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post #21 of 43
The only thing I might end up buying that day is some groceries, because I usually seem to buy some food on Fridays.

But if I can help it, I will be buying not a thing. PLus I have to work anyways that day.
post #22 of 43
nada. i may not even leave the house!

hopefully i will get some time to craft.
post #23 of 43
I am a buy nothing day woman. Its much more amusing to watch it on tv. I might have to run to the grocery store or if we need to get out of the house, maybe lunch out, but I just might do the buy nothing day I normally do.
post #24 of 43
Depends on what kind of sale Thesans has It's a farm supply store but they have toys : there was this shopping center thingy that DS has told me several times he wanted (we were there buying something...can't recall now) and has repeated several times that he wants. It was $38...last year they had some sort of 25% off all toys if they do again I'm going to go get it for him.
post #25 of 43
I normally avoid Black Friday like the plague. It's my own personal version of hell.

But...I want to go this year. I'd love to find the stuff online for the same price and skip all the people, but I don't know that it'll work out that way.

Right now, I want to hit Target, Old Navy, Best Buy and maybe Sears.
post #26 of 43
What's the gymboree online deal going to be- 30% off?
post #27 of 43
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What's the gymboree online deal going to be- 30% off?
Yes! and you can stack a 20% off coupon with it (in store, or online). Most of what I'm buying is already super marked down, so it will really be a good deal.
post #28 of 43
We usually do Buy Nothing Day.
A couple of years we went with MIL who does the 3am thing when we were visiting for T-day. I never had anything that I needed to buy so it was more just for company and a big breakfast.

But this year we are selling in a handmade craft market that runs on Black Friday too. So I think y'all should all buy handmade crafts on Black Friday.
post #29 of 43
I celebrate Buy Nothing Day. I usually do a big clothing donation at a local coat and clothes swap downtown. I do like to wander around the malls and marvel at all the people though. I LOVE to people watch!
post #30 of 43
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I think it could be a really interesting experience shopping on Black Friday. My sister is one who checks all the ads, plans out her course and gets up at the crack of dawn to go out. Maybe I'll go out and see if I'm any good as pickpocket, a cutpurse, then as a jailbird.


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If you see me, say hi. I'll be the one murmuring "I think that's enough, don't you?" while checking MDC on my blackberry. I may also be crying a little.
!!!
post #31 of 43
LOL I'm avoiding the crowds by going to Theseans. I can just about bet there won't be more than a dozen people there. It's a farm supply store for goodness sake. The 'busy' section might be if they put Carharts or steel toed boots on sale

Fingers xxed they have this on sale! DS wants it so badly!!!!
post #32 of 43
I coupon & will be at CVS for sure, getting lots of stuff for free. Living in a college town, my little 24 hour CVS will likely be totally empty for me. And I am looking for some great deals on a jump drive (for a friend who needs one, is broke as a joke, & like many on this thread simply cannot stomach the mere idea of BF) and a stick vac for our flat.

Last year we got great deals on our cell phones.

I tend to really plan it and wait to purchase stuff we really need/want at either this time or during the after-holiday sales. I don't just go and get whatever... except for CVS this year. I plan on getting whatever I can for free & using it or donating it to those who can. It's like a big puzzle game for me and occupies my mind nicely during the sometimes stressful family gatherings happening earlier in the week.
post #33 of 43
Nothing...we've celebrated "Buy Nothing Day" in our house for at least a decade now. We don't buy groceries, gas, or shop online, either. If we are missing a key ingredient for our cookie-baking extravaganza we wait until Saturday. No exceptions.
post #34 of 43
I usually do buy nothing day. However, this year I am looking for a good deal on a combo DVD & VHS player. I currently have a nice sony on layaway at Kmart that's priced at $100. I am seeing so far one advertised at KMart & Sears for $59 then a $10 mail in rebate. It's a magnavox. However, the ad doesn't say if it upgrades to 1080, so it may not be worth it. KMart says they'll have a minimum 10 per store, Sears 2. If I decide to go out, I'll go to KMart and see if I can get one.

Here's a link posted over in frugality & finances:
http://bfads.net/Adscans

Ooh, new sales flyers posted since yesterday.
post #35 of 43
Looks like on Thanksgiving Day KMart has the coveted 7.5 foot rotating prelit tree for $130...
post #36 of 43
usually...nothing.

this year? plumbing fixtures. we're in the midst of major renovations (our master bed, bath and the kitchen are gutted at the moment), i work full time, have two kids, and go to school (i'm nuts). this is the only day i'll be able to shop for house stuff in the next couple weeks because of finals and we need to get stuff picked out to stay on track, so off dh and i will go.
post #37 of 43
I went one year to see what all the hub bub was about. Whew! what a wild morning that was! That was about 4 years ago.
If I hear of some awesome deal that I'm guarunteed to get without getting mauled, then I may go. Otherwise, I'm good.
post #38 of 43
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Nothing...we've celebrated "Buy Nothing Day" in our house for at least a decade now. We don't buy groceries, gas, or shop online, either. If we are missing a key ingredient for our cookie-baking extravaganza we wait until Saturday. No exceptions.
Yep, that's my house, too.
post #39 of 43
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Nothing. I'm all about bargains, but I refuse to participate in such an offensive display of greed and consumerism.

I am NOT saying everyone who does take advantage of cheap prices is greedy though! Just the whole "tradition" disturbs me. The way the stores play us consumers is really atrocious.
post #40 of 43
My O magazine didn't have a 20% off coupon this month- other than ebay anyone know where I might find one?

And what about Janie and Jack- do they offer any good deals?
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