Black Friday!

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Registered: 04-08-2008
Black Friday!
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Tue, 11-06-2012 - 1:19pm

Black Friday is one of my favorite days of the year (weird, I know!).  Anyone else like to shop on Black Friday?  Have you found any great deals yet that you'll be after that day?

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Registered: 04-01-2012
Wed, 11-07-2012 - 9:50am

I tend to avoid shopping on Black Friday, however when I was growing up my parents & I would spend Thanksgiving with one of my older brothers and his family every year.  My father, brother, nephew, and I would all catch a movie together either on Thanksgiving Day or on Black Friday.  

Back in 2009 and again in 2010 on Black Friday my wife, daughter, and I did venture to our local mall to get Christmas pictures taken at PicturePeople.  After 2010 we vowed we'd never do that again.

A few years ago my wife's cousin came over from England because he wanted to experience an American Thanksgiving.  We jokingly told him after Thanksgiving Dinner that the next morning we'd be getting up at 3 or 4 am for all the Black Friday sales.  We didn't end up subjecting him to the insanity of Black Friday, although in hindsight I kind of wish we had... just so he could have seen it first hand. 

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Registered: 07-26-1999
Wed, 11-07-2012 - 3:32pm
Yay, I am logged in on my iPad again!!!! We occassionally do Black Friday shopping, but it has to be a really good deal. I have gotten to the point in recent years where I just wait til Saturday and its much more reasonable. The aggravation is rarely worth my time anymore.
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Registered: 09-30-2011
Thu, 11-08-2012 - 10:23pm

It's one of my favorite days of the year too! Smile It's one of the few times DH and I get to go shopping by ourselves which makes it extra fun.

I haven't checked out any of the ads released yet- need to get started!

Lisa 

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Registered: 04-08-2008
Tue, 11-13-2012 - 2:09pm
dad1976, You totally should have subjected him to it! I can imagine it would have been an experience he would never forget!

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Registered: 04-08-2008
Tue, 11-13-2012 - 2:10pm
It can be aggravating, can't it? I've noticed in recent years that the deals online are just as good (and can be done in your PJs with a nice warm cup of coffee!).

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Registered: 04-08-2008
Tue, 11-13-2012 - 2:11pm
My mom and I go together each year while my DH stays home with the boys. Even if we don't get the great deals, we have so much fun just laughing at everyone! LOL! I will say that I'm super annoyed this year. Stores are opening at 8pm on Thanksgiving night! YUCK! I wish they'd go back to 5am openings. Not sure how many more years will do this if they keep getting earlier and earlier- I'm honestly not looking forward to this year. :(

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Registered: 04-01-2012
In reply to: dad1976
Tue, 11-13-2012 - 2:36pm

Sears has released their Black Friday ad:
 http://www.sears.com/shc/s/dap_10153_12605_DAP_black-friday-deals

 
The whole 64 page Black Friday sale catalog is viewable on that site.  There are some decent deals to be had.

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Registered: 04-08-2008
Wed, 11-14-2012 - 1:22pm

Thanks for sharing!  I'll have to flip through it and see if I need to stop there.  :)

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Registered: 09-30-2011
In reply to: cmlisab
Mon, 11-19-2012 - 12:06pm

I seriously need to get prepared!! I usually use this site:

http://blackfriday.gottadeal.com/

but haven't looked at any of the ads yet!

Lisa 

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