(Closed) If you’re going Black Friday shopping–do you have a list? Or “just going”?

posted 9 years ago in Holidays
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

We (all the women in my family, so usually a gaggle of 5-10 women) ususally hit up Chesterfield Mall and all the little malls along the way.  So we’ll be close to you.

We don’t make a list.  Just head out around 5 a.m. and get to work!  This year we’re cutting things off around 2 p.m. though. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Whew, I’ve never done this and I never will! I can’t deal with the madness! Fiance and I went to Circuit City a few years ago on Black Friday to get a big screen TV, but we didn’t go ’til like 11 am, so that doesn’t really count! Wink More power to those of you that jump right in though!

I just saw a commercial that Old Navy is opening at 3 am!!!!! 3?!?! I mean hell, why even close the night before? haha

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

I’m going Bridesmaid or Best Man dress shopping! I’m not sure how the crowds will be, but it was a good time for all the girls to be together.

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

We go every year but rarely have a list. I never try to get one of those CRAZY deals that there are like 10 of for 1000 people. Usually we look for stores that have good door-busters and just kind of wander 🙂

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

@honeybun- the outlet mall by me opens at 11pm thanksgiving night 🙂 Last year we got there at midnight, shopped until 3, hung out at dennys until 5, then hit up the normal mall.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I usually just head to the mall and wander. This year, though, my fiance’s days off during the entire month of November will be Thanksgiving and Black Friday. They’re on a big deadline and working nights and weekends. Since I’m pretty sure that wild horses wouldn’t be strong enough to drag him into a mall on Black Friday, I have to decide whether I’d rather spend the day with him or go shopping. Or maybe just go shopping at the ass-crack of dawn, and then spend the rest of the day with him.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2009 - Byodo-In Temple, Luau Reception

I hate crowds, but not enough to pass up the deals. :o)
I’ll be out and about early that morning (have to drive the hubbers to work at 5:30 am anyways, so might as well head straight to the stores afterwards), but I’ll totally have a list in hand and stores in mind. I get what I need and go home. Although I’ll probably be jamin’ to my ipod while waiting in those loooong lines. :o)

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Just the thought of shopping on Friday makes me cringe.  I can’t stand crowds and have yet to see a deal good enough to compel me out.  As it turns out I have to work so I couldn’t go even if I wanted to, which is probably for the best!

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

My mom and I already have our lists made.  In fact, I’m in the process of emailing mine to her right now.

I think we’re just hitting the big box stores this year.  The mall has been a total disappointment for the last couple of years, especially since we go to the outlets the next day.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

A few of our malls are opening at midnight on Thanksgiving, so I think me and my Maid/Matron of Honor or Mother-In-Law will be hitting those up, if I feel better. And i’ll definitely have a list – I always check to see what’s going to be on sale. But I always find other stuff too!! Our outlet mall has a Bath and Body Works outlet – I’m excited to hit that up!

 

Post # 14
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Helper bee

AHHH!! Im sooo mad.. every year my mom and I go shopping at like 5AM, but this year I dont have no money to go!!!! My mom and I are like biggggg shoppers we could for hours, all day (all year round). Last year we got in line at Target, it went all the way around to the back of the building!! It was a blast! We normally go in and know what we are looking for(from looking at the ads the day before) and get out and go to the next store!!

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I usually just go with somewhat of a plan, but no lists or anything. I usually go shoping for myself and not so much for Christmas gifts, hehe 🙂

I’ll print out any coupons I get via e-mail the night before and have an idea of where all the sales are, look around and buy if the mood strikes. Generally speaking, I’m on the lookout for clothes and accessories for myself.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee

I plan to maybe go to the outlet malls, do quite a bit of online shopping, and maybe hit the mall.  I’d like to get some sweaters since I have more summer than winter clothes so we’ll see.

Listed below is a link to the places that are having their Black Friday sales.  Not all of them are in yet, but the stores to the right of the link that have numbers listed are stores that already have their ads posted.  Others are still yet to post over the next few days.

http://www.black-friday.net/

Also try http://www.shoplocal.com because it will have all the ads so you won’t have to buy a newspaper the day of Thanksgiving.

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