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12-02-2010 06:00 PM
smob
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Originally Posted by nomad888 View Post

I slept in on black Friday. It was free and I didn't even have to wait in line.


Me too! Wasn't it awesome?
12-02-2010 05:50 PM
nomad888 I slept in on black Friday. It was free and I didn't even have to wait in line.
12-02-2010 05:43 PM
xilop i got a TV on black friday at Walmart.
12-01-2010 07:09 AM
Fromper Being "in the biz" (internet retail), I can tell you that the term Cyber Monday has been around for at least 4 or 5 years, though it doesn't surprise me that the general public didn't pick up on the term until after the industry was already using it for a couple of years.

--Fromper
12-01-2010 02:31 AM
Kibbleforlola I saw some big thing on the news about it last year, when sales were low, I think it's on year two for cyber monday.
11-30-2010 10:58 PM
LilBigBug I think it's this year, I've never heard of either.
11-30-2010 10:49 PM
dormouse I have never heard of Cyber Monday before. Is it new this year or am I just oblivious?
11-30-2010 07:27 PM
smob
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Originally Posted by AspireToInspire View Post

Ohhhhh, okay. For a moment I thought you were implying people who have died in accidents somehow deserved being refered to as idiots and didn't deserve to be honored/respected after they'd died doing something you disagree with, but have admitted to having done yourself


Feel better for that?

I hope so.
11-30-2010 04:43 PM
mlp
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Originally Posted by Fromper View Post

And here I thought it was called Black Friday to commemorate the shoppers who have been trampled to death in the stampedes.

--Fromper

Heh.

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Originally Posted by Wolfie View Post

It's the day I avoid all stores because I hate, hate, hate crowds of people.

Me too. I have never shopped on Black Friday, and don't intend too. I find the whole concept of those special one day only sales so manipulative that I boycott them.
11-30-2010 03:42 PM
Wolfie
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Originally Posted by Werewolf Girl View Post

Black Friday? What's that?

It's the day I avoid all stores because I hate, hate, hate crowds of people.
11-30-2010 03:22 PM
AspireToInspire
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Originally Posted by smob View Post

If you camp out in front of Wal-Mart so you can be there when it opens at 4am to be one of the 5 people to get a TV at a reduced price, sorry but in my opinion you are a FLAMING idiot.

YMMV.

Ohhhhh, okay. For a moment I thought you were implying people who have died in accidents somehow deserved being refered to as idiots and didn't deserve to be honored/respected after they'd died doing something you disagree with, but have admitted to having done yourself
11-30-2010 02:13 PM
smob
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Originally Posted by Kibbleforlola View Post

Then color me idiot, cause I love black friday.

I love sleep.

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That being said, I didn't actually go out for black friday, as I already know what I am going to get for gifts, and they weren't marked down. My bf did get an amp for his guitar, though. The music store had a deal where they would match any price online, and he found the one he wanted cheap cheap cheap, so he printed it off and took it in. All in all, he was gone for maybe an hour, so I'm guessing the crowds/traffic, weren't too bad.

On cyber monday I ordered $108 worth of cosmetics for $29.99, including 99 cent shipping. Pretty good deal, I'd say. I also ordered some stuff from urban decays sale, but I think that sale is still up, so not strictly a cyber monday deal.

That's not bad at all. I've been an idiot myself and have done the BF thing which is why I've skipped it the last couple of years.

I did snag a bread maker and 10% off Sprouts gift cards yesterday though.
11-30-2010 02:11 PM
Kibbleforlola
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Originally Posted by smob View Post

If you camp out in front of Wal-Mart so you can be there when it opens at 4am to be one of the 5 people to get a TV at a reduced price, sorry but in my opinion you are a FLAMING idiot.

YMMV.

Then color me idiot, cause I love black friday.






That being said, I didn't actually go out for black friday, as I already know what I am going to get for gifts, and they weren't marked down. My bf did get an amp for his guitar, though. The music store had a deal where they would match any price online, and he found the one he wanted cheap cheap cheap, so he printed it off and took it in. All in all, he was gone for maybe an hour, so I'm guessing the crowds/traffic, weren't too bad.

On cyber monday I ordered $108 worth of cosmetics for $29.99, including 99 cent shipping. Pretty good deal, I'd say. I also ordered some stuff from urban decays sale, but I think that sale is still up, so not strictly a cyber monday deal.
11-30-2010 01:49 PM
smob
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Originally Posted by AspireToInspire View Post

Way to keep it classy.

If you camp out in front of Wal-Mart so you can be there when it opens at 4am to be one of the 5 people to get a TV at a reduced price, sorry but in my opinion you are a FLAMING idiot.

YMMV.
11-30-2010 01:20 PM
AspireToInspire
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Originally Posted by smob View Post

Why would we want to honor idiots?


Way to keep it classy.
11-30-2010 12:53 PM
smob
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Originally Posted by Fromper View Post

And here I thought it was called Black Friday to commemorate the shoppers who have been trampled to death in the stampedes.

--Fromper

Why would we want to honor idiots?
11-30-2010 12:17 PM
Beetlejuice

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11-30-2010 11:58 AM
Fromper And here I thought it was called Black Friday to commemorate the shoppers who have been trampled to death in the stampedes.

--Fromper
11-30-2010 11:45 AM
sleepydvdr
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Originally Posted by Werewolf Girl View Post

Black Friday? What's that?

Expanding on what others told, you I think you may want to know why it's called Black Friday. When a store is losing money, it's called being "in the red", red being the color of a negative amount. Stores have these sales to push a ton of merchandise for one day and thus puts them back in the black.
11-30-2010 11:44 AM
Marie
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Originally Posted by Werewolf Girl View Post

Other countries exist outside of the US.


People in other countries don't have access to google?
11-30-2010 10:51 AM
Fromper
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Originally Posted by Spoonerism View Post

I bought a few things on-line (energy bars and candles that were marked way down) on Cyber Monday. I refuse to go out on Black Friday though.

Yeah, I refuse to go shopping on Black Friday, too. In fact, I try to avoid any retail stores besides the supermarket from Black Friday through Christmas, if I can help it.

--Fromper
11-30-2010 10:49 AM
smob I bought nothing on Black Friday. On Cyber Monday I bought a bread maker on Amazon.com that was about 60% off, and 2 $100 gift cards from Sprouts that were $89.99 apiece. Basically that's like 10% off my whole shopping trip at Sprouts. I go there all the time so spending $200 in gift cards there won't be a problem, believe me!
11-30-2010 09:27 AM
zee_changos eh, the only place I went on black friday was to buy some dog food, and each box was 10 cents cheapers. Can't complain. lol
11-30-2010 09:24 AM
Spoonerism I bought a few things on-line (energy bars and candles that were marked way down) on Cyber Monday. I refuse to go out on Black Friday though.
11-30-2010 08:57 AM
Fromper I looked on amazon.com to see if they had anything on sale I wanted. Actually, some things I'd been considering getting for myself recently seem to have gone UP in price for the holidays. I'll probably wait until January to see if they go back down. As for my holiday shopping, I tend to be uncreative and just send gift cards.

--Fromper
11-30-2010 04:17 AM
AspireToInspire We shopped at Target before Black Friday, my husband found the ad online and we purchased everything that wasn't doorbusters like The Big Bang Theory season 3 for 12 dollars, a bunch of toys that were half price for our young neices and nephews (Disney princess Barbies collection $39.99, talking princess kitchen $39.99, remote control mud slinger truck $17, Toy Story figures $17(?), learning table for my brothers infant son, a Dirt Devil vacuum, then we brought the receipt back and they price adjusted after we were done at Walmart the morning of Black Friday. When all was said and done, the girl told us we saved $197 at Target and my husband got to gloat when she told him he was smart. On our rounds walking around after that was taken care of, we found House season 5 for my mom for $12.99, Christmas vacation blu ray for the the same price and Date Night blu ray, I believe was the same?

At Walmart, we got to wait inside. We were there from shortly after 8 pm til little after 5 am. They had most of the Black Friday stuff in the middle of the aisles around the store shrink wrapped with signs saying "This item is not for sale until 12/5 am Friday morning thank you for your cooperation" (5 am was mostly electronic stuff that was wrapped in black shrink wrap and the big stuff like laptops/tvs had lines in different departments with balloons labeled with letters), but people were still tearing the stuff out, putting it in their carts and walking around the store with it. Some people were made to put it back, some people were slick enough to get away with it. I was standing next to the blu rays they had for 5-10 dollars and slowly the crowds surrounded me. My husband was positioned at the video games, we could see each other but when all hell broke loose at midnight when people started fist fighting over bikes, I lost him and since I had the shopping cart, I couldn't really move with as much ease as he could so he was sort of the fetcher. We ended up getting a bunch of Blu Rays, some PS3 games like Undead Redemption, Madden 11, and College Football 11, I think they were 35 dollars? I got a Shark floor steamer for 36 dollars, a fire/water proof safe for my husband that we are going to bolt to the closet floor $20, huge Egyptian Cotton towels $3.77, his uncle was positioned first in line for my new HP laptop $297, Iron Giant DVD for the nephew/neice for $2, toaster for $3 (can't remember the last time we had a toaster), and a large black picture frame that holds 10-11 4x6 pictures for $7.

Our last stop before we stuffed our faces and passed out after being out for 12 hours, we went to the mall and got a treadmill at Sports Authority for $297 and because it was Black Friday the 2 year warranty was only $39.99.

We agreed to go in with a similar plan and do it the same next year. We don't usually care for Walmart, but we liked that we didn't have to freeze outside all night and guys, shopping at other stores before hand and presenting the receipt the morning of Black Friday at customer service when they do price adjust is the way to go just check several times to be sure they do.
11-30-2010 03:22 AM
fadeaway1289
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Originally Posted by AlainWinthrope View Post

eh, I went to the mall and didn't find anything I liked. Was going to buy a Banana Republic sweater for like 12 dollars, but the line was so long I just said "fudge it" and left. I ended up hitting up the thrift stores instead and bought:

a BR sweater
an Evan-Picone sweater
1 BR shirt
1 Gap shirt
a scarf
a pair of gloves
two pairs of socks
two pictures (one a really beautiful colored line drawing in old commercial art style that has a woman leaning on a sign that says "Clinique Cheron" surrounded by cats and dogs rubbing up on her)

and some other stuff all for less than $50
got to love thrift stores

Thrift stores are the best! You got some great deals.
I refused to go anywhere on Black Friday. I had to get gas on Thanksgiving and saw people already camped out in front of the stores!
11-29-2010 11:01 PM
AlainWinthrope
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Originally Posted by Werewolf Girl View Post

Other countries exist outside of the US.

only on the tv tho
11-29-2010 08:37 PM
LilBigBug It's not that uncommon.. I didn't know what Black Friday was until I started working retail (about 19).
11-29-2010 08:36 PM
Werewolf Girl
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Originally Posted by AlainWinthrope View Post

are thou mad??

Other countries exist outside of the US.
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