U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Economics > Frugal Living
 [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)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 11-14-2016, 11:42 PM
 
Location: Phoenix-Valley of the Sun
2,461 posts, read 1,200,617 times
Reputation: 3046

Advertisements

Is it worth it to you to shop on Black Friday to save a few bucks?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 11-15-2016, 12:16 AM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
33,543 posts, read 51,750,301 times
Reputation: 82966
Not to me. There are better sales during the year.
Black Friday offers same deals every year. Check the circulars - same items, same prices, this year, last year and often past years. It seems, they are not putting any time or effort into the Black Friday circulars, and just expect people to come out and shop no matter what. Many of those super doorbusters are for subpar products that you'd overlook any other day. They are cheap in price and quality, so you would be better off saving your money for a much better model that's not on sale during Black Friday. Also many of those sales are offered online.

BTW: the best sales and deals for the week tend to start on Wednesday or Thanksgiving day itself.

http://www.businessinsider.com/black...-of-the-year-4

Last edited by elnina; 11-15-2016 at 12:25 AM..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-15-2016, 04:40 AM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
22,695 posts, read 21,741,083 times
Reputation: 27747
I haven't done that in longer than I can remember. It was definitely before people started getting killed.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-15-2016, 06:10 AM
 
742 posts, read 802,881 times
Reputation: 755
I don't. I'm not really what you'd call a shopper so the only thing I'd ever buy is a TV. I see way better deals throughout the year than the cheap brands and discounts they have on Black Friday.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-15-2016, 06:18 AM
 
Location: Herndon, VA
1,913 posts, read 1,807,969 times
Reputation: 6172
There's a difference between being frugal and suicidal. I avoid shopping like the plague on Black Friday.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-15-2016, 08:45 AM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
11,407 posts, read 13,950,805 times
Reputation: 10901
I shop Black Friday from my computer desk, by shopping online, which is pretty stress free. Heading to the mall, Walmart, Best Buy or Target to "save" a few dollars while battling hostile crowds? No way.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-15-2016, 11:10 AM
 
Location: USA
1,809 posts, read 2,139,957 times
Reputation: 4045
All I've seen are way off-brand name TV's and some really stupid looking toys.


I never go out on that Friday. I am not a people person
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-15-2016, 11:31 AM
 
15,677 posts, read 3,108,907 times
Reputation: 4419
No,I do not shop on Black Friday.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-15-2016, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
6,297 posts, read 3,474,966 times
Reputation: 14916
No. I'm usually at work, so I couldn't shop on Black Friday even if I wanted to. But even if I had that day free, there's nothing I want badly enough to make me willing to endure the crowds. I'm happy to leave the Black Friday deals to someone else.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-15-2016, 11:36 AM
 
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
9,002 posts, read 16,118,243 times
Reputation: 9676
Nope, Never... But then I hate Shopping ...
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 > Frugal Living
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

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