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[Elect] Best Buy Boxing day sale - Dec 24 8PM Online , Dec 26 6AM in-store ( no details yet)

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ferkel wrote:
Dec 18th, 2012 5:41 pm
Bd Flyers are up on bb site
Link? I don't see any through the Flyers link...
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will they let us know what will be on sale prior to sale? or find out when it starts!!?
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jjege wrote:
Dec 18th, 2012 6:01 pm
will they let us know what will be on sale prior to sale? or find out when it starts!!?
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Boxing Day Schedule:
Best Buy's Boxing Day Sale starts December 24th online & December 26th in-store. As for opening, here you go:

The bestbuy.ca website will be closed starting 3am EST until 5pm EST while the team prepares for the sale. It will then open for browsing at 5pm EST with the sale starting at 8pm EST!

The stores will be opening on December 26th - check out the Holiday Hours for information on when your local store will be opening it's doors.
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kamascottra wrote:
Dec 17th, 2012 5:26 pm
of course you can, it's not like these companies are going door to door disturbing you.

think of it this way. without the online sales, there'd probably be ppl lining up xmas eve for some deals. this allows those ppl to take an hour(probably less) out of there evening to get their shopping out of the way and spend the rest of xmas eve, xmas, and even boxing day with their family
My guess is you haven't actually bought anything @ BB/FS/NCIX the last few years online on xmas eve (or at least within say 4 hours of deals being live). You'll rarely finish checkout in less than a hour. Heck the virtual line @ FS/BB is generally close to a hour.
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torontokris wrote:
Dec 17th, 2012 10:45 pm
you mean spend all xmas eve hitting refresh and waiting for the FS BB sites to come back online...
shengli2009fall wrote:
Dec 18th, 2012 12:49 am
the website would go really slow that time...
so probably more than one hour :)
i've never spent more than an hour. never had interest in any of their 'doorcrashers' though either. so it's been fine to log in well after the start, find what i wanted, and get the heck out.

either way, it's your choice to participate or not. if you don't want to be bothered by online sales on xmas eve, then don't shop.
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Dec 18th, 2012 8:50 pm
My guess is you haven't actually bought anything @ BB/FS/NCIX the last few years online on xmas eve (or at least within say 4 hours of deals being live). You'll rarely finish checkout in less than a hour. Heck the virtual line @ FS/BB is generally close to a hour.
bought something from FS or BB the last 3yrs for sure. as mentioned above, usually not cheap products that the masses go for. but quality stuff that not every bargain hunter can afford. btw, why are you sitting at your computer watching a virtual line load? anyway, yeah i haven't had reason to go right at open the last year, but even 40mins or so after it starts, things move pretty smoothly. the first year i bought a receiver and external hard drive, one from FS, one from BB, and i was done in about 15mins. that was my turning point, never stood in a physical line on boxing day after that.
even if it does take you 4hrs to go from start to finish, you only need to be 'on the computer' for 20mins max of that.

no matter how you slice it, exaggerate, or worst case scenario, the online shopping is still quicker, easier, and more 'family friendly' than shopping in store. if it takes you 4hrs to buy something online, it would have taken you at least 8hrs to drive to store, stand in line, find product, stand in line to pay, and drive home again. and you could do all of it from home where you could still be with your family while you wait vs. taking your kids to stand in the cold overnight outside bestbuy...
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Glad I was not the only one unhappy with the trend. Christmas Eve dinner is a tradition and having the sale as you are supposed to sit and eat is an insult to the holiday that's the reason for the sale to begin with. Start the sale at midnight 26th. It has to suck to work for those companies IT, too. I wish somebody would start a boycott or at least give them some negative media exposure.
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aos007 wrote:
Dec 19th, 2012 3:30 pm
Glad I was not the only one unhappy with the trend. Christmas Eve dinner is a tradition and having the sale as you are supposed to sit and eat is an insult to the holiday that's the reason for the sale to begin with. Start the sale at midnight 26th. It has to suck to work for those companies IT, too. I wish somebody would start a boycott or at least give them some negative media exposure.
Wow I hope they don't get to me like they did to you. It must be horrible not eating with family against your own will. How do they do it? Does a salesperson show up at your place and take you hostage?

To me my annual family dinner is worth much more than saving a few $100 bucks...if I was alone maybe, but anyone with a family who takes saving a few bucks over spending quality time with loved ones is to me in the same group as someone who goes to the bar or the casino instead of spending time with their family and needs treatment.

Not directed at you directly...just in general since I'm tired of seeing people complaining that the sales don't suit their own personal schedules.
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i... can spend time with family any day of the year.. i dont leave family time to a single day of the year...
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MADMAX333 wrote:
Dec 19th, 2012 3:59 pm
i... can spend time with family any day of the year.. i dont leave family time to a single day of the year...
That's fine, so the sale suits your schedule. My beef is with the people complaining the sale doesn't accommodate their lives and they'll miss out on tradition, gatherings or what not just to buy something and save a couple bucks.
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Not everyone celebrates Christmas lol so its for the people who dont celebrate to shop on the 24th
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kooklook wrote:
Dec 19th, 2012 4:49 pm
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Last year I got the Monster Copper Buds..just clicked right at 4pm mountain time..just had to be patient as the virtual lineup made me wait. Took 10 minutes in total I think. There were people panicking and refreshing and totally screwing themselves.
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Cas77 wrote:
Dec 19th, 2012 3:40 pm
Wow I hope they don't get to me like they did to you. It must be horrible not eating with family against your own will. How do they do it? Does a salesperson show up at your place and take you hostage?

To me my annual family dinner is worth much more than saving a few $100 bucks...if I was alone maybe, but anyone with a family who takes saving a few bucks over spending quality time with loved ones is to me in the same group as someone who goes to the bar or the casino instead of spending time with their family and needs treatment.

Not directed at you directly...just in general since I'm tired of seeing people complaining that the sales don't suit their own personal schedules.
finally, somebody else that gets it...

nothing is being forced on you. you guys act like it's impossible to not buy something during boxing day.
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