I have gone to many of these sales and of course Black Friday. I have a few stratogies of my own but I also want some of yours.
1-Take somone with you.
a. they can help get the stuff for you.
b. you can give them money to pay for some of the figures because some stores have limits.
2-One of my favorite stratogies but it wont work unless you bring a kid.
a. bring a stroller and knock everyone out of your way. LOL
b. bring a young child because you can use "the cute factor." This simply means if you bring an ad and let the kid show it to the cashier they may break the rules and match the price.(it has worked in the past)
Things to remember. Don't leave your cart alone (you will really regret it.)
What I am planing to do is if I missed getting a ticket offer someone money for the ticket to get the Vader figure.
One more thing is to use this checklist because it will help you alot