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Old 11-21-2007, 05:41 PM   #1
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Alright, whose going shopping the day after Thanksgiving?

I don't know about you, but I never go shopping the day after Thanksgiving. I do know that some people do like to go out & do this, and I respect their decision. But to me the sales are not worth it, dealing with crowds & finding a parking space at the malls. Some of the stores around here are opening at 4 in the the morning. I find that a bit ridiculous. I used to work in retail at one time, and I know what the the sales clercks ( I really feel for them), have to go through to put up sometimes with really rude & nasty customers. To me that's what Christmas is not about. I'm sorry, I hope that I don't come across like a Scrooge, but I am curious to what your feelings are about shopping on Black Friday?

A Happy Thanksgiving to all of the USA Interference people here, and a to all the sales clerks who have to work on that day.
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I don't really care either way. Crowds don't really bother me. I never need any of the big ticket items that are on sale (can't really afford them even when they are). I've gone in the past, but I'd rather sleep in so I will only go later in the afternoon.

Our backward butts against a mall and the store closest to us, Kohl's, is opening at 4 am!!! If I felt like being conscious at that hour, I'd go back there and catcall people through the fence.

I've decided that since I haven't started shopping yet, I'm doing all of my shopping this year at our campus store at school/work. They sell everything - books, clothes, baby stuff (for new nephew), jewelry, purses (they have art students and crafty girls selling their things in the store), cheap gifts.... Then I can go during my break times at work and there won't be crowds.
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Hell no not me. I hate crowds and I hate people
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No. Not going to happen. I like my limbs where they are.
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Did it quite a few years ago, couldn't pay me to go through all the hassle now.

A couple of stores here are opening at 4am Friday. I wouldn't even get up at 4am (or 5, 6, 7, etc.) if Bono himself was a Walmart greeter waving around copies of the remastered Joshua Tree.
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We have the big shopping day on Boxing Day in Australia. As a retail worker can I just say that I haaattttee it. We spend Christmas Eve setting up the store for the sale and have to get to work really early on Boxing Day to open up I spend Christmas Day tired from the setup and can't stay late because of the early start the next day.


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I'm not shopping, but I am working the day after Thanksgiving. I have to be in by 530am because the mall is opening at 6 am. Getting up that early on that day, its going to be hell, I tells ya!
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I'll be on the other side of the cash register then, lol. Working 10 hours and not looking forward to it.
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Our backward butts against a mall and the store closest to us, Kohl's, is opening at 4 am!!! If I felt like being conscious at that hour, I'd go back there and catcall people through the fence.
If you think that's early, some are opening at midnight on Thanksgiving night....
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I am soooooo right there along with you, Sicy!! ESPECIALLY those insane after Thanksgiving and day after Christmas shopping days. I'd rather sit here shopping on eBay in my underwear!

I almost puked when I heard that Kohls was opening at freaking 4AM on Friday. How stupid is that!! Give your store employees a break, it's THANKSGIVING for chrissakes and they are probly gonna still be digesting their big huge dinners!

It makes me sick how the holidays have become so over commercialized in the retail sect. Seeing how much gifts you can buy or how much money you can spend is NOT what Christmas is all about. What is this teaching our children?
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No way! Though I had to call AT&T (Wireless) today about my cellphone bill and upgrading our phones. She did mention that the store would be having a 50% off sale on upgrades on Friday. So I may try and venture over there for (and with) Maddy. Luckily it's not in a mall, it's near an Office Depot. Which is nearly next to Best Buy. So we'll see how it goes.... I will try online shopping, once I know what I need to buy!
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will someone think of us poor sales associates????
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