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Thread: Black Friday Ads 2009

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    Have you seen any of the Black Friday ads yet ? I found JoAnns on line and got my Hancocks in the mail today :wink:
    Also will you be joining the craziness ???

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    JoAnn's :shock: ......I really did not need to know that!!!! :roll: The other's I can easily ignore...... :wink:

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    Nothing here on island for me to Black Friday shop at. :(

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    Nope...I absolutely do NOT go shopping on Black Friday. Nor do I go 'returning' on Dec. 26th. IMHO people spend way too much and I do not appreciate the commercialism of the season. Yes, we do buy for our children (one adult son and 2 college age daughters) and, actually, probably spend about $500 on each...but, it is for things they need (new boots, new coats, stuff for apts, etc). I have never been one to take off in the wee hours on Black Friday to stand in line to hopefully get the new, hottest item of the season. But...I do know several friends who do and they certainly enjoy it! It is just not for me. Of course, now that I think of it...maybe if I did go on Black Friday, I could whittle that $500 down about 30%! Then I could spend the savings on me. LOL

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    I do NOT go anywhere on black friday...it's just not worth it to me. I don't like standing in long lines and dealing with crumpy people. Wasn't it last year someone got trampled and killed at Walmart??? I can't remember when that happened. I'm a slow shopper so I'd get in someones way I'm sure. Nothing is worth that hassel.

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    No, I don't do "Black Fridays" or the day after Christmas shopping. I totally agree with Pam B, that the holidays and other recognized days off, have become totally commercialized and want you to go into debt. We buy gifts, but again, like with Pam, it's items that are needed, not the latest and greatest fashion or games. I wouldn't mind going to JoAnn's, but that's off limits to me by my dh, plus it's 100 miles away.

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    I do not do black Friday. I will be working anyway. My DD does the online shopping. It's much nicer. No crowds.

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    No craziness for me this year! Waiting for paychecks to come in.

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    Haven't gotten into that manic buying thing.

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    I sometimes go out on Black friday. Thanks for the heads up. The on line shopping is great that day too. Black friday specials, teri.

    Oh no ... They have the bias tape makers at fourty dollars off.

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    No way, no how. I am not going out on Black Friday. I am not into crowds and am also not really into shopping, Unless it is fabric!!!!

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    Goodness Gracious, WE ARE IN THE MAJORITY. I thought I was in the minority when it comes to Black Friday shopping. It's definitely not my thing for the exact same reasons others have stated!!!

    Enjoy it if you do it and be SMART/ be safe.

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    i dont go out on black friday but when i was in jo annns the other day the manager told me that if you have a cricut machine ( which i do ) they are going to mark the cartridges down to 28.88 the day after Christmas
    she said there might be a few that will cost more but majority of them will be on sale

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    Hi, I agree with you all. It's too crazy and for what? I think people are cutting back anyway and will take their time and shop around, not just jump at the one day specials.
    Carol

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlrnhi
    Nothing here on island for me to Black Friday shop at. :(
    Different island but same boat. :-(

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    Don't do BF. Too crazy and we don't really exchange gifts other than what we really need ie; clothes, boots, gloves, thermals, coats. We just don't have money for extras or 'toys' we don't need or want.

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    No way, Hosea!! I'll be snug in my bed, not standing in a long cold, and maybe wet line!!! :D :D And I know that some of those electronics are not all people expect them to be, but are often a stripped down model that may not be apparent in the frenzy!! Some people enjoy it, so I'm wishing them lots of luck in finding real bargains.

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    Most of the things that people go for on Black Friday are toys and electronics. I don't need to buy any toys and I have all the electronics I want. Got my mini laptop, so I'm good!

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    Never have done Black Friday here either. Even when kids were little I did not go out on BF. Nothing out there that great a deal to face the crazy crowds and people. Some years I was able to do all my shopping for them on line as they got older. Sure beats getting out in the crowds. Most on line stores even run free shipping during holiday season so even a better deal for me.

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    I realized I didn't know why they called it Black Friday, because I always associated that term with the stock market crash of 1929, so a negative term in my mind. So----I looked it up here:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_F...%28shopping%29

    Page down to Accounting Practices, which explains that even if retailers are operating in the "red" all year, the day after Thanksgiving shopping put them in the "black". Now it doesn't seem so negative. :)

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    No, no black friday for me. I am going to catch up on my UFO's for Christmas. I am headed out to Joanne's for ribbon for a tree skirt I am just about done with, but can't find a flyer. It never came! Yikes. :shock: I went on line but no coupon's in there. Hope it's on sale.
    Carol-CT :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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    Well, I think I will join the online community this year LOL and shop in my jammies and slippers while drinking my coffee in the comfort of my home :wink: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    Shopping in jammies sounds good to me. There must be good deals on line for those companies who do not have a store to walk into. Maybe we can do better.
    Carol CT :mrgreen:

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    I live not too far from a large Outlet Mall and they've been advertising their sales for a month. They open at Midnight on Thanksgiving and supposedly people have been camped out there all day. (How not to spend Thanksgiving in my book!!) They have busses that come from Canada and all the hotels are booked for miles. Last year one of my co-workers went and sat in traffic for 3 hours and never moved!! She turned around (illegally) and came back home. This just does not sound like fun or sane to me. There is nothing I need to buy so badly that I'd waste all that time for. Well, maybe another Kathy VanZeeland purse at 50% off---just kidding!!!

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