Black Fridays Past...

Discussion in 'Thanksgiving Countdown' started by AuntJamelle, Aug 14, 2018.

  1. horsemama

    horsemama Member

    Last year I went out on Black Friday and had a great time. The people were mostly good natured, and happy to chat. I got a large stuffed dog at one store and I enjoyed the strange looks I got with him hanging out of my cart. Maybe they thought I brought my dog with me? Anyway, I do a mix of in store and online. JC Penney had great deals on their boots for Black Friday last year. I don't have any malls nearby, it's at least a 45 minute drive to the nearest one. I miss that because stores don't decorate much anymore. I miss the music and decorations that the malls had.
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  2. Holiday_Mom

    Holiday_Mom Well-Known Member

    Oh, that is good news! I am glad to hear that. We just got a Kmart toy catalog in the mail so I am more hopeful that Kmart will remain open for this Christmas.
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  3. Minta

    Minta Administrator Staff Member

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  4. housewife2

    housewife2 Well-Known Member

    love going shopping on black friday. i asked for that day off not sure yet but will know soon
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  5. housewife2

    housewife2 Well-Known Member

    129 days till black friday i love going
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  6. Minta

    Minta Administrator Staff Member

    I have already started working on a list of stuff to keep an eye out for on Black Friday :)
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  7. PamelaG

    PamelaG Moderator Staff Member

    Sophia and I will be going this year - I can't wait!
  8. AuntJamelle

    AuntJamelle Well-Known Member

    I haven't even started thinking about BF shopping yet this year but you are SO right! It's time!!! :)

    Okay, maybe a little early but still :D

    I like the idea of making a list of things to try for - I've seen enough yearly ads now to kind of have an idea of what things typically are on sale for BF. If anything around the house needs replacing that is a good time of year to do it!!!
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  9. Minta

    Minta Administrator Staff Member

    I am having my kids work on and keep a running list of movies they want .. BF is best time to stock up on DVDs. It also makes it easier when family members ask me what the kids want, especially the family members who are on a budget. Kids are not going care that you were able to get a $20 DVD that they wanted for $6.
  10. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    Black Friday was quite popular last year which is surprising as we don't celebrate Thanksgiving. I suppose that the retailers will come up with anything to get people to shop. It will be interesting to see if it is a thing again this year.
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  11. PamelaG

    PamelaG Moderator Staff Member

    I think I heard someone say that there were more sales on Prime Day than any Black Friday. I can understand how they calculate the Prime Day sales but how do they come up with the figures from all the stores on Black Friday? There must be some sort of retailers' database where they track all the numbers.
  12. Miss JoDee

    Miss JoDee Well-Known Member

    Maybe Black Friday is now diluted with sales beginning on Thursdays? Also, have you been hearing about "Black Friday" sales going on ....seems a lot of advertisements are use the words "Black Friday" to promote their sales...just wondering if anyone else noticed.
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2019
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  13. Ahorsesoul

    Ahorsesoul Santa's Elves

    I’ve been disappointed in all the Black Friday sales that aren’t even in Nov! Can’t they come up with their own name.
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  14. missjane

    missjane Well-Known Member

    I stayed home last year so DS and DDIL could go without taking DGSs with them. I did most of my Black Friday shopping from my living room couch! It was great, but I did miss the adrenaline that comes with being among the crowds. I'll be off on Black Friday this year, thank goodness!
  15. Minta

    Minta Administrator Staff Member

    I have noticed that too. I Don't pay attention to Black Friday sales except for the one in Nov LOL. Thanksgiving week is when I get more then half of our Christmas shopping done.

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