posted on Nov, 26 2010 @ 04:22 PM
I went shopping today, not out of need but out of boredom. Went to 5-10 different stores all of which have the same usual products for the same usual
sale price just today they put them in walking isles instead of the shelves. As I was walking through one store I noticed a TV I bought a year ago on
sale for 900 dollars, I paid $800 same model and size. Another had a dvd player for sale $35, me and my wife debated getting this 1 month ago when it
was $30. Then I met up with my friend he wanted a laptop, he went into the store to get it and after 20 minutes of arguing with the salesman about
insurance and protection, which added up to more then the laptop cost, which he didn't want. The salesman came back to tell him it was out of stock.
Well he thought it was fishy and sent me in to get it, I played dumb and told the salesman I wanted all the protection and insurance I could get.
Guess what 5 minutes later he returned with the same laptop that was out of stock 20 minutes earlier. There were some good deals on some other
products but it was all old or cheap quality, nothing new and exciting was on sale.
The news had people waiting in line since wednesday morning to get into a store this morning. The news woman asked what one man was waiting for he
replied a PS3, I don't know about you but unless the thing was free I wouldn't wait 48 hours on the curb, freezing in NYC to save $100-$200.
I just don't get it, is it me or do any of you think this is all some consumer ploy used to get us to think we are getting good deals so we buy? The
media spin on this also just makes me sick. I wouldn't wait in line for 48 hours on the curb, in the cold, missing Thanksgiving, to elbow Obama in the
edit on 11/26/2010 by AnteBellum because: (no reason given)