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    Black Friday!!!!

    Who are the black Friday shoppers and what do you plan on this year? I love Black Friday shopping and take the day off every year.

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    This year Walmart, Sears and Kmart are starting those sales on Thanksgiving night at 8:00.
    Jean in MI

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    Last year number one on my list was a roll of Warm and Natural batting at Jo 'Anns . With all the discounts it was under $5.00 per yard with tax for 90 inch wide. I got up .. tucked my PJ's into my pants... threw on a coat ... was in the door when it opened .. and back home in bed by 6:30 AM. The price of cotton was just really starting to hit the batting retail... so it was a purchase well timed.
    Not sure if the sale will be that good again.. but it was good enough to get my ... out of bed.

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    My LQS is doing black Saturday!

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    I do not shop that day if I can help it.
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    I shop Amazon that day great deals and do not have to get up early or fight the crowds!

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    oh, my goodness, you are all so brave. I went out once on Black Friday and that was enough for a life time. I will NEVER go again. People can be so greedy and not nice on that day, something I did not expect to run into. I like it when folks are enjoying the season and not concerned with "getting a deal". I like a deal as much as the next person, but manners and consideration seem to go out the window on that day. I am NOT saying everyone is like that, but I have the experience of seeing the worse side of Black Friday shoppers. I hope it is a great day for anyone that is brave enough to go this year.

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    I used to do Black Friday, back in the day when I had to get those Santa bargains. Had to drive over an hour~one way~to get those bargains and when I did get to Shopko or JoAnns-what I wanted was gone and I had to settle for a more expensive item. I enjoy the hunt but not the drive. Will try to sew that day and any other day I am not substitute teaching!

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    I hate crowds and would would be willing to pay more to stay away from long lines and crowds. I have been lucky to find good prices on things after the crowds have gone.

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    I noticed that JoAnns is having like a special each day. One day battin 60" wide and then under the flap 90" cotton batting.
    Has anyone used this stuff? Is it any good?

    Yes- My daughter thinks Black Friday is a special holiday for us. I'm thinking of sleeping in - until my microwave pucked and now I noticed that they are one of the items on special at two different places. Above the Range microwaves can get expensive. I was thinking of going into the applicance story this week and seeing what deal they could give me in advance. That is the only thing I need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Up North View Post
    I shop Amazon that day great deals and do not have to get up early or fight the crowds!
    Never thought about that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeank View Post
    This year Walmart, Sears and Kmart are starting those sales on Thanksgiving night at 8:00.
    Do you know- Are some of the specials for only certain hours?
    What happened to Thanksgiving.

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    I refuse to do battle for cheap consumer goods. We stay home and enjoy leftovers, play board games and in general enjoy our holiday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountain deb View Post
    I do not shop that day if I can help it.
    I am with you. We are probably in the minority. No discount on this planet is worth the crowds, fighting and lack of sleep! ROFL Although, I don't spend a whole lot for Christmas gifts.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeank View Post
    This year Walmart, Sears and Kmart are starting those sales on Thanksgiving night at 8:00.
    Actually, Walmart is running a Black Monday and Black Week online!!!! Check it out.

    I will be shopping for a newer desktop pc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scissor Queen View Post
    I refuse to do battle for cheap consumer goods. We stay home and enjoy leftovers, play board games and in general enjoy our holiday.
    Amen sister!! what does all this shopping and battling have to do with the original intent of the holiday.

    I hate crowds and would cross the street to avoid one. Plus I do not like shopping.

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    I don't battle the crowds on the roads nor the stores but online is fun... if you happen to be in the market for a big ticket item.

    Linda

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    I did Black Friday one time before it was called Black Friday. NEVER AGAIN have I been so dumb. I had my daughter and one year old granddaughter and those people would have trampled them if we got in the way. But we headed for the door and got safely away. We have never done that again.

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    I used to back in my younger days! It was an outing with my sisters and mom but since our mom passed (over 10 years ago) we gradually stopped. If we did go, it was in the afternoon. If we see something we just HAVE to have, we will send the guys to stand in line at midnight!! HeHe!! Now, I pre-shop on line and as soon as the new prices kick in, I place my orders!!

    I got the Wal-Mart Black Friday Week email but haven't taken the time to browse!!

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    Living in Canada we do not have Black Friday, though some stores near the border are thinking of doing sales that day to stop Canadians from heading south to get the deals.

    We do however have Boxing Day Sales on December 26th. Similar to Black Friday, people would line up early to get the best deals. One music store had really low prices on components that one day.

    Our fabric chain had a big sale last weekend with 50% off on just about everything.

    I have only once got up really early for a super sale. I bought the fabric for my wedding dress at 70% off 21 years ago. It was worth getting up early to buy it.
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    I'm not brave enough to shop on Black Friday anymore. The older I get the more I get crowdaphobic! I can't concentrate on anything except escaping!

    Shopping online now - that's something else!

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    Sometimes I work the day after Thanksgiving. Twice I've headed to the mall after work and it was practically desserted. I'm not interested in the standing-in-line, break-the-door-down deals at midnight or 4 a.m. or whatever. But many of the all day sale items were available in the evening and it was easy! Other years I've shopped online that day and have saved some money on specific gifts I needed to find. I make the kids give me their Christmas list before Thanksgiving for just that reason.
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    Let's see....Black Friday....isn't that the day that DGD'S are supposed to be out and about, and their DGM's just give them a list?
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    I have always avoided the stores on Black Friday. If I don't know how cheap things might be, it doesn't bother me. I give gift cards to grandkids and they love them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Me... View Post
    I am with you. We are probably in the minority. No discount on this planet is worth the crowds, fighting and lack of sleep! ROFL Although, I don't spend a whole lot for Christmas gifts.....
    I agree totally. I do not like the crowds, the pushing and shoving, and general selfish lack of manners displayed by many of the shoppers that day. I would rather spend a little more and retain my sanity!

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