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Hawkgirl
11-20-2012, 09:42 PM
The stores are starting their Black Friday deals even earlier this year. Some as early as 4pm, 8 pm and 9pm Thanksgiving Day. They still have the door buster sales starting at 4am as well. Last year, I went for the first time and while I got some good deals...I don't get all the frenzy. I couldn't believe how many people were actually at Macys at 4am.

This year, I may do the Cyber Monday instead and do some shopping from the comfort of my office chair.:cool:

For a good website that has all the ads in one place- BlackFriday.com

SaintLouieWoman
11-20-2012, 10:00 PM
I'm about ready to unsubscribe as have been getting a deluge of emails for early Black Friday internet specials. I'm afraid that not a good target, as I bought all my Christmas gifts early and took them to St Louis in October to save all the time packing and money shipping. Everything was wrapped, so no last minute rush, other than SR's gifts.

The only place we plan to hit is BJ's, one of the big box stores. We plan to get a vacuum sealer for the food that's going to go in our new freezer---that is, after we return the one that was dropped down by the UPS guy 3 feet to the ground and damaged and get delivery of the new one.

SaintLouieWoman
11-24-2012, 12:31 PM
So did anyone get super buys on Black Friday? We got $45 off the price of one of those vacuum sealers. If only Home Depot will get that freezer delivered (and hopefully UPS won't destroy freezer #2).

I missed all the $1 poinsetta plants at HD. We went yesterday, but I didn't get an early enough start. They were all gone, and heard that the one store supposedly had 10,000 of them. People must have been trampled getting them. Neither of us can get inspired to get going that early on Black Friday.

linda22003
11-24-2012, 10:16 PM
Never Black Friday, always Cyber Monday. SLW, if SR has dress shirts with French cuffs, Nieman Marcus has Darth Vader, Chewbacca, and Yoda cufflinks. $125/pair but hurry!

SaintLouieWoman
11-24-2012, 10:33 PM
Never Black Friday, always Cyber Monday. SLW, if SR has dress shirts with French cuffs, Nieman Marcus has Darth Vader, Chewbacca, and Yoda cufflinks. $125/pair but hurry!
He is the world's most casual man. Apparently when he moved to Florida via Atlanta years ago, he donated all his suits. When we were married, he had to dig into his wardrobe to get his one and only sports coat. It's difficult to even get him to wear long "big boy" pants. He wears shorts everywhere. He even wore them in St Louis, no matter how cold it was.

I'm not even sure that he has a shirt with French cuffs, although I love them. He's tough to select Christmas gifts.

SarasotaRepub
11-25-2012, 12:10 AM
Never Black Friday, always Cyber Monday. SLW, if SR has dress shirts with French cuffs, Nieman Marcus has Darth Vader, Chewbacca, and Yoda cufflinks. $125/pair but hurry!


Dress shirt??? French cuffs????


http://www.themarysue.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Vader-Nooooo-wide-560x282.jpeg



:biggrin-new:

RobJohnson
11-25-2012, 02:16 AM
On Thursday night I was able to score more deals then the people standing in line and those staying awake all night.

All done online. Amazon.com, Walmart.com, etc.


I bought the same TV online that many people left the store without. :rotfl:

linda22003
11-25-2012, 11:14 AM
Don't have a tantrum, SR. Maybe SLW can find black Darth Vader socks to wear with shorts and sandals, for that spiffy Florida "old guy at the beach" look.

Lanie
11-25-2012, 06:11 PM
The stores are starting their Black Friday deals even earlier this year. Some as early as 4pm, 8 pm and 9pm Thanksgiving Day. They still have the door buster sales starting at 4am as well. Last year, I went for the first time and while I got some good deals...I don't get all the frenzy. I couldn't believe how many people were actually at Macys at 4am.

This year, I may do the Cyber Monday instead and do some shopping from the comfort of my office chair.:cool:

For a good website that has all the ads in one place- BlackFriday.com

I'd rather do cyber Monday. It was fun to work last black Friday, but I wouldn't want to push and shove to actually shop. Wal-Mart even allows free shipping if sent to the store to pick up.

SaintLouieWoman
11-25-2012, 07:43 PM
I'd rather do cyber Monday. It was fun to work last black Friday, but I wouldn't want to push and shove to actually shop. Wal-Mart even allows free shipping if sent to the store to pick up.

I don't like the pushing and shoving either. We went out on Black Friday, but around noon. Most of the good bargains were gone, but got that vacuum sealer that I wanted.

Crate & Barrel has had a sale going on since Thursday and ends Monday, I believe. They're giving 15% off and free shipping. I needed a rug pad and was going to order one from them, but that 15% off, although not huge, was helpful, particularly the free shipping. I had looked on the internet and couldn't find anything that I liked as much, even before the 15% off.

In fact made 2 orders with them over the weekend. We have 2 or 3 of a number of different glasses. I ordered some kind of cool looking contemporary glasses, orange, shorter glasses and coolers. If any of them break, they're open stock and have been carried at C&B for 20 years in that pattern. So I'm happy.

djones520
11-25-2012, 07:51 PM
I went to Gamestop, tried to take advantage of their buy 2 get 1 free sale. Then I tried to use a coupon that gave me $10 off, and it cancelled their sale out. So I only left with 2 games and paid $6, which I would have done any other day of the year.

Otherwise we avoided Black Friday stuff.

Hawkgirl
11-25-2012, 09:15 PM
I totally suck at this. I did most of my shopping online on Thanksgiving at Disney.com and Gymboree.com. But I still needed Christmas lights to put outside the house. So, after working a 12 hour shift at work,I went to my parents house for dinner. Left at 11pm and headed to Target for Christmas lights. It was busy but not pushing or shoving. The lines were long but it was well organized. I paid full price for net lights to throw around my bushes, and picked up some other things on the way to the register.


Unless you were getting flat screen tv's or the other electronics, it's really not worth it...but I always have to be where the action is...:biggrin-new:

SaintLouieWoman
11-25-2012, 10:00 PM
I totally suck at this. I did most of my shopping online on Thanksgiving at Disney.com and Gymboree.com. But I still needed Christmas lights to put outside the house. So, after working a 12 hour shift at work,I went to my parents house for dinner. Left at 11pm and headed to Target for Christmas lights. It was busy but not pushing or shoving. The lines were long but it was well organized. I paid full price for net lights to throw around my bushes, and picked up some other things on the way to the register.


Unless you were getting flat screen tv's or the other electronics, it's really not worth it...but I always have to be where the action is...:biggrin-new:

There are just so many flat screens you can get. I hate seeing those sale prices, because we groan when we think of what we paid for them about 5 years ago.

Got some extra LED lights at Walgreen's the other day. They had good deals on them and no pushing or shoving. Besides the sale, I had coupons from them, so didn't spend much.

djones520
11-25-2012, 10:06 PM
There are just so many flat screens you can get. I hate seeing those sale prices, because we groan when we think of what we paid for them about 5 years ago.

Got some extra LED lights at Walgreen's the other day. They had good deals on them and no pushing or shoving. Besides the sale, I had coupons from them, so didn't spend much.

I KNOW!

Kathy and I were looking at 46" LED's with good brand names, and they were cheaper then we paid for a 42" LCD 3 years ago. It made me hate technology.

Hawkgirl
11-25-2012, 10:32 PM
There are just so many flat screens you can get. .

I only have 1 flat screen in the house, in the living room. The one in my bedroom and office/den are box tubes with built in dvd and vcr inputs. I got them over 10 years ago when I first moved to Florida and they still work. My living room is and HDTV with DVR so I "record' and watch all movies/shows there. But if I'm in my office, I'm mainly online so anything on tv is just background noise for me. In my bedroom I use the tv to fall asleep.

I refuse to spend the money just to get the best and latest when I have perfectly working tv's now. Or maybe I'm just cheap.:cool:

linda22003
11-26-2012, 09:28 AM
We still have a 36" Sony (with all the tubes or whatever) that we got 12 years ago - the one that's so heavy you have to put it on its own stand to support it. That thing will last forever, so I haven't looked at flat screens yet.

SaintLouieWoman
11-27-2012, 12:41 AM
We still have a 36" Sony (with all the tubes or whatever) that we got 12 years ago - the one that's so heavy you have to put it on its own stand to support it. That thing will last forever, so I haven't looked at flat screens yet.
We have a small flat screen in the kitchen that doesn't take up a lot of room on the counter. We got it 5 years ago, ditto a slightly larger one for our bedroom.I'm not sure of the sizes, but do have a larger one in the living room. All of these were bought 5 years ago when SR and I were married. We dumped our big old tube tv's. We have a large tube one that's built in to the cabinets in our family room here, left by the previous owner along with the sound system and lots of gear. I hope that big old sony lasts forever as don't want to try to find something that will fit in that space.

RobJohnson
11-27-2012, 01:10 AM
All electronics have gone down in price over the years. I think we have all purchased a $400 VCR at some point! I remember when a 19" TV cost our family over $500 and we had to get up to change the channel. :evil-grin: That was in the late 70's....that was a lot of dough then.

I remember when flat screens first came out. People were getting loans for them. It was not uncommon to see them advertised for 6 to 10k.......