they bring over here is from China, Afghanistan or Taiwan. Way to go American