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Please stop me before I spend again!!!  Black Friday is on Thursday and I can’t help myself.  If my wife could reach through the phone, she would probably strangle me right now.  Well she won’t know about it all until she checks the credit card account.  That’ll give me some time to come up with a good story.  Maybe my working down here in LA is a good thing even if I am missing having that wonderful Thanksgiving meal at home.
Happy Thanksgiving and happy bargain hunting everybody.
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I shared my opinion of "black Friday" on Facebook.  It seems worth repeating here.

Yesterday MSN.com had a little survey about black Friday. Only 10% of the respondents admitted to participating in the madness. Personally I damn the day that the media used the term. Yes, it is true that for many retailers that is the first day of the year that they operate in the black. Some do not realize just how critical the next few weeks are to the survival of many businesses. However, as it often happens, the marketers have taken it too far. Events that actually deserve the term... Oct 29, 1929 Black Tuesday, April 14, 1935 Black Sunday. NOT the day after Thanksgiving.


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Even though it is a good day for retailers, I don't understand why people get so hyped up over Black Friday. It's a shame a lot of folks get caught up in the excitement, spend more money than they should, and end up in debt.

I don't do Black Friday simply because I don't like crowds, and I especially detest shopping. Tomorrow, I will happily be at work  :)


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There are 363 shopping days in the year (365 online).   Some retail workers don't mind the extra hours and pay -- but many others who desire to spend this one evening with their families can't!   But apparently, enough folks out there just want 'a good deal' for themselves...

As a society, I think we have misplaced our priorities...

Happy Thanksgiving!  Because we do have a lot to be thankful for!  :)


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Even though it is a good day for retailers, I don't understand why people get so hyped up over Black Friday. It's a shame a lot of folks get caught up in the excitement, spend more money than they should, and end up in debt.

I don't do Black Friday simply because I don't like crowds, and I especially detest shopping. Tomorrow, I will happily be at work  :)

I am starting a grass roots campaign.  I refuse to capitalize the b in black when referring to the day after TG.   It does NOT deserve that attention.   Oh and it was good for retailers long before the term was coined and the idiotic hype kicked in. 

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You!  Stop buying crap.

You don't need it.  You can live without it.  You're pissing off your wife.

Do you really need that misery?
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Even though it is a good day for retailers, I don't understand why people get so hyped up over Black Friday. It's a shame a lot of folks get caught up in the excitement, spend more money than they should, and end up in debt.

I don't do Black Friday simply because I don't like crowds, and I especially detest shopping. Tomorrow, I will happily be at work  :)

What she said, only I won't be working.  Actually, before the weekend is out I do need to get to my favorite running shoe store and get a new pair of shoes. Gotta do it this weekend because there isn't a store near us that carries them (besides, here at the in-laws I can support a local store instead of a giant chain).  And I may take a stroll through the local hardware store, a magical place that has two sides--the hardware and the kitchen ware, specializing in the sort of stuff you need for old-style cooking (canning supplies and the like).

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You!  Stop buying crap.

You don't need it.  You can live without it.  You're pissing off your wife.

Do you really need that misery?

You’re right.  I CAN stop.  Just because it’s on sale, doesn’t mean I have to buy it!  I have enormous reserves of willpower; I can control my urge to spend.  OR --- Maybe I should buy something nice for my wife to make up for it.  I think Backcountry has some girly stuff.   Yeah – That’s the ticket.
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Dude, I just talked to your wife and she said go on and have fun and buy some sweet gear. She knows you're a responsible big boy and will only go a little bit overboard. She also said you're going to eat her dust on the trail for that girly comment.

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Oh yeah, she also said you can read this article for some ideas on how to save on gear.

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Oh yeah, she also said you can read this article for some ideas on how to save on gear.

Really with the spam?  It's great that you have a blog.  Put it in your sig.  If you want to participate on the forums here you might earn some respect and  actually get some meaningful traffic.

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You!  Stop buying crap.

You don't need it.  You can live without it.  You're pissing off your wife.

Do you really need that misery?

You're right.  I'll call a lawyer...
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What really ticks me off is the stores that open Thursday afternoon or evening.  I will not patronize these establishments from now until Christmas.  I don't care how low their prices are.  Thanksgiving is a national holiday and should be spend with family, and these stores are clearly placing their own profits over their employees.

The only "Black Friday" special I got was a new Nook for my wife at Barnes and Noble.  They only opened at 8:00 (an hour early) and I didn't get there until 9:00.  They had plenty....not 5 like some of be big box retailers specials.
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LameBeaver,
I'm with you on those stores that place profits before their employees.  Ove at one of our malls all the little stores along with the big ones had to be open starting  at 10 PM on Thanksgiving Day. Some of the small stores owners I talked to were not too pleased as they knew they would get no business and so would actually lose money rather than make any money.
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I too agree about making people work on Thanksgiving. I don't agree with that. I am a pro business person, but that is over any line. There plenty of days to sell your product. And if I am a business and operating in the red for 11 months of the year, I should really rethink my business model. I think this is a marketing tactic more than anything. So let your employees enjoy the holiday that was set aside for time with family. Not shoppers.
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The small town where we spent a lot of out Thanksgivings actually completely opens the few stores there are Thanksgiving morning for last minute Meal necessities - but by 2 PM every store closes home, the motels send the maids home, and only essential people work.  In fact before we found a cabin with a kitchen we were shocked to find ourselves driving to the next town for dinner because not one restaurant was open. I love that. Did not get there this year, but I love that.

on the other hand THis fighting over iphones at Walmart!  NO WAY

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I didn't spend any money Thursday or Friday :)  Spent the time with my family instead.

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I too agree about making people work on Thanksgiving. I don't agree with that. I am a pro business person, but that is over any line.

I hear this a lot, but not sure I agree.  Not everyone minds working on a holiday, of course some do, but that's the life you sign up for when you take a job in retail.  

Why doesn't anyone complain about the pilots, flight attendants, fast food workers, gas station attendants, police and firemen that have to work holidays?


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I spent most of black Friday shelling pecans and watching football, ended up with 3 gallon bags full of shelled pecans and raw finger tips.

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