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Old 11-22-2007, 01:51 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Why is it called black Friday? And for those of you that don't know, it is NOT the biggest shopping day of the season.

 
Old 11-22-2007, 05:21 AM
 
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Do you get up early (or line up days before) to beat the lines for the annual spend-a-thon holiday known as Black Friday?

There's something I want from Best Buy (XBOX360 + Guitar Hero 2), but I just can't see myself getting there any earlier than 8AM to grab it. Even 8AM is stretching it a bit...
Thanks, but NO thanks! NOT into shopping in the first place. And the very LAST place I'd want to be is in the middle of frenzied shoppers anywhere, anytime.
 
Old 11-22-2007, 05:22 AM
 
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Why is it called black Friday? And for those of you that don't know, it is NOT the biggest shopping day of the season.
Black Friday is the dream of retailers to stay out of the red.
 
Old 11-22-2007, 08:38 AM
 
Location: Palm Beach Gardens, Fla
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I just found another reason to join the frenzy-- our local mall is giving away 100 $1000 mall gift certificates on Black Friday!! My sis, and soon-to-be sis in law are camping out after dinner!! I figure we'll leave today and that way, if we can already tell that there are more than 100 people in line, then we can still turn around and get some shuteye before the early morning shopping.
 
Old 11-22-2007, 09:25 AM
 
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I just found another reason to join the frenzy-- our local mall is giving away 100 $1000 mall gift certificates on Black Friday!! My sis, and soon-to-be sis in law are camping out after dinner!! I figure we'll leave today and that way, if we can already tell that there are more than 100 people in line, then we can still turn around and get some shuteye before the early morning shopping.
good luck!
 
Old 11-22-2007, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Marion, IN
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I shop the day after Christmas, and I am there when the doors open. I would never, ever, never shop (or even drive anywhere) the day after Thanksgiving.

Many stores here are opening at 4:00. Sears, which opens at 5:00 is selling Kenmore front load high capacity washer & matching dryer for under $1000. Price valid from 5:00 a.m. until noon. If I was looking to buy one of those I might have to sneak to Sears, but I might have to carry some pepper spray......
 
Old 11-22-2007, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
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In So-Cal, this is what it looks like:

KMart is open today from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.! I feel sorry for their employees. Then they open again at 7:00 tomorrow.

J.C. Penney 4:00!!! (That's insane!)

Circuit City 5:00
Best Buy 5:00
Linens N Things 5:00
KB Toys 5:00
Sears 5:00
Toys R Us 5:00

Office Depot 6:00
Staples 6:00
Bed Bath & Beyond 6:00
Michaels Arts & Crafts 6:00
Target 6:00
Macy's 6:00

I'm not doing any of this. I work tomorrow from 6:30-11:00 a.m. (I work for financial advisors, and have to be at work when the stock market opens.) I'm just not that motivated to save money, I'm afraid!
 
Old 11-22-2007, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
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Why is it called black Friday? And for those of you that don't know, it is NOT the biggest shopping day of the season.
It's called Black Friday because it is the only day of the year that all of the stores are in the black and not the red.
 
Old 11-22-2007, 10:51 PM
 
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Lines at Best Buy at around 50 persons so far and growing. Apparently, looking for the $399 laptop...
 
Old 11-23-2007, 11:36 AM
 
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I would only wait in line overnight, and in the cold, for dinner and a movie with George Clooney.
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