I have gone out on Black Friday many times, but not every time. I try to be frugal with what little money I do have, so this day can sometimes mean the difference between having a gift for someone or not. I'm not planning on shopping that day for xmas gifts for anyone, but if I see a deal on some kind of everyday, household item that I need or can't afford otherwise, I will take my pittance and go get it. Like right now I sure could use some copy ink and if somehow the price that day comes down, I will get some. I have found things like bikes and stereo equipment in the past, but they used to do it different back then. It was the whole day and not some stupid hr in the middle of the night, with only a few hrs window for the deal. They have taken it to an unruly level and I blame Walmart for starting that. I have stood in line for video deals at Target before, but not this yr.
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I've often avoided shopping on Buy Nothing Day. But I'm not the sort who likes to do public demonstrations. My friend in Taiwan leads an NGO called Earth Passengers do like to do so. Here's a link to some of their BND celebrations. International BND is Saturday November 27, 2010. picasaweb.google.com/earthpassengers /B uyNothingDayTaiwan#
I'm another who just doesn't like shopping on Black Friday - heck, I tend to avoid any unnecessary shopping between Black Friday and Christmas. The internet makes that a LOT easier!
I have, since I heard of Buy Nothing Day several years ago, been more vocal about it and I will work harder to not even grocery shop/get gas on it than I normally would (sometimes, even the best planning goes awry...)
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Also hadn't heard of it, but should be participating by default. We're hosting Thanksgiving, and because of scheduling it'll be on Friday, so I shouldn't have time to shop. Maybe this will keep some of the family that might have been shopping on the buy nothing track.
I had never heard of it! But I think that involuntarily, I have always been part of it. I do not go to a store on Black Friday under any circumstance. I think it is depressing people fighting each other for (not necessarily good) bargains. I cannot deal with the lack of civility. So, Friday after Thanksgiving, I stay home.
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Buy Nothing Day in the USA is the Friday after Thanksgiving. It is a statement against over-consumption. Some celebrate it quietly, some celebrate it in public with credit card clipping, costumes and signs. Are you participating? If so why and how? If not, why not? www.buynothingday.org/faq.html
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