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stacyk9
11-13-2007, 06:53 PM
Do you all do it? I don't get up at the crack of dawn, but I have been known to get out there and shop a little bit. This year I think I may get up a little earlier and hit some of the stores. I will not, however, be out at midnight!!! I can't believe some malls and stores are opening up at midnight! That's just insane. But I digress. I wanted to share this site with everyone.
http://www.blackfriday.info/
It lists all the ads and new ones are added daily. It has really helped me decide where I will go shopping and which store I need to get to first for the best deals!
Enjoy!!

stitchwitch
11-13-2007, 06:56 PM
Nope, haven't been out after Thanksgiving for about 27 years and don't plan on it. Last year my husband kidnapped me before we left for vacation and made me go to Circuit City to buy a 50" plasma tv on black Friday, it wasn't too bad but no way I'd do it again.

auburnchick
11-13-2007, 07:06 PM
I've only gotten up early one time...when those Razor scooters were the hot commodity. But, not since then. My dh and his mom always get up early, though. I cannot stand shopping in crowds, so I stay home with the kids. Dh usually buys the bulk of our Christmas gifts. Nice setup, eh? :happydance:

dustinac
11-13-2007, 09:19 PM
:teehee: I have never gotten up and went shopping on black Friday...My brother works for wal-mart and the stories he has from that day...it's awful how some get and how they will fight over items...last year I did order jeans on line they were having the same specials on their site as they were in the store... and shipping was only .98 cents or free...something like that :happydance:

Mommy22alyns
11-13-2007, 09:35 PM
As a former retail rat, I am philosophically opposed to getting up at obscene hours and shopping! ;)
I will go out and do a little light shopping later in the day - more browsing than an actual mission. But I can't bring myself to join the crush of people bright and early.
I like to hit some online sales! :cool:

CountryKitty
11-14-2007, 07:59 AM
Not just no but OMG DO YOU THINK I'M NUTS?!?!?!

Never, ever do I venture out on Black Friday--The roads are full of crazed people as well as the stores.

ROFL, last year hubby mentioned stopping somewhere on Black Friday on the way home from night shift to pick up a gift for his adult son. I warned him, but did he listen?----Noooooooo. he was over 3 hours late getting home and walked in with his eyes wide and announced that the checkout lines had to be one hundred people deep! I just laughed at him and asked why he thought I warned him not to do it!

Becky Morgan
11-14-2007, 08:20 AM
Last year DH wanted to get something at Staples, which is 25 miles away, so I hit the Wal-Mart in the yuppie neighborhood instead of ours. BIIIIG mistake. That place was a screaming, clawing zoo. (So was Staples. The employees had bought all the laptops they had on sale anyhow, as I found out later when he handed me this one.) We stopped at our Wally World on the way home, and it was packed, but nobody was going crazy like that.

Doublereeder2
11-14-2007, 09:33 AM
Not me, but then we always have rehearsals for the Nutcracker so we are working.

cookworm
11-14-2007, 09:45 AM
I cannot stand shopping in crowds, so I stay home with the kids.

Ditto here. I won't go out the day after Thanksgiving. But then again, I don't go near the mall on Friday night, all day Saturday, and on Sundays, either during non-Christmas-time shopping, so I avoid the mall especially on days during the Christmas season when they'll be most busy (evenings and weekends)...I try to avoid the mall completely as it is anyway, but sometimes I need something from there. I've found that it's usually best to go on a Tuesday morning if you can if you need to shop during Christmastime.:psst:

Luvmyrottnboy
11-14-2007, 10:18 AM
My cousin Mary goes every year with a friend of hers. They LEAVE at 5:00 AM and go until midnight! That is 19 hours! Of shopping!

And my cousin doesn't even like to stop to eat but her friend makes her.

One year my best friend and I went the the Wrentham Village mall in Wrentham, MA (AWESOME outlet mall!) and we couldn't even get into the parking lot and the place is massive. My stupid idea.

Nope, no, absolutely not. That Friday I will be curled up with my cat, my dog and my knitting!

Knitting_Guy
11-14-2007, 10:20 AM
Nope.

MMario
11-14-2007, 10:41 AM
I was never a fan of Black Friday shopping - but for the past dozen or so years I've been doing interactive street theatre on that day anyway - so am unavailable to shop.

cindycactus
11-14-2007, 11:16 AM
I have never partaken of this phenomenon. I donít like to fight crowds. Rather go shopping when I can look around.:thumbsup:

marykz
11-14-2007, 11:52 AM
I've done it in the past, when opening "early" meant 7am. that's about as early as I can get. the last few years I've been too tired from T'giving.

Usually, we don't need the "hot" gifts, so there's no need to beat everyone in line.... I generally prefer the day after Xmas shopping to get wrapping paper, gift bags, and tissue for next year.

Kaydee
11-14-2007, 12:21 PM
Never have and probably never will. I don't see the need to be shopping at 5am. One of my good friend's mothers always makes her go on an annual trip to Kohls on black Friday and they go at 5am. This year their going to to be in CA so she's very upset about missing it. I think its kind of funny. I like my sleep and don't really shop for those "hot" items, so I don't think I'll ever do it.

HamaLee
11-14-2007, 12:41 PM
My cousin Mary goes every year with a friend of hers. They LEAVE at 5:00 AM and go until midnight! That is 19 hours! Of shopping!

And my cousin doesn't even like to stop to eat but her friend makes her.

One year my best friend and I went the the Wrentham Village mall in Wrentham, MA (AWESOME outlet mall!) and we couldn't even get into the parking lot and the place is massive. My stupid idea.

Nope, no, absolutely not. That Friday I will be curled up with my cat, my dog and my knitting!

Wrentham is a great outlet mall, but like you said--completely insane during shopapalooza times. I won't even go near that place til after January. Ugh.

stacyk9
11-14-2007, 01:35 PM
WOW! This is very interesting. I thought I was the only person in the world who didn't like to go shopping the day after Thanksgiving!!! I feel much better now. Although, as I said in my previous post, I will probably go this year. There are too many good deals on things I want, especially for my son. I, however, will NOT be leaving the house at 5 am. I probably won't go out until around 7 or so.

drummerboi202
11-14-2007, 02:00 PM
I love it. Every year, me and my mom get up at 4:30 so we can hit the stores by 5:30. Its one of my favorite times to go shopping. And we have so much fun doing it, because really, if you want that dvd player, or that tv, you have to rush to it and battle to get it. But I ususally find the spots where a battle is already going on and just reach past them, grab the object and power walk away, lol. Its a great strategy.

jjminarcik
11-14-2007, 04:18 PM
No way. I have worked retail too many years to deal with it ever again. :zombie:

iwfinley
11-14-2007, 06:24 PM
Absolutely positvely no way. BUT my DH does every year. On Thanksgiving Day he plots his route and gets up very early (we live quite a way from Columbus where any decent shopping is other than WalMart!) On my part, though, it would mean fighting crowds (which I despise) and fighting crowds with my two fighting children (which is even worse).

I did, however, decide to go to Old Navy after my DH got home from his early morning trip a couple of years ago. As I was getting ready to leave, I was putting away a pyrex baking dish that I'd used for Thanksgiving, and it was on a shelf higher than I am tall and didn't bother to get out the step stool, so the heavy lid came crashing down on my head. 3 inch scalp laceration, a number of stitches later, I decided it was not meant for me to be shopping on Black Friday. . . . .

SnarfyCat
11-14-2007, 07:45 PM
As I was getting ready to leave, I was putting away a pyrex baking dish that I'd used for Thanksgiving, and it was on a shelf higher than I am tall and didn't bother to get out the step stool, so the heavy lid came crashing down on my head. 3 inch scalp laceration, a number of stitches later, I decided it was not meant for me to be shopping on Black Friday. . . . .

*falls off chair laughing* Sorry for laughing, but if _that_ isn't a sign, I don't know what is!!

I personally have big issues with being in large crouds, so I have had all my Xmas shopping done for the year since a week ago, et most of it I bought online!!! *does the Hurley Shuffle across the floor*

gingerbread
11-15-2007, 07:40 AM
My daughter-in-law does the Black Friday thing. Not me I like staying in bed til at least 6 am. Unless the dog has decided to go out then it can be any time.:tap:.

As for me never been shopping and I don't think I am going to start shopping on the day after Thanksgiving.:thumbsup:

zkimom
11-15-2007, 08:08 AM
Never have. Never will.

I mostly shop online. I hate the mall.

However there was a couple of Christmas seasons where I was living every close to the mall and I did wake up very early on a Sunday morning or 2 and take advantage of the early hours. If I got there by 7:30 - 8 am and left at 10 am I missed the crowds. It was like having the mall all to myself and I could tolerate it then.

Haven't done that in awhile though, like I said, I shop online. I can get almost everything I need at Amazon.com and I am a Prime member so 2 day shipping is free.

feministmama
11-15-2007, 11:50 AM
I think this is one this countries more bizarre rituals of consumption. I don't even believe in Thanksgiving. When I lived in Massachusetts I liked to go to Plymouth and support the Indians who protest by the Mayflower.

spooky
11-15-2007, 11:55 AM
I've done Black Friday before, but it was never to get anything big big so, Nobody ran over me. Hubby on the other hand does it every year!! He waits at Best Buy and then will hit Circuit City and then will hit Penneys and then will hit Sears. Ahhhh lol!! I've gone with HIM once, but he'll run me ragged. He just can't pass up a SALE. He loves em!! He took my brother with him last year lol!! This year he can take my Dad lmao!!

HollyP
11-15-2007, 12:59 PM
We go every year! My mom, brothers, sil and I go to the outlets in Williamsburg. Parking is normally our biggest issue. Every year we draw straws to see who will drop everyne off and circle the parking lot looking for a spot. We 've never really had to fight for anything. I get up early most mornings anyway so I figure I might as well save some money doing it! This year we are going to try going to the midnight sales on Thanksgiving since we are helping my sister move on the 23rd.

KnitClickChick
11-15-2007, 09:13 PM
Nooooo, I don't think I could stand all those loony people, fighting over stuff. I think that is ridiculous, some of the stuff they have on the news about people being trampled and hurt. However, there is a teeny tiny part of me that is a little curious...... nah....

suzeeq
11-15-2007, 09:24 PM
No I think it's ridiculous and a total zoo. Besides, I'll be working...

Ellieblue
11-16-2007, 01:22 PM
No way. I have worked retail too many years to deal with it ever again. :zombie:
ditto for me. I wish people wouild boycott those early morning/late evening shopping hours . Think of the poor sales associates that have no say about working those crazy hours. Here's a little known secret; those sales are bogus. You can probably buy the same articles anytime at the sale price. Oh, well, just my opinion. Ellie

ladyjessica
11-16-2007, 01:29 PM
No. I did it once, and that was plenty. I might go out later in the day to look for stuff and see what's left, but I'd honestly rather pay more for something than have to go through war to get it. I will, however, shop online that day and get some deals that way.;)

kellyh57
11-16-2007, 01:55 PM
Just try to be one of the sales-people that has to work their way through the crowd to get to work. I've gotten pushed, shoved, yelled at, hood yanked at, etc just trying to get to work. We had to have a manager come walk us in just to get in the door. I felt like yelling back "The door isn't going to open until you let the associates in to work them!" This was the Furby frenzy year I think...ugh!

Kelly

BostonBecca
11-18-2007, 11:07 AM
I avoid it like the plague, but my fiance and his family go every year. I can't stand the crowds or the pure commercialist competition. That is not what Thanksgiving weekend is about for me. It's about being with the family I have.

msmelody
11-18-2007, 12:27 PM
I could go shopping the day after Thanksgiving and not have any problems. But that is probably, because I live in England, and they could care less about Thanksgiving. I do not think the people here would get that excited about things, football on the other hand will cause riots. I could go shopping on Thanksgiving and completely forget the cooking part, but I think my family would notice. This year all but 2 gifts will be bought on-line, so it will be really easy. Just praying that ordering it on Friday will mean it will be here in time for the children's Christmas.

Have fun with all that. I love living in England, and this is just one more great thing about this place.

sarahzknitty
11-18-2007, 09:47 PM
No...hate the crowds.
This year my MIL is having us all go to Six Flags/Marine World the day after....somehow I don't think that will be much better.:poke:

jenlee
11-19-2007, 11:16 AM
I normally avoid it my cousins go every year , but this year I kinda really want to go, who knows maybe when I see the parking lots I'll just turn around go home and back to bed.

boo1
11-19-2007, 11:30 PM
No, no, no!!!! I don't even like to go to the mall on a regular day, much less a day when there is always a brawl over some "great" sale item.

No, I don't go. Did I mention no?

Ronda
11-20-2007, 09:11 AM
I don't like shopping on a normal day. No way would I go out at 4 or 5 a.m. on Black Friday no matter how sweet the deal! Shopping is the pits...unless it's for yarn...

Luvmyrottnboy
11-20-2007, 09:31 AM
OK, gotta take it back. My best friend and I are going to Webs! Schedule constraints dictate that we go that day so....

I am just hoping yarn shopping won't be the focus for most folks that day.

I am taking my Rotty, Cyrus too. He loves stopping at the Pike rest area for ice cream:woot:

Kaydee
11-20-2007, 10:50 AM
This morning I saw a commerical that said Kohls was opening at 4am!!!:noway: I had no idea the stores opened that early. I shudder at the thought...I'll still be in a turkey coma.:zombie:

JamOKnit
11-20-2007, 12:25 PM
I think I'm going to spend part of Friday shopping online. No crowds, no pushy people, no long lines, and no need to get dressed! :)

marykz
11-20-2007, 12:39 PM
This morning I saw a commerical that said Kohls was opening at 4am!!!:noway: I had no idea the stores opened that early. I shudder at the thought...I'll still be in a turkey coma.:zombie:
I saw that one too!! and the Target ad for 4am as well. ugh. there is NOTHING in target that I need that badly.

I'll probably be working now too, as I had a couple "unscheduled" days off when our internet connection went crazy...