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Boxing day deals advice?

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Boxing day deals advice?

Never bothered to attend a boxing day sale.. anyone have any advice?
What stores do you hit first (or can you really only get the best deals at the first one you go to?)?

Need some boxing day strategy, here :->
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d_jedi wrote:Need some boxing day strategy, here :->
1.) Rent "Jingle All the Way"
2.) Watch Arnold vs. Sinbad
3.) Take notes
4.) Keep Elbows High
5.) If deseperate, don't be afraid to take a hostage
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CSR wrote:wake up at 3... go sleep outside the store
Wake up at 3? Sleep is for the wusses. Just kidding. Anyone know when deals at places like canadacomputers or <a href=../autolink/redirectpage.php?linkid=150 target=_blank>tigerdirect</a> come out? O.o.
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arrive at the parking lot 10 mins before the store opens, walk towards the front, just as the door open, PUSH AND RUN LIKE HELL!!!!

worked for last 2 boxing day, seen it happen every year and feel bad for the poor people who waited in line
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pontiac_driver wrote:arrive at the parking lot 10 mins before the store opens, walk towards the front, just as the door open, PUSH AND RUN LIKE HELL!!!!

worked for last 2 boxing day, seen it happen every year and feel bad for the poor people who waited in line
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I usually went to the store that had most price discount on the item that I want. In most cases, FS is my first target because it opened early 7:00 am and I still had chance go to some other stores because they opened at 8. I arrived FS store 1.5 to 2 hrs before the store open. It will for sure I got the good spot at the line (usually just 6 to 10 people in front of me). When the door open and I inside the store, I would tell any staff who I first see him and tell him what I want and let them grap stuffs for you. Usually, it took me 15 mins in and out of the store with all the items I want. Those were my past few years experience and so far 100% success rate :cheesygri
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Ya...Ive been one of the suxors for the past 3 years who has waited outside while people have pushed in front of me...no more this year.
I am getting up at 6:30 to push my way in first to Future SHop.
LOL :evil:
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When does FS give out their entire BD flyer? I cant seem to remember from last year. Was it on Xmas or the morning of.
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Which FS stores are best to go to? ie. have the least number of people lining up waiting, have the best stock, etc.
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My suggestion to getting ahead of the line?

Aquire a Best Buy or Future Shop *SHIRT* and *NAMETAG*, and wear it to the event. About 5 minutes before the doors open, work your way to the front claiming that you are *cough*late*cough*.

Doors Open > BAM! Run like hell and take the nametag off and zip up yer coat!

Oh yeah, and *HOPE* you don't get lynched for pulling off this stunt!

:cheesygri

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XXXG-00W0 wrote:I usually went to the store that had most price discount on the item that I want. In most cases, FS is my first target because it opened early 7:00 am and I still had chance go to some other stores because they opened at 8. I arrived FS store 1.5 to 2 hrs before the store open. It will for sure I got the good spot at the line (usually just 6 to 10 people in front of me). When the door open and I inside the store, I would tell any staff who I first see him and tell him what I want and let them grap stuffs for you. Usually, it took me 15 mins in and out of the store with all the items I want. Those were my past few years experience and so far 100% success rate :cheesygri

whick FS store you went to? Maybe because people did their boxing day shopping at FS website on 25th. Last year I went to BB (Etobicoke) at 4 A.M. and there were 40 people ahead of me. Also, for hot, limited quantity items, the store staff will hand out coupons about an hour - 45 mins BEFORE the store opens. They also hand out the store layout so as to you know what is where. So you have your coupons and you know where to go. However in my experience the most time spent is at checkout counters. By 8 - 8.30 am, the wait in the checkout line could be an hour or worse.
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dreamcatcher: Last year I was also shop FS on-line so I didn't need to stand outside the shop :cheesygri . IMO, BB relatively new last year so I think some people (or most) were like you and me shopped FS on-line then went to local B&M BB for another round Boxing day shopping. This year I expect BB will do the on-line Boxing day sale and I predict there will be not as many people as like last year. From 1999 to 2002 Boxing Day I was simply go to the nearest FS shop except 2000 because my previous boss wanted that NEC 19" monitor (sorry I forgot the price) so I needed to drive to the FS that is close to our shop at that time.


BTW, I had been only in 2 FS for Boxing Day sale. One is Richmond Hill (Yonge and 16th Ave) and the other one is HWY#7 and Warden.
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Just find some online deals and place your order from the warmth of your own home.

Most boxing day sales are attended by the lowest of the lows. And most of the door crashers are on sub par items that they couldn't get rid of. Why waste your time fighting over cheap merchandise?

It's not worth the effort as far as I'm concerned. If I want something I'll just buy it online. Way too stressful fighting through the masses.

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