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Old 11-27-2011, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Fifth moon from Nebula
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Many stores had extra staff on hand to accommodate shoppers and keep things moving. The 'no line' poster doesn't indicate whether there was 1 or 10 registers open, how many checkout locations there were in the store, the time of day, whether the book store was offering any 'door buster' sales -- all factors which would influence how many people were/weren't on a line.

When Borders was still open over here, there were times of day when the store was busy, and other times I could get in and out without a line. I wouldn't go so far as to suggest the lack of a line at a book store on Black Friday implies we're an illiterate or uninformed populace.

TV interviews of Black Friday shoppers indicated they were buying a lot of essentials -- clothing, shoes, in addition to gifts for children. If anything, the lack of a line (BTW what constitutes a line to the book store person?) at the bookstore says more about the economy and society's embrace of ebooks.

Ebook sales in the US double year-on-year, paper books suffer double-digit losses -- Engadget

Can't argue there. All I'm saying is you don't have to buy anything to go and hang out and engage your mind in a bookstore. You don't see that much anymore.
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Old 11-27-2011, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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Can't argue there. All I'm saying is you don't have to buy anything to go and hang out anr engage your mind in a bookstore. You don't see that much anymore.
True, but the local 'box' bookstore is not very inviting for lingering and indulging in a few chapters.

The independents are certainly more welcoming. I frequent two indies up north; each has nooks and crannies with big comfy chairs. It feels like being home whereas B&N (the one in Lake Grove) is cavernous and cold.
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Old 11-27-2011, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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we bought online, no time wasted... you guys should know that about the internet.
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Old 11-28-2011, 04:53 PM
 
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yes did a lot of shopping...online. i would never go out especially on that friday. 99 per cent of my shopping is always done online with better discounts and free shipping. though i must say cyber monday sucks so far.
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Old 11-29-2011, 06:18 AM
 
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i was up till about midnight thanksgiving night fixing the oven, and my 13 y.o. daughter was hinting she wanted to go out to the stores... if she had somewhere specific she wanted to go, i would've gone... but she just wanted to be out late...

we wound up watching the mall cops marathon until 3am

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Old 11-29-2011, 06:44 AM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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I also like the convenience of the supermarkets carrying various gift cards as well. Most of places my neices and nephew shop I can get those gift cards at any supermarket, 7-11 or CVS. They are all teenagers so you never know what they like so I get them 2 or 3 gift cards each to the stores they like. Restaurant gift certificates are a good choice too. You can order them online or go to the restaurant and purchase it without having to step foot in a crowded shopping mall.
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Old 11-29-2011, 07:15 AM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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yes did a lot of shopping...online. i would never go out especially on that friday. 99 per cent of my shopping is always done online with better discounts and free shipping. though i must say cyber monday sucks so far.
I was thinking the same thing. I haven't found any real 'deals' to speak of for what I was looking for. Orvis gave an additional 20% off their sale merchandise plus free shipping. I was able to get my DH a very nice pair of corkers he's been eyeing for a while. That was probably my best find on Cyber Monday.
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Old 11-29-2011, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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I was thinking the same thing. I haven't found any real 'deals' to speak of for what I was looking for. Orvis gave an additional 20% off their sale merchandise plus free shipping. I was able to get my DH a very nice pair of corkers he's been eyeing for a while. That was probably my best find on Cyber Monday.
What are corkers? I am assuming it has something to do with wine?
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Old 11-29-2011, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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What are corkers? I am assuming it has something to do with wine?
No, it's a device you put on your wading shoes to give you traction/added footing when you're fishing in a river. Sort of like cleats. My corkers have saved me from sliding along in the current when the river is running at a good clip.

There's an actual brand named Korkers which also makes high traction shoes for hiking, fishing, roofing, etc.
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Old 11-29-2011, 09:26 AM
 
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No, it's a device you put on your wading shoes to give you traction/added footing when you're fishing in a river. Sort of like cleats. My corkers have saved me from sliding along in the current when the river is running at a good clip.

There's an actual brand named Korkers which also makes high traction shoes for hiking, fishing, roofing, etc.
a necessity when fishing any rocky ocean spots as well... although i still managed to go ass over tea kettle when i was up in maine
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