No parking spaces, lines that snake out the door, not enough cashiers. Sound familiar?
Every year hundreds of thousands of you fight the frustration all in the name of finding those deeply discounted treasures on Black Friday.
"Its just, it's just not worth it," says Barbara Keely who never finds herself in the crowds on Black Friday.
This seems to be the new attitude as more shoppers vow to stay home.
Stephen Andrews is one of those shoppers. He says it is just too hectic.
A new poll by Accenture reports only 44 percent of you plan to hit stores the day after Thanksgiving. That's down three percent from 2010 and eight percent from 2009.
In her 15 years with Roanoke's largest mall, Louise Dudley says she's never seen stores pull out all the stops like they will next week. For the first time in this area, even Macy's is jumping into the money game at midnight.
"It is a very competitive market this year. When you have an anchor department store open, the small shops, they're going to follow suit," says Dudley, General Manager at Valley View Mall.
To add to the joy, competition between stores won't end on Black Friday as stores stretch sales into the remaining week's before Christmas. Those sales will also stretch over online meaning shoppers can trade in the crazy commotion for the comfort of their own home.
Another reason Black Friday is losing a bit of it's luster is because in this economy, we are seeing sales all year long.