Black Friday

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Registered: 11-26-2013
Black Friday
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Fri, 11-29-2013 - 12:24pm

1. Did you do any shopping yesterday or today?

2. Do you have any leftovers? What is your favorite?

3. Do you have a budget for holiday gifts?

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Mon, 12-02-2013 - 6:26am
"Isn't that like layaway?" No, it's like having a personal shopper who holds things for you knowing they are going on sale next week.
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Registered: 09-01-2002
Mon, 12-02-2013 - 6:45am

just_another_marla wrote:
  This is how it has worked in our house. Everyone here has a kindle except for DSS because he doesn't really enjoy reading. The rest of us do, though.</p>

Oh, I always hate to hear that kind of thing.  It's because your step-son does not like reading that he should have a Kindle. 

There I fixed it for you.

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Registered: 09-01-2002
Mon, 12-02-2013 - 6:55am

turkeyday wrote:
  No, I don't think my husband and I are the only ones that buy bigger things at Christmas time. </strong></p>

You are definitely not alone.  All one has to do is look at the Black Friday sales.  Boots, handbags, computers (tablets, kindle fire, laptops), t.v.'s, gaming systems. 

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Registered: 09-01-2002
Mon, 12-02-2013 - 6:56am

turkeyday wrote:
<p>Again, I know that I am not the only one. Not sure why Marla changed it to "my family" then.</p>

I'm pretty sure that I know why, lol. Wink

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Registered: 09-01-2002
Mon, 12-02-2013 - 6:58am

just_another_marla wrote:
<p>Bord, I think the allure with Christmas Club Savings Accounts is that your money is locked in and you don't have access to it until a certain point in time. It's useful for people who find saving difficult otherwise.</p>

Oh my.

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Mon, 12-02-2013 - 7:02am

Actually, it was SavCal's son who doesn't really enjoy reading that started the discussion. One of my kids isn't much of a fiction reader either. I don't "get it" but there you go. People are different.  I don't think having or not having an e-reader is going to change someone's basic personality.

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Registered: 09-01-2002
Mon, 12-02-2013 - 7:02am

bordwithyou wrote:
"What does this mean? " It means Turkey was arguing with Nobody again.

You've adeptly turned one unfounded and way-off-base insult into two.  Kudos!

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Registered: 11-26-2013
Mon, 12-02-2013 - 7:11am

Yep and that is why the most popular things on sale are big ticket items. People either save all year or have holiday bonuses that they buy these bigger items with. IME little things like books are bought all year long and not just at holiday time. They are not expensive items.

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Registered: 09-01-2002
Mon, 12-02-2013 - 7:21am

turkeyday wrote:
<p>Yep and that is why the most popular things on sale are big ticket items. People either save all year or have holiday bonuses that they buy these bigger items with. IME little things like books are bought all year long and not just at holiday time. They are not expensive items.</p>

Do you mean to say all the people lining up for Black Friday were not buying socks and underwear? Wink  I can only imagine if I suddenly switched gears from presents at Christmas to socks and underwear!  Or tissue boxes, hair clips and t.p.? 

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Mon, 12-02-2013 - 7:23am
IME, people also buy televisions and computers and phones and boots and "expensive" things all year round, though they may also buy them, and buy them more readily, during the holidays. That's why the stores are open all year.

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