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MaryLou November 26th, 2003 05:51 AM

Who shops the day after Thanksgiving?
 
This is something I've NEVER done, but Gary and Jackie go out every year and do their shopping together. I saw an ad that one of the stores will open at 5:30 a.m. If I do go out this year, it will be very, very early to try to avoid the crowds. Theses days there are sales all the time, so if I don't make it out Friday, I'm sure I won't miss out. So how about you?


will86 November 26th, 2003 06:00 AM

Re: Who shops the day after Thanksgiving?
 
I normally don't shop the day after Thanksgiving; however, I did last year and was able to save big $$$ with the sales. This year will probably miss them as we will be traveling to FL for a cruise. Besides, I've got all my shopping done. yeah!!

Phyllbo November 26th, 2003 06:30 AM

Re: Who shops the day after Thanksgiving?
 
I used to love to get up early and go shopping before the crowds were too heavy. Haven't done it the last few years. My shopping these days consists of lots of gift cards. I really am gift challenged, and so I take the easy way out and let folks do their own shopping.

I try to keep my ears open to wish lists, and then I enjoy going and getting the actual gift and wrapping it up for a surprise. I wonder how cruises would go over? :-)

Phyll


susancruzs November 26th, 2003 06:39 AM

Re: Who shops the day after Thanksgiving?
 
If I am with my sisters, I do, but this year will avoid it!! :-)

Susie

Jeanne&Ellis November 26th, 2003 06:46 AM

Re: Who shops the day after Thanksgiving?
 
When we were younger and the "kids" were kids, we did, but now like Phyll, we send mostly gift cards. We did send a package to our grand daughter last week, and it cost so much to ship now, from now on unless we can see them in person it will be cash or gift cards, depending on what they want.


Angela Z. November 26th, 2003 07:40 AM

Re: Who shops the day after Thanksgiving?
 
I usually avoid it like the plague but might get roped into it this year since my sister in law will be here from Los Angeles and has mentioned she'd like to go.....
Angela Z.

LisaK November 26th, 2003 08:07 AM

Re: Who shops the day after Thanksgiving?
 
Please stay home! i work in retail and the day after Thanksgiving is known as "Black Friday". I have to work that night.

Donna November 26th, 2003 08:26 AM

Re: Who shops the day after Thanksgiving?
 
This year I most likely will shop, at least breifly and in the AM, since I have the day off, its a zoo out there, but a sure way to get into the Christmas spirit, I think I'm nuts, but oh well :-)


mbuckellew November 26th, 2003 08:37 AM

Re: Who shops the day after Thanksgiving?
 
I HATE HATE HATE shopping the day after Thanksgiving! Sure, the sales are good, but to me it just isn't worth the hassle and the crowds.

Cheers,
Michelle B.


cap'nkruzer November 26th, 2003 11:44 AM

Re: Who shops the day after Thanksgiving?
 
LOVE the day after shopping. gimmie that !!...i saw it first.. oof..pow !!..;-))
Hope all have a good Thanksgiving day !!
SSaFWs..ED

Lisa November 26th, 2003 11:55 AM

Re: Who shops the day after Thanksgiving?
 
I would rather be stuck in a room listening to Yanni rather than shopping the day after Thanksgiving!


MichelleM November 26th, 2003 12:52 PM

Re: Who shops the day after Thanksgiving?
 
I also avoid shopping the day after Thanksgiving like the plague. My DH worked at Target and watched grown adults literaly run each other down with shopping carts when the doors opened to get those "great deals." I don't think it is worth the headaches it causes to save maybe $20 total on gifts. My sanity is worth more then that.

Unless I know of a specific gift someone wants they usually end up with a gift card for a store or restaurant they enjoy. I guess that will have to change once our baby comes. He or she probably won't want to open up a gift card.

Gatormama November 26th, 2003 01:40 PM

Re: Who shops the day after Thanksgiving?
 
Hi All,
Lisa K I too worked retail and used to dread Fri as it was 14-16 hiur day as we opened at 7am and closed at 10. That was the start of the marathon to Christmas. I do not shop on that Fri. We are heading to DH's Nana in central Fl.
Anne


JeanS November 26th, 2003 02:22 PM

Re: Who shops the day after Thanksgiving?
 
On year hubby & I actually went thru all of the sales papers on Thanksgiving and were at the malls by 5:30a the next day, we got SUCH a good deal on everything, and were so organized, we were actually finished by 10a! It was a madhouse, but the stores have everything so well set up, we were able to find what we want and get in and out...it was great!

Working this year, so probably won't do as much, although some stores do open at 5:30a again! (EVIL GRIN)


sue November 26th, 2003 03:41 PM

Re: Re: Who shops the day after Thanksgiving?
 
The year we moved to Florida I told my husband I would quit the day after Thanksgiving sales ....WE did for 2 years. This year we are stuck at home and just yesterday I saw something for my kids that I know is a great price and deal...so here we go this friday morning around 5am. My mother-in-law will be here so she can stay at the house with the kids and off course the turkey in the oven since we have Thanksgiving 2 on friday with her and a whole bunch of friends.


StevieSegel November 26th, 2003 11:50 PM

Re: Who shops the day after Thanksgiving?
 
I put in two years at WalMart...including two X-Mas seasons.

It is by far the WORST day to shop...I never gone shopping day after Thanksgiving since.

Do yourselves a favor....catalog or on-line shop :) Really :)


Kathy & Dave November 27th, 2003 09:37 AM

Re: Who shops the day after Thanksgiving?
 
For years I worked in retail and had to be in work before 6 am for the big sale. Now I have an office job, and usually end up working anyway. Sometimes, I cut up stuff from the adds and talk my hubby into going shopping for me. Not this year though, we're done except for stocking stuffers.


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