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I Have Never Shopped On Black Friday

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    I never, never shop on Black Friday unless it's to phone in a mail order from a catalog. If I go to a store and see lines, I turn around and head home
    ChipmunkErnie ChipmunkErnie 61-65, M Nov 16, 2010

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    HUH??????????

    What is Black Friday? I have never heard of it.
    motheroftwinns motheroftwinns 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 27, 2008

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    I Avoid Stores Like the Plague...

    I avoid stores like the plague the day after thanksgiving. Hell, try to stay out the entire holiday season as much as possible. lol
    dmwinchester dmwinchester 36-40, M Dec 2, 2007

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    For These Very Reasons

    First of all, my husband and I don't celebrate Christmas and never have. That's one reason that I don't shop on Black Friday. I never grew up celebrating Christmas, my husband and I never adopted it, and we just don't for personal religious and spiritual reasons. Second of all...
    Dimples87 Dimples87 22-25, F 5 Responses Nov 28, 2008

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    Is You Crazy?!

    I'm all about a sale but I'm not going to get trampled or hair-yanked for a mere 40% off. No, thanks. Plus, the prices were jacked up earlier in the month when the semi-smart shoppers were trying to get a jumpstart. DUH! Anyone who has ever worked retail can vouch for that...
    mefirstGIMME mefirstGIMME 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 20, 2007

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    Yeah Right

    I have a hard enough time with crowded stores on other days!
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Dec 5, 2009

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    Never

    My husband and I have made that our day to stay in! We don't like the crowds and most people are rude and obnoxious when they're Christmas shopping, at least around here. Every year we have coffee in bed and lie around until early afternoon and laugh at the news reports. Who...
    Tamytha Tamytha 36-40, F Feb 26, 2012

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    Other Ways to Spend Black Friday...hehehehe

    Some friends and I remarked on how much better it would be to get really drunk/stoned and walk about with picket signs depicting underprivileged youths in Africa holding the hottest "must have this christmas" electronics, with no sockets (or electricity for that matter...
    yoshoesareugly yoshoesareugly 18-21, F Nov 24, 2007

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    And Never Will

    I boycott the entire consumerist day every year. Since when did celebrating Jesus's birth = BUYBUYBUYBUYBUYBUY??????????
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F Mar 7, 2010

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    Black Friday Competition Joke

    A small business owner was dismayed when a brand new corporate chain much like his own opened up next door and erected a huge sign which read BEST BLACK FRIDAY DEALS. He was horrified when another competitor opened up on his right, and announced its arrival with an even larger...
    Myztikal Myztikal 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 28, 2013

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    Are You Kidding??

    Me+Huge Black Friday crowd= PANIC ATTACK!!!  
    BellasHappyPlace BellasHappyPlace 18-21, F Dec 6, 2009

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    One Time I Did..only Once and ...

    One time I did..only once and will never do it again!
    marsnvenus2003 marsnvenus2003 31-35, F Dec 2, 2007

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    Plan to Keep It Like That

    i know a lot of people turn black friday shopping into a big event, but i've personally never gotten why anyone would want to drag their butts out of bed in the middle of the night to go stand in line for hours on end waiting for a store to open...and then go fight the angry...
    runnagirrl runnagirrl 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 28, 2008

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    Never, Nuh-uh, You Can't Make Me

    I can't take shopping on a regular Friday! Nothing on this earth would make me go into a store on Black Friday- nothing. I will die first, because if I go into the store, I will die anyhow, from a panic attack.
    eyes eyes 31-35, F Jan 2, 2008

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    There Are Sales Everywhere But I'm At Home

    I don't like going out on that day. There's just too much going on. People pushing other people to get iPods, flat screens, etc. Eugh... I would never like to do that. I'd get lost in the crowd and probably end up on some bus to Connecticut or something
    stripesANDsunshine stripesANDsunshine 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 28, 2008

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    Should I?

    It is something I should do just for the experience? What are the pros and cons of shopping on this day? I am thinking of maybe going this year, or maybe next year. I kind of want to see what it is all about.
    SavedByGrace14 SavedByGrace14 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 20, 2007

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    Didn't Even Know About It Until Today

    I am writing this on the evening of November 28, 2008, roughly 8:33 P.M. Eastern Standard Time. Black Friday has come to a close and yet another year has gone by without me going shopping for it. Then, I again, I had never even heard of Black Friday until today. I ...
    rustyguy rustyguy 18-21, M Nov 28, 2008

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    Not Even This Year

    I was supposed to go. It woulda been my first time. (Guess even at my age there are still a few "first times" lol). But... I didn't have a sitter, and who wants to tote around an energetic toddler that will get into ANYTHING he's NOT supposed to get into?! Oh, well...
    emerald emerald 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 26, 2007

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    Never Never Never

    I went out once years  agon on black friday, mostly to exchange a Christmas present I had already purchased.  It was just horrid.  Stood in like at Toys R Us for EVER and the people around me all acted as if they were seconds away from getting into a major free for...
    auxarcs auxarcs 36-40, F Nov 26, 2007

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    Nooooo

    So every year on Black Friday I'm with my cousins who LOVE to shop. They get up super early in the morning and always try to make me go. But are they ******* crazy? No way in the world I'm hitting the mall with a bunch of people ready to throw their money away. I don't really...
    SweetbriarPoet SweetbriarPoet 26-30, F Jul 27, 2008

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    Armed To The Teeth

    No I have never shopped on Black Friday and nor will I ever shop on Black Friday until I have a machete in one hand and a louisville slugger in the other. I've read the stories, people have been trampled and outright shot for their purchases. It is not worth indulging in that...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 14, 2009

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    Until Today

    I have never gone out to shop the day after Thanksgiving until today.  My daughter came over last night and wanted me to go with her this morning before she had to go to work. So, at 4:30am we head out.  I could not believe the number of people and the traffic this...
    Grits4life Grits4life 46-50, F 6 Responses Nov 28, 2008

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    I've Tried

    A couple of years ago, I decided to brave the crowd and see what all the fuss was about. After spending nearly 2 hours in a parking lot traffic jam, I made it into the mall. It was hysteria! People were pushing and shoving, items were strewn over the shelves and the floor. I...
    missmisunderstood missmisunderstood 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 5, 2009

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    No Interest!

    I have no interest in the hassle's this day brings. If I don't have the money for an item on a regular sale day I'm just not getting yet! It's an insane and ridiculous thing for grown people to leave their safe and comfortable homes and spend it in a parking lot for a spot...
    Mabear Mabear 46-50 Jul 27, 2008

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    Black Friday Has Always See...

    Black Friday has always seemed to be my lucky day for some reason. I make the most of them.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 27, 2008

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    Heck No.

    i would rather chop off my own foot with a dull knife than to venture out on that accursed day. my hatred of shopping combined with my paralyzing fear of crowds makes this the darkest of days. it is meant to be spent in bed, with the covers over your head, praying for tomorrow...
    journeyfulloflaughter journeyfulloflaughter 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 20, 2007

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    Deals

    I know that they're are great deals, however I'm not crazy or desperate enough to wake up at 3 in the morning and wait in ridiculous lines. I have assumed that this may change once I have children. This is due to the fact that the toy sales are great and parents know what their...
    Aminik Aminik 31-35, F 9 Responses Nov 20, 2007

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    I Am Working With Crowds On Black Friday

    And started a group of the same name. :) Duck and cover!
    Bradford Bradford 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 21, 2007

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    The Tale of Lappytop

    Let me tell you the tale of LappyTop and how I came to have her and how this changed many things. It came to my attention that in the near future there was to be a sale at the local WallyWorld starting at 4 AM. There were computers on sale, way cheap. Black Friday, the day...
    PeaceOnEarth PeaceOnEarth 46-50, F 8 Responses Nov 21, 2007

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    Chaos Cravers

    I believe the only people who enjoy shopping on BF are folks who crave chaos.
    melliexp melliexp 46-50, F Nov 26, 2007

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    I Cringe The Entire Weekend

    Ok, i don't like crowds on any given day, so shopping on black Friday is definitely not in my plans. Even though i don't go shop on that day, i still cringe knowing there's going to be absolute chaos that i will get to read about later. For instance, last year someone (i think it...
    4namesake 4namesake 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 28, 2011

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    I usually avoid it like the plague.

    .. But today... Today I will be battling hipsters for record players and scarfs. May the odds be in your favor- Black Friday shoppers!
    tefaire tefaire 18-21, F Nov 28, 2013

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