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We went to Menards Black Friday morning two years ago.  Barely could get a parking spot (and it has a HUGE parking lot) and the line to check out literally wrapped all the way around the store.  They had good deals, but I wasn't going to wait hours to check out.  We went back later in the day and most of the stuff I wanted was gone.

So, probably won't be going back to Menards on black friday again.

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4 hours ago, chart94 said:

Was curious if anyone else here is like me and crazy about deals. Anyone planning in partaking in the festivities on Thursday or Friday? What are your feelings on this years ads so far? I personally think they have been Meh at best. Have seen better deals throughout the year than now. Waiting for the menards one though cause it’s always underrated but one of the best stores! 

Hopefully Menards is out this weekend.

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^^ It's even funnier if you google the old school commercials. That dude that they had on there was.... interesting.

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29 minutes ago, mudpuppy said:

We went to Menards Black Friday morning two years ago.  Barely could get a parking spot (and it has a HUGE parking lot) and the line to check out literally wrapped all the way around the store.  They had good deals, but I wasn't going to wait hours to check out.  We went back later in the day and most of the stuff I wanted was gone.

So, probably won't be going back to Menards on black friday again.

We wait in the car until they are about open, then once inside, put 1 person in line, and the rest shop, sitching off from time to time.  Also, since there are typically no carts left, and they are a pain in the ass anyway, we use rolling garbage cans or giant ikea tote bags to carry all of the stuff. We have been known to be in and out of Menards within an hour. 

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^this. 

min 2 people per store. one is the gatherer. one is the waiter. if you're not waiting to push a cart thru aisles it is easier for you to get through and grab ALL THE DEALS

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Literally 15 years ago we were trying to get the Nintendo CUBE at 5 AM(this was before the stores opened on Thursday nights) they were impossible to find - we had a team at the wal mart to get one- they were no where to be found - my brother in law (the good one) found several that we assumed the employees had stashed for themselves in the automotive section (behind the tire display) we just took one and got the hell out of there...

We still have it for when a little Zelda - Ocarina of Time strikes our fancy

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2 hours ago, squaretaper PE said:

As a Californian...what is a Menards?

Only kidding, just Googled it. Funny name.

You know, Paul Menard the NASCAR driver.

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I hate shopping in actual stores on Black Friday. This year we have friends visiting over the Thanksgiving weekend who live in BFE. So now we are basically committed to either going Black Friday shopping with them, or just giving them our cars and hoping for the best. My plan is to split up and take the visiting husband, kid, and my kid to Chuck E Jesus and let my wife suffer the crowds with the visiting wife.  Lol.

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5 hours ago, tj_PE said:

I LOVE MENARDS

YES!!! Someone else understands!!!! lol i always get the weirdest looks when i talk about how im waiting for their ad to everyone at work lol

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4 hours ago, mudpuppy said:

We went to Menards Black Friday morning two years ago.  Barely could get a parking spot (and it has a HUGE parking lot) and the line to check out literally wrapped all the way around the store.  They had good deals, but I wasn't going to wait hours to check out.  We went back later in the day and most of the stuff I wanted was gone.

So, probably won't be going back to Menards on black friday again.

you have to get in line EARLY! sounds crazy but those who know, know. My sister basically got beat up with shopping carts for tupperware trying to walk through the aisle lol 

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4 hours ago, vhab49_PE said:

Hopefully Menards is out this weekend.

Im hoping so!! I need some new copper pans, dog toys and some other random stuff you find there 😂

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4 hours ago, vhab49_PE said:

We wait in the car until they are about open, then once inside, put 1 person in line, and the rest shop, sitching off from time to time.  Also, since there are typically no carts left, and they are a pain in the ass anyway, we use rolling garbage cans or giant ikea tote bags to carry all of the stuff. We have been known to be in and out of Menards within an hour. 

As my uncle says, black friday 101 the pros do not use carts, carts only slow you down. 

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SAVE BIG MONEY AT MENAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRDDDDDDDDDDDDDDSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

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Okay.  Couldn't get the vacuum at the first place, and since I'm not here the rest of the weekend (wedding) the 4-day sale doesn't help.  Maybe I'll go out on Thanksgiving, since I'm not doing anything/will prob use it as a day of napping/maybe I'll hit the gym in the morning.  Friday I am working, but I could check out to see if there are any sales still around after work.  If I care that much.

I might just swing by Walmart and grab a 3-in-1 mini/baby vac.  Tbh, that's prob all I need.

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12 minutes ago, JayKay PE said:

Okay.  Couldn't get the vacuum at the first place, and since I'm not here the rest of the weekend (wedding) the 4-day sale doesn't help.  Maybe I'll go out on Thanksgiving, since I'm not doing anything/will prob use it as a day of napping/maybe I'll hit the gym in the morning.  Friday I am working, but I could check out to see if there are any sales still around after work.  If I care that much.

I might just swing by Walmart and grab a 3-in-1 mini/baby vac.  Tbh, that's prob all I need.

what's the one you're looking at from walmart?

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29 minutes ago, LyceeFruit said:

what's the one you're looking at from walmart?

Prob something like this:  https://www.walmart.com/ip/BISSELL-3-in-1-Lightweight-Corded-Stick-Vacuum/55566580

Real simple.  I don't have any pets/children and I only have hardwood flooring w/ one carpet in the living room and a carpeted bedroom.  Not really that much to clean, tbh, but I'm tired of using the little non-powered/dual brush push vacuum that came with the apartment (I feel like it doesn't really clean that well, since the carpeting is actually semi-plush).  I've been checking facebook and the vacuums that are there are the really big/bulky vacuums which I really don't want to lug up three-flights of stairs.

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1 minute ago, JayKay PE said:

Prob something like this:  https://www.walmart.com/ip/BISSELL-3-in-1-Lightweight-Corded-Stick-Vacuum/55566580

Real simple.  I don't have any pets/children and I only have hardwood flooring w/ one carpet in the living room and a carpeted bedroom.  Not really that much to clean, tbh, but I'm tired of using the little non-powered/dual brush push vacuum that came with the apartment (I feel like it doesn't really clean that well, since the carpeting is actually semi-plush).  I've been checking facebook and the vacuums that are there are the really big/bulky vacuums which I really don't want to lug up three-flights of stairs.

I was just making sure it wasn't this: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Dirt-Devil-SimpliStik-Lightweight-Corded-Bagless-Stick-Vacuum-SD20000RED/14321020

I have one - my gram's solution to me not being able to use my kenmore vacuum on my stairs (it's toooo big for it). but the dirl devil isn't that great tbh - yeah it's light but it doesn't pick things up too well. It isn't powerful enough. 

 

Def want the purple Bissel tho

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3 minutes ago, LyceeFruit said:

I was just making sure it wasn't this: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Dirt-Devil-SimpliStik-Lightweight-Corded-Bagless-Stick-Vacuum-SD20000RED/14321020

I have one - my gram's solution to me not being able to use my kenmore vacuum on my stairs (it's toooo big for it). but the dirl devil isn't that great tbh - yeah it's light but it doesn't pick things up too well. It isn't powerful enough. 

 

Def want the purple Bissel tho

Oh yeah, I know not to get that one (I think my parent's have one, just to do cat litter, and that seems to be all it's good for).  I think Dirt Devil is better for the mid-size/just starting to get bigger capacity vacuums.  Sharks are amaaaaazing, but I don't feel like buying one just for a single carpet area.  A ton of reviews are really positive for that Bissel model, so I'm hoping I can grab one before all the Black Friday shenanigans.  

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12 hours ago, JayKay PE said:

Oh yeah, I know not to get that one (I think my parent's have one, just to do cat litter, and that seems to be all it's good for).  I think Dirt Devil is better for the mid-size/just starting to get bigger capacity vacuums.  Sharks are amaaaaazing, but I don't feel like buying one just for a single carpet area.  A ton of reviews are really positive for that Bissel model, so I'm hoping I can grab one before all the Black Friday shenanigans.  

There are a lot of good deals for vaccummns on Black Friday. I am eyeing a shark myself (84 bucks at both Walmart and target) and a shark steam mop. But I have a doggo who likes to track mud in lol 

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I kind of feel like we need to shut this massive USA shopping day thread down if your just going to talk about vacuum cleaners?

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But, but, RG, my goal is to ruin thread by talking about practical stuff, like vacuums and retirement accounts!

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Moar vacuum talk:  I got tired of waiting/trying to figure out cordless vs. corded.  Since I have a small apartment, I just took the leap and grabbed the cheap 3-in-1 Bissell I saw at Walmart and grabbed a car inverter so I can use the smaller handheld in my car when I need to vacuum (because out here...car washes don't include interior vacuuming/washing of mats?).  Less than $35 and it'll be ready for pickup at the Walmart in a few hours.

Now I need to figure out what I want for Black Friday.  Maybe socks?

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