Thanksgiving dinner is only the icing on the cake of this holiday for all the shopaholics out there. The real fun begins tomorrow on Black Friday, when Walmart, Best Buy, Target and other stores open their doors at dawn to hoards of stark raving mad consumers, ready to battle it out for the best deals of the year. Here are 7 YouTube videos to get you ready for the best Black Friday of your life. Get ready to shop ’til you drop!
Chaos inside Walmart during Black Friday 2009
Before you get ready to shop tomorrow, prepare yourself for total chaos. Black Friday is the single most insane shopping day of the year, with customers running around, screaming, and fighting over that last $100 computer. Stampedes are not uncommon, and there have even been shopping-related Black Friday deaths! Check out the video below of Walmart on Black Friday last year. The quality isn’t great, but you can see what type of chaos ensues on Black Friday, so don your kneepads and your helmet and try to stay calm, collected and safe this year.
First Person: Already Camping for Black Friday
Many stores offer deals for the first customer (or first 10, 20 or even 100 customers) that walk through the doors on Black Friday. For this reason, a lot of people camp out in store parking lots the night before. Lori Davenport of St. Petersburg, Florida has taken camping out for Black Friday to a whole new level. The first in the nation to start camping out for Black Friday, she has been waiting in front of Best Buy since Monday, November 22. Who needs Thanksgiving dinner when you can shop, right?
Target Black Friday Montage
This hilarious Black Friday training montage for Target’s 2-day sale is a hilarious take on the attitude of many shoppers, getting ready for the day after Thanksgiving. Have you been training for Black Friday?
If you liked Target’s commercial spot, check out this Target-lover’s parody.
Maria Bamford: Target Commercial (2010)
Target has been on a roll with its crazy Black Friday shopper commercials this year. There’s no ‘I’ in ‘TEAM’, but there is an ‘I’ in ‘WIN’ and in ‘CHRSTMAS!!’
Black Friday Shopping Tips
If you are new to Black Friday shopping shenanigans then you’ll need a few tips if you want to make your shopping experience a success. Here’s Cotter Cunningham, CEO of Whale Shark Media, with some tips on finding the best deals this Black Friday!
CNET Tech Review: Black Friday buying guide
Not sure what to buy tomorrow? Here’s a great Tech Review from CNET to update you on all the best holiday gadgets and tech gifts for all your friends and family. If I’m on your holiday gift list, I’ll take the Sony PS3 Slim. Thank you.
BLACK FRIDAY RAP!!!
Finally, I think that the most important thing to keep in mind if you want to make your Black Friday a success is to keep a positive attitude. Especially if you are waking up at the crack of dawn to battle it out against other customers for great deals, you will want to keep a smile on your face in order to keep from going insane! Not sure how to stay positive? Why not make up a fun Black Friday song while you shop, like iJustine?
Good luck shopping tomorrow! Feel free to tell us all about your Black Friday experience in the comments!