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The last day of the year I'd want to be in a store is today.
50,000 people in your way....no thanks!
People that flock to the stores at 2am like sheep are idiots.
I work retail and it is just crazy that people line up for cheap electronics. Most of those TV's come back sooner or later! In my opinion, many of the "sales" you see can be found through out the year as well.
My personal thanks to all for not standing by the doors at midnight. My personal Thanksgiving wishes that you all have a great family day with lots of turkey and naps on the sofa!
Savvy shoppers call them “well-loved treasures”: stuff you can buy at swap meets, estate sales, moving sales, auctions, antique and vintage shops, consignment and thrift stores and on websites.
Online message boards are brimming with frugal buyers who have decided to give only gifts from secondhand sources this year. “My entire Xmas list cost me $160. If I’d bought it all retail it would have been $1,700,” boasts one thrifty Mrs. on her blog.
Even regifting seems to be taking on a certain cachet — just as long as everyone is in on the game.
A gift is a gift is a gift is a gift. I've done this many times to which the receivers still comment on how cool that antique or almost antique is. I have this thing about buying useful gifts.
Looks like Santa’s got a new bag this holiday season. With spending money tight for so many people, secondhand gifts are getting a strong second look.
Read more: http://www.kansascity.com/2011/11/18/3273959/secondhand-items-make-first-rate.html#ixzz1eHdGFIHb
I like to think of black friday more in terms of a really bad day for a couple of big fat green head mallards.
Heck ya!! Love it! Last year I knocked out all 8 of the grandbabies in one day and for less than $300. Can't wait to do it again.
I'll be sharpnin my pointy sticks and gettin' ready for the revolution.
Will there be a white sale?
Heck no worked retail no way am I going to be part of the crazy, people are just rude and a few other words I can't post.
Occupy your own living room on Black Friday!
(from a source)
"When Black Friday comes
I'll stand down by the door
And catch the grey men when they
Dive from the fourteenth floor
When Black Friday comes
I'll collect everything I'm owed
And before my friends find out
I'll be on the road..."
Black Friday by Steely Dan
Please boycott Target and any other stores that are opening at Midnight on Thanksgiving night.
I also refuse to shop at any jewelry store that subjects me to endless dorky commercials.
I think you can do it on the internet now
Not a chance, never have, never will.
Wait in line to buy Chinese made junk? Uh, Hell no. Most of those items are cheap knock-offs of what you think you are buying anyway. Check out the serial numbers and see. Again... look at the label and buy American if you can, and whatever you do, do not buy Chinese.
You could not pay me enough to participate in that insanity. The Friday after Thanksgiving is a day for lounging around, eating open-faced turkey sandwiches & other leftovers, and maybe playing some board games. And lounging some more. And eating some more. Repeat.
Not just no but hell no! The one and only time I tried was for one specific advertised item. I got there at 7AM and they were already sold out of it. They had only stocked ten of the item to begin with. Black Friday "sales" are simply a ploy to get you in the store.
They can take their "sales" and fly with them. I'm not a "good little consumer". I'll shop online.
Not just no, but H-E double hockey sticks NO! Never have; never will.
Hell YES. Good bargins. In my small town, it is almost a social thing. We really only have Walmart. Everyone in town is out there just laughing and having a good time. It is also entertaining to watch those crazy people charge at the toys. They can get pretty wild.
You should have a choice that says "Hell no"!
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