BLACK FRIDAY EXPERIENCES: Did You Get Any Good Bargains?

  • HndsmKansan

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    Nov 28, 2008 8:03 PM GMT
    Black Friday....

    When I told a friend I was venturing to the mall he responded, "I'll pray for you".... A little over the top, but I decided to go in, which I don't normally do on this day after Thanksgiving. It was Dillards and their 50% off the sale price. What I found was pretty fascinating. 50% off all ties in the store. I bought 2 more Ralph Lauren polos which I don't need for $18.75 apiece and
    bought several other shirts as gifts (some which were not 50% off the sale price, but the clerk changed it anyway so I got the savings.)

    Getting in and out was a little challenging. Did you go?
  • NickoftheNort...

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    Nov 28, 2008 9:02 PM GMT
    No Black Friday shopping here, but I read this awful bit of shopping gone wild:

    Worker dies at Long Island Wal-Mart after being trampled in Black Friday stampede
    A Wal-Mart worker died after being trampled when hundreds of shoppers smashed through the doors of a Long Island store Friday morning, police and witnesses said.

    The 34-year-old employee, a temporary maintenance worker, tried to hold back the unruly crowds just after the Valley Stream store opened at 5 a.m.

    Witnesses said the surging throngs of shoppers knocked the man down. He fell and was stepped on. As he gasped for air, shoppers ran over and around him.

    Read more at Daily News
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    Nov 28, 2008 9:41 PM GMT
    Toys R Us had some great sales but the lines were long. We got a few things for our niece.
    Apparently our Aunt ventured all the way down to Scottsdale at 6am, got us some luggage from Burberryicon_biggrin.gif

    The crowds and traffic are absolutely ridiculous. Now I got to work and can rest here the rest of the day.
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    Nov 28, 2008 9:42 PM GMT
    No shopping for me, but I have spent half the day with Breaking News airing on the TV - A murder suicide at the local Toys-R-Us. icon_rolleyes.gif What is wrong with people?
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    Nov 28, 2008 9:45 PM GMT
    I saved a lot of money at Target. I bought dvd's. Most were $6. Than went over to Linens N Things and got a comforter set. There going out of business so everything was on sale.
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    Nov 28, 2008 9:51 PM GMT
    Got a new pair of Corderiods for $20 at Khols. Love my cords
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    Nov 28, 2008 9:54 PM GMT
    This is insane. American retailing is out-of control. There is no reason for any store to be opening at 5am and certainly no reason for anyone to hurt, much less killed in the process.

    I boycott doing shopping on Black Friday because I will not encourage the kind of insanity we saw today. I would add that saving $25, even $50 is not worth dealing with the crowds of nasty, aggressive people.

    I'll order what I want online thank-you.
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    Nov 28, 2008 9:56 PM GMT
    I had to work at Barnes and Noble. Sloooow day! Be careful with Dilliard's. AOL reports that they are near the top of the list of companies not to see 2009. Do not buy gift cards, if I were you.icon_eek.gif
    Oh, be careful of the shopping bitches from hell.. Rude and crude.
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    Nov 28, 2008 10:33 PM GMT
    My first NY Black Friday Experience:

    1. Wake up at 8am, scratch head and wonder why I am bothering today.
    2. Out the door by 9 - at ROOSEVELT FIELD and parked by 9:45. (light morning traffic)
    3. Shopping - Express for men had fantastic deals which my boyfriend will like - as well as Nordstrom, Marc Ecko, and Kiehls (the last was for me - I had to get myself something LOL) - All of which was under 200. I did almost knock over an old lady though - she was moving very slowly and I kind of hit one of those store displays that they put outside of stores. It was pretty funny and she let me by after blocking me for 10 minutes.
    4. In the car and out of the mall by 12:45
    5. Home by 1:30.

    I count this as a win because my Christmas shopping is virtually done - my family is just getting together for the holiday and I will be spending my first holiday with my BF - stoked.
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    Nov 28, 2008 10:41 PM GMT
    First time in 15 years that I stayed home. I decided last year that I would rather pay $50 more for something than wait in those lines again. So, I stayed home, drank some coffee, ate some oatmeal and went to the gym instead.
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    Nov 28, 2008 10:44 PM GMT
    I went with sister but only to tackle people that touched what she wanted.

    haha
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    Nov 28, 2008 10:44 PM GMT
    I hit the Nike outlet:
    $55 Nike Pro Thermal 1/2 zip for $20
    $55 Pro Thermal mock t-neck for $20
    $55 Dri-fit Winter Running mock t-neck for $16
    $70 Nike Thermal Reflective running Hoodie (built-in hand warmers) $20
    $20-$25 dri-fit hats for $9 each. icon_smile.gif

    Lots of people at the outlet mall – however, not too many loaded down with packages
  • dfrourke

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    Nov 28, 2008 10:47 PM GMT
    After the Wal-Mart story...I am not buying a thing today.

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    Nov 28, 2008 11:09 PM GMT
    Went to the gym, had a massage. Going to the grocery store, and then a party.

    No malls in my future this weekend.
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    Nov 29, 2008 1:16 AM GMT
    I got a great deal on a Bally (Swiss Leather Designer) messenger bag that NEVER goes on sale.

    It seems that even the luxury goods vendors are feeling the pinch and are having sales on things that never get reduced.

    40% off!!! And this was 1 day before thanksgiving!! Wooo. icon_smile.gif
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    Nov 29, 2008 1:35 AM GMT
    Luckydog76 saidI had to work at Barnes and Noble. Sloooow day! Be careful with Dilliard's. AOL reports that they are near the top of the list of companies not to see 2009. Do not buy gift cards, if I were you.icon_eek.gif
    Oh, be careful of the shopping bitches from hell.. Rude and crude.


    Dillard's? Damnit!!! I love Dillard's! They have the best cashmere. Well, I guess living in the desert I wont need them now. But it would still be nice! GRRRRRRRRR!icon_evil.gif
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    Nov 29, 2008 2:02 AM GMT
    I work at Old Navy. I just gotta say .. today was HELL for me. *quits job* Glad you all found what you wanted though, lol. I never want to see clothes for the rest of my life.
  • cowboyathlete

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    Nov 29, 2008 4:46 AM GMT
    Target was nice and empty of crowds tonight. Myself and a few others had plenty of space to check out decorations (I bought a wreath for my front door).
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    Nov 29, 2008 6:14 AM GMT
    i got a christmas orniment for my mom and got myself a speed jumprope
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    Nov 29, 2008 6:49 AM GMT
    ooooo dont get me started. im done with this..theres a story behind it.

    me and my friends have consistantly participated in black friday (5am doorbusters, standing in line in the freezing weather...the whole 9 yards). this morning was the 6th annual for us.

    well, back 6 years ago, when i was 15, i had a job and made money. duh lol. so my black friday trips were sweet the first couple of years. i got my family and friends real good stuff. i would scout out the ads and be in line and fight to the death.

    well 2 years ago, things started going downhill. i make more money now, but apparently Jeep still wants their car payment, and the bank still wants their credit card payment, even though they KNOW that black friday is ehre. point is, i got no money! but still, we keep going. this morning was miserable. i stood in line at best buy and ended up only getting 2 blue ray movies. what a waste of my friday morning. im pissed.

    but i did notice that this year, there were very few HOT HOT HOT deals. i got a top of the line samsung 50-inch plasma TV in october for my room, and i paid $1599 on some random thursday evening. well for black friday today my TV was on "sale" for $1749.....

    anyone else notice the lack of the deals?

    oh, and anyone have some money they dont need?

  • Nov 30, 2008 3:43 AM GMT
    i got a sweet GPS for $110 @ bestbuy and a 2GB drive for $7...and beyonce/sasha fierce for $8....HELL YEA!!!
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    Nov 30, 2008 3:45 AM GMT
    Trocks797 saidooooo dont get me started. im done with this..theres a story behind it.

    me and my friends have consistantly participated in black friday (5am doorbusters, standing in line in the freezing weather...the whole 9 yards). this morning was the 6th annual for us.

    well, back 6 years ago, when i was 15, i had a job and made money. duh lol. so my black friday trips were sweet the first couple of years. i got my family and friends real good stuff. i would scout out the ads and be in line and fight to the death.

    well 2 years ago, things started going downhill. i make more money now, but apparently Jeep still wants their car payment, and the bank still wants their credit card payment, even though they KNOW that black friday is ehre. point is, i got no money! but still, we keep going. this morning was miserable. i stood in line at best buy and ended up only getting 2 blue ray movies. what a waste of my friday morning. im pissed.

    but i did notice that this year, there were very few HOT HOT HOT deals. i got a top of the line samsung 50-inch plasma TV in october for my room, and i paid $1599 on some random thursday evening. well for black friday today my TV was on "sale" for $1749.....

    anyone else notice the lack of the deals?

    oh, and anyone have some money they dont need?


    Bud, I hate to break it to ya, but a Samsung 50" TV was on sale for $789 at Wal-Mart. I got one! icon_biggrin.gif ...and they only had 4!
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    Nov 30, 2008 3:50 AM GMT
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    Trocks797 saidooooo dont get me started. im done with this..theres a story behind it.

    me and my friends have consistantly participated in black friday (5am doorbusters, standing in line in the freezing weather...the whole 9 yards). this morning was the 6th annual for us.

    well, back 6 years ago, when i was 15, i had a job and made money. duh lol. so my black friday trips were sweet the first couple of years. i got my family and friends real good stuff. i would scout out the ads and be in line and fight to the death.

    well 2 years ago, things started going downhill. i make more money now, but apparently Jeep still wants their car payment, and the bank still wants their credit card payment, even though they KNOW that black friday is ehre. point is, i got no money! but still, we keep going. this morning was miserable. i stood in line at best buy and ended up only getting 2 blue ray movies. what a waste of my friday morning. im pissed.

    but i did notice that this year, there were very few HOT HOT HOT deals. i got a top of the line samsung 50-inch plasma TV in october for my room, and i paid $1599 on some random thursday evening. well for black friday today my TV was on "sale" for $1749.....

    anyone else notice the lack of the deals?

    oh, and anyone have some money they dont need?


    Bud, I hate to break it to ya, but a Samsung 50" TV was on sale for $789 at Wal-Mart. I got one! icon_biggrin.gif ...and they only had 4!


    I go back and forth on this plasma tv deal or lack of....I noticed this price, but for some reason I had a hard time going to wal mart to buy it. I am not sure if it's worth the hassel and all the crowds. So I stayed home...I see a better one at best buy and even at cost co...what's 500 more...for less crowds and better quality!!
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    Nov 30, 2008 3:55 AM GMT
    ZbmwM5 saidI got a great deal on a Bally (Swiss Leather Designer) messenger bag that NEVER goes on sale.

    It seems that even the luxury goods vendors are feeling the pinch and are having sales on things that never get reduced.

    40% off!!! And this was 1 day before thanksgiving!! Wooo. icon_smile.gif


    I want a Louis Vuitton wallet...still not on sale...FUCK!! LOL

    http://www.louisvuitton.com/

    Dear Santa, If you really love me you will get me several items from the above web site.....I will even bake you cookies!!
  • gymhead_anony...

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    Nov 30, 2008 4:36 AM GMT
    I bought a list of dvds, christmas presents for my siblings, and a super sweet zip up hoodie at aeropostale. what i want under my tree is a hot guy to play with.