While driving home around 1:30am tonight, my wife and I noticed a bunch of cars in the Best Buy parking lot. Knowing that it’s the day before the coveted “Black Friday,” which signifies the beginning of the Christmas shopping season, we thought that the store may have opened at midnight.
Upon entering the nearly full parking lot we noticed that Best Buy was clearly closed, and as we approached the front of the building we saw where everybody was. They were lined up for almost 1/3 of a mile down the street….camping out overnight to get whatever “great” deals that the store has to offer.
It is currently 40 degrees outside, and according to Yahoo, the temp is supposed to go down to 32 degrees during the night. There where people bundled up in blankets, tents set up and one couple even had a small fire going.
So these mindless zombie consumers are sitting/sleeping in 30 degree weather tonight waiting to save a few bucks on some electronic gadget.
Can a discount really be worth spending all night freezing? To some it must be worth it. I would argue that this is totally nuts.
This is a link to a 15 second clip that I took tonight while driving by Best Buy at 1:30 in the morning: Best Buy Zombies (please ignore my wife talking in the background )
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