I sat outside of JCPenny with my dad at 2:45 this morning for the super doorbuster deal on a cozy pair of slippers. We were the first in line. We were the line.
It was his "spreadsheet of savings" that brought us to the store, an organizational tactic you see in only the most seasoned Black Friday shoppers. However, it was our rookie naïveté that lead us to believe we would actually have to fight an angry mob of shoppers for doorbuster cargo pants.
Needless to say, we got everything we needed without incident...but not without embarrassment.
Tips for future Black Friday shopping:
- If you will be standing in line outside, wear layers that can be easily removed.
- Designate a line holder while others shop.
- Fanny pack to hold water, mints, bandaids, air deodorizer.