Are you shopping today?

  1. Braving that madness? Me? In two words, hayell NO! I'd rather pay retail!
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  2. 33 Comments

  3. by   SmilingBluEyes
    NO WAY ON EARTH!!!! Putting up the Christmas tree instead.
  4. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    I would have been sleeping.

    I could have been sleeping.

    I should have been sleeping.


    ....'cept my wonderful mother called at 7AM to ask a question. ....She's out shopping. ugggggh


    Oh, well, I get to spend the morning with my dear AllNurses.com friends while the kiddos sleep.
  5. by   VeryPlainJane
    I stood in line at walmart for a two hours with 5 friends from school for the $389 laptops. For that price would do it again! Was able to walk back to electronics pick them up pay for them and leave in about 15mins! Hubby met me back at home with hot coco.
  6. by   HappyJaxRN
    Dreaming about it....probably won't happen tho.:hatparty:
  7. by   liljulz0613
    We waited in line at walmart too but ours only had 20 laptops and were gone by the time we got in!! Went to the mall with my mom today and it is MADNESS! Would have been easier without the stroller lol. On my way to a different mall later tonight to see if I can find some deals!
    Hope everyone had a great thanksgiving!
  8. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Heeeeeeck no.

    And if anyone ever hears of me shopping the day after Tahnksgiving, please God, call 911, i have obviously been dragged out of the house against my will.
  9. by   Tweety
    Once I went to Best Buy on my way home from work, the sale was very compelling (which is why so many people do it) and brief. The lines were so long to check out I went home and went to bed. That's my only experience with this day.
  10. by   psychonurse
    Well I thought about getting up at 5am and go to the Penny sale.......NOT!!!!

    I do most of my Christmas shopping in the middle of the week when no one else is out there. I don't want to fight with 40,000 people and their children :lol_hitti :smackingf

    Also I do a lot of my shopping online....Hallmark for my aunt that I buy flowers every year and I get a lot of gift cards. My niece and husband were so appreciative last year cause I bought them a room at a motel, dinner and movie tickets and they used them for Valentines day..which was nice because they became parents in June.....
  11. by   mercyteapot
    Quote from Tweety
    Once I went to Best Buy on my way home from work, the sale was very compelling (which is why so many people do it) and brief. The lines were so long to check out I went home and went to bed. That's my only experience with this day.
    My personal aversion to shopping on this day was solidified the year that I went to Kohl's, and wondered why on earth so many people were milling about in the aisles. It was odd, because it was happening all through the store, and one could barely manuever one's cart from department to department. It turned out those people milling about were actually waiting in line to check out...:uhoh21: I did the same thing as you, came on home and went to bed, which was where I should have stayed in the first place...
  12. by   mitchsmom
    I usually never go out the day after Thanksgiving but there were some things we needed right now & also for Christmas. And I talked dh into keeping the kids.

    One good thing about living in a small town... "crowded" is a relative term... even on a "crowded" day, it was better at our mall today than the everyday crowds in a city

    I also still had money on a gift card that I got last Christmas! Shows you how often I get to go shopping! LOL
  13. by   VivaLasViejas
    There are two days during the year when I will not willingly go within a country mile of any retail establishment: the day after Thanksgiving, and Christmas Eve. (I don't like going the day after Christmas either, but that's the best time to buy decorations, gift wrap etc. for NEXT year )

    I did go one year, after getting off work at 0630.......the stores had opened half an hour earlier, and all the free stuff was already gone!! In the meantime, you couldn't swing a cat without hitting 20 other shoppers, the parking lots were crammed full, people were rushed and nasty, and I actually thought this one woman was going to punch me out for grabbing the last pair of size 8 Slim boys' jeans a full second before she got there. I mean, she yelledat me: "I saw those first!!" to which I admittedly responded rather irritably, "Yeah, well, I'm BUYING them first". :stone

    Nope, I do NOT like shopping the day after Thanksgiving.....it's too competitive, too crowded, and too danged mean!:chuckle
  14. by   live4today
    No shopping done yet...............waiting on my "check coming in the mail" that my Father God is sending me to get me back on my feet. :hatparty: Depending on how much my Father God sends me will determine how I spend it. Home on the beach of the pacific somewhere in southern Callie.... where I can write my arse off and sell my books, my poetry, my artistic talents so I can make even MORE moolah. Ten percent off the top goes directly to tithing, the other 90 percent is mine...MINE...MINE...:hatparty:

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