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Old 11-16-2006, 07:50 AM
 
Location: Just a few miles outside of St. Louis
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Since Thanksgiving is almost here, I got curious. How many of you go out shopping the day after Thanksgiving (Black Friday)? Do you save alot of money? Personally, I won't go. I avoid going anywhere, if I can help it, and I certainly don't shop. Of course, I really don't like to shop anyway. It's an aggravation to me. I did go, one time, about three or four years ago. The only reason I did so, was because my daughter was home for a visit, and she and my step-daughter talked me into going. I wanted to spend as much time with my daughter as I could, since I didn't know when I would see her again, (she and her Air Force husband were stationed in Delaware, at the time. Now, they are in Germany. Good grief!). Anyway, I went, and although I enjoyed being with my girl, I swore I would never go again. That was my first and only experience shopping on Black Friday. My step-daughter, (who lives only a few miles from me, so I see her and the kids frequently), has tried to talk me into going again, and I just laugh at her.
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Old 11-16-2006, 08:51 AM
 
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I don't do it anymore, but I have gone. When my grandson was very much into (obsessed) Buzz and Woody I went a few times. Didn't want those nightmares about trying to explain to my daughter why Santa didn't bring a Cabbage Patch doll to start up again. It can be pretty crazy!
I will say though, I enjoyed working retail on Black Friday and during the Christmas season. I enjoyed the excitement and the hours went by so fast.
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Old 11-16-2006, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Southeast Idaho
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I hate shopping any time of year! Last year, about a week before Thanksgiving, I found my all-in-one for a decent price at Walmart and grabbed it. A friend said if I were to wait until Black Friday I could get it for $10.00 less, uh no thanks!
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Old 11-16-2006, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Traverse City, MI
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No, no, no way.

I hate the commercialism of Christmas and I refuse to support it. I wouldn't want to be around all those shopping people on that day anyways... I can't even stand going to a crowded grocery store... I have to go late at night when no ones' there!

Our family has made a promise not to do gifts this year... except for the kids, of course. we are trying to bring back what Christmas is all about!
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Old 11-16-2006, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Chattanooga TN
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I REFUSE to go out in that madness! It's just not worth it to me. I will usually take a couple of days off from work during the week and do the bulk of my shopping then.
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Old 11-16-2006, 09:30 AM
 
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I hate shopping in general. Definitely avoid the day-after-Tday thing. Luckily "Buy Nothing Day" is Saturday. A weekend without shopping=bliss!
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Old 11-16-2006, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Marion, IN
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I am ALWAYS finished shopping before Thanksgiving. I shop all year long, as I find the right item at the right price I get it. Fortunately I do not have any kids to shop for.
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Old 11-16-2006, 12:34 PM
 
Location: West Central Florida
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I don't even do my grocery shopping during the day, all shopping is done at night because I hate the crowds, and the day after Thanksgiving is a day to relax around my house! (and eat turkey sandwiches!)
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Old 11-16-2006, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Northern Colorado
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Well, ladies, my wife will be out there......crowds don't bother her at all. She is taking that Friday off from work, and, if I could, I would take the day off and be right out there with her. Last year, she got some terrific gifts at terrific prices. She left our house at 5:30 AM. She was really excited about getting out there and get those GREAT DEALS. After that day, most of our Christmas shopping was done.
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Old 11-16-2006, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Clearfield, Utah
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I LOVE to go shopping the day after thanksgiving!!!!!!! Especially the early bird sales. If you take the right person(s) with you it can be such an adventure and soooooooo much fun. One year we laughed so hard we nearly peeed our pants. We get there early and wait in the line outside the store. We would have a plan before the doors opened for who was going where, grabbing what and where to meet. It's sort of a treasure hunt!!!

Saddly, this year I will be working, but I will get to see it excitement from the other side. Althought I will not be shoping, I will be in the midst of the christmas madness. I love this time of year. I love people, and I think I will be in for an adventure this year as well.
LORI
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