Black Friday...

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    I've never, ever, never, ever, ever, never and just haven't...

    Shopped on this Day...

    Is it worth it?.....:dunno:

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    A deadly stampede outside a Wal-Mart store last year, jittery retail executives who began slashing prices weeks ago, and growing online sales are causing some pundits to pronounce “Black Friday” dead.

    The level of concern befits a phenomenon that has always had an element of mythology. Yes, millions of people rush to stores early on the day after Thanksgiving. And no, it’s not everyone in the United States. The number of Black Friday shoppers has never approached the number of people celebrating Thanksgiving. Why not?

    (Well .. ah.. you could go to the link.. for the rest)...:coffee:

    Book of Odds: The Odds of Shopping on Black Friday
     
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    They're trying to bring it across the pond to the UK.... Don't know how that's gonna work.... They don't have a long weekend here.

    Funny story about Thanksgiving, I mentioned that it's Thanksgiving this week to an English friend. She asked what that is, so I explained it to her and she wondered why the Brits don't celebrate it. LMAO. I suggested it might be because they have nothing to celebrate. *Snicker*
     
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    I don't go to the big box stores but I do go to the nice specialty shops on Friday and possibly an outdoor mall. I want to do my part to get retail going but it just kills me to stand in long lines, deal with crazy shoppers, etc..

    Driving is hard enough. It should be more fun than what it's become.
     
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    They have free health care free education and the dole. Whats not to love and be thankful for?
     
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    Once. Just once did I dare venture out into the madness and I'll never do it again! Most years I have to work on Black Friday and I always feel like I should put a sign in my back window that reads .... I'M GOING TO WORK! I'M NOT GOING SHOPPING!!! But this Friday I have off!!! :woohoo:

    It's sad though, that Sears will be open for the first time in their history on Thanksgiving Day. From what I've heard, stores are opening even earlier in the morning, giving shoppers even more time to grab the hot deals!
     
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    I figure black friday deals will be sought after and then the rest of the shopping season will be pretty dismal.
     
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    Perhaps.
    I think the entire shopping season is going to be dismal regardless. Sure, some folks may be getting some great deals on Friday, but I believe the closer we get to Christmas Eve, the better the deals are going to get. Just sayin'.
     
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    No. Way. In. Hell. will you get me in a store on Black Friday. I worked a LOT of retail in high school and college. Those Black Fridays were enough to scar me for life. :lol:

    I may be crazy, I'm not stupid.
     
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