Yeap, we did it.  Chee and I ventured out at 6 AM the day after Thanksgiving for the biggest shopping day of the year.  We decided to bypass the 5 AM line up and rush.  By 6 AM people were calm down and a little and more civil. We did get a few GREAT bargains. We had a lot of fun moving from store looking for the specials. At a little after 8 AM we ended up at Nordstrom in Walnut Creek.  There were hardly any people there.  I went to the purse department looking for the early bird special, $99.00 Louis Vuitton purse.  There was a couple that bought 12 Dooney Bourke purses.  Where do people get that kind of money? They sold out of the Louis Viton purses.  I was really surprised, because there was hardly anyone in that store.
The employees probably bought them.
All in all it was the biggest shopping RUSH for Chee and me for the year.