When I went out Friday morning to buy my Canon Rebel XSi, I expected frenzied crowds, snatching up everything in sight. I imagined fighting over the last camera with angry middle-aged women in sweatpants, with red faces and popping eyes.
I was happy to find that all my expectations proved false. I went to several stores around Manhattan: B&H, J&R, Adorama, Best Buy, H&M, Sabon, (and perhaps some other ones). But all was quiet and orderly.
Considering that last year someone got trampled to death in a Wal-Mart on Long Island, it was a huge surprise to see business as usual in most of the stores I visited. The only exception was Best Buy, which was a little crowded, but not nearly close to the rioting mobs I envisioned.
Unfortunately, there were no specials for Canon Rebels. After hunting around I found one for $569 (before tax and accessories) at Adorama.
What about you? Do you have any Black Friday experiences to share?