Gina Lee couldn’t wait for Black Friday. Lee, of Corona, Calif., and her family started their Black Friday shopping a day early, on Thanksgiving morning. And even though they arrived at K mart practically at the opening bell, they met shoppers already walking out with big screen TVs.
“I didn’t need one of those,” Lee says. But she did buy LeapFrog, a toy for toddlers. “They were like $24.99, and if you bought one, you got one free. We got a few of those because my granddaughter is 1.” Lee also purchased the Guitar Hero II music game for her 16-year-old son. “It was $40 off, and I had a 10-percent off coupon, so it was a good deal.”
Happy with their Thanksgiving Day purchases, Lee, along with son, daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter were out the door by 5:30 Black Friday morning. And they were well-prepared, having mapped out their shopping plans the night before.
Tomorrow in Retail Strategies, read how Lee, an eight-year veteran of Black Friday shopping, fared on Black Friday 2007.