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KKKAREN SparkPoints: (224,030)
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11/25/12 8:04 A

I shopped at Kohl's on Saturday and it was a breeze. There were plenty of sales on the items I wanted and no wait at all in the check out line. She even gave me an extra 15% off because I didn't have any coupons and I got a $15 off coupon for anything for next time. I got all my Christmas shopping done, wrapped and ready to ship.

Karen
TENNISJIM Posts: 11,059
11/25/12 8:01 A

I don't like to wait in line -- sometimes you have to

BLUENOSE63 SparkPoints: (106,321)
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11/25/12 7:54 A

I prefer to shop online as alot of those stores will ship for free.

DARJR50 SparkPoints: (85,379)
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11/25/12 7:52 A

That is a pet peeve of mine. I go to checkout and there are 10+ people in every line but there are several checkout lines that are not even open. If stores can't be better prepared to handle the rushes they do not deserve my business. I have walked out of stores, leaving a full shopping cart rather than be treated this way.

VICSAC Posts: 418
11/25/12 7:19 A

No, I would not.

I often shop on Black Friday. I find that unless you are there for the limited hot item so are there when the store opens it is not bad. Most of the sales runs for most of the day and after the mad rush the stores are pretty empty.

I left my house at 5:55 on Friday, shopped at both Kohl's and Target and was back home by 7:05. There were no lines at all, there were mores workers in the stores than shoppers. I was able to get the items I wanted at the sale prices with no hassle.

Contrast that with Sam's which apparently opened up at 6:00 on Friday, when I drove by there the line to get in was wrapped around the building.



LATTELEE Posts: 4,690
11/25/12 6:49 A

A good thing to avoid

GDANE3 SparkPoints: (104,513)
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11/25/12 6:17 A

Ive never gone on black Friday.

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11/25/12 5:50 A

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It makes me glad we don't have this "yet"



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JANIEWWJD SparkPoints: (269,706)
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11/25/12 2:42 A

Wow, that's crazy!

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SUSANBEAMON Posts: 4,039
11/25/12 1:11 A

years ago i would shop the sales on "black friday" when the hype wasn't so major. never really cared enough to hit the early bird specials. now they advertise door opener specials for a week in advance. if i have to shop friday after thanksgiving, i do it in the afternoon.
i did almost go to a kohls store when they had some special thing, i think a store opening. but i saw the line out the door. I asked and it was for the checkout. no way i said and went home. nothing i need that badly.

MEWHENRYSMAMA Posts: 7,953
11/24/12 11:47 P

No! I shopped at Khols but on line! Bought other gifts on line, too! Love it as I can send it out of state and not have to box it and stand in line at the post office, too! Only way to go...

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11/24/12 11:29 P

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KIITOSYALL Posts: 21
11/24/12 9:29 A

I like that - National Buy Nothing day! - I celebrate it also but its nice to know what it is called emoticon I DO celebrate small business day - which is today - and shop my local owned stores!

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NANNABLACK Posts: 1,585
11/24/12 9:24 A

I did get a $10.00 off anything in the store coupon for Kohl's, but I gave it away. I was thinking about going early this morning, but I felt my rest was more important. I don't like being a part of the craziness that you have to put up with when shopping this weekend. Will shop online.

I'm originally from Louisiana. I now live in San Antonio.
MOTOMAMA Posts: 2,010
11/24/12 9:08 A

We had to run a couple of errands yesterday and while the parking lots seemed packed, the lines were not busy at all so it was nice. Could have been we went late enough to miss the crazy sales and I think it helped the stores we went to had a lot more checkout lines open than normal.

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11/24/12 7:42 A

I'm shopping at Kohl's today (Saturday), I hope the crowds aren't as bad as Friday, I hope they still have good buys and I hope it doesn't take me an hour to checkout. I know I'm taking my chances and will be calm and collected no matter what happens!

Karen
ILMEL1957 Posts: 2,490
11/24/12 7:10 A

I haven't been shopping on Black Friday for several years. The one time I did go, my husband was with me and he was in a wheel chair. With him sitting down, he was shorter than everyone else and I lost him. We didn't have cell phones at that time so I couldn't call him.

I have never been back since. It's so not worth it.

Melody




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11/23/12 3:41 P

Nope, I observe National Buy Nothing Day. Too much craziness and too much wanton consumerism for me. The last time I went into a store on Black Friday was about 15 years ago and it was a UGLY experience. Never again.

This year I may have to cheat a little and buy some headphones...mine just died and I need music to work out!

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MOLLYSGAN Posts: 479
11/23/12 3:09 P

I stop at Kohl's on my way to Petsmart, the line at Kohl's for people to check out the merchandise is about 2 black long, are there ready that good of a deal, that you have to wait maybe an hour to be check out?

I am glad that I finish my shopping on line, no way I wait that long. Do you? Will you?

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