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Black Friday Fun

Well we took it pretty easy this year for Black Friday. We got up just before 6am, drove a few minutes down the road and popped into Staples. I love Black Friday shopping at Staples, they always have the sort of deals I’m looking for and without the crowds you’ll get at Wal-mart or Best Buy.

We picked up a free surge-protector power strip, 2 packs of 40 DVD+R disks (should keep me going for a while) and a 256MB PNY flash drive. By the time the rebates come in we’ll have spent a grand total of $20. Not too shabby huh?

We’d already ordered a 512MB thumb drive off the Best Buy site for $30 but hey, there’s two of us!

We then cruised on to Best Buy to take a look at their offers. Some interesting deals, including the Spider-man 2 PS2 game for $20, but when we saw the horror that was their check-out line we put everything down and left. Nothing is worth that long a wait.

Our next stop was Wal-mart at around 8am where the had already thinned out. No big spending there. We picked up some cheap ($3.88) DVDs.crowds Blade Runner, Blazing Saddles and National Lampoon’s Vacation.

Final stop was Radio Shack where I picked up a Zip-Zap mini-RC car. These are soooo cool. They’re 1/64th scale cars. But they’re proper RC cars. You can get alternative tires, gears, motors… everything. The cats hate me now!

Eoghann Irving is amongst other things the creator and Editor of Solar Flare. He has a life long interest in all forms of science fiction and fantasy and a pressing need to share this interest with anyone who will listen. Find out more at his personal website

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  1. Unfortunately, we got to Staples too late today - they were sold out of the flat screen monitors and the flash drives - so we drove over to CompUSA, where we bought a monitor and about 100 DVD-Rs.

    And I agree, Black Friday shopping IS fun.

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