questionsdoes anyone do black friday anymore?

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I'm talking about real "day after Thanksgiving" Black Friday even though it has been killed by companies pushing Black Friday quality sales in October.

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I do, Day starts at 3:30 am and dont get home untill after dark !!! then on 2 cyber monday :)

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Yes, plenty of people still do that.
The original intent of the "BF-Ads" sites was to publish BF sales early so that buyers could get the items of interest at their leisure, then price match on BF without fighting the crowds.
Now it's just another marketing scheme.

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I do. Depending on whose family my wife and I are doing thanksgiving with that year, a group of us are at the stores at around 3AM. After frantically shopping for several hours, we are done around 10AM to go home to nap.

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I remember when I was a kid going out to stand at Target or JC Penny with my mom waiting for the doors to open. When they finally did, the first 200 or so through the doors were given a small gift and sometimes it had a coupon attached.

I still go now but it has definitely lost a lot of its luster since I notice that a week before Christmas, the sale on most items will be cheaper than they were on Black Friday. Stores also don't give anything away or make it an event, they just go through the motions.

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My strategy: Walmart with competitors adds. Spend the night looking at other store's deals then stock up while waiting in lines. Grab their chairs to sit, grab food off shelves and keep the empty boxes to pay for when you are finished, and test out the toys from their isles.

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Never did - I have crowdsgrabbingeverythinginsitepushingpullingphobia. Love shopping online.

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I used to go to BF every year, but haven't for a long time. Committing to getting up that early is a pain; the deals have to be pretty good. My best black friday moment? Taking the last Palm V off of a rack where 2 guys were standing and discussing buying it. Rule #1: Always have the item in hand first - then think about buying it.

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Like @gmwhit I hate shopping when it is crowded so Black Friday has never been anything more than a day to sleep late and relax.

Also, since it has become fairly easy to get black friday pricing from my living room, I see even less reason to go out and deal with the crowds.

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I usually do Black Friday shopping, but it is completely dependent on what the deals are. If I can't find a good deal on something I need then I skip it, but that has probably only happened once in the last 6 years.

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@wootbretz: Lionel Richie?? Or do you really go to a store & camp out that long? (Obviously you made me go to youtube and get an earworm!)

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Nope.. I do cyber Friday. Same deals, no people to kill.

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I've done it in the past mostly at Home Depot, Lowes, and Sears. All shopping for myself. I gave up on Best Buy, Walmart, and Target a few years ago. Just too crazy insane.
I looked in a Kohls window and the line snaked around from the front to the back and return to the front at the checkout lanes. Still don't understand who would wait in that line?
My $25 Rigid Shop Vac is still going strong. I have enough DeWalt #2 Phillips head bits to last a life time and $5 Craftsman tool bags. :-)

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I love going out on Black Friday, but I don't usually try to compete for the big ticket items. I do like to use the occasion to get small, useful things (that people aren't fighting over) on the cheap, though--pillows, tupperware, small appliances, that sort of thing.

Following @kentobi's lead, I'll say last year was my best Black Friday moment. I debated getting my parents a Wii for Christmas; thought about it, but didn't want to fight crowds for one in the morning, and Best Buy (who had the best deal) was backordered online. I decided just to check Best Buy at 6pm that evening, and they had a whole wall of 'em. It was a Black Friday miracle!

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I always hit KMart at the crack of dawn and get lots of excellent deals. They have my favorite work shoes on half price every year, so I buy a pair in every color and retire the old ones. Also fuzzy houseboots for the winter. I also get some good deals on household items (my electric blanket was $17) and small electronics and appliances I can use for Christmas gifts. Last year I got some very lush throws (small blankets) for $2 each and literally filled the buggy with them. Everyone on my Christmas list got one, there were enough nice colors that I didn't have to duplicate, and I had a few left over to donate to the homeless. I sometimes also do Ace and Walgreens, but I have given up on the electronics places, I can get the same deals online without the hassle.

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For the amount you save I will pay to sleep in.

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@coondogg97: THAT WOULD BE ALOT ... hell i would be out blowing that money also ... sleep ? or shop ?

SHOP wins :)

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I used to get up and head out at 3:30, but have now started going in after the rush. Of course, if there was some insane price on something I could not live without, I would haul my cookies out of bed for it. But there just doesn't seem to be anything like that lately.

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@jimmyd103: "... I looked in a Kohls window and the line snaked around from the front to the back and return to the front at the checkout lanes. Still don't understand who would wait in that line? ..."

Actually, the Kohl's lines move amazingly fast, probably five times faster than any other store I've ever been in. (Five people on a line in Wallmart is much worse than 20 people on a line in Kohl's.)

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@baqui63: Didn't stick around long enough to see if that was the case. I'll have to take your word for it. And you are absolutly correct about the Walmart phenomenon. Even trying to get through the self-checkout in a timely fashion is a challenge and a mystery.