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Old 11-25-2005, 04:46 PM   #1
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Ok, who went shopping the day after Thanksgiving?

I didn't go because I'm ill, but I never do go anyway. A lot of stores in my town opened up at 5:00 AM, and some, even at 4:00. I used to work in retail and absolutely hated working the day after Thanksgiving. Some customers were down right mean and rude. I guess they don't know what really Christmas is all about.
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Old 11-25-2005, 04:57 PM   #2
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Definitely not

I hate malls every day of the year, so NO way would I go on the worst day to go.

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no way

I was considering trying to get the $379 laptop from Wal-Mart, but I couldn't find any specs on it and I wasn't quite prepared to deal with people this morning for a laptop I know nothing about.

I've worked in retail on Black Friday before, but I worked at Menard's (hardware store, like Home Depot) and it was busy but not too bad.

anybody have any horror stories to share?
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Old 11-25-2005, 05:30 PM   #4
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I went and just got back. We were out at 5 back earlier than usual this year which is great

This is one of the few days I ever go to the mall. It's one of our only family traditions

I don't get it either
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I did only because my hair dryer broke and I had to get a new one- around 3 PM it was still a nightmare. It was just at a very small local strip mall. I can't even imagine what the big malls were like.
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I saw on the news that people got trampled on in an MI Walmart(?) and in Florida there was a brawl. It's really crazy with how people are so ignorant of others.

I tried to go shopping today but there was too many people and it was really frustrating.
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Old 11-25-2005, 07:22 PM   #7
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my mom and i went to the galleria mall for their official christmas tree lighting ceremony. it was great...even got to see olympic ice skater dorothy hamill ice skate, and santa doing back flips on skates, and a choir singing christmas carols. then we went to target to pick up a few things. surprisingly target was hardly busier than it would be on a normal saturday. and while the galleria was crowded because of the show, it was relatively easy to find a close parking spot.

i love going to the malls on the day after thanksgiving even if i'm not shopping for anything in particular...it helps get me in the holiday spirit
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i had to go to kinkos and bestbuy is nextdoor so i went in and bought a CD
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we had to grab some stuff from my dad's apartment anyway, so we stopped at circuit city to look at ipods/mp3 players. rather than leaving with one, i just left knowing i'd have to get one off ebay or find some other way. such a scam.
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i was there from 5:30 till around noon
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Old 11-25-2005, 10:07 PM   #11
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I'm in New Lenox, IL with Phil's family and his mom likes to go out and watch all the Day-After-Thanksgiving shoppers getting worked up for nothing, so we hit the mall in Orland Park. I got a sweater and hat from Gap (the sweaters were a deal for two, and Phil's sis got one too), and some shoes from Target that I've actually wanted for months, but the Targets in Grand Rapids have been out of them. We didn't go until after lunch though, and the mall in Orland Park wasn't really any busier than our malls in Grand Rapids are on any given weekend.
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i was there from 5:30 till around noon
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Black Friday veteran here! I'm a retail manager and I've found that as long as the employees stay upbeat, the customers are generally cool. I am VERY lucky to work at a small store in a small strip mall on a small island in Touristland USA, so Black Friday really isn't that bad for me...it's just slightly busier than a day with maybe two big cruise ships in the harbor.

The Saturday before Christmas is the day that scares me, after we've run out of sizes and boxes and everything has gone to markdown and you can't even make whole outfits anymore...
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no way

I was considering trying to get the $379 laptop from Wal-Mart, but I couldn't find any specs on it and I wasn't quite prepared to deal with people this morning for a laptop I know nothing about.

I've worked in retail on Black Friday before, but I worked at Menard's (hardware store, like Home Depot) and it was busy but not too bad.

anybody have any horror stories to share?

Finally got a DVD player today! $39 at Walmart for a Magnavox
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Old 11-25-2005, 11:32 PM   #15
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Yah, I went...with liv luv and family, and I looked at things I can't afford. But I do like people watching so all is well. I got some nice white shirts to wear under my clothes. That's cool right? I hate shopping.
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I heard there was a mob attacking someone for the last of a laptop computer at walmart here today
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Only went shopping at the drug store, needed to buy some wine to take over to my sister's house.
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I worked from 2-9 and some stores were still open till 11 in our mall. So my employees and I went to check out what we might have missed. It was great, there was nobody around. Got great service and even though the sales people were really tired, they were all really nice.
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Never will....I have a fear of crowds and going out shopping during this day and also during the holiday season would only make things worse.

But I did have an interview today that got cancelled cause their postions got filled up.
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I never have before cuz it is still too early for me to shop, but I have to admit I did venture out thie afternoon. I went to some local surf and gift shops in my beach community and picked up a few odd items, mailed my Xmas cards at the post office with a couple small packages, then I went to Tower Records and picked up a few things, picked up a few gift certificates at random shops around town and ended up at Target which wasn't too bad at all by 4:30pm. Granted, I wasn't anywhere near a shopping mall, but I did some "shopping". Our town's Christmas parade is next Sat. night. I will probably put up a few decorations around the house Sunday and hang some lights. I like colorful lights at Christmastime.
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