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Offline CaityTopic starter

Black Friday
« on: November 25, 2008, 12:27:26 PM »
Whooo's ready for Black Friday shopping?   :P

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Re: Black Friday
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2008, 12:39:13 PM »
Heaven's no!  I won't step foot into a store on Friday.  Absolutely not.  I cannot stand the vicious crowds of ignorant people. 

-shudders at the thought-

Offline CaityTopic starter

Re: Black Friday
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2008, 12:54:47 PM »
Awww..

I can't wait.. I love it.  :P

Offline Maeven

Re: Black Friday
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2008, 01:06:50 PM »
I have never, ever, ever gone shopping on the day after Thanksgiving.  There is not one single cell in my body that has that desire.

On the bright side, that leaves all the sales to you!

Offline CaityTopic starter

Re: Black Friday
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2008, 01:11:41 PM »
Hmph... It's the only time I actually like to shop.  :P

Offline Kurzyk

Re: Black Friday
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2008, 01:14:02 PM »
Last year Kiara and her sister got up at 430a, jumped into the lines and were the first ones in the store. After 3 hours they came out with nothing they wanted and a whole lot of stress.

They're probably not going this year. heh
« Last Edit: November 25, 2008, 01:19:38 PM by Kurzyk »

Offline CaityTopic starter

Re: Black Friday
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2008, 01:24:39 PM »
That's about what time I went last year too.  :P  The trick is to go for nothing in particular.  *lol*

Offline Kurzyk

Re: Black Friday
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2008, 01:27:59 PM »
*laughs!* yes that's definetly the right approach. :)

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Re: Black Friday
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2008, 09:41:30 PM »
No, but we're ready for the 'working retail overtime'.  ;D

Offline Revolverman

Re: Black Friday
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2008, 09:42:33 PM »
not spending money this year.

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Re: Black Friday
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2008, 09:53:00 PM »
Nope, hop in the Jeep with Puppy and Clancy, drive about an hour north of here, hop on a sleigh drawn hay wagon out into the woods, find a Christmas Tree, saw it down, ride on the sleigh back to the warming shed and have some hot chocolate, strap it to the roof and come home to decorate the house and Christmas Tree.  Tradition.

Offline The Overlord

Re: Black Friday
« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2008, 10:03:02 PM »


Black Friday of 2000, Mechwarrior Vengeance released and I went into the masses with shoulders flaring to get my preorder. Usually only mecha or a good MMO can get me to do that.


Today, I have no interest. I won't satisfy corporate greed by adding the sales, and I'm in the closing weeks of a senior portfolio class, far too busy to hit shopping until next month.

Offline CaityTopic starter

Re: Black Friday
« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2008, 10:23:34 PM »
Hmph.  Party poopers.  :P

Offline Chris Brady

Re: Black Friday
« Reply #13 on: November 26, 2008, 12:54:56 AM »
I'm Canadian, I don't do Black Friday.

Offline CaityTopic starter

Re: Black Friday
« Reply #14 on: November 26, 2008, 09:31:45 AM »
How about boxing day?  Is that sort of an equivalent?...

Offline Lilias

Re: Black Friday
« Reply #15 on: November 26, 2008, 09:49:18 AM »
I'm not sure about here in the UK (didn't bother to go out and check last year), but in Greece Boxing Day is a holiday too, and everything is closed. Retail people deserve two days of rest in a row.

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Re: Black Friday
« Reply #16 on: November 26, 2008, 09:53:16 AM »
Boxing Day is the day after Christmas, though, so it wouldn't be a big 'holiday spending' day.  (Maybe holiday returning day, for that too-large puce sweater that your aunt always sends.)  Traditionally it was when you gave presents to those service people that you interacted with regularly during the year, like your postman, maid, or the grocery store clerk.

Black Friday is more of a retail invention than anything else, based in the days when people wouldn't even think of Christmas until after Thanksgiving.  These days, you see Christmas stuff in the stores as soon as the Halloween stuff is clearanced - if not sooner!

I don't know - do Canadians do a big shopping day after their Thanksgiving in October?

Offline CaityTopic starter

Re: Black Friday
« Reply #17 on: November 26, 2008, 09:59:39 AM »
*embarrassed*  I can never remember what Boxing Day is, even though I have a good friend who is Canadian.  Maybe he goes shopping on Boxing Day?  *lol*

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Re: Black Friday
« Reply #18 on: November 26, 2008, 10:04:00 AM »
I'm just an Anglophile.  I got an insane kick over the fact that Election Day and Guy Fawkes Day coincided this year.

Offline RubySlippers

Re: Black Friday
« Reply #19 on: November 26, 2008, 10:20:48 AM »
Its International Buy Nothing Day so I'm all ready to stay home, cuddle with my SO and make love on and off all day followed by movies and pizza ... already in the fridge on the pizza. I see no reason to fight crowds and blow money I can't afford on lots of things. All my gifts are bought already one gift per person something I spent all year picking out. My father is getting a leather coat, my mom a leather pocket bible circa the Civil War, my SO was tough I figured you can't go wrong with something pretty so bought her a Satin Robe and that is about it save for some stockings stuffed with little presents for all of them to.

Anyway they will have great deals all through Christmas why shop then?

Offline Kurzyk

Re: Black Friday
« Reply #20 on: November 26, 2008, 10:44:53 AM »
Well as it turns out Kiara is going shopping black friday with her sis, and this time not bringing a shopping list. They'll just grab whatever jumps out at them. hehe

Knowing me i'll probably be still awake at 4:30a when they leave.  ;D

Offline CaityTopic starter

Re: Black Friday
« Reply #21 on: November 26, 2008, 10:49:46 AM »
Yay!  I'm glad I'm not the only Black Friday shopper.  :P

Offline RubySlippers

Re: Black Friday
« Reply #22 on: November 26, 2008, 11:00:20 AM »
With the economy the way it is I won't spend much anyway I'm cutting back hard this year save for the few presents I bought, the one thing we are looking for is a new TV that has digital but we are waiting to find a nice LCD one at a good price without oogles of people around.

We are not ungracious as a couple we donated $167 to a local charity that feeds the homeless on Thanksgiving figuring we would rather help others and not see 100 people go without a meal that day. So in a way we are giving to alot of people this holiday. And at least we have jobs to give to others many are not so fortunate.


Offline CaityTopic starter

Re: Black Friday
« Reply #23 on: November 26, 2008, 11:01:56 AM »
I won't be spending a lot either... But it's still fun to go.  :P

Offline LaBelleDame

Re: Black Friday
« Reply #24 on: November 26, 2008, 02:13:25 PM »
I'll be working the closing shift of Black Friday in a gamestop.
I made sure to throw myself right on that, because last year, I worked a 13 hour shift, both open and close.
Opening is terrible, so many people are just not fun to deal with.
But as the day wears on, most people are just too tired to be rude.