Social Dilemma-How Long Would You Wait in Line for A Sale Item?

posted by Jaime Roberts -

Today's social dilemma came about because of what happened yesterday at Crossgates Mall and at Malls all over the country.  Yesterday Build A Bear had their big "pay your age" promotion where a child could come in accompanied by an adult and pay their age for a bear (a five year old pays five bucks, a 12 year old pays 12, etc.).  Apparently at Crossgates, the line started at about 7am (over two hours before the Mall even opens) and slowly moved through the Mall as people went into Build A Bear to take advantage of the deal.  I have a wonderful friend who stood in line with her three grandchildren for six hours and never got into the store.  Granted people who waited got a voucher for a $15 bear, but I have to ask, would you have ever waited in that line for a discounted bear.  I would not.  I don't get it.   Don't get me wrong, I would love to make my "kids" happy, my nieces and nephews and godchildren, but that seems like a very high price to pay.   Yet my friend was happy to do it and said she would do it all over again.   So social dilemma today.  Would you ever wait in a long line for a discounted toy for your child?   I would not.  If I could afford the regular price, I would buy it, and if I couldn't, I would try to save for it, or explain to the child that it's just not something we can do right now.   What about you?  Would you have waited in that line.   Did you wait?  Let me know on the 98-3 TRY Facebook page.  

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