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Old 11-17-2016, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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I would never. What are these people buying? How much **** do you need?????

Toys and electronics are the 'big' sellers. In all my 74 years I have never once shopped on Black Friday. Now, for the last seven seasons, I've worked it! lol This year I'll be working a short shift, 4-9 PM Thanksgiving and the sale starts at 6 PM so, I guess, I'll get to see some of the 'crazy'. Up until this year I have worked my regular shift on Thursdays and Fridays so missed most of it. I have to say though that our store is reallllly well organized and we've never had much of a problem with shoppers.
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Old 11-17-2016, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Never. I want people to get the Holidays off and not have to work for nothing an extra day!
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Old 11-17-2016, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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Never. I want people to get the Holidays off and not have to work for nothing an extra day!

According to my co-workers we aren't working "for nothing". They did stop paying time and a half for the holidays but we get a TON of PTO hours and a 25% discount on whatever we buy on Dec. 1st or 2nd, whether it's one item or basket(s) full. We are closed Christmas and, again according to my co-workers, that's more important to them than Thanksgiving. We know, when we sign onto the job, that's how it's going to be so if we don't want to we can always work somewhere else. Also we can take PTO hours for Thanksgiving AND work it so basically we would get double time. Amazing that they allow it but some are doing just that.
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Old 11-17-2016, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Central IL
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Haven't for years - at least physically! And less and less online on that particular day because it seems to be mostly hype with better deals to come later in the season or actually after the holiday.
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Old 11-17-2016, 04:38 PM
 
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I don't think I've ever attempted to shop on Black Friday. In my opinion, all the huge crowds and chaos just aren't worth the stress.

Even if shopping online didn't exist, I still wouldn't shop on Black Friday. I'd rather avoid it & keep my sanity and blood pressure at manageable levels at home.
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Old 11-17-2016, 08:47 PM
 
Location: SW Florida
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We definitely go out and always enjoy it. Love watching the crowds and looking at the sales. We rarely buy anything but we have when we feel something is truely worth the price and it's something we needed anyways. I just think it's a fun time, usually go with family and we will divide up(who will drop a lot of money that day..) I'm happy it's no longer at 5am on Friday! We will be going out at 6pm thanksgiving day. There is ONE item we are possibly going after but will be researching it online first to see if it's the best price plus check reviews. It's something we have been after for over a year.
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Old 11-17-2016, 10:49 PM
 
Location: Too Far from Florida!
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My bed is too warm and toasty to get out of it to shop! 💤💤😴
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Old 11-18-2016, 08:53 AM
 
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Is it worth it to you to shop on Black Friday to save a few bucks?
I have gone a few times shopping with a cousin on Black Friday some years ago. We purchased some electronic and clothing items but we went in the middle of day.
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Old 11-19-2016, 12:07 AM
 
Location: Minnesota
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Being an old guy I despise shopping, any day of the year. So, no.
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Old 11-19-2016, 12:32 AM
 
Location: Prepperland
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I stopped around 17 years ago. It ceased being fun. Though there were a few times, we joined forces with others, so we could hit multiple stores and buy for each other.
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