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Old 11-25-2008, 06:18 AM - Thread Starter
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In this economic climate, things may get even crazier than normal, so be prepared!

I stole this wonderful List for the best Black friday sales from my friend. I love the Apple laptop and the sale price...I also create my Own Thanksgiving BlackFriday Deals List Here

u can check it, u will be suprised by the sale price.

Hehe.

Now show us..What are your Black Friday plans?
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Depending on whether we have money then or not...I will be making a trip to my local yarn store, then taking my Mom to the airport. Woohoo!
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my usual-enjoying the day in nature with my family-not purchasing anything, anywhere!
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Ok, a bit off topic, but....

Does it seem like this Black Friday deals aren't as good as previous years? I mean, looking at the price savings, there are like 3 or 4 things that are a good buy. Everything else looks to be about the price I'd pay for a sale at any other time of the year. Maybe it's just me?


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I was planning on staying home, sleeping in, and having a quiet day with my kids. I'd rather go shopping on Monday and skip the crowds.

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I might go out early and see if I can get a few things. I normally never go because I have always worked the day after, but this year I am not so I want to see what all the fuss is about. However, if I don't have anything specific I want to get I'll probably stay home.

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I plan to sleep late and not shop for a thing. Shopping on BF gives me hives.
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I plan to sleep late and not shop for a thing. Shopping on BF gives me hives.
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I NEVER go shopping on Black Friday. :

But I might like to get out of the house and go see an early showing of Twilight.

I can even sleep in late and still get to the 11:20 a.m. showing!

Sweet!

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Moving to frugality.

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Don't have the money to do anything this year or I'd have someone watch the kids and go be crazy with everyone else at the stores Just staying home and eating too many leftovers instead.

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I looked at the BF flyer for Wal-Mart and there were some really great deals.. and I know it's going to be crazy this year. Everyone is wanting to stretch their dollar as far as they can.

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I'm making a plan tonight. I'm definitely hitting Joanne's- $1.29/yard flannel + my 15% homeschool discount = too good to resist. CVS has some great deals too if you're into that sort of thing.

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Another Joann's here I buy the flannel every year, and definitely don't regret it.

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what's black friday?

i'm guessing its equivilant to our "boxing day" sales on dec 26th in oz. man those sales are CRAZY. you can and (probably will) get trampled on upon entry.

on boxing day, i sleep in and eat leftovers...
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I don't usually shop that day.
We did see one thing dd really wants in a local store's ad so we might go get it. Hopefully it won't be crazy.

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In the past 10 years, the only Black Fridays I've skipped have been the years where I had infants, and since I have an almost-8-month-old, I'll be skipping this year as well. However, we've cut our holiday spending so far back that I'm not sure it would have even been worth it to go out this year any way. I may do a little online shopping, though--a lot of the small businesses on HyenaCart.com and Etsy.com do Black Friday sales.

It seems like Menards, CVS, and Bergener's have consistently good sales every year. Be careful with Wal-Mart sales; the best deals are usually lower-quality, no-frills models that manufacturers make cheap just for Wal-Mart.
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Can anyone tell me if the Joann flannel sale is on-line too?
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I have never gone out on black Friday before but for some reson DH seems to think I should go.
I think my sister and I are going to be BF newbies.
Neither of us really need anything. But my sister wants some flannel blankets from Menards and I stupidly want to go to Bath and Body works.
We both have older nursing kids so they should be fine without us for a bit

I am excited to see what the mess is about!

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My Sister and I are going out this year. We have been shopping black friday for quite a few years now. Neither one of us has very much money, but it is the tradition and entertainment value that keeps us going. Plus, we are scoping out the stores that have completely free gifts. It will be worth the wait in line.

Bath and Body works has a great deal this year...Spend $40 and get the VIP bag for $15. I love their stuff. Haven't bought any in a LONG time, but thankfully when I had money I bought large amounts of products during the semi-annual sale and have lots left.

This website is pretty good: http://blackfriday.gottadeal.com/

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dont know yet,

i do know ill be looking for internet deals and coupon codes
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I thought about buying a winter hat and gloves for my daughter, but I found a good pair for cheap at Meijer last night. I think the only other thing we have to buy is a new set of tires for the Mazda. Woo hoo.
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Plus, we are scoping out the stores that have completely free gifts. It will be worth the wait in line.
Who has free gifts?

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I'm going to go to Home Depot to try and find a deal on a small freezer to hold the beef I'm getting on Saturday.
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Ok, a bit off topic, but....

Does it seem like this Black Friday deals aren't as good as previous years? I mean, looking at the price savings, there are like 3 or 4 things that are a good buy. Everything else looks to be about the price I'd pay for a sale at any other time of the year. Maybe it's just me?


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I am not shopping on Black Friday, but I was noticing that the prices seem higher than usual. Last year I tried to get a flash drive, and nearly everywhere that had deals on them were pricing them at $5. This year, I have only seen one advertised, and it is $12. That is more than double the price of last year. I don't remember the size, so maybe it is a much larger drive, but I kind of doubt it.

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DP and I love going out on BF We don't really need much, but it's a way for us to spend a little bit of kid free time together. Standing on a sidewalk. In the cold. LOL! DP's dad will come stay at our house with sleeping kiddo while we go have some fun. DP and I both love holiday shopping and just being out and about this time of year. DS (who has autism and sensory issues) does not. We compromise by going out without him sometimes so we get our fill without stressing ds out.

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I'm staying home! We went out last year and I think I am good for a while.

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I'm going to try to observe Buy Nothing Day.
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Working and then taking DP out to dinner for her birthday. No shopping in sight for me.

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I'm not going out to shop.....DH works, and three kids on top of the crowds would surely lead me to an anxiety attack.

I am even considering doing most of my shopping online this year. Stocking stuffers will really be all I intend to get in the stores.

I did go a couple years ago, though, and I can see how people get so into it. It's fun to get your hands on those deals!

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