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Old 11-13-2013, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Lauderdale by the Sea, Florida
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Are you planning to bring your kids out for Black Friday 2013? When I lived with my parents, we would set up a "battle plan: for the store: we would all split up and gather the items we needed, and we timed ourselves to see who could get the needed merchandise the fastest. Once we were done, we would go home and sleep until near suppertime, then have a pancake dinner. Ah, good times, good times.
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Old 11-13-2013, 02:09 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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I never went out for BF, so the kids were never an issue.
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Old 11-13-2013, 02:16 PM
 
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It's kind of a family tradition for us. We do it to people watch more than to shop. We get up around 5, grab some coffee and a quick breakfast and just go. We never make a plan, and we usually end up laughing our heads off over lunch because of some of the crazy things we see.
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Old 11-13-2013, 02:19 PM
 
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I don't go to those myself as I find the crowds nutty. I would certainly not bring children if I did want to go.

Of course it's Black Thursday now as Target and others will be open on Thanksgiving day.
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Old 11-13-2013, 02:37 PM
 
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I've never shopped on a BF, and don't usually even leave the house. If it were something I enjoyed, then I'd take an older kid - like, teenager, but not younger. Too many crowds, doesn't seem safe or wise.
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Old 11-13-2013, 02:59 PM
 
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Nope. My kids surf and November has some of the best waves. Surfers don't give up waves to wade through crowds in a mall.
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Old 11-13-2013, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Northern VA (for now)
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If you want your children to see the absolute worst of humanity, take them shopping on Black Friday especially for the doorbusters.
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Old 11-13-2013, 03:23 PM
 
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I can't stand BF. My kids are more likely to go out without me.
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Old 11-13-2013, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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If you want your children to see the absolute worst of humanity, take them shopping on Black Friday especially for the doorbusters.




personally, I'd rather put an ice pick thru my eye than shop with a bunch of lunatics.
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Old 11-13-2013, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Lauderdale by the Sea, Florida
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My second aunt got smart last year and bought all her holiday gifts after Christmas last year, and stashed them (well hidden) for her own children this year. She got some absolutely excellent bargains, too. I'm amazed at how much things are slashed down (even saw some stuff for 90% off in Macy's! ) after Christmas.
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