Showing posts from November 24, 2011

The Plan

The Plan:
I am going to Fry's electronics just before midnight, Caleb is going to WalMart whenever - he wants to go wait in line so he can get what I want him to get.  No, I didn't even ask him to do this and certainly did not insist that he go wait for several hours in a line.  Well I just called Walmart and they are starting the line for electronics stuff at 10:00pm, with everything going on sale at midnight.
I would like to get 2 items: laptop computer and a small flatscreen TV for the trailer.  This is the time of year to get those things.
I am not going to wait in a line for 2 hours.  I will show up at Fry's Electronics half hour to 15 minutes early.  I will brave the wait for everyone that is in front of me - which I suspect will be a large crowd but who knows - to go in an hope that I find what I am looking for at the price that is advertised for the laptop I want.  If not, Caleb is instructed to first try to get the 19 inch flatscreen and then head over to a part…

11/24/2011 Happy Thanksgiving

So this is it. The day before Black Friday.  But you know what?  The laptops that are going to be available in the stores aren't really - all that great.  You would have to upgrade them and by the time you spend that money, you might as well have bought the more expensive units that will give you more for less money when you add up all the costs.
However, Best Buy's 42 inch flat screen HD TV for $199 is a deal that you aren't going to find every day of the week or even every month of the year.  The problem? People are CAMPING in front of those stores! That's pure insanity.  Yes, it's a great deal, but worth sitting out there for days and days or being out there straight through Thanksgiving?
Not hardly.
Here's what I'd rather do, since getting one of those TV's is going to be next to impossible.  Get a smaller - say 19 inch - flat screen for my 5th Wheel.  I will need a TV up there and a flat screen, obviously, takes up much less room. Plenty of thos…