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Old 11-22-2009, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
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Braving the elements and hordes of other folks? If I had my say, I wouldn't. I learned many years ago the best place to go on Black Friday is the grocery store for all the holiday goodies because everyone is out buying electronics and jewelry not nuts, cheese, candy and wine lol! Usually I do the grocery store and do all my decorating, then go out to a late dinner (somewhere not near a mall lol!). If I venture anywhere, it is much much later in the day after the hordes have gone home exhausted.

This year tho I am going to Las Vegas with the family for Thanksgiving. They insist on doing the absolutely insane going to the outlet mall thing at some ungodly hour of the morning when we should still be sleeping. That outlet mall was a zoo the time I was there in February, I can only imagine the day after Thanksgiving... It won't be pretty.
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Old 11-22-2009, 08:47 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in Kentucky
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Sadly, Black Friday has become the new spirit of Christmas. We have gone once to a Black Friday sale. There were cops, merchandise scattered all over the floor from people going nuts, and people pushing and shoving.

No thanks. I would rather pay full price. Plus, most of the "deals" are not deals and are pieces of junk masked as a good deal. The ONLY way I will attend is if they legalize stomping people and I will go just to take out my aggressions.
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Old 11-22-2009, 09:02 PM
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Depends on where you go. You have to avoid the major stores and locations. I went to Sears and was in the first 10 people by getting in about 1 hour before it opened. This is a Sears that few people go to, but it had most of the stuff the more popular locations had.

At the popular electronics store, the line went around the store, hundreds of people still waiting even after I was done shopping.
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Old 11-22-2009, 11:01 PM
 
Location: Colorado Plateau
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Our truck needs shocks. Sears is having a free install deal on shocks on BF, so we will be looking into that.

Otherwise, no BF shopping plans.
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Old 11-22-2009, 11:27 PM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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Just a lazy day around the house indulging in leftovers and napping at will.
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Old 11-22-2009, 11:30 PM
 
Location: Denver 'burbs
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Probably start making Christmas cookies or work on a jigsaw puzzle.......
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Old 11-23-2009, 05:07 AM
 
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Sleep...drink...sleep...dink..slep..sudoku
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Old 11-23-2009, 06:59 AM
 
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When I was younger and had patience with people, I would go and have a good time. Now that I am older and wiser, I stay home.
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Old 11-23-2009, 12:45 PM
 
Location: San Fernando Valley, CA
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I will be staying home. I need a new mobo and CPU, but I will be ordering online. Free shipping + no tax + lower prices = triple WIN!
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Old 11-23-2009, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood, DE and beautiful SXM!
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I am hoping to sleep in, watch some tv, read my book, and just enjoy the day.
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