Gasp!! Black Friday means nothing to me!!

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  1. wdwmom0f3

    wdwmom0f3 Thankful my embarrassing tag is gone!

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    I thik last year ended it for me. After my son falling and cracking his front tooth after dinner, standing out in the freezing weather waiting to get into Target to save $50.00 on an iPod for my niece and not finding much after that, I am done. It's just not worth it, plus we found better deals closer to Christmas.

    This year my daughters high school football team will be playing in round three of the playoffs that Friday night and the game is about 4 or so hours away from home. Looks like I will be spending my shopping time up in the stands watching her cheer on the team. Sounds better than standing in line at a store to me anytime!:goodvibes
     
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  3. honeydiane1953

    honeydiane1953 DIS Veteran

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    You are comparing apples or oranges. I am talking about shopping on Black Friday. Retail. WDW, Disneyland have always been open that day. Shopping compared to vacationing.
     
  4. Beastlover

    Beastlover When leaving a room, make it dramatic...use Jazz h

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    Nope...not me...never have, never will.

    ...call me crazy...but I really have to enjoy Thanksgiving and Christmas. :coffee:
     
  5. MIGrandma

    MIGrandma Lives in the middle-of-the-mitten.

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    I don't do Black Friday either. Went once, more than enough for me! I prefer to shop on-line for the most part. Or shop in the stores in December.
     
  6. Disneefun

    Disneefun DIS Veteran

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    DH and I like to go out on Friday night and check out the carnage. It's fun for us to see how wrecked everything is and how frazzled the employees look. Then we come home and watch the news coverage of all the fights, etc. that happened around the country that day.

    That's all BF is to me... a chance to laugh and shake my head at the nuttiness of consumerism.
     
  7. Beastlover

    Beastlover When leaving a room, make it dramatic...use Jazz h

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    :rotfl: that's funny!! :rotfl:
     
  8. Piper

    Piper DIS Veteran

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    I don't do Black Friday either. I put a lot of thought into my gifts and I am on a limited budget. I buy things through the year as they go on sale and I make a lot of gifts. This year I am making throw quilts for my sister, daughter, 2 nephews families and a good friend. I have purchased a few things from the Disney store when they were on sale for my grandson and great niece. I am making lip balm for stocking stuffers and to give to the people in the office of my apartments. I am making tissue holders for neighbors.

    I will be home putting the final touches on the quilts!
     
  9. kimmar067

    kimmar067 TAGS?? It's all about the 'likes' now!

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    ....I avoid Black Firday like The Plague......popcorn::
     
  10. luvmy3

    luvmy3 <font color=green>When I drink I find its easier t

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    It would probably make them just so sick thinking about it.

    I don't go out on BF, but I do take advantage of the sales online.
     
  11. minniecarousel

    minniecarousel <font color=royalblue>Chris Isaak fan<br><font col

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    I don't go out on BF either. I am amazed at the fervor that some people have for buying stuff.
     
  12. FergieTCat

    FergieTCat <font color=green>No, I'm serious. And don't call

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    I just looked through some Black Friday ads online. There's nothing on sale that inspires me go out there and deal with the crowds.

    I'm going to shop online and call it a day.
     
  13. phorsenuf

    phorsenuf Not so New Rule author

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    I won't be going out early, but my husband and I will sometimes hit a few stores after the hoopla dies down, around 10ish. We've managed to still score a few good deals that way. We don't go nuts to get them, but if we happen upon them then cool. It's our own little holiday kick-off.
     
  14. Sandmanswife9

    Sandmanswife9 Earning My Ears

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    There is no way, I don't care what the store is offering, that I would go out on BF ever again. I did the same thing with a Cabbage Patch doll that my daughter wanted the first year they came out. A friend of mine had an inside tip that Toys R Us would have a bunch on their shelfs for BF. My mom and I went, got one of the dolls and as I was walking away, some lady grabbed it out of my arms so hard, that it almost always knocked me over. Scared me so bad, that i would never go back again. On a good note, I did manage to get another one a few weeks later, without the fear of it being ripped out of my arms. :sad
     
  15. jekajekalynn

    jekajekalynn <font color=deeppink>A Barbie girl in a Bratz worl

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    How do I feel about Black Friday? well I think my FB post pretty much sums it up..

    " I observe "black Friday" on other days through the week.. Such as "is this crud over with already? Wednesday " and "In January, stores will get back to normal , Saturday" " :thumbsup2
     
  16. lakelandgal70

    lakelandgal70 Life is too short for fake butter, cheese or peopl

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    You aren't the only one. I despise this day and think it is so stupid. If I want something I will buy it online or better yet locally on the 24th.
     
  17. Handbag Lady

    Handbag Lady Disneyland Bride 2000

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    I must live in a very boring area. Our lines at our local Macy's for BF are pleasant and everyone shares coupons that they won't need or has extras of, and we even actually move out of the way for wheelchair people.

    Crazy. :)
     
  18. Stitchfans

    Stitchfans Tres Charming

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    Never have, never will go out shopping on Black Friday. I am not into being beaten up. :lmao:
     
  19. Kitty 34

    Kitty 34 Hums in her sleep

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    My BFF and will be going shopping but later in the day when hopefully the crowds settled down.
     
  20. Mokat76

    Mokat76 DisKat

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    Shocking. ;-)
     
  21. mommasita

    mommasita DIS VETERAN Moderator

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    What am I missing?

    You hate the fact that stores are open ? Or people have to work?
     

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