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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 11-24-2011, 09:39 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone going shopping tomorrow? Black Friday. How did you come up with that name in the States? How many weeks do you celebrate Thanksgiving.? Nobody gets more holidays than you folks. We get one day off for Thanksgiving although it's always a Monday and thus a long weekend. I still am amazed at how much you folks travel at this time of the year especially when Christmas is a month away. Does anyone ever get trampled when the stores open.? Tell us of the good deals you get. Only in the U.S. of A. Hav a good holiday week.

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I think it is called Black Friday as that is the day that puts businesses in the black, gets them out of the red, as in making a profit, from all the money being spent.

Oh, DH has already been out - doing his part to get those businesses out of the red. Haha. One store had the weekend prices starting today, and since we celebrated Thanksgiving Tues and Wed when our sons could be here, he was ready to shop today. Actually, he went out for a good deal on a huge TV. Said it was great - very few people in the stores. As far as people getting trampled - yes, it has happened. Don't remember where exactly - seems like it was WalMart. People are nuts.

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Linda , I bet you're one of the crazy women. Right? Black for the businesses but red for the customers. LOL. Yep it seems like it's a week long event. Just make sure to get the fur kids their well deserved goodies too.

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Not us. I hate shopping, the fur kids have more stuff than we do already.


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Linda , I bet you're one of the crazy women. Right? Black for the businesses but red for the customers. LOL. Yep it seems like it's a week long event. Just make sure to get the fur kids their well deserved goodies too.
Well, I am not going to dispute the fact that I may be a crazy woman , but I am NOT a shopper. I HATE shopping - with a passion! I do like to go into fabric/craft stores occasionally, and garden nurseries. But other than that, you will rarely find me shopping. And it isn't because I don't like spending money - I just don't find it at all fun. Some people I know kind of do it as a hobby. I have always had a hard time understanding that one. DH does the grocery shopping - he thought I was spending too much money when I used to go, so he took over that chore. Yay for ME!!! I suppose I will have to go out and look for something for the fur kids - actually, I find it more fun to look on-line for them, from suggestions forum members have shared!

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I LOVE shopping, but HATE black friday!! shopping for me is supposed to be FUN!! not all about 'buy, buy, buy' at any cost! I hate crowds and getting up early... sooooo... ya, not for me!

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Black Friday is NOT a day that I venture out to go shopping. I do quite a bit of my shopping online and at lot of places offer free shipping. I have done this for several years now it works for me. Saves time, gas and my sanity.

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I try never to shop the day after Thanksgiving or the day after Christmas-too crazy out there for me. The local news channels have been showing the shoppers all morning. I also just heard where someone set off pepper spray at a shopping center in CA while in line to get into the store- a local sporting goods store was giving away some pretty nice deals-told my hubby if I had known about them I might have braved the lines and the cold. But we are going out to dinner tonight then to the store-so will be in a good mood trying to shop. LOL.

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No shopping. Regular work day for me. Sigh. But I wouldn't be shopping today anyway. Good prices aren't worth risking your life - seriously, it's dangerous out there.

Waking up early the day after Thanksgiving is also detrimental to my health. DH is likely still snug in bed and Rollie is snoozing in his crate with his monkey.


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My goal on "Black Friday" (and I HATE that name, even though I understand where it came from) is to stay as far away from stores as possible! I'm with Kara and Linda. I HATE shopping, and I try to do as much as possible on line.

One of the sickest things I' heard THIS year is a commercial with a jingle that ends with something like "I'll be done with Christmas by the end of the weekend". How's THAT for the "Christmas spirit"!

ANd it's not a day off here either... The workmen are already hear working on the addition, and both Dave and I have to work at least part of the day. It's also my son's 21'st B'day, and he's having a bon fire tonight with about 30 friends, so we have to supervise (that the bon fire isn't TOO huge!) and help get that all set up too.


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