Thursday, November 28, 2013
Brown Thursday Shopping
Once I got my bracelet I headed over to the Xbox games to get see what they had, when I got there I was the only person there and they had a ton of games on sale for really cheap. Since I knew I had my TV already I made camp here and scoped some games out. It was finally around 5:15 when the store started to really get busy and a lot of people started to gather around the games. It was rather interesting to watch, at first we were all casual and chatting nice but as the hour approached 6:00pm people started to smash in so they got there game.
About 5:55pm the announced over the PA system in the store that shopping started and immediately the chaos ensued. There was an immediate rush towards the games and since in front I was pushed up against the game display. There were people elbowing, pushing and yelling it was freaking nuts. Since I was pushed up against the display I was able to reach in the grab the games I wanted and shove my way out of the madness. Until this day I didn't really think that the video's they showed online happened everywhere and where a bit dramatic but now I"m a believer. I'm not entirely sure how good I feel about being a part of one of those ;)
With that done I headed over to the TV line to get my new TV. Besides being a long wait this line was way more calm, which after my video game lunacy I was ready for. The line moved pretty quickly and after 15 minutes I had my TV. Good thing it was small and light because this guy forgot to grab a cart. Now by this time the store as a complete madhouse. Apparently fire code only allows 533 people in the Tipton Walmart and rumor was there was a line of nearly as many people outside the store waiting to get in by now. Too by the time those people got in there wouldn't be anything left.
Just like everything else the checkout line was crazy long and wound throughout the store. I found the end and commenced the waiting game. I did find it refreshing that people were being nice and cordial to one other. The line for the checkout didn't take as long as I thought it would and, to be honest, after spending multiple hours at the store waiting it wasn't that big of deal. I had did my battle for the stuff I wanted was in the checkout line the conquering hero. Not sure I would so that again anytime soon but I'll say this it was an experience.