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Old Nov 21st 2010, 11:06 pm
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Are you going or sleeping in?

I'm sleeping in!!
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Old Nov 21st 2010, 11:17 pm
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neither. Will be getting up early for work

I had thought of trying to go this year because we are skint....but I signed up to one of those email alert things when stores announce their deals, and there's really nothing that interests me enough to get out of bed at 4am
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Old Nov 21st 2010, 11:18 pm
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neither. Will be getting up early for work

I had thought of trying to go this year because we are skint....but I signed up to one of those email alert things when stores announce their deals, and there's really nothing that interests me enough to get out of bed at 4am
off licenses don't open at 4am.
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Old Nov 21st 2010, 11:26 pm
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off licenses don't open at 4am.
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i'm sorely tempted. After one mess around after another I'm without a "posh" suite for the sitting room. I just can't excited enough about it to get up at 4 am
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There's that site that lists all the black friday sales early, from leaked advertising and they all look shit this year...might pop into Target and do the grocery shop after dropping the missus off at work and that's about it.
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Hmmm I may end up in Walmart or Michaels, only because I want to get a Cricut for my crafting neice and they are soooo much cheaper than she could get one in the UK.
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I'm staying home, though am always fascinated by Black Friday and have been out in it before. But there's nothing I need to get this year. I may watch for news reports on TV.

DH has to work from 1 AM to 11 AM on Black Friday, in big-box retail. All you shoppers, please be kind to the staff this holiday season - it's their sacrifices* that make your buying extravaganzas possible!

* Yeah, yeah, when they asked him to work that day he COULD have said no....but saying no to management requests tends to put you lower down in the rankings when future schedules are made, promotions are offered, budgets are cut, etc...
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Old Nov 22nd 2010, 9:27 pm
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All you shoppers, please be kind to the staff this holiday season
amen. poor sods.
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Old Nov 22nd 2010, 11:37 pm
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I'm sleeping in. I went out once on Black Friday, never again.
I worked it once in Montgomery Wards, Poor poor workers.
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I'm staying home, though am always fascinated by Black Friday and have been out in it before. But there's nothing I need to get this year. I may watch for news reports on TV.

DH has to work from 1 AM to 11 AM on Black Friday, in big-box retail. All you shoppers, please be kind to the staff this holiday season - it's their sacrifices* that make your buying extravaganzas possible!

* Yeah, yeah, when they asked him to work that day he COULD have said no....but saying no to management requests tends to put you lower down in the rankings when future schedules are made, promotions are offered, budgets are cut, etc...
I have worked in retail at holiday time. It's pure hell. I bartend and all the crazies come out of the woodwork around the holidays as well!
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Are you going or sleeping in?

I'm sleeping in!!
Sleeping in.

I'm doing most of my shopping online - I can't stand the crowds.

Also if I go to the retail sites via airlines I have Frequent Flyer cards with ie. Continental Airlines and American Airlines, I get bonus airmiles too!
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My husband has added Amazon Black Friday deals to our desktop already! I shop though airline websites and cashback websites quite frequently. It's amazing how the cashback and miles add up!
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This is my first Black Friday here. We have been warned not to go anywhere near the shops

Even though there are many bargains to be had, I just can't bear the thought of all those manic people. It's either on-line shopping for me or nothing.

I am going to go for the lie in option on this one.
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Old Nov 23rd 2010, 10:51 pm
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Be sure to watch any coverage on your local news - it's always fun to watch the people waiting/shopping, especially if it's snowing heavily and you're warm at home.
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