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View Poll Results: will you be shopping on black friday?
yes 8 28.57%
no 20 71.43%
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Old 11-26-2008, 09:38 AM
 
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will you be out shopping on black friday to get the best buys, or will the crowds drive you away?
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Old 11-26-2008, 09:51 AM
 
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Not just the crowds, but the yuckiness of it -- probably 98% of the stuff sold on that day is in the "who really needs this" category. You don't see Warren Buffet types loading up at one day sales!
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Old 11-26-2008, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Wilmington, NC
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I have never shopped on Black Friday. I haven't ever wanted something bad enough to stand in line for several hours in the middle of the night No thanks!

As a matter of fact, I'm going to get some groceries today so I don't have to step foot in a store all weekend!

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Old 11-26-2008, 10:04 AM
 
Location: The mountians of Northern California.
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Yes. The lego set my son really wants is on sale for $50, it is normally $90. I am in a really small town. So when I show up to Walmart at 5 am, there are usually about 20 other people. It normally takes me 30 mins total to drive there, get what I need, and get home.
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Old 11-26-2008, 10:06 AM
 
Location: State of Superior
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Black Friday shopping is for armatures.......... If you must rid yourself of funds......... try the Web, same deals , and , you can compare , without the hassle, the drive , the bad food , and thousands of sticky fingered snot nosed kids spreading germs everywhere...........enough already !!
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Old 11-26-2008, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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No if I want something of value I will wait until after Xmas.
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Old 11-26-2008, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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I've never done it and never plan to do it.
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Old 11-26-2008, 10:33 AM
 
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Yup, for the first time ever. Saving $800 on a TV is worth the trip.

And I'm buying from a known company where I can return the product if it is damaged, beats shopping on the web.
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Old 11-26-2008, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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Black Friday shopping is for armatures.......... If you must rid yourself of funds......... try the Web, same deals , and , you can compare , without the hassle, the drive , the bad food , and thousands of sticky fingered snot nosed kids spreading germs everywhere...........enough already !!
Best answer of all darstar. Further..there are few if any bargains on Black Friday. Stores mark up items the day before so they can put reduction stickers on those items for friday, and everyone falls for it. No one wants to admit when they paid too much for something so instead they defend their actions. Friday is rip off day and the stores are laughing their azzes off at everyone.
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Old 11-26-2008, 11:31 AM
 
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http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/black-friday/ has a list of all of the black friday deals. one year i went to best buy real early and got my brother a doorbuster laptop, (really good price) but last year there was a huge line by thanksgiving day. walmart will probably be the best seller because they are price matching and might not have the long lines. like one poster said, january will probably have the true bargains.
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