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Who's NOT participating in Black Friday?

SpringcurlSpringcurl Posts: 8,002Registered Users
:wave: I cannot be bothered with that mess. I don't need anything that bad.

In addition, as best I can with the gifts I buy I'm going to buy local.

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  • irociroc Posts: 7,890Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Certainly not participating. I don't need to stand in line in the cold that long unless they were giving tv's away at the door.


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  • FieryCurlsFieryCurls Posts: 2,904Registered Users
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  • JayneeJaynee Posts: 2,039Registered Users
    Me! I have no desire to take part in that. The crowds alone would be enough to give me an anxiety attack.


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  • SCGSCG Posts: 5,416Registered Users
    Me! Even if I wanted to go, I'm broke!

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  • Jess the MessJess the Mess Posts: 5,844Registered Users
    Jaynee wrote: »
    Me! I have no desire to take part in that. The crowds alone would be enough to give me an anxiety attack.


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    This totally. I can barely make it through Costco when it isn't busy. I don't do well in crowds of crazy shoppers.

    I did however just place my black friday order at Curl Junkie. I need my 20% off :geek:
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  • ss40ss40 Posts: 1,790Registered Users
    I am not participating. 1. Good deals go on all year 2. The best sales are after Christmas 3. I support small biusinesses 4. I think everyone deserves a full day off to spend with family and be awake.

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  • IAmJordanNicoleIAmJordanNicole Posts: 784Registered Users
    I'm not! I can barely maintain my sanity as is! I don't need anything THAT bad...and the money I save is not worth the time I spend in line!


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  • SayoonSayoon Posts: 432Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Hmmm what is black Friday :) ?
  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Posts: 10,572Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    I'm not, at least at the stores. I will check out the online deals only.
    sienna40 wrote: »
    I am not participating. 1. Good deals go on all year 2. The best sales are after Christmas 3. I support small businesses 4. I think everyone deserves a full day off to spend with family and be awake.
    As a small business owner, I can appreciate that. :thumbright:

    It's just too crazy out there, so I offer my customers online deals. They can shop in their pjs and stay out of the crowds. :)
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  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Posts: 10,572Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    Sayoon wrote: »
    Hmmm what is black Friday :) ?
    The big shopping day after Thanksgiving. Supposedly the best deals. :?
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  • Tuchie09Tuchie09 Posts: 388Registered Users
    sienna40 wrote: »
    I am not participating. 1. Good deals go on all year 2. The best sales are after Christmas 3. I support small biusinesses 4. I think everyone deserves a full day off to spend with family and be awake.

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    To the bolded: Definitely! Now that I think about it everything (except clothes) I buy from small businesses. Unless they sell some Curl Junkie or Bubble and Bee at the PX, not interested.

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  • chicabellezachicabelleza Posts: 82Registered Users
    Not even. I don't want or need anything that bad :/

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  • virtuouswoman908virtuouswoman908 Posts: 58Registered Users
    If I had it I would. The only things I would buy is hair products and there are a lot of deals online.

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  • ThickHairedQTThickHairedQT Posts: 542Registered Users
    I wish I didn't have too but I work at a department store. I'm not ready for the crowds and unnecessary chaos over discounts but I did get better hours than some of my coworkers so I can't be too mad. I'll like to add, I hate the people who camp out the night before, it's really not that serious.
  • curlyarcacurlyarca Posts: 8,449Registered Users
    If I can't do it online, no.

    So far I bought a suit from Ann Taylor for close to half off, some half off bras at Bare Necessities, and I almost bought a 19" tv at Best Buy for 150 dollars. I really wanted that and a tablet, but then I thought about it.

    Why am I buying a tv or a computer when I have two computers that work perfectly fine and a tv (albeit old tube style)/dvd player combo that works fine? So I passed. I needed a new suit and I needed the bras.

    Oh, and I bought hair care products :D

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  • cailincailin Posts: 898Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    I actually do my food shopping for the week on Black Friday. Everyone else is at the mall or has a fridge stocked from Thanksgiving so I can just peruse the shelves on my own. Bliss.
  • fraufrau Posts: 6,130Registered Users
    too broke and too tired.
  • VTmomVTmom Posts: 2,486Registered Users
    If you ever see me shopping on Black Friday you would have my permission to shoot me, for it would mean that I had completely lost my marbles!
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  • goldygoldy Posts: 5,455Registered Users
    I never have. I don't think I ever will.
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  • misspammisspam Posts: 5,318Registered Users
    I don't go shopping on Black Friday. I do shop online though. I bought some Curl Junkie products this morning with their 20% off sale. I will do more online shopping on Cyber Monday. :glasses7:
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  • NetGNetG Posts: 8,116Registered Users
    No way, except online.

    if our local tack shop hadn't just closed for good that would be the only place I would possibly shop in person, as I too like to support local businesses.

    There are a couple arts festivals this weekend I'll be attending, and I may buy something online, but other than that I'm not shopping.


    I like going to the grocery store today, too - I've typically gone to pick up a fresh turkey on mega-clearance and cooked it.
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  • WileE-DeadWileE-Dead Banned Posts: 24,963Banned Users
    Not a chance in hell! lol
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  • MoppyTMoppyT Posts: 998Registered Users
    I've never done Black Friday. Question, though.

    All the ads tout the OMGReallyBigDeals, but do some prices go up? I ask because I've had my eye on a crockpot at Target that has been priced at a little over $30 for months. I looked online today to see if it was on sale, and now it's $68! I even had it saved in my cart, and it says "Price has increased from $33.24 to $68.29."

    More than double the original price... is this normal, and I've just never noticed?
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  • LAwomanLAwoman Posts: 2,949Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    This girl! No desire whatsoever.
  • BiancaBianca Posts: 2,492Registered Users
    I'm not.

    I'm not going to act like I don't love a sale and if I had infinite patience, I'd be out there. But I just don't have the patience. When lines are long on any old shopping day, I get cranky and leave empty handed. So it wouldn't make sense for me to deliberately go shopping when I know it's like that.

    But my friends are going and I've told them, if they see a laptop that's ~$300, snag it for me. They love Black Friday and even tried to hit midnight sales last night but there was no parking.
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  • ninja dogninja dog Posts: 23,780Registered Users
    MoppyT wrote: »
    I've never done Black Friday. Question, though.

    All the ads tout the OMGReallyBigDeals, but do some prices go up? I ask because I've had my eye on a crockpot at Target that has been priced at a little over $30 for months. I looked online today to see if it was on sale, and now it's $68! I even had it saved in my cart, and it says "Price has increased from $33.24 to $68.29."

    More than double the original price... is this normal, and I've just never noticed?

    MoppyT, I had a similar situation occur last year with an electric blanket at Target. One week it was $29.99; the next it was $72, and never went down in price again, despite the warm weather pending. I even spoke with one of the managers, and there was no budging him, even by appealing to reason. He acknowledged that their policy was bizarre, but he still didn't make an exception. He even said that they'd just donate out of season items to the Salvation Army rather than sell them for the originally listed price. :confused5:

    I hope for your sake that I'm wrong, but IME, Target does this sometimes.
    I've never gone to a crazy midnight-ish sale. I'm kind of curious, but not motivated enough to attend. Perhaps if there was something I really needed, and I knew for certain I could get it cheaply without being involved in a stampede or a brawl, I might try it, someday. And while T-giving isn't my favorite holiday, and I personally wouldn't mind working some crazy shift, I find it indicative of our country's schizophrenic nature that we ask people to end their own day of gratitude early so that others may spend wildly.

    I think everyone should remember the poor guy at Walmart who died in a shopping stampede.
  • MichelleBFTMichelleBFT Posts: 4,812Registered Users
    Never. I'm as materialistic as the next person, but the blatant consumerism is repugnant to me. We take a holiday and turn it into a buying frenzy. I dont need that in my life.

    I will shop local and or online, but usually I'm spending time with friends and family the Friday after Thanksgiving, so I rarely do.

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  • rymorg2rymorg2 Posts: 2,571Registered Users
    I did some online shopping but will never go out in the crowds for it.

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  • adst2nvadst2nv Posts: 215Registered Users
    I'm not getting out in the stores this year. I'm buying hair products only from Oyin Handmade. That's it. And I did that last night. So I'm done.
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