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Thread: Are you going to the stores tonight/tomorrow for sales?

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    Are you going to the stores tonight/tomorrow for sales?

    I've already scoped out what I want to get from Hancock's tomorrow morning... my first priority is a new wheelie case for my new sewing machine. The case I have is too big for it and I don't like how my machine flops about in it so I want to get a new, better fitting case... and I might want to get some black on black fabrics, maybe some white on whites if I'm able to get them... and maybe a few notions. I'm not sure what else is on my list... maybe a king sized batting?... Joann's didn't have the wheelie case I was looking for so this year, it's Hancock's for me

    What quilty things are you guys going to wait in line for and/or arrive later and see if it's still available?

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    I have shopped at Joanne 2 times on black Friday. I avoid all shopping until Monday or so, and then it is my day-to-day normal stuff (milk, bread, quick sewing stuff). I hate this time of year, so to me, this is a nuisance.
    I just do not understand the hype...for what? To fight crowds to save maybe a few cents? To me, not worth it.
    Please, move Christmas back to Christmas.

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    Happy Thanksgiving!!! I'll be going to Kohl's but not until afternoon tomorrow, maybe to Joann's to get a new Merry Christmas wreath for my front door.

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    My daughters and I will go out at mid-day on Friday to have lunch and laugh at the crazy people who seem to think that they have to buy the stores out on Black Friday. As early as Tues evening, they were reporting on the news about people lining up at Best Buy for the Friday opening. I like to shop as much as the next person but I don't buy into this madness. But...my best friend does it and I know she has fun! When I shop, I shop with cash and and I buy what I want. I don't buy anything just because it has a discounted price.

    As far as quilty shopping goes....the LQS I love to go to is closed on Friday. I will shop there on Sat. for nothing in particular.
    Last edited by Pam B; 11-22-2012 at 05:06 AM.

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    I was going to go to Joann's but just had to shell out over $900 in repairs on my SUV in two days. Brakes and tuneup Tuesday; then yesterday was going to follow my DH to the auto shop to get his truck serviced and mine wouldn't start. I could tell it wasnt getting gas, so had to call my DH to come back home and see what he could do. Sure enough it was the fuel pump but thank goodness they told us how to get it run enough to get it back to the shop and they were able to put a new pump on yesterday.
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    Not heading out to any of the mega stores at all. I might stop by and drop a little at a near by small business fabric shop & resale shop. I have no issues supporting small businesses. This shopping holiday thing has got too far away from the real meaning and I am not participating in it all in this madness. My HO.

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    Our chapter of Project Linus had its community work day last Saturday. I brought in over 50 single layer fleece blankets hemmed on 2 sides with fringe cut on the other 2 sides, ready for tying by the guests who came in. Helping and watching the children participate made it worth it.

    My fleece supply is down to nearly nothing, so I will be at Joann's at 6:00 tomorrow for the $2.99/yard fleece (plus 25% discount) whether I like it or not. Since I prep about 15 blankets per month for a work session that I do at assisted living, I have to get that fleece for the best price possible.

    My feet will be hurting, and I will need a nap later in the day, but it is worth it to me!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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    I don't do Black Friday Shopping, even the supermarket. Don't need anything that badly and am too old to fight crowds and stand on a line for a long time to check out. One of my DGDs did it with some friends a few years ago and she got the TV she wanted at a great price but it was a young person's adventure something she hasn't done again.
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    No Black Friday for me. I'm not ready to join the circus, even if some of the stores in our area are opening on Thanksgiving day

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    I looked at the ads and didn't see anything that I would fight the crowds for. It helps that all our Christmas presents will be delivered today (we won't be seeing family at Christmas). Last year I went to the Joann's near my Mom!s and got my wheeled case. I had scoped out the store and knew right where they were. Was in and out in about 5 minutes. That was enough madness for me.
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    No way, I hate crowds and standing in line to check out. There will always be sales later that you can take advantage of.

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    Agree with you.

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    The only place I am going to on Black Friday is my favorite LQS. I don't really need anything but they sell my favorite tea there and it is on sale for 40% off so I will stock up on that. I will have to see what the instore specials are!!!
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    I agree with Sandy!!

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    I have to work..The clinic has lots of folks who bring the kids in, as they have a school holiday -or the folks who got sick on T Day. I hope I don't catch it. Reminder: don't sneeze on the doc!

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    There are a lot of us that enjoy going out. For me, it's kind of a beginning of the season ritual. I hum Christmas songs and have a good time. Normally I don't buy much but I usually get everything I want and don't have to wait in long lines to get them. There are stores that I avoid like the plague - like Toys r Us, Best Buy, etc because of the lines to get in and out but I have been very fortunate to get what I want. I don't stay out late. I only get what I want or need and then go home.

    Yes, there are a lot of sales between now and Xmas and not everything Friday is a great deal but I still like to go out and shop.

    I probably would have purchased my wheelie case when I was out the other day since it was on sale but I wanted to compare what the different stores carried and I was not able to return to get the style that I want. They do not sell it online or else I would have done that already. Hopefully I'll get it. I am planning to be there when that store opens so that I can also get in, get out. I cringe at the cutting table line lol so I highly doubt that I'll get anything cut unless it looks like it's moving quickly.

    I do hope that those that don't like shopping on Black Friday don't feel the need to put down those of that do.

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    I may go out later in the day, but not setting my alarm for anything. Short story, last year some people camped out at Best Buy for a couple of days. My son wanted a new TV to mount over his fireplace. Went early afternoon, walked in and out with new TV in about 15 min. I'm thinking the people who camp do it for the party. jmho
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    my daughter and I will start out tonight at 8pm and shop for a few hours, then return home. I will sleep for a few hours and then head off to Kansas City at 4am for the JoAnn sales. Excluding the door buster sales, everything else can be applied towards their 25% off coupon, so the savings can be good. Don't mind the crowds. as long as everyone 'behaves' themselves....... My daughter will cook while I shop and we will celebrate with Thanksgiving dinner on Friday night. She is a nurse who always works the holdiays so others with kids can have the day off....plus it is double time pay!!!!!!!!!

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    Getting up early and going to Jo'anns on Black friday to stock up on batting was always a personal tradition. I bought a whole roll and was in and back out in under 20 minutes. This year I bought the batting yesterday, and not much in this years Black Friday I am interested in ... so its going to be a sleep in day for me... and look for some marathon of movies to watch as I sew.

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    i dont do black friday or sat shopping id rather be home sewing dont like huge crodws and long lines
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    I don't do black Fridays. The thought of all the people scares me. I have to either hit Joann's, as I need orange thread.. ughh.. I was online at Joann's and the thread is on sale. There is also free shipping. I just have a problem with what kind I want to use. I'm quilting a play mat for a baby, and I'm doing SITD..

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    No, I'm not going!! There is not a thing that is worth me standing in all those lines, fighting those crowds for a savings that i'll get close to later.

    I'm another one who would rather sew tomorrow anywho - in fact, that's what I'm doing today, too!
    my name is becca and i'm a quilt-a-holic :-)

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    I've never done Black Friday, but I am considering Joann's tomorrow morning. But, since the sales are also good on Saturday, I may wait a day. Still thinking about it.
    I need some solids for pillows, pillow stuffing, quilt backs, batting, thread, etc.

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    When my girls were teens we loved going Black Friday shopping for clothes and shoes. If you have teen girls you know the importance of the right clothes at a great price! We always went to the clothing stores and had a great time. We didn't go to the big discount or electronic stores.
    Now I Black Friday shop just for me. Hancocks and Joanns are about an hour away from me so I won't go but will go to online quilt sites to stock up on my basic supplies. I'm certainly going to shop at Connecting Threads online Black Friday deals. My family won't be here to eat until 6 pm today so I have time to browse the ads.
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    I don't plan on seeing the inside of a department, electronic or a fabric store until next week!!
    No way am I subjecting myself to that madness.....LOL

    I am going to enjoy the long holiday weekend in my sewing rooms.
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