Black Friday is quickly approaching and I’m excited! I love Black Friday deals! Call me insane, but every Black Friday, I get up at 5:00 a.m. and arrive at the mall or whatever store I want to “hit” first by 6:00 a.m. Unfortunately, sometimes I’m too late for the deal that I’m chasing. There are always plenty of other people getting up earlier than me for that same deal and they always seem to beat me. However, I refuse to get to the mall before 6:00 a.m.; I’m crazy, but not that crazy!
Last year, I convinced my friend to come along with me. As long as I drove, she was willing to be a participant in the madness. The deal I was chasing was a $199 12″ digital frame at Radio Shack on sale for $99. If you know the prices of digital frames, you know that this is a good deal. I thought I could also use a $5 coupon I had from a school fundraiser coupon book to bring the price of the digital frame to $94 before tax.
The first Radio Shack I went to was sold out at 6:00 a.m. If I wasn’t convinced it was a great deal before, I was now convinced. This Radio Shack was across the street from the mall so not all hope was lost because I had two more to visit in the mall before I gave up hope. The first Radio Shack in the mall was sold out of the digital frame as well. I readied myself for a sprint through the mall to have one last shot at the last Radio Shack I was going to visit. Panting, I walked into the store and asked–no pleaded–with the salesman if they had any more of the 12″ digital frames left. He said, “No, we are all sold out.” I believe he sensed my disappointment and followed up his first statement with, “However, I’m going to get some more in this week so what I can do is sell you the frame at the sales price, and I can call you when the new shipment arrives.” Finally! A creative salesman comes to my rescue!
So that’s what happened. I paid the sales price of $99 for the 12″ digital frame plus used my $5 coupon. I ended up paying $94 plus tax. That frame was a gift for my Dad. I have been looking for a 12″ digital frame like that one for almost a year and haven’t found that deal again.
So, if anyone comes across a deal on a digital frame like I just described, please let me know. Next time, I’ll make sure I’m first in line!
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