Did you shop on black friday and was it worth it why or why not??

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    Nov 30, 2013 5:14 AM GMT
    I had to work today on black friday so no I wasnt out in the crowds but I personally think the hassle the crowds and the lines arent worth the discounted items and the stress and mayhem of shopping on black friday alot of people have forgot the meaning of the holidays that its not about materlistic things.People fighting over the last tablet or gaming system makes me sick what are your thoughts?
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    Nov 30, 2013 6:04 AM GMT
    It's dumb. There used to be good deals back in the old days. But now it's just a marketing gimmick. The stuff goes on sale anyways the following week, or the "discounts" aren't really discounts.

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    Nov 30, 2013 6:05 AM GMT
    LMAO!

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  • killercliche

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    Nov 30, 2013 6:27 AM GMT
    I shopped online a bit... was pretty awesome.
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    Nov 30, 2013 6:52 AM GMT
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    Nov 30, 2013 4:32 PM GMT
    Ya I Agree I shopped online
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    Nov 30, 2013 4:47 PM GMT
    xrichx saidIt's dumb. There used to be good deals back in the old days. But now it's just a marketing gimmick. The stuff goes on sale anyways the following week, or the "discounts" aren't really discounts.

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    LOL! *looks at cartoon* That's what happened up here.
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    Nov 30, 2013 4:49 PM GMT


    I recieved a lovely email from my online publisher. I could order books UP to 30% off. However in September they issued a straight 50% off e-coupon. icon_lol.gif
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    Nov 30, 2013 4:51 PM GMT
    There's a growing movement of people that are participating in something called "buy nothing day" which happens to be on black Friday.... I love it.

    I refuse to take part in this massive marketing gimmick to buy stuff.... just shit really. TVs, laptops, cheeseball samsung phones, etc.

    Also, now that stores are opening on Thanksgiving day there's also a trend to call Thanksgiving "brown Thursday" or "gray Thursday".... Again, just no. I'm not taking part in that. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the idea of "buy nothing day" tho.
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    Nov 30, 2013 4:54 PM GMT
    I worked on Black Friday (which was on Thursday) in retail and I have to say the people who shop on that day make me truly sick. For a holiday that speaks so much about being grateful and appreciative of what you have; it's funny how people will kill you for a 60 dollar T.V.

    Disgusted.
  • btm7969

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    Nov 30, 2013 5:33 PM GMT
    this year was my 1st year going back to black friday shopping for dvds at 79 cents each to 1.96 each and up so i was excited for that otherwise i would have stayed home because it was a madhouse like i expected it would be
  • carew28

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    Nov 30, 2013 7:15 PM GMT
    When Black Friday first started, I considered it a complete gimmick and thought I'd never participate in it. However, over the past few years, I actually have gone out shopping on Black Friday for things I need, mainly because there's nothing much else to do, and the sales are sometimes worth it. I did buy a pair of leather shoes to wear to work yesterday, on Black Friday, I would have had to buy them anyway sometime over the next week or so, and the time was convenient. The price was also good, they were on sale for $ 20, they're usually priced at $40.

    I'll never, ever go shopping on Thanksgiving Day, though.
  • LJay

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    Nov 30, 2013 7:28 PM GMT
    The state liquor store offered ten per cent off of anything in the store as long as you bought at least $50 worth. No problem. No crowd. Worth the trip.

    Then I went across the street to the grocery and took advantage of a $10 discount with a $20 purchase. bought some staples and an apple pie for breakfast and went home. The grocery, as you would expect the day after Thanksgiving, was practically empty.

    Both of these were stores that I normally use. No holiday nonsense. No crowds. Combined the trip with stopping by the bank machine to deposit a check.

    All in all a frugal outing.
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    Nov 30, 2013 7:57 PM GMT
    I went to Crabtree and looked around buuuuuuut I didn't buy anything.......well just a cookie but nothing more! The 40% sale in A&F was tempting though icon_lol.gif
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    Nov 30, 2013 8:07 PM GMT
    I like the idea of "Buy Nothing Day". No way in Hell do we go to any sort of mall on this weekend. Pushing, shoving, crowds, parking hassles, cops directing traffic and breaking up arguments over a parking space - - - - forget it all! Who needs to go through this? Even the offramp of the freeway leading to the mall is stop & start traffic for a few miles - before they even get to the mall. All for what? To say a few dollars? You'd spend it at Starbucks anyway.
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    Nov 30, 2013 9:18 PM GMT
    I always avoid stores at this time of year, but I needed work boots and Bob's had a good sale and coupons, so I ventured out. It wasn't as bad as I expected, so it went fairly well. But I will not go anywhere near a mall, which is tantamount to suicide.
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    Nov 30, 2013 9:24 PM GMT
    The only Christmas and Hannukah gifts I give are biscotti that I bake, potted paperwhites in a cool container I find, and wine.

    No major retailers involved.
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    Nov 30, 2013 9:47 PM GMT
    I didn't no what black friday was, but that picture from dawn of the dead explained it all icon_lol.gif

    It's particulary funny cuz it's so accurate.
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    Nov 30, 2013 10:01 PM GMT
    Truppensturm saidI didn't no what black friday was, but that picture from dawn of the dead explained it all icon_lol.gif

    It's particulary funny cuz it's so accurate.
    Yeah, Black Friday is mostly a US thing. Thankfully. It will be truly sad if the rest of the world caught on with this insanity.