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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Mon, 12-02-2013 - 8:30am

thardy2001 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">turkeyday</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;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.&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>Do you mean to say all the people lining up for Black Friday were not buying socks and underwear? <img src="/forums/sites/all/libraries/tinymce/jscripts/tiny_mce/plugins/emotions/img/smiley-wink.gif" alt="Wink" title="Wink" border="0" />  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.?  </p>

That's probably why Black Fridays were never appealing to me, rarely do Christmases include big ticket purchases.  I do remember the year we bought our kids nintendos dses, My friend insisted over and over that I shop with her on black Friday b/c I could find them under $100.00.  I never took her up on that and paid regular price for them, I lost the savings there.

 

 

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Mon, 12-02-2013 - 8:31am
"Money grows on trees, you should know that. Kindles, pell grants, whatever it is you want there's a way to get it..." Is this comment in relation to anything anyone said? Is it directed toward anyone?
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Mon, 12-02-2013 - 8:34am
You're going to wait until Christmas for clean underwear? Eek!

 

 

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Mon, 12-02-2013 - 8:36am

I think the socks and underwear thing is just something that has to be done for fun lol.

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Mon, 12-02-2013 - 8:37am

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.

Yes but people are more adapt to purchase them for gifts at holiday time and reduce the prices tremendously then.

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Mon, 12-02-2013 - 8:38am
"You're going to wait until Christmas for clean underwear? Eek!" Was that an attempt at humor, or are you confused about something?
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Mon, 12-02-2013 - 8:38am

What are aim/patties?

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Mon, 12-02-2013 - 8:42am

You basically put people in the same category who save for Christmas in a Christmas club at a bank  as someone who gets money back at tax time. 

They have these type of things for people who have a problem saving week to week or just want to put it in a separate account. It all equals out so I am not sure why you think your way is better, and you do by how you posted. 

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Mon, 12-02-2013 - 8:42am

The kid in question is 17. He has plenty of underwear, so he doesn't need any today. We will probably get him a few pairs of the nicer stuff for Christmas. I also bought some cute cami/panties sets for my best friend's five year old granddaughter, along with the new ok'd that are one if the traditional gifts we buy for her every year. Fascinating that you think we're doing it wrong because we do it differently, Thardy.

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Mon, 12-02-2013 - 8:44am
"They have these type of things for people who have a problem saving week to week or just want to put it in a separate account. It all equals out so I am not sure why you think your way is better, and you do by how you posted." Well of course I think it makes more sense to have one account rather than two or more unless there is some logical reason for having several different accounts.

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