I Will Not Be Shopping On Black Friday

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 257 People

    No ! Over it , don't need.

    ! Will be cozy , watching a good black and white movie. Wine chocolate
    willisca49 willisca49
    66-70, F
    1 Response Nov 24, 2014

    Need Money to Spend It

    I took the day off from one job and talked the other into having a sale so I could work it. I'll be getting paid for both and need it so no rest for me. Tomorrow is actually my first full day off in a month so running around chasing ppl w/ turkey isn't what I had in mind but oh...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality
    36-40, F
    Nov 26, 2008
    SpiceZ SpiceZ
    56-60, F
    Nov 16, 2013

    I just don't get it - I'd

    rather spend the time with my friends and family rather than fighting crowds in stores. There's plenty of time for Christmas shopping later, when it's not as stressful. To me it just takes the focus off what's important in the season
    volleyballgirl94 volleyballgirl94
    22-25, F
    Nov 24, 2014
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Nov 28, 2014

    Too Many People

    Plus I hate going out to stores as it is. I have done all of my x-mas shopping on line for years now.
    Ozzygrl Ozzygrl
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Nov 26, 2008
    fenrirandimpachi fenrirandimpachi
    22-25, M
    1 Response Nov 23, 2014

    Boycott Black Friday! Restore Sanity in America

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    SpiceZ SpiceZ
    56-60, F
    Nov 22, 2013

    Not This Year...

    i've done it before but not this year.  not worth the hassle or trouble.  i'd rather hide and keep all of my limbs intact.
    merisszzilla merisszzilla
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Nov 28, 2008

    If you do the research,

    most the time Black Friday doesn't have the best deals. All the hype put into the advertising just makes you think so.
    midnight13child midnight13child
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 27, 2014

    It's all about Giving Tuesday!

    That's where I'll be putting my $. Towards a good cause. #GivingTuesday
    danc3rz danc3rz
    31-35, F
    Nov 24, 2014

    I wish Black Friday sales was 2 weeks.

    I really want a iPad. Camera or no camera on it. I'm trying to see what stores have iPads for cheap not for $599.00 or $600.00 That's a lot of money.
    lorrena19 lorrena19
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 23, 2014

    I make it a point to never compete

    for resources. I Christmas shop all year - mostly online to avoid the crowds. Malls on Black Friday have a strong anxious energy that is hard for me to tolerate, so I spend the day putting up my Christmas tree, eating leftover turkey, and watching a good Christmas movie.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Nov 24, 2014

    I work at PetSmart and will be working 4am to

    4pm on Black Friday. I can't wait to serve the ungrateful putrid hell spawn...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits
    22-25, M
    Nov 23, 2014
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Nov 24, 2014

    I HATE crowds and shopping.

    I have social anxiety and I've never gone shopping on Black Friday. It's just not worth it to me.
    PoetPrincess85 PoetPrincess85
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Nov 23, 2014

    I Will Not Shop Onblack Firday

    I never shop on Black Friday, as all the stores are packed to the brim, like a can of sardines.  You can never get through the store and get what you want, and people will not move out your way. So I never shop on Black Fridays anymore. Too much of a Mad House.
    swatches swatches
    41-45, F
    Nov 26, 2008

    I am observing the upcoming Consumerist Season

    with repugnance. To quote a HuffPost blogger: "That's our entire economic system: buy things. Everybody buy. It doesn't matter what you buy. Just buy. It doesn't matter if you don't have money. Just buy. Our entire civilization now rests on the assumption that, no matter what...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Nov 23, 2014

    I Am In Germany... *sniff*

    My family relocated to Germany for 2 years so I am missing all the Thanksgiving weekend goodness, including shopping :( !! I want my Turkey *sniff*
    lmg007 lmg007
    31-35, F
    6 Responses Nov 27, 2008

    Black Friday

    Since I'm not from the U.S., I can't shop on Black Friday's unless, I go.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr
    36-40, F
    Aug 31, 2011

    Gun Anyone??

    Actually I will be working.....at Macy's! Now would be a great time to die or at the very least become legitimately ill (I can only call off with a doctors note) ;(
    DelightfulBabe08 DelightfulBabe08
    26-30
    3 Responses Nov 26, 2008

    Why I Hate Black Friday - Consumerism

    I flat out refuse to shop on Black Friday!While millions of door-busters seek out the best Black Friday deals at Walmart, Target and Best Buy, many more complain about the Thanksgiving tradition.    A few common criticisms about Black Friday are that it symbolizes...
    SpiceZ SpiceZ
    56-60, F
    Nov 13, 2013

    I know I'm not the first person to say how

    ridiculous it is that we follow a holiday focused on talking about everything we have and are grateful for with shopping for things we don't need. I am an American but I am ashamed of this "tradition". Not a tradition in my family!
    danc3rz danc3rz
    31-35, F
    1 Response Nov 24, 2014

    People get hurt. And

    that is not my plan !! Lol, plus is a Friday !!!
    love909 love909
    22-25, F
    Nov 24, 2014

    I Worked It

    If you have been shopping on that day you know how crazy it can be. Well from the standpoint of someone who worked one black Thursday at a Walmart, I am telling you I don't want any of that action!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Apr 11, 2011

    I did it once 2 years ago

    and it was too busy for me.
    ObserverOfLife ObserverOfLife
    22-25, M
    Nov 24, 2014

    I just don't wanna get trampled this year.

    And maybe just maybe I wanna be alive haha
    AshCakes AshCakes
    22-25, F
    Nov 24, 2014

    Why Bother?

    there are deal sites all over the place where you can find "black friday" prices on junk all throughout the year.  Black Friday is just a hassle that's needless and pointless.  Instead, go to places like slickdeals.net or fatwallet.com and read through...
    ready2shrug ready2shrug
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Nov 27, 2008
    life2heather life2heather
    22-25, F
    Nov 23, 2014
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Nov 26, 2014

    Are You Kidding Me!?!?!??

    You couldn't pay me to go out with three kids and fight the crowds!!  NO THANK YOU!!! I will sit my happy butt at home while you go out and give yourself a headache and anxiety attack.  Thanks.
    ShatteredOne ShatteredOne
    31-35
    1 Response Jul 26, 2010

    Ever

    I have never and will never shop on Black Friday. It's madness. Consumerism at its worst.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    Apr 1, 2010

    Not This Year...

    i've done it before but not this year.  not worth the hassle or trouble.  i'd rather hide and keep all of my limbs intact.
    merisszzilla merisszzilla
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Nov 28, 2008
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