November 27, 2009

Happy Black Friday

Happy Black Friday everyone! 

This year was the first time I've ever woken up super early to stand out in the cold in order to buy something.  Luckily for us, there are two Targets in town and we happen to live right near the smaller one.  But I didn't just wake up early to go to Target.  I first woke up at 3 am hoping that Amazon would put the camera I wanted on sale.  Amazon had said they would put a Canon Powershot 12.1 MP camera on sale at midnight Pacific time, ie 3 am my time, but didn't specify which Canon 12.1 MP camera.  There just happen to be at least 5 12.1 MP Canon cameras.  So, I set my alarm, woke up at 3, grabbed my lap top and it turns out the one on sale was not the one I wanted. (Note the laziness, I didn't even get out of bed)  An hour later, The Fiance and I got out of bed and headed out to Target.  There were plenty of people there at 4:30 but we decided to stay anyway.  Target is super organized and we got in the store at 5, grabbed the vacuum cleaner, The Dyson Animal which by the way is *SPECTACULAR*, grabbed a robe and electric toothbrush for The Fiance and were out of Target by 5:15.  We then drove over to Home Depot and waited until 6 am for it to open.  We grabbed batteries and a wine cooler (for a gift) and were out of there by 6:15.  All in all, we were back home by 6:30.  For my first Black Friday, it was awesome.  But the story doesn't end there my friends. . . 

    After our early morning shopping, we headed back to bed.  I got up at 2:30 pm, let Bella out to go potty and checked my email.  It turns out that Overstock.com sent me a 10% off coupon for their Black Friday Event.  Originally Overstock had the camera I wanted for $369 when the lowest price I found overall was $349.  The 10% off coupon made the camera $332 with free shipping and no tax, about $100 less than if I had bought it at Best Buy in person (they had it at full price of $399).  So, of course, I bought it.  This is my new camera.  Let's just say that I'm *super* excited.  I'll let you all know how awesome it is when I get it, which I hope will be late next week or early the week after.   
    This is not the end of the story my friends, for after finding and buying my super awesome new camera, The Fiance and I headed out to look for a Christmas tree.  We went to a local general store that sells local crafts and supplies.  We took Bella with us and I found a gorgeous 7 and a 1/2 foot tree.  I managed to get a student discount and Bella got more attention than she knew what to do with.    She is now passed out on her doggy bed looking adorable. 

5 comments:

A said...

Sounds like you had a brilliant day!

La Historiadora de Moda said...

Wow! Your new camera looks amazing!

A-C said...

A: It was! we had a lot of fun. Hope you're feeling better!

La Historiadora: I know! I'm so excited! I'm counting down the days until it gets here. :)

badblueduck said...

This was the first time I woke up super early to go shopping as well. I was actually looking at that same camera but ended up getting the Nikon D3000.

A-C said...

yay! I was looking at the D3000 too, but I LOVE Canon cameras and decided to stick with them. Plus, no time wasted needing to learn how to use a new system and DSLR.

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