November holds claim to one of my favorite holidays, Thanksgiving. November also holds everyone’s favorite shopping day of the year, Black Friday. Black Friday sounds like it should be a cool horror movie, but it is more like an epidemic. Crazed maniacs doped up on tryptophan and the excessive urge to save money stalk retail stores like zombies in the night just to save a few bucks. Well, for those of you that will get up a 3 am to brave these rabid crowds, I have good news. You can now formulate your battle plan for Black Friday. With tradition, the circular ads for Black Friday are slowly finding their way to the internet. The Walmart ad has recently ‘leaked’ out by what I would assume is a renegade employee with nothing to lose.
Typically each major retailer will throw a newer game into the mix for a low price to help drive people into their stores. In this case you can pick up Gears of War 3, Batman: Arkham City, and Battlefield 3 (to name a few) for 28 bucks. I find it interesting that Walmart will begin their sales at 10pm on Thanksgiving. Typically these big events don’t start until 3 or 4 in the morning. Black Friday will be the best day of the year to save big bucks (no whammies) on games.
I suggest you be very militaristic when planning for Black Friday. First you should look at all of the ads and formulate a very specific list of what your want. Next, you should go to each individual retailer and perform recon missions. Get an overall feel for the layout of the store and determine where each item you want is commonly located. Also, use any charisma you have to ask employees where items may be placed around the store for Black Friday. Finally make a map so you know exactly where you need to go. You need to make sure that you know your enemy inside and out. The wild housewife can be very dangerous in her natural environment. These wild beasts mean that you must pack plenty of stimpacks, green herbs, and melee weapons for the big day. It can get a little cut throat out there. Happy saving!