so i woke up @ 5:15 today. 'am' that is contrary to my usual behavior. met up with ungsunghero and began our Black Friday shopping. so we get to Staples around 5:45 (the staples on valley x almansor). we were shocked to see that Big Lots had a line LONGER than staples. the big lots line actuallyed stretched all the way to the street. staples' line only stretched to Big 5. so around 6, they start letting ppl in. both ungsunghero and i wanted the dvd burner. well he wanted the dvd burner amung other things. we were joking that by the time we got to the door, there'll only be one burner left. guess what... that was exactly what happened. since it was ungsunghero who had told me about the deal (or else i wouldn't even have gone), i thought it was right that he got to purchased. the checkout lines were amazingly long and tons of the stuff were gone before ungsunghero was able to purchase it (free after-rebate shredder, cdrw, cdrs). during the checkout line, ungsunghero tells me this was available online. i was like sweet! go over to the staples order online computer station and the site was super laggy. since the online required different coupons, i thought it was best that i got access to my coupons first. so we went back to ungsunghero's place and the site was super laggy there too. staples.com was apparently being bombarded by other bargain hunters. thanks to ungsunghero's $20 off $100 coupon, i was able to purchase the dvd burner for $150 - $45(coupon) - $60(mail-in-rebate) = $45 final total (+ applicable tax). the drive should be shipped to my berkeley location on 12/4. oh yah, i didnt even tell u which drive i got: Pacific Digital 4x2.4x12x Internal DVD+-R/RW Drive (a rebadged NEC DVD-RW ND-1300A)
after the staples frenzy, ungsunghero treated me to mcdonald's big deluxe breakfast. i've gotta say, mcdonald's breakfast isnt all that bad. a lot better than i expected. since i needed a new cpu/mobo, i decided to see how'd we fare @ fry's. BAD DECISION. we drove there and there was a ~30min line JUST to get into the parking lot and on the freeway we could tell there were chains of cars following each other trying to find parking. gave up and went home. hopefully they'll have something on saturday. need to get my new computer up and running asap.
oh yah, remember me telling u that i won the creative labs muvo mp3 player? i was going to post this earlier, but my pix weren't ready. apparently they shipped me the wrong item but instead i got the Creative I-Trigue® L3500 (MSRP $149.99) instead. here's the pix of them: dotPhoto album. these speakers are really nice!
thanks to preyx for donating this video clip: idiot vs truck. title should be self-explanatory.