Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by chickiebaby, Nov 27, 2008.

  1. chickiebaby

    chickiebaby Songster

    Jan 2, 2008
    western mass
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap

    I don;t even have to click the link to know I won't be shopping. What a mess it is!!!! I will wait, thank you very much. people get crazy!
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Well, I won't be buying anything tomorrow but I will buy a permit to cut down a tree in the forest for a Christmas tree. We have an artificial one, but there is nothing like the scent of pine throughout the house.[​IMG]
  4. chickiebaby

    chickiebaby Songster

    Jan 2, 2008
    western mass
    Cutting down a tree to appreciate its beauty does not count as shopping in my book. It is mindless rampant consumerism that this holiday targets. Hope you find just the right tree!
  5. ginbart

    ginbart Crowing

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    I was once one of those crazy people who got up at 4am to get the best deals. My daughter talked me into it, once. [​IMG] I will never do that again.

    Tomorrow I will be staying home with my DS making Christmas cookies. [​IMG]
  6. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap

    The only time I ever shopped that day after was when one store was having a 1/2 off sale for that day only - it was a specialty store and my mom collects Swarovski crystal animals and this store had them. I paid $30 for a $65 piece. One store and out.... It was still a nightmare.
  7. kryptoniteqhs

    kryptoniteqhs Rosecomb Rich

    Nov 14, 2008
    Perris, CA
    my mother just started this last year....she will be getting up in approximately one hour....i never thinking of going with her for like a half hour this year to see if i can find some cheap pvc to make my new feeder lol....but then again, im sure something like that wont be gone around noon when i actually want to get up lol....well see if i feel like it then or debating on going to sleep now or just staying pretty tired and i know that i will not get up if i go to sleep.....all well....i guess sleep is....nothing like writing something down to sort out your thoughts and making it clear to yourself what to do....i tell ya almost everytime i type something on here the answer seems sort of obvious, doesnt hurt to have opinions though...ok good nite lol
  8. andorraclaim

    andorraclaim Songster

    Nov 28, 2008
    East Austin, Texas
    This is the first time my family will be celebrating this together. I am stoked.
  9. birdsofparadise

    birdsofparadise Songster

    Nov 15, 2008
    North Kohala, Hawaii
    I donʻt care if you are well-off or dirt poor, you should intentionally boycott Black Friday. It only shows the Pavlovian response of the American consumer that we can be trained to spend our holiday/year-end bonuses 30 days early just so the charge bills will arrive the same day as our checks. I give gift cards on Christmas morning and then offer my family rides to the best clearance sales during the week after the holiday. They get more, I spend less and we have some great family time together cashing in on the retail industryʻs stupidity.
  10. fowltemptress

    fowltemptress Frugal Fan Club President

    Jan 20, 2008
    Pavlovian response or not, tomorrow a saw my SO has been needing for what seems like forever will be marked down almost $300, and we'll be there to snatch it. Not even ebay has matched that deal on this saw . . . it may be a ploy to up mindless consumerism, but Black Friday sure has its perks. I do approve of the protests, though, and we certainly won't be buying anything else just because it's pretty and on sale.

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