Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Wednesdays Question

It's Wednesday so that means it's question time. It's time to ponder and then answer just one question. Okay, you can add all you want as a reason for your answer too. We'd all like that. I'll even answer my own question as that's only fair.

So here's this weeks question: What do you think about Black Friday here in the U.S.?
I've never participated in Black Friday. Now it's Black Thursday. The fights and arguments just aren't worth it to me. Here we are all thankful for what we have on Thanksgiving and then turn around a few hours later and act like animals.
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  1. I'm divided. The 'old me' loved it. I loved the crowds, the sales, all of it!
    But the 'new me' thinks it is just a way stores developed to get more sales in. I am not willing to be trampled to get a $98 tv. When over a thousand people line up to get one of thirty tvs, something bad is bound to happen.
    Christmas has become way too commercialized. I did not go to black Friday this year. Stayed home and enjoyed hubby's day off.

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  2. When I was single, in my early 20's and it was civilized, I used to love it. Now there is no way I would join in to some of the scenes we see. It's just not worth it. Shopping on-line is so much easier :)

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  3. I do get very sad when I see the stories of all the people fighting and getting arrested - sometimes we really lose sight of what's important this time of year don't we?

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  4. I was very happy to have the day off with pay. First time in 8 years. I wrote the Bungalow Bill piece on Black Friday.

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  5. I think it's a good day to stay home and do something fun with the kids. :)

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  6. I think it is sad since then people have to work on Thanksgiving and that Friday. Why can't they have Black Saturday or something. I sure don't get into those crazy crowds.

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  7. I don't like shopping on any day of the year. If I absolutely must shop I'm an online shopper for the most part. Love my Amazon Prime.

    Have yourself a wonderful day. big hugs xoxo

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  8. The fighting and stuff saddens me. We've come to this. Blatant commercialism. I don't like it at all.

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  9. Dear Sandee, I have never participated in Black Friday either, and I never will. I think it is terrible to have stores open as early as Thanksgiving night and go shopping. I think people have forgotten what the holidays are truly about...but I cherish my time spent with my family. I hope you had a blessed and beautiful Thanksgiving. Catherine xo

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  10. There's a church near me and you don't want to drive near it sometimes. The drivers are rude, aggressive and nasty. 10 minutes earlier they were in church learning about love?

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  11. We didn't get it here until this year never heard of it before that :-)

    I live a 5 minute walk from Oxford Street here in London and still rarely go down there it's just too crowded, online is better :-)

    Have a bargaintastic week :-)

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  12. Madness, absolute madness. The world has gone nuts. Can I get off????

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  13. I don't participate in Black Friday. I just don't need that kind of stress in my life...ever! I may purchase a few things online during the Black Friday/Cyber Monday week-end, but you will NOT find me going elbow to elbow with turkey stuffed, dressing laden shoppers in any store. Nope, not me.

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  14. We don't have that in the UK but we have the day after Boxing day sales, I just stay indoors LOL Have a super day, Big Hugs xxoxx

    Mollie and Alfie

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  15. It used to be fun, back when it was calm and civilized, many years ago. Now, it is ridiculous, with the start time now being on Thursday. I know someone who got in line at a store on Thanksgiving morning instead of spending the day with her husband and their 2 year old. Madness!

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  16. You mean Buy Nothing Day? That's what i do!

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  17. I am pretty sure I mentioned somewhere that I remember when the day after Thanksgiving was the day we went to look at all of the really neat Christmas decorations the stores put in their display windows. Everyone was out and there was a lot of shopping, but there was a certain civility that seems to have disappeared.

    I really don't care much for what online shopping is bringing about, either.
    Because of it, we are losing more and more of the local shops and the folks who work in them.

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  18. I hate any of these commercial hype advertising gimmicks that not only aren't good deals but are awfully greedy ways to spend supposedly "family time".
    Call me cynical, but why don't the stores just carry quality goods made in the USA instead of the imported plastic junk ( read Made in China ) that is broken before 2pm on Christmas? The boxes this kind of junk comes in are better toys since they actually trigger imagination! Whew! Good question!
    Now go out there and have a splendid day in the sunshine! Big HUGS!

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  19. on black Friday I sat here at my computer and got most of my shopping done and got the discounts I don't do well in crowed stores so its easy here and all delivered. Have some happy shopping

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  20. It's bonkers! Nothing is worth what is happening to people to get the deals these days! I have been known to get up early in the past but now I stick to the internet for Black Friday shopping.

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  21. I think it's totally insane. I've never gone and never even wanted to. I hate hearing about the great deals being offered and then the stores only have 2 per store. I will do my shopping on line thank you very much

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  22. i shop when i feel like it, don't care about it at all. now roche' thinks it's totally tits and loves malls...

    smiles, bee
    xoxoxoxoxo

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  23. I saw some news reports about Black Friday in the U.S.A. There were some long lines and quite a crowd at business establishments. I am not sure I could cope in such a situation. The bargains are certainly awesome!:) I think it was last week that Jamaica also had a Black Friday. The stores participating were all far away from where I live.

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  24. We don't have it here & from the reports I've heard that's probably a good thing

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  25. I stay home! Not worth it to me.

    Big hugs, honey...

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  26. We have it in Canada now, too. Just the last couple of years. I prefer the online sales if I want to get something. No line ups, no one to fight.

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  27. I've never participated in Black Friday & never will. No sale is worth that kind of craziness to me! I think it was especially sad this year that so many stores opened at 8 PM Thanksgiving night - even sadder that so many people rushed their special day to spend time with loved ones and give thanks and feel gratitude for all they have so they could rush out at 8:00 & stand in lines for hours with complete strangers all seeking more things that no one takes sufficient time to be grateful for. :(

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  28. I have no want or desire to shop Black Friday. I have gone shopping that day but much later in the day when things are much calmer.

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  29. I think it was safer this year than in the past. But I really don't like what tone it places on shopping and commercialism. I work that day each year, because I prefer to work than spend. I actually avoid the mall until January!

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