Thanksgiving shopping..

posted 3 years ago in Holidays
  • poll: Will you be shopping on Thanksgiving?
    Yes : (14 votes)
    10 %
    No : (118 votes)
    88 %
    Other : (2 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
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    40 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I’m not shopping on Thanksgiving because I think that the store employees should have the day off to spend with their families!

    Post # 4
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    1327 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I’ll be spending Thanksgiving with my family.

    Even if I didn’t have plans I’d rather stay home than go shopping.  I really don’t like crowds so the whole black friday thing is not my scene.

    Post # 5
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    11717 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    No, I think it crosses the line.  I think people need to take a stand so that the store employees can actually have a bit of the holiday before the Friday madness.

    Post # 6
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    5697 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    There’s no amount of shpioping that would make me go out instead of spending time with family. And, I’m somewhat boycotting anyway.

     

    Post # 7
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    4513 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    No. I go on Friday, but I refuse to go on Thanksgiving. That is just getting ridiculous. Some things are more important than sales.

    Post # 8
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    9137 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    I am not shopping on Thanksgiving Day because it’s one of the few family holidays left.  Black Friday is fine and all but the stores should let their workers enjoy spending time with their families on Thanksgiving.

    Post # 9
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2015 - Ketchum, ID

    @MichiganGirl24:  I’m all for consumerism, but I refuse to shop anywhere on Thanksgiving (unless it’s a quick run to the grocery store or something). I think it’s ridiculous, and store employees should be spending time with their families. I don’t think I’ll ever shop at Big Lots again: they’re open from 7am-11pm Thanksgiving day! F**k them!

    Post # 10
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    39 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: December 2013
    Post # 11
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    1822 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall

    One year in college I spent Thanksgiving Day all by myself because work (Kohl’s) wanted me there at 2am Friday, so I could not travel home to see my family.

    My then-boyfriend/now-husband went home to his family, my roommates went home to their families, and all of my friends in town went home to their families. Our school always had a football game on Thanksgiving day, but that year it was an away-game. I was 100% completely alone, and was pretty depressed that day (I love holidays). I made myself a chicken breast and instant-noodles and watched football with my cat. It was a horrible Thanksgiving.

    So, since I’ve been on that side of the retail fence, I refuse to shop black friday deals no matter how cheap. It was bad enough when it was just Friday, but Thursday is just awful.

    Post # 14
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    774 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I am going to Wal-Mart’s 5pm sale because there is a travel system that’s a great deal and the 5pm sale happens to fall perfectly between our family gatherings. Then I’ll go to a couple of the 5-6 am Friday sales at some stores. I wouldn’t go if it meant having to sacrifice any time with my family though. I really hope this trend doesn’t continue. I hate seeing Black Friday take over Thanksgiving. 

    Post # 15
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    3778 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    we don’t really do the whole black friday thing. I may get on the computer briefly and see if there are any deals there.. but other than that I don’t do the whole crowds thing.

    Post # 16
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    3570 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Nope, and I don’t shop on black friday either. 

    @SammyI:  what does that have to do with anything?  That’s too bad your dad was a firefighter, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have empathy for retail employees. 

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