U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Economics > Business
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
View Poll Results: will you be shopping on black friday?
yes 8 28.57%
no 20 71.43%
Voters: 28. You may not vote on this poll

Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 11-26-2008, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Coachella Valley, California
15,564 posts, read 36,542,763 times
Reputation: 13180

Advertisements

Nope. Don't like the crowds. When I do shop for Christmas I do it throughout the year and put some thought into what I buy because I had been listening to what people really wanted and had taken mental notes. I usually buy online and have it shipped to me. This year, we will be taking a vacation instead because we already have too much "stuff".
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 11-26-2008, 04:34 PM
 
3,723 posts, read 4,588,543 times
Reputation: 4746
I will shop the black friday deals online like I did last year. By the way, shopping is not the same as buying. I'll just be looking around.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-26-2008, 08:41 PM
 
3,460 posts, read 4,947,212 times
Reputation: 6677
I just got back from shopping. I went to little stores and asked for the same price I'd get on Friday, and the ones that gave it to me got the sale. (only one said no)

There were no crowds, I didn't have to wake up early, and I got all my Christmas shopping done in two hours with clerks bending over backward to help me.

It was a very good shopping trip.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-27-2008, 04:42 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles Area
3,306 posts, read 3,451,790 times
Reputation: 592
I will likely go out and look around on Friday. I will only buy something if I see something that I want that is a good price, or perhaps if I find a good gift for someone. Mainly, I just want to get out of the house and do some people watching though.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-27-2008, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Florida
19,774 posts, read 19,875,860 times
Reputation: 23189
That is so far from my idea of 'fun' I'd rather do the proverbial stick in the eye thing.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-28-2008, 12:22 PM
 
193 posts, read 347,954 times
Reputation: 181
I usually do BF every other year and this year seemed to be lighter than others with traffic and people.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-28-2008, 12:37 PM
 
13,779 posts, read 23,729,718 times
Reputation: 7409
We went and there was hardly any crowds at all! Scary...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-28-2008, 02:08 PM
 
Location: State of Superior
8,628 posts, read 13,883,686 times
Reputation: 2770
Black Friday is amateur day , there are so many ways to invest your time better than that. Just to hear the news , that happened on Long Island , Wal Mart.is enough to make you sick , a security guard is dead , and , the hoards just kept on " shopping ".........the store did close eventually , for a while , now its open as usual...sad.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Economics > Business
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top