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Boxing day limited quantity items

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  • Dec 21st, 2004 11:51 pm
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Nov 27, 2004
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Boxing day limited quantity items

On boxing day, there are many items on sale that have limited quantities. I like how some stores handle it in a civilized way. These stores hand out coupons to each customer (from the beginning of the line) until they are out of coupons for the limited quantity items. Then take the coupons to get the items and when paying for it at the cashier. I like this approach and prevents pushing and shoving in the store to get those items. Besides, I think this make the store look good because of their well organization and fewer grumpy customers that lined up since x hours before opening.

On the other hand, there are some stores that just let people rush in and race for the limited quantity items. The sight of a horde of people pushing, shoving and making a mess of everything else reminds me of a zoo. I think this makes the store unprofessional looking and lack of organization.

What were some of your boxing day experiences with line-ups and how the stores handle the limited quantity items?
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Sep 9, 2003
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For FS/Staples at least, every time they have a grand opening, it's all coupon based.
Which is good. Hopefully they'll do the same for boxing day, but i doubt it.
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Feb 4, 2004
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So here is a theorhetical question for those vets around here. If I wanted to get something that the flyer says there are only like 10-15 per store at BEST BUY, how early should I be getting there?

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Mox wrote:So here is a theorhetical question for those vets around here. If I wanted to get something that the flyer says there are only like 10-15 per store at BEST BUY, how early should I be getting there?

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Well I always stand outside the store at 5 pm, thats right, 5 pm. I've always been the first one for the last 7 years.
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Aug 16, 2004
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jay_bionic wrote:Well I always stand outside the store at 5 pm, thats right, 5 pm. I've always been the first one for the last 7 years.
WHOA! That's crazy! :cheesygri
you damn well deserve it then! :lol:
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LOL yea man thats dedication. Im thinking a few hours 2-3 before opening. Would I have any chance to get a 10 per store item?
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Mox wrote:LOL yea man thats dedication. Im thinking a few hours 2-3 before opening. Would I have any chance to get a 10 per store item?
I doubt it.. I arrived at FS 2 hours before opening a few years back and I was at least 100th in line.
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lol.. this aint even the IKEA free chair give away and you camp out 5pm day before?
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jay_bionic wrote:Well I always stand outside the store at 5 pm, thats right, 5 pm. I've always been the first one for the last 7 years.
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well if ur THAT DESPERATE for the item... then yes... go camp out the day b4 the sale starts... u deserve it....

i remember last yr i came about 1 1/2 hrs b4 store opened.... and i was like the 100 th person in line... boy were ppl crazy about it..... but lucky me i saw a friend lining up 1st in line!.... so i'm like "hey,... u must've gotten here like 3 hrs b4 i did!" and he told me that he came at 3 am.... wow.... !.... so i was lucky that i "budged" in and was able 2 get in front of 100 ppl and was the 2nd in line :lol: :lol:
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MtX wrote:lol.. this aint even the IKEA free chair give away and you camp out 5pm day before?
i remember that dude, he was there like 2pm the day before, didnt he have a bbq to heat stuff to eat? i saw some other dudes with laptops watching dvds to kill time.
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um.....its December, so.... er...isn't it friggin cold outside? to stand outside OVERNIGHT for a boxing day door crasher, they'd have to B giving it for free to put up with that kinda abuse...
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What really sucks is that if it was a week ago, I'd be willing to go around 4 or 5AM, but considering how fast and how sudden it got cold, I doubt I will. last week it was 0 degrees and barely went negative, now its like -20
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Nov 27, 2004
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Wow, that's some dedication to get the items you want! More than 12 hours in the cold? Any tips on how you last that long in the cold? The most I've been was 2 hours in the cold at office depot for a hp printer....hehehe.

Will best buy have the first 100 people in line to be entered into a draw for $20,000 (if I remember correctly from previous years) ?

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