Boxing Day 2016 Discussion

Any reports of people lining up?

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y2dave wrote: Was at leon at 12AM want to buy the Dyson vacuum. No one show up until 3am
Which location ? Exact opposite at the brantford location , people are nuts , 300people by 6am ....people need to go home ffs
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I benefited by getting some sleep..I haven't lined up since 2008..I decided to cancel my order for the Dell 24 inch monitor and purchased a 32 inch TV instead - it will take some getting used to, however I am using it as a monitor..mainly use my PC for sports, movies, etc. Therefore, I will benefit in the end..this TV is better than the Dell monitor..in my opinion.
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Lineup was quite impressive at Leons this morning.

That store, however, is garbage. As are their tactics. People who were waiting for the vacuum before 5AM were only told at 640AM (20 mins prior to opening) that they had run out of vacuum tickets. This is something the store was aware of well before this.

I wasn't even in line for one and that pissed me off.
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goodguy90 wrote: Lineup was quite impressive at Leons this morning.

That store, however, is garbage. As are their tactics. People who were waiting for the vacuum before 5AM were only told at 640AM (20 mins prior to opening) that they had run out of vacuum tickets. This is something the store was aware of well before this.

I wasn't even in line for one and that pissed me off.
Yup I was one of those people waiting in line since 4 am in brantford .. Leon's sucks ... not shopping there going forward
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y2dave wrote: Was at leon at 12AM want to buy the Dyson vacuum. No one show up until 3am
Did you manage to get the vacuum?If yes then i guess you should be declared as RFDer boxing day deal grabber of the year.Smiling Face With Open Mouth
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I got in line at 6 am in Edmonton. Probably 50 people deep. First 15 people or so got vacuums. Other than that, SOL.

That's what I get for sleeping in.Face With Tears Of Joy
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Jan 30, 2016
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Most deals at BB were already available online or on Dec 24 no? So no need to line up. As for the Leon vacuum, that was a good marketing move ("lose" money on 500 vacuum, get 1000s of people lining up), but I don't see myself freezing out there during 4 hours to save $100-200.
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The Master wrote: Yup I was one of those people waiting in line since 4 am in brantford .. Leon's sucks ... not shopping there going forward
You should have been following the Leon's thread..somebody reported that each store would only receive 15 units.
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how crowded is Yorkdale. debating whether should go there.
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No reason to line up early. Everything was available online. Leons was smart with the Vacuum. Imagine if Bestbuy offered a tv as a in-store only deal at a crazy price, that's the way they make money. Have one good deal to force people to line up.
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carmaster wrote: No reason to line up early. Everything was available online. Leons was smart with the Vacuum. Imagine if Bestbuy offered a tv as a in-store only deal at a crazy price, that's the way they make money. Have one good deal to force people to line up.
10 years ago, that's what most retailers did..in fact, they had numerous items marked down, and or insane door crasher prices, and naturally hundreds upon hundreds of people would line up on Christmas day. These days, it's so easy to navigate places like Best Buy. I was shocked at how empty my local Best Buy was..
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dahurricaneg wrote: 10 years ago, that's what most retailers did..in fact, they had numerous items marked down, and or insane door crasher prices, and naturally hundreds upon hundreds of people would line up on Christmas day. These days, it's so easy to navigate places like Best Buy. I was shocked at how empty my local Best Buy was..
+1. 10 years ago I remember lining up super early with my dad at Futureshop/Bestbuy cause they had the crazy doorcrasher deals and online wasn't really a thing at the time. However, Leon's lines shows that this marketing trick really works and it takes only 1-2 crazy deals to get people into their stores and buy other crap.
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I was at the Bay, the crowd wasn't very big, hard to imagine there would have been a lineup at opening time.
yeah
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carmaster wrote: +1. 10 years ago I remember lining up super early with my dad at Futureshop/Bestbuy cause they had the crazy doorcrasher deals and online wasn't really a thing at the time. However, Leon's lines shows that this marketing trick really works and it takes only 1-2 crazy deals to get people into their stores and buy other crap.
I dont think people would buy other stuff from Leon's if they dont find their targeted item., cus most of their items are big ticket items. For BB/FS few years ago it was a different story. Along with big ticket items they would have few other small items on sale too like dvd disc, printers, gps. So even if you are not able to get your hands on your targeted item, you would still go inside the store to buy the smaller items.
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For people in Montreal, at lasalle Best Buy 10:30 around 40 people lined up
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