Would You Pay For Reserved Parking On Black Friday?

by Laura on November 7, 2011

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There is a Living Social deal (South Hampton Roads) currently available that has me so surprised I immediately screened my blogging friends to see what they thought.  The conclusion: it’s either insane or genius.  So I am asking you what you think.

You can purchase a VIP Shopping Experience for 2 at one of the local malls (Chesapeake Square for those of you who live in my area).  For $10 you get a reserved parking place at the Simon Mall location at Chesapeake Square on November 25. Your package comes with a preferred parking pass (which includes all-day in-and-out privileges) and access for two people to a VIP lounge, which has refreshments provided throughout the day. You’ll be decking the halls of your home more joyfully once you’ve made the most on your purchasing power while simultaneously enjoying the A-list treatment.

So would you pay $10 for parking and snacks on Black Friday?  I am dying to know!

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Denise Peerey November 8, 2011 at 8:00 am

I guess you could say the Simon Mall staff is ingenious if people actually buy it. Need more information on how they are going to enforce it. As of right now only two have sold. But let’s just say it catches on like some of the Groupon deals. They sell 5,000 reserved spots. They make $50,000 extra dollars for parking that is normally free ($25,000 after the pilot’s cut). Hmmmm. But you do get access to the VIP lounge, whatever that is =)

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carla November 7, 2011 at 12:34 pm

i would pay for parking, but my only concern is how that parking space could be “reserved” until i could get to it. if someone parked there, i couldnt do anything about it but complain….so not sure if i would risk paying for a VIP spot just to be angry when someone else snags it

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Ada November 7, 2011 at 11:22 am

If they had it at the Outlets in Williamsburg for midnight shopping – I would DEFINITELY do it. With in/out privileges – that is awesome!!

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Marleen V November 7, 2011 at 11:13 am

Probably not. Although we do go to Ches Square for Target, Toys R Us, etc., I wouldn’t pay to stay in one place the whole day, we move around too much.

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Erica November 7, 2011 at 9:56 am

If I were going alone…I would consider it.
If it included a separate register for VIP pass holders only in every store….I would definitely do it. Your still going to have to wait but not nearly as long…
last year old navy had a line snaking around the store…average wait was just over 2 hours.
I’m sorry but that is crazy.
I also think black friday is not the day you bring your entire clan, kids included…you shouldn’t be making pyments on store credit cards, shopping for ‘regular’ grocereis in a super store, I don’t care if the checker was your best friend from highschool and you havent’ seen them in 20 yrs..that is what facebook is for…just keep that line moving. Holding up the line at starbucks for your 5 yr old to choose a treat is not acceptable at 6am on Black friday….be courteous…and leave the babies in strollers at home…and please leave your walker dependent grandma home too. I saw one last year that dang near got knocked over. It s just not safe for these people. I’m careful. I’m not running down people with my cart and such but some people aren’t as careful and it would be awful to have someone who shouldn’t really be there in the first place due to safety get hurt.

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Denicia November 7, 2011 at 9:50 am

Uhm…..NO! That’s just going a little too far. Black Friday shopping is only for the strong at heart so if you are a true bargain hunter, you are going to already have a good park.

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Jenn November 7, 2011 at 9:05 am

I would do it. I think in that area of Chesapeake Square Mall there are so many stores to shop at. The only reason why I won’t be doing it is because my partner in crime will not be in town so I won’t be going this year.

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Tina November 7, 2011 at 8:56 am

Since my shopping is almost done, no I wouldn’t pay for this treatment! Matter of a fact, I won’t be doing any black friday shopping because theres just too many people for me!

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