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Black Friday: do you or don't you?

Posted Sunday, November 21, 2010, at 7:06 PM

I was discussing with someone about holiday shopping and how much I hate crowds. They thought for certain I was the type that loved Black Friday and would be up at the crack of dawn, and wait for stores to open. I laughed at her and said you could not pay me to go to shopping on that day.

What do you think? Do you make Black Friday a annual event? Or do you do like me, avoid it like the plague??

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I am like you, I avoid it like the plague. I have a good excuse this year though, I have to work thursday and friday night.

-- Posted by Sharon22 on Sun, Nov 21, 2010, at 8:14 PM

Crowds during the Holiday season make me into a Scrooge, so I stay away.

-- Posted by stevemills on Mon, Nov 22, 2010, at 7:17 AM

I hate shopping on Black Friday, and yet I invariably end up having to do a story about everyone else shopping on Black Friday.


-- Posted by MotherMayhem on Mon, Nov 22, 2010, at 9:01 AM

I avoid it at all cost . . . nothing is that cheap that is worth dealing with crazed women who will do absolutely anything for a cheap deal.

-- Posted by jaxspike on Mon, Nov 22, 2010, at 11:17 AM

It has been many years since I went shopping on Black Friday. I guess as I have gotten older, the craziness and the massive crowds just don't appeal to me. If it is something I really need or have had my eye on, I had rather pay that full price and avoid getting my blood pressure raised to an unthinkable level. My daughter, on the other hand, enjoys it! I don't understand that.

-- Posted by ILoveRoses on Mon, Nov 22, 2010, at 11:35 AM

I hate it - mostly because when I worked retail, I always had the 5am start time...

-- Posted by cfrich on Mon, Nov 22, 2010, at 12:23 PM

I don't avoid it like the plague, however I don't rush out at the crack of dawn... so, I guess I am one of those who will probably visit a few places on Friday, but I probably won't make it a point to be there when the sales start...

I did get a GREAT DEAL last year on a Big Screen LCD TV at Sears though so it was worth it to be out early then... but I still didn't get there until about 10 or so.

-- Posted by bookgirl17 on Mon, Nov 22, 2010, at 3:43 PM

Oooooh, I remember those days of retail. I used to be with Service Merchandise and the Christmas Season was open to close.

One year in Atlanta I had a sports department plus the cash office. I ended up managing the department from within the cash office and rarely got outside except to make cash pulls from the registers.

I still remember my assistant Charisse. Without her the Sporting Goods department would have been chaos. Strangely, when I became manager, it never seemed so hectic.

-- Posted by stevemills on Mon, Nov 22, 2010, at 4:49 PM

I love it, and can't wait! I look forward to the excitement, and getting great deals on gifts for my kids. :-)

-- Posted by Mary on Mon, Nov 22, 2010, at 11:55 PM

i think i will go to one local place this year.. 4 blocks from my house just to see if they still have that necklace i liked.

-- Posted by 4fabfelines on Wed, Nov 24, 2010, at 7:02 PM

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Lesa Cox has owned a cleaning service and a bookstore; now, she repairs and maintains computers for the elderly and others on a fixed income. She enjoys animals, gardening, books and fixing old cars. She and her husband have one son, who suffers from Asperger's syndrome.