Boxing Day 2016 Discussion

Any reports of people lining up?

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dealseaker101 wrote: There are also a lot of rich Asian people in Toronto and Vancouver.
Typical Asians lining up for everything. Poop Cafe, Uncle Tetsu and Canada Goose.
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Glad to not have lined up for stuff in over a decade or so.

1) pretty happy with what I've got
2) when I do need something I just tend to buy it
3) more random deal purchases sourced thru out the year usually off of RFD

For some people it isn't actually about the deals, it's getting together with some buddies, go maybe pick a few things up, then lunch or dinner.... So more of a social event than shopping. Back in early 90s we always used to go to Licks after CD shopping.
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cartfan123 wrote: Glad to not have lined up for stuff in over a decade or so.

1) pretty happy with what I've got
2) when I do need something I just tend to buy it
3) more random deal purchases sourced thru out the year usually off of RFD

For some people it isn't actually about the deals, it's getting together with some buddies, go maybe pick a few things up, then lunch or dinner.... So more of a social event than shopping. Back in early 90s we always used to go to Licks after CD shopping.
Plus it's easier to convince yourself (or your rich parents) that it's ok to spend some money when it's the holidays.
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cartfan123 wrote: Glad to not have lined up for stuff in over a decade or so.

1) pretty happy with what I've got
2) when I do need something I just tend to buy it
3) more random deal purchases sourced thru out the year usually off of RFD

For some people it isn't actually about the deals, it's getting together with some buddies, go maybe pick a few things up, then lunch or dinner.... So more of a social event than shopping. Back in early 90s we always used to go to Licks after CD shopping.
We used to do that..standing in the Best Buy line up overnight - drink courvoisier and toss around the old football.

Then, after we bought a few items..hit up some place for beers - we still do that on Boxing Day..however, we don't waste money on items that come with weak deals.
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I was actually most surprised to find long lineup at Tim Hortons. This was at STC. I guess people need coffee to start their shopping spree.
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gregv wrote: All I can think is that people may have received $ for Christmas and want to spend it at Canada Goose asap.

I heard line ups at Canada Goose Yorkdale is normal as they limit the number of customers in store at one time.

Apparently Canada Goose and stuff like Kate Spade can be easily resold in China for many times face value. People buy here at regular price and resell there for tidy profits. RFD style!
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