Yesterday was the start of the Target Toy Sale. My little lady and I dropped off Master 5 at school and headed on over to our local Target store to check out the goodies.
I’d been to the target website many times, to see what would be on the Christmas present shopping list for the kids and figured layby-ing my shopping online and then collecting it in August would be the easiest option.
The only problem with the online layby system is that it is only for toys. The catalogue includes other fantastic items on sale, for which, a trek to the store was needed.
It was 8.50am and the 4 levels of car park seemed to be full – already. It was pouring with rain, but we did battle in the car park and were victorious!!! Somehow we managed to get a parking spot right in front of the door. A good sign, wouldn’t you agree?
Our mission was to get our hot little hands on portable DVD players for the car – they’re over half price. With our many car trips interstate and on driving holidays, the in-car DVD players are a necessity. Check this previous post about my love for these gadgets.
We joined the back of the queue at the sound and vision counter. On our way to the the counter, we picked up a Barbie CD/Radio player (as you do) and a Sonic Nintendo DS game for my son (it will be good as a little bit of bribery – I’m not above a bit of bribery for good behaviour).
There were about 6 sales people serving, so the line kept moving quite quickly. After 1 hour and 3 minutes (yes I timed it) we got to the front of the line and got our goodies.
How do you cope with long queues?
Or do you just “not-go-there”?