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nope- I'm all done xmas shopping too....
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Nope, all done with Christmas shopping!
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No, not "some". It'll maybe be one of those shop till we each and all drop sort of shopping endeavors. Believe that there will be four of us going to the Factory Outlet Stores, ~2100 until about 0900 in the morning.
I know what shops and what items I'm looking for and will purchase IF and only IF the price is actually a lot betterthan I've been getting for them at earlier dates.
It's a matter of Nike running shoes and New Balance training shoes and a couple pairs of tennis shoes for myself and my Lady. I expect to be getting several pairs of Nike running shoes for my son also.
We'll be looking at some particular clothing items and if deeply discounted will purchase no doubt.
Wish you all a Happy Thanks Giving Holiday time with family and/or friends. Take care and have fun.
Edited by: ARUSHING2 at: 11/22/2012 (00:27)
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i love black friday... it's an entirely separate event from thanksgiving and it's a kick start to the holiday season. and it's more like a girl night with my best friend than a shopping trip.. we get all kinds of excited about it. and i'm not exactly loaded in the cash department.. so any savings i can do, i will! as for the wal mart thing... since they're so stuck on minimum wage, you'd think they'd like to have the holiday pay. i'm sorry but it's hard to feel sorry for a lot of them when there are troops that don't get to see their families at all on thanksgiving.
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Absolutely not, my sister-in-law workers for Walmart. She has to work 7 - 11 am, then has to go back to work from 7 pm - 7 am. How is someone is she going to get proper rest and enjoy herself with family with hours like that. Now, I don't think that's fair to the employees for any of these companies; to have to be forced time away from their families to only have the CEO's make a quarterly profit. That's just my opinion. I don't participate in none of these, so called "Super Sales Events".
Not all of us are crazy, in fact most of us are not. I am a frugal person and live on an one income to be able to be a stay at home mom. It is very sad how the media gets the bad news. They televise the nut jobs. There is good to be seen as well. You can see some people let the elderly go ahead of them, and one time oh yeah at good ol Wallymart I seen this man walking with a stack of 5 or 6 small crock pots they had on sale for 4 dollars. When he gets closer I look at him harder and it was my nephew by marriage. he still came over to hug me with arms full and I told him to go ahead we will meet up in a minute. I then find my hubby and we meet up with him and my niece and find out all those small crock pots were for the ladies in line that seen that he had one and asked where they were and he volunteered to go get them.These are the stories I remember and see. I like watching the ones who take their time looking for the perfect gift for a loved one. Because I shop and save so much I able to give lots to toys for tots. I also want to do some shopping for the elderly trees they have. If I could vote for stores to be opened or closed Thanksgiving I would vote closed but I need to get out before all great deals are gone so I can give to more by saving here and there. It is the time for giving.
no. I agree with dids70 and archimedesii. I know that when I was young my Mom did not work outside of the house and somehow she managed to get the shopping done for 4 kids without going out at 4 am. I worked in retail during college and I remember there was a rush in the morning and then a little rush in the early afternoon on Black Friday but after 5 pm you could have gone bowling in the mall and not hit anyone.
IMHO, the tradition of shopping on Black Friday is great but do we really need to shop on Thanksgiving as well? Please remember that all of those sales people had to arrive at least 30 minutes before the store opened and will be there at least an hour after it closes. So although you will be going after your festivities have ended, the salesperson may have had to leave their celebration early. Not to mention, shouldn't the holiday be spent with your family and friends.
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I'm not American, so it is not a holiday for me. But even if I was in the States, I wouldn't shop on Black Friday. The crowds would drive me insane. I usually save a vacation day or two to take mid-week sometime in December, specifically so I can get my Christmas shopping done while the crowds are smaller.
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Nope, busy with the family.
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Nope,Family time for me
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I refuse to shop on Thanksgiving Day. Doing that means that some employee of a place like cough Walmart cough, had to leave their family to go into work. There is no sale that is going to bring me into a store on Thanksgiving. I'll wait til Friday and shop at a respectable time of day. I also refuse to shop at midnight or 4am on Black Friday. Once again, I'm standing in solidarity with all those workers forced to work at insane hours of the day.
AND I'm not crazy about shopping with the crowds anymore either. Perfectly normal people go INSANE on Black Friday. Nope, I'll wait til the crowds thin out to do my shopping.
Nope, i leave Black Friday shopping to the lunatics. I don't like getting pushed and shoved to save a few bucks on something that I truly don't need anyway. I remember as a kid that the day after Thanksgiving was something special. none of the stores had decorated before that point, so it was cool walking in the mall and seeing the lights, the tree, and the ever blessed Santa. Now Santa comes out November 1 and christmas stuff is on sale prior to Halloween. Besides the deals aren't all that great. You still have about 35 days before Christmas and the retailers will be having awesome sales up until Christmas eve.
I was saying no at first but if the deals are good enough and later after everyone is gone and all I was going to do is flop on couch and watch tv while eating seconds anyways I might go out after all. I will give me the chance to burn some calories and not go for seconds. I was all about everyone who had to work and was going to stay home in protest but most festivities are over at 9 p.m. and I really need to put me first sometimes.
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