Avoiding Black Friday shopping in stores

United States
November 24, 2017 12:37pm CST
Today is Black Friday in the US. It's probably a mad house in stores with people trying to get things at bargain prices, things they may not even need. I am not going to subject myself to that. I am not desperate for anything at the moment. Plus, I don't want to get trampled on and such in the process. Unless that only happens in the wee hours of the morning. Besides, to save a huge amount of money the best thing to do is to buy nothing. And that is what I am going to do. At least when it comes to actual stores. I may look for something online. Safer, more convenient and time saving. I wonder if stores have the same deals online as they do in stores. I also wonder how many stories we will hear in the news of people getting injured or even killed at actual stores today trying to get something at very low prices.
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@much2say (35424)
• United States
24 Nov
Driving home last night, we passed by a shopping center that was already filled with cars in their parking lot - probably for some pre-Black Friday shopping. We don't want to be any part of that - people can go nuts during this shopping craze - I don't need anything that badly either.
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@Susan2015 (18703)
• United States
24 Nov
@much2say Me either, I don't understand these people who line up early to get a material item.
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• United States
24 Nov
Some people actually camp out overnight by the store so they are the first in line when it opens on Black Friday.
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@much2say (35424)
• United States
24 Nov
@Susan2015 I do admit I love to shop, but I have no desire to line up early for anything!
@Rikamaru (73)
• Louisville, Kentucky
24 Nov
Black Friday is almost one of the main reasons why I stay home on the day after Thanksgiving lol it can be a challenge just to travel throughout town!
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• United States
24 Nov
Good decision on your part. Safer and less stressful.
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@marlina (62364)
• Canada
24 Nov
I am not a Black Friday person at all.
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• United States
24 Nov
Me neither. There are people who don't go to actual stores but spend hours online shopping. I don't do that either.
@sharon6345 (101862)
• United States
24 Nov
My friend is getting her tablet at the store price so maybe.
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@zarlamain (23947)
• United States
24 Nov
I am the same way. I'm just going to do some online shopping instead.
• United States
24 Nov
Good idea. What are you planning to buy?
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@zarlamain (23947)
• United States
24 Nov
@lovebuglena I haven't decided yet. I'm just going to search for good deals first.
@maezee (27851)
• United States
24 Nov
I agree with you, I cant stand shopping in crowds!
• United States
24 Nov
I like it when I have room to move around. I hate overcrowding in stores.
@Susan2015 (18703)
• United States
24 Nov
We don't go shopping on this day, people are crazy. There is nothing materialistic that I would stand in line for either, no matter if it was for me or someone else. All I did was my usual errands today, the pharmacy, mailing a letter and a quick stop at the grocery store. I bought a few things, and one was a stocking stuffer gift. But that was it. No major stores like Walmart on this day! I don't even like going in there period now.
• United States
24 Nov
I don't have Walmart in my borough so never shop there. There are people who really need something (say like a TV) and can't afford it, so will go for Black Friday deals for that. That's understandable. But still crazy to go through all the stress and possible injury.
@JohnRoberts (41131)
• Los Angeles, California
24 Nov
So far, the news on TV is how quiet Black Friday has been at stores.
• United States
24 Nov
Really? I am surprised.
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@JudyEv (101135)
• Bunbury, Australia
25 Nov
I'm with you on this issue. I think it is just ridiculous that people go to these lengths just to save a few dollars. As you say, they'd save a lot more staying home.
@Scrapper88 (1216)
• United States
25 Nov
The main reason I don't do Black Friday is the crowds.
@Corbin5 (81872)
• United States
24 Nov
I have never done Black Friday shopping. Too hectic for me, and people drive erratically on Black Friday.