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No Black Friday Shopping, anyone else refrain?

No Black Friday Shopping, anyone else refrain?

Old 11-30-2019, 04:02 PM
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My husband and I were out today and noticed that the stores and roads weren't busy at all. I live in a busy area. I have a feeling people are doing a lot more online shopping. I do more and more each year.
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Old 11-30-2019, 04:24 PM
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No shopping for anything. We may go get food and animal stuff tomorrow. No gifts, will give youngest Grandson (17) money and youngest Great Granddaughter money to be added to her new savings account. She got so many baby things to last for years, including toys.
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Old 11-30-2019, 04:37 PM
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Thank you for the replies.

I do like to go to a Mall at least once during the Christmas season. I like the decorations, watching kids get their photos with Santa and the music. There isn't a Mall in my town, so it is an outing to go.

Mumto2, I understand the attraction of getting an extra machine that takes the same feet, bobbins etc as your main machine. I have three machines ranging from 30+ years old to bought 3 years ago all of which use the same feet and bobbins. My latest machine is a smaller one that I take to classes and loan to my good friend who cannot afford a new machine right now.

My first grand baby arrives in March. I will be setting up an Education Savings Plan for him upon arrival. Neither of the parents are academically inclined, so I will take on saving for his future education. In Canada there is a grant that matches up to 20% of what I contribute to a maximum of $500 per year. It is worth my while to try to find $170 per month to contribute.
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Old 11-30-2019, 04:39 PM
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I bought one thing that was already on clearance for 50% off, and then another 25% off for Black Friday. It's always so hard for me to say "no" on Black Friday, with all the quilting sales emails. Every year I have refrained, so this year was a treat. I could easily spend $1000 on quilting stuff with online sales.
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Old 11-30-2019, 04:47 PM
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I bought a few daily specials from Missouri Star and Quilt in a Day sales and a lot of thread from Superior on their sale. I bought a pair everyday shoes, a nice casual knit coat, and a pair of sweat pants all not on sale for me. I'm done with my winter wardrobe until next year. LOL
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Old 11-30-2019, 05:13 PM
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Did have to go out to get my mother a birthday present. Other than that no.
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Old 11-30-2019, 05:38 PM
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I hit Walmart, jcpenny and old navy. Probably spent about $150 for 8 grandkids. The crowds didn’t seem too crazy until I headed back to Walmart at 6:30pm. What a zoo. Made a quick trip there and headed home. Xmas shopping is done ��
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Old 11-30-2019, 05:41 PM
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I probably haven't spent $1000 in 10 years time for gifts. People like that are the ones who probably have maxed out credit cards and are still paying off previous years gifts by the time Christmas rolls around again.

I don't go to malls, nearest ones would be 150 miles one way, but I did buy some nice yardages of flannel at a local thrift store yesterday, not that I needed more fabric. LOL

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Old 11-30-2019, 05:56 PM
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no shopping for me on BF---I've actually never gone on that day in my life. last week I did take advantage of a pre BF sale with Jackie Kunkels online store and got a Judie Niemeyer pattern for 40% off and some batiks Have more than half my Christmas shopping done as I start usually right after Labor Day to spread the expense some. Still have some folks to shop for, but not feeling too stressed about it.
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Old 11-30-2019, 05:59 PM
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I worked in retail for over 20 years and there isn't any bargain good enough to get me to go out on black Friday, the day after Christmas, or any of the Sats. after Thanksgiving!! Not even the $2.50/yd. truckload "specials" they brought in at the lqs will lure me in. If you watch the ads, almost all of the great "bargains" from this weekend will be on sale again sometime before Christmas. I'm not a Grinch or a scrooge, I just won't fight those crazy crowds for "while quantities last" items.
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