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Fri Nov 23, 2012, 05:07 PM

***DU it. Give it Up! Post your BLACK FRIDAY PURCHASES Right Here in this Handy Thread!!!***stars.

I got nuthin' based on sales, but did treat myself to something (but it ought not accrue to a Black Friday sale):

On Wednesday I had to replace my iPhone and saw the ***iPad Mini***



And, having had my older iPad stolen in September, and with insurance money in hand, I decided to get one today!

I have heard about people who waited in line for three LCD TVs and whatnot.

Would have gotten it yesterday but every Apple outlet was closed as part of the build up.

So...

What did YOU get, if anything???


And props to you if you got nothing at all.

BTW-- I'm leaving now to the local Walmart to see if they're picketing.

I'll be glad to stand with them.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 05:09 PM

1. I bought NOTHING, my dear NYC_SKP!

I haven't even been out of the house!

Have fun picketing!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 05:12 PM

6. But you had a fabulous time with daughter and partner!

Good on you!

I'll go by the home later to see my mom and dad, on the way home from the Walmart Supercenter which is clear across the city, almost in another county.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 08:23 PM

90. Me neither!

They couldn't pay me to walk into a store today!

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 05:10 PM

2. 1oz of Purple Kush and some Hash

Supported local business and got a great deal!

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Response to Ohio Joe (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 05:15 PM

11. Dammit.

 

I'm craving and I'm conserving my last 1/2 gram of Bubba until my new red card comes in...

My other one expired today, and talked to the owner the day before, thinking I would come in on Friday and pick up something - told me the law says it ends on the day, so Nov 23rd was the day, so I'm fucked. I sent out for the new one on October 31st - the only off day I had.

Which store did you go to?

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Response to Panasonic (Reply #11)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 05:21 PM

16. I went to Golden Meds on Peoria

Not the greatest selection of weed but what they have (anywhere from 7-20 strains on a given day) has always been excellent quality. Their house hash is the best I've ever had though, they carry pre-packaged hash that is not bad but the stuff they make themselves is a true treat.

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Response to Ohio Joe (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 05:34 PM

29. our hash is around 40 dollars here

 

If I remember right now for sure how much it is there. Something about CO2 had to get. My uncle got kaver or however it spelled.

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Response to Dems50State (Reply #29)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 05:55 PM

45. hmmm

 

I've been using a little bit of wax in the past, but haven't bought any hash lately because of its price.

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Response to Ohio Joe (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 07:26 PM

76. If you'd share, I wouldn't hate you so much.

 


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Response to Ohio Joe (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 02:55 AM

174. We'll be right over.

All 12,000 of us.

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Response to Ohio Joe (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 02:58 AM

175. So it was more like "Green Friday" then

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 05:11 PM

3. Oz weed

That is all

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Response to GeorgeGist (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 03:03 AM

176. Didn't buy anything but donated a little money to the local homeless shelter

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Response to GeorgeGist (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 04:40 PM

210. Wow, you're a pothead?

 



You must have a very sharp intellect, which is why you couldn't even muster up enough energy for proper punctuation.

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Response to this is temporary. (Reply #210)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 05:42 PM

212. I bet you say that to all the Cancer patients who use weed too.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 05:11 PM

4. Nada here. nt

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 05:12 PM

7. Absolutely zero.

You will never see me in a Black Friday frenzy. I did it once and never, never again.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 05:13 PM

8. I haven't been out of the house today...

but ordered stuff online for all the adults on my Christmas list...six family members. Also ordered some cute clothes for the 22-month-old twin girls.



On edit: Still have six kids remaining, but I am waiting for their wish lists/size information since they have definite tastes and keep growing. Nothing like seeing a happy kid on Christmas Day.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 05:13 PM

9. Fleece PJ for the kid, and it wasn't even on sale.

 

$16.99 for Angry Birds fleece PJ.

And just picked it up about 30 minutes ago at Target.

In and out.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 05:14 PM

10. I encumbered money today with electricity, natural gas, and water use.

Caloric intake related to leftovers and previous purchases...

No traveling. No special holiday spending.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 05:19 PM

12. A headache nt

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 05:19 PM

13. Handmade eye glasses case at our local crafts market.

I've been waiting all year for the chance.

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Response to Shrike47 (Reply #13)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 05:59 PM

49. One of the sadnesses of Black Friday is that it scares off the craftspeople.

We should be thankful, I suppose, that it's a Friday, an uncommon day IMO for flea markets, etc.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 05:20 PM

14. Not a single thing.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 05:20 PM

15. Coffee, breakfast, and train fare to work

It's an exciting life I lead

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 05:23 PM

17. Nuttin" Too poor!

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 05:23 PM

18. Shopping online!!! Almost done! nt

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 05:23 PM

19. One turkey, cheap. $3.00 worth of chicken gizzards for the dogs,

Some dried Lima beans to go into the turkey carcass stock I made last night and a pair of reading glasses from the dollar store.

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Response to OffWithTheirHeads (Reply #19)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 05:35 PM

30. The food deals must be off the hook!

Good for anyone out there getting goodies!

I bought some unsold pre-chopped dressing veggies (onions, celery, etc.), PERFECT for soup!

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 05:24 PM

20. Haven't left the house all day, so happy n/t

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Response to condoleeza (Reply #20)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 08:45 PM

98. It's been grand... my husband just left to go to our local watering hole

but I am happy at home cuddling with the kittens. It is a good evening to watch Home For The Holidays or Trains, Planes, and Automobiles

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 05:25 PM

21. I had to go to the urgent care facility for a sinus infection, and then buy an antibiotic. nt

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Response to s-cubed (Reply #21)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 05:36 PM

33. Crap. I hope the meds are working!



sending a hug, but don't breathe on me!

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Response to s-cubed (Reply #21)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 05:56 PM

46. Wife did the same.

 

I accompained her and watch her get undehydrated with an IV.

Diagnosis: Tonsillitis, and expensive meds follows (prediosine and 3rd or 4th generation cephalsphorin (cefalir))

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 05:26 PM

22. Zero!

I didn't leave the house today.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 05:27 PM

23. I got Freddie the cat's meds, a bag of her prescription food, and a tank of gas.

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Response to smokey nj (Reply #23)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 07:28 PM

77. Would that be Fat Freddie?

 


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Response to Egalitarian Thug (Reply #77)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 08:12 PM

84. She is a big girl, actually.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 05:29 PM

24. Breakfast & a diet coke nt

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 05:30 PM

25. Got my 20 year old car fixed. Didn't cross any picket lines or put any small shops out of biz

No big boxes going out to the curb this Black Friday, except the car.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 05:31 PM

26. Haven't left the house. Haven't shopped online.

Just enjoying leftovers.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 05:31 PM

27. Zip. Not even a drop of gasoline.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 05:33 PM

28. Haven't bought anything, but did pay for a registration for a 10K run.I don't think that counts!:-)

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Response to Lisa0825 (Reply #28)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 05:36 PM

32. It doesn't count.

I honestly don't think any ordinary purchases should count for those keeping track, and mine was one I'd happily have made yesterday if stores had been open!

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 05:36 PM

31. I got three long sleeve shirts, two sweat shirts, and a pair of pants for my son

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 05:39 PM

34. I wasn't going to spedn any money, but

I gave my 6 year old son $5.00 to put in his new wallet. Other than that, I took the kids to the park. No shopping for me. I passed by our local Wal-Mart to see if there were any strikers, but there weren't. Not a lot of cars there, though.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 05:43 PM

35. Well..

Ordered a bag of Science Diet Sensitive Stomach for Sadie Mae for pick up tomorrow.

Does that count?

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 05:43 PM

36. Zip.

 

Working at the desk today.

I am trying to get all my paperwork done for the year.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 05:43 PM

37. I bought Lana Del Rey's brand new 8 song EP "Paradise" for myself

 


I refrained from doing any black friday shopping/holiday shopping.

BTW-it was around 6am at Best Buy
but I did peak into Walmart, and it was deserted.
I saw 4 cops in the place, and aisles and aisles of NO customers.
Whether that is because they were there at midnight or something, it was suprisingly empty.

Also, the one I looked at had no pickets or workers outside.

I was wearing a button for the occasion "UNION". And I was looking for someone to argue with, but there was no one. (drat).

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 05:44 PM

38. Books and CDs.

CDs and books at a used book store:
Trabaci keyboard works (early 1600s)
Paganini guitar music
some Mercury Blues compilations
Bind Boy Fuller
Muddy Waters

Couple of juvenile mysteries in German (I will beat that language before dementia sets in!)
Garfield and puzzle books for the kiddo
Education books (wife's)

Additional education books through Amazon (for me)

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 05:45 PM

39. I bought NYC_SKP's old iPad.

Ya got some REAL interesting (if disgusting) self portraits on there, good buddy.

I didn't know you could do that with a hedgehog.

I'll be getting off the train in your stretch of the woods on Jan. 8th, headed south.

Available for a coffee and a taco??

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Response to cliffordu (Reply #39)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 05:58 PM

48. There's a WHOLE lotta good pron on that iPad, two wimin and a certain man and a goat, or two.

Not naming names that rhyme with cliffordu.

wouldn't do that!

Jan 8 is wide open, we have trains that pass through here, I hear.



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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #48)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 06:20 PM

60. Yep - at least the last time I looked the train did come through that burg.

Can't wait to see you again my friend, riding from there to SF, south to LA and then to the east coast along the border.....

Going to be a great winter!!!!!



And by the way - I AM the goat....grew my beard longer.......lol....

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Response to cliffordu (Reply #60)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 08:10 PM

82. Lucky for you, I've met a few goats!

And thats all I'm gonna say about that!

You got my number, hit me up!

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #82)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 08:12 PM

86. I shore the hell will!!

Gotta hit that taco truck again. Fo sho.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 05:46 PM

40. haven't left the house except to get the mail and a newspaper. $1.00 for paper.

no cooking, no getting dressed, no make-up, no cleaning, no surfing the net, just reading, listening to music, did n't even turn on TV until a few minutes ago. had a healthy salad for lunch. might order pizza for supper.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 05:48 PM

41. Two Big Macs - total was $3.18

They were for a dear friend in a skilled nursing/rehab facility.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 05:50 PM

42. up at 4am to take daughter to airport...

breakfast at Acadia Diner in Burlington

went to Home Depot to peruse the Kitchen Cabinets... decided on (not to buy yet) unfinished pine that I will stain with 'winter moss' when I get them...


...then headed out happy to have made a decision; but ahhh, a tool chest caught my eye and I bought it in order to organize my tools... (noted that the WalMart across the way was somewhat busy )

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 05:51 PM

43. A carton of eggs, cat food, a quart of milk, toilet paper

That's all.

Oh, and I had lunch at a family-owned restaurant in my neighborhood.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 05:53 PM

44. Nada.

I've spent today finishing up winterizing the apartment with materials I bought several days ago -- and eating leftovers.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 05:57 PM

47. 5 baby books for the granddaughter at B&N

and some catfood at the grocery store.

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Response to LadyHawkAZ (Reply #47)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 07:19 PM

71. That right there is awesome.

Adding LadyHawkAZ to my favorites.


Oh, wait, already there.



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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #71)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 07:29 PM

78. LOL!

I am finding grandparenthood to be an expensive hobby. Cardboard kiddie books cost as much as full-length novels, good grief!



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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 05:59 PM

50. 0. i never go out on black friday except for family.

 

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 06:02 PM

51. DVD player 19.99@Target no waiting store wasnt that busy and this door buster was in stock 11am

I went in for a children's paint set and saw it.
We needed it - you have to hit the one we have now with a butter knife sometimes to make it open up

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 06:07 PM

52. Nothing, I haven't even left the house after coming back from celebrating Thanksgiving. nt

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 06:07 PM

53. Groceries.

I love grocery shopping on Black Friday. I have the store to myself!

I'll do my Xmas shopping online & the first week in December. I hate crowds.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 06:09 PM

54. Zip. Zero. Zilch

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 06:09 PM

55. A one-week bus pass.

I was determined not to buy anything that wasn't absolutely necessary, though I did break down and actually look at the merchandise at World Market. But looking is not buying.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 06:11 PM

56. Wrapping paper, 1st class airmail postage, nail spade/spear, haircut, coffee...

Los Altos is very, very quiet today and the weather is gorgeous.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 06:13 PM

57. Nada. Didn't even leave the house. Ordered nothing online. Bought nothing in stores.

Posted a lot online about the Walmart strike in support of the strikers though.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 06:14 PM

58. 1 DVD

From Amazon (I know I know). for $1.96 with free shipping. It's almost more expensive to rent it.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 06:16 PM

59. A couple of Cokes from the convenience store

payday is next week, so I sat this one out. I've sat out quite a few, actually, because I haven't seen anything on offer that I really want or need.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 06:21 PM

61. 22 gallons of gas @ $3.84 per

Oh, and a cup of coffee for a buck or whatever from the gas station.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 06:27 PM

62. refilled my contacts prescription!!

couldn't be happier (I thought it had expired)!

I haven't gone out on Black Friday since the 80s.

Love to shop at craft-art shows throughout the year for special gifts. I do most shopping online. Intend to do a bit of homemade gifts this year.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 06:29 PM

63. I'm still in my PJs.

Woo Hoo! Let's hear it for PJs!

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Response to dmr (Reply #63)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 07:06 PM

69. Oh now you've done it.

You've painted an imaginary image, yes you have.

And you are ADORABLE!

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #69)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 11:35 PM

150. Bounce!

That SP episode will never be the same!

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 06:43 PM

64. My #2-son's driver's permit.

Three and a-half hours at the DMV and $14!! It made him very happy, though.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 06:46 PM

65. A pizza

from a local small pizza shop.

Nothing from any stores.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 06:54 PM

66. Nothing

Not even cat food.

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Response to NV Whino (Reply #66)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 07:06 PM

68. I got cat food

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #68)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 08:10 PM

83. Seems like only the cats violated the Black Friday boycot

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Response to NV Whino (Reply #83)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 08:38 PM

93. You're right! Took my kitty Figaro to the vet.

I'd kept him in the patio for 2 weeks due to a hurt paw. Took him back in today, turned out he was bleeding on the towel my daughter wrapped him up in and he had a bloody little crater that was a former abscess. They cleaned it up in another room and I heard some yowls and a couple of "OH MY GOD!"s!!!

Baby Girl came up to see me today and was the official kitty wrangler, a la wrap him up swaddled like a baby.

It was like a comedy routine when I introduced Baby Girl to the ladies at the front desk:"She doesn't sell her ass on the street. She doesn't get strung out on drugs. She's never been to jail. She graduated from college. She knows how to prevent babies. AANNNNNDDDD----she has a steady JOB!!!"

Can't you tell I'm proud of her???
Oh, and the cat survived and didn't freak out more than necessary!!

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Response to NV Whino (Reply #83)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 03:07 PM

200. Wait! I shopped for the dogs!

Went to the local independent pet store and got wet food for the dogs, got home and realized I also needed dry food. That means I go back today, argh! (I love to support this store. Right now they are selling raffle tickets for $1 for some pet items, and all the proceeds will go to help feed the pets of homeless people. So each time I go in, I just tell them to add a couple of tickets to the bill.)

Also got a pattern from Joanns, milk and meat from the vitamin/grocery store and a few items from Trader Joes. Stayed far away from the mall areas...way too much humanity there for me.

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #68)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 01:33 AM

169. me too

Petsmart had an awesome sale. With 5 cats & 5 fosters, you bet I stocked up. And they had a cat tree for half off and the cats never know when Christmas is anyway. Also got backing for a quilt, presents for family, especially grandchildren. Tried to get a bunch of gift cards from a regional grocery store--they wouldn't take a credit card & only $50 on a check--what's with that? They lost $200 of sales that I don't want to give to Target or other national. First time in years I've shopped Black Friday. Customers & workers were all gracious, & no place was crowded at any time of day.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 06:58 PM

67. I bought NOTHING!

After years of working BLACK FRIDAY, I no longer leave the house on BLACK FRIDAY!

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 07:17 PM

70. horse feed and dog food

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 07:21 PM

72. I bought a new pair of shoes for $15 at Sears and a new pair of pants

For $11 at JC Penny

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 07:22 PM

73. I bought two seasons of Family Guy for $7.50 each.

And I picked up "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" for $4 at Target. Plus my copy of Porcupine Tree's new album "Octane Twisted" arrived in the mail. Not too bad!

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 07:25 PM

74. Had to take my mom to fill a prescription

and needed to stop at Lowe's. Found the mailboxes I needed and (yes I plead guilty) I found the heater I was looking for at 1/2 the online price. Also, I found tulips and other bulbs at 50% off.

Does that make me a bad person?

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Response to JCMach1 (Reply #74)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 08:26 PM

91. I have bulb envy! Nice score!

I have nothing bad to say about anyone who chooses to shop today. I just cant stand the crowds!

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Response to Lucinda (Reply #91)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 10:14 PM

138. Since I had to go... mom couldn't go without meds... It wasn't so crowded...

I think the throngs were mostly at the box stores. That's why I scored the heater which was a one time item at that price.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 07:25 PM

75. $25 premium gasoline. Had to work the horse & didn't have enough get to the stables and back. n/t

 

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 07:31 PM

79. I got some yellow ink for my printer, because I had run out.

Staples was not so busy. I stopped at the grocery store and got a few odds and ends to go with the leftovers. We would have eaten well without them, but it was on my way home.

I will do most of my shopping online, after December 1st. This standing in line in the middle of the night is not for me. I love Christmas, but it is NOT the season to be greedy, at least not in this house.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 07:32 PM

80. Went out at midnight with my daughter, son and sister

We didn't buy much. I got a deal on some nice sheets for $30 and a $7 pillow. The kids got a couple of t-shirts and my sister picked up some hats. Then my husband and I went out this morning at about 7 to Best Buy and bought nothing and then to Target and Costco and picked up some groceries for the house, a heated blanket for my daughter and some gloves for me and the kids.

Black Friday is a tradition for our family-- it's not about spending a lot of money but spending time together as a family. Not sure we added much to anyone's bottom line with our purchases but we definitely had fun.

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Response to qanda (Reply #80)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 08:29 PM

92. I LIKE bargain shopping. I come from a long line of "treasure hunters"

so it's fun when I find a good deal. I can't handle the crowds though, so I stay in on big shopping days!

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Response to Lucinda (Reply #92)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 10:50 PM

142. Surprisingly, there weren't many crowds where we went

I never had to wait longer than a couple minutes to check out. I stayed away from the stores with the "big deals"-- too much stress for me.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 07:44 PM

81. We purchased...

PlayStation Vita Assassin's Creed III Liberation Bundle ($179.99 Online Price Reg $249.99 Save $70.00 28% Amazon.com)

TomTom VIA 1400M Portable GPS Navigation System with 4.3" Touch Screen ($79.00 Online Price Reg:$119.99 Save $40.99 34% Target.com)

Marvel Licensed 4 Piece Fun Camp Kit - Spiderman ($20.00 Online Price Reg:$29.99- Save $9.99 33% Target.com)

LG BP125 Blu-ray Player ($38.00 Online Price Reg:$79.99 Wal-Mart.com)

Sylvania 7" Dual Screen Portable DVD Player with Dual DVD Players ($49.00 Online Price Reg:$129.99 Wal-Mart.com)

Assassin's Creed III ($34.99 Online Price Reg $59.99 Save $25.00 42% Amazon.com)

Nintendo Wii Bundle w/ 2 Games ($99.99 Online Reg $199.99 Wal-Mart.com)

We got a few other items like a waffle iron, griddle, kids bedding, an Avenger's action figure set, etc. A lot of our shopping was done online. A few items were in store only.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 08:12 PM

85. Nothing, Nada, Nil

Haven't had the money for gifts in years and years. If I can't make, you aren't getting it.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 08:15 PM

87. Will not consume because I am expected, or ordered to do.

What a silly concept, but following a day dedicated to gorging oneself, I guess it is appropriate.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 08:20 PM

88. Some drywall and 2x4s

 

And all of the sale items in the aisles and people at Home Depot while I was trying to get my stuff were very annoying!!

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 08:20 PM

89. I renewed my DU star today


I couldn't possibly manage the crowds, and wouldn't even if I could. People are crazy out there!

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Response to Lucinda (Reply #89)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 08:40 PM

94. Thank you Lucinda!

I knew a girl in high school named Lucinda.

Lucinda Lyon.

What are the odds???

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #94)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 08:55 PM

101. Pretty slim! My name is on the unusual side. :)

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 08:41 PM

95. My husband bought a pint of buttermilk this morning

so I could make banana bread and we picked up a couple of coffees at the gas station before heading out of town for a little road trip.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 08:42 PM

96. I worked all day! It's a good way to save $$ I guess...

People seemed to be pretty amicable I only had one person who was not happy about what was going on, but by the time she left she had a smile on her face.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 08:43 PM

97. target

Fireplace screen and tool set.

Was @ $50 less then before

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 08:53 PM

99. Proud to say NOTHING!

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 08:53 PM

100. a red tricycle

Went to aamazon to get a used certain Civil War book and ended up with a brand new tricycle.........sometimes Grandma forgets the hell what she's doing...but my two year old grandson will be thrilled........now where the hell is the book I wanted???

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 08:55 PM

102. I got lunch at El Pollo Loco for $6, a shredded beef filled quesadilla.

NO shopping. I worked all day and am now going home to enjoy a glass of wine and leftovers for dinner, lol.

Even tomorrow my plan is for fun, not shopping. Going to the harbor and museum.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 08:56 PM

103. 3 eighths of the killer

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 08:56 PM

104. Not one thing.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 08:57 PM

105. 1 cup of coffee & a bagel with cream cheese.

That's it.

At a local hippie-type coffee shop that I frequent (I'm the token geezer).

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Reply #105)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 09:40 PM

124. geezer vibes!

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #124)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 11:04 PM

144. If only they'd legalize the stuff, I'd volunteer

to be the tokin' geezer.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 08:58 PM

106. Went on a day hike. I have never shopped on Black Friday. nt

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 08:58 PM

107. Unsweet tea with 3 splenda at the McDonalds drive thru

on my way home from the gym

yesterday, I bought over a $100 worth of Christmas tree crap

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 08:59 PM

108. I ran 8 miles this morning and watched the cars heading out.

Then got a haircut...without an appointment. The place was empty.
That's the only money I spent all day.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 09:00 PM

109. Some good stuff

Went to WalMart last night with my mom *ducks thrown objects* I know, I know... She camped outside of the video games (which I won't know what she got me until Christmas morning) that were in the dairy aisle while I parked myself in produce where the movies were.

I managed to grab Alien, Aliens, The Princess Bride and all three Lord of the Rings movies on Blu Ray, along with Taken on regular DVD. I passed up Prometheus for the two Alien films and if they had The Thing 2011 on Blu Ray instead of regular DVD I would have grabbed it as well. I also picked up a bit of clothing for my mom, as well. Things were pretty civil for the most part, with the main thing being "Can you grab x for me?" or "Can you grab me a copy of x while I go for y? Do you want it, too?" That said, I had two empty carts swiped from me while waiting and I had to go all the way to Lawn and Garden to find an empty one so we could check out.

My mom headed out later and got me a tablet at home improvement store Menards at 5:00 and we headed out together to get a metal and wood shelf for my comic room (I use them to put my comic boxes on) and look at a computer desk at Office Depot. I didn't like it, so we passed on it.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 09:02 PM

110. I bought pho for lunch at the local Cambodian place...

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 09:03 PM

111. First Time for Everything

 

This is the first time I've been out on black Friday. However I went to Menards at 530 pm to purchase some Christmas lights... not sure if that even counts.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 09:12 PM

112. Our clothes dryer bought the farm last night.

So I got a new one. I hated to be out on Black Friday, but I had little choice. I waited until mid-afternoon and it wasn't too bad. I also walked to the Walgreen's near our house and got some presents my wife wanted.

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Response to rzemanfl (Reply #112)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 11:25 PM

146. Well,

if there was a right time for it to go out, I think that this week would certainly qualify.

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Response to Hayabusa (Reply #146)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 02:11 PM

197. Usually appliances and cars die around here when we have house guests, so this was unusual.

I did get a very good "Black Friday" price.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 09:18 PM

113. A dozen doughnuts and a gallon of milk. n/t

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 09:19 PM

114. Creamer, bread, and cereal....n/ t

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 09:21 PM

115. A six pack of Bud from the local liquor store, that's it

I screwed up though, should have bought a 12 pack.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 09:21 PM

116. "...absolutely nothing...say it again...."

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 09:28 PM

117. Four Small Gifts --

Note cards at a retail store plus (at a consignment store) a vegetable tray, coasters of Roman mosaics, and carved wooden jewelry box.

On Edit: Afterwards ingredients for winter melon soup at Whole Foods.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 09:30 PM

118. stayed home finishing figuring out my Xmas lights...

ate leftovers, mostly I made up for lost sleep.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 09:30 PM

119. Nada. I don't like crowds.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 09:33 PM

120. I got the strike special on Aisle two at Walmart

I just filed that story.

Oh and a set of rubbermaid... mine were just oh 20 years plus old with missing covers and really nasty plastic.

Most of the picketing happened around nine to ten in the morning by the way. And enjoy the Mini, I replaced mine when the four came out, Had the debate mini or full size. I used mine for heavy writing and research, so just got the full sized.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #120)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 09:39 PM

123. Is your story up yet?

I couldn't resist the mini. Had the iPad2 (owned by boss) stolen from home along with a MB Air (the bastids!), and not about to make them pay for this next one.

In any event, it's a sweet small package, but I'm still trying to get all my videos over to it (hate having to use iTunes).

As I wrote, I wasn't out to play Black Friday today, I was kind of forced to do it because EVERYONE was closed yesterday!

PM a link to your story, if you get a chance, or just link it in a reply.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #123)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 09:45 PM

125. I will post it as well

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #125)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 10:02 PM

131. Thanks.

Like I said, I hadn't planned to shop at all until I learned that everyplace is closed on Thursday.

Weird, like herding cattle into having to shop on Friday.

Hell, just give me business as usually, I don't have time for this foolishness.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 09:33 PM

121. I Had a Sushi Buffet?

I went out to lunch with my brothers. Nice little sushi buffet.

That is about it.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 09:37 PM

122. Couldn't get near the stores

Got some Steam games online

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 09:53 PM

126. While going from one work site to another,...

...I REALLY had to pee, so I ran into Burger King, used the pisser and got 2 chocolate chip cookies for a buck. Before I ate my lunch, I also grabbed a bag of Munchos and a Powerball ticket.

On the way home, I paid my cell phone bill, but I spent about $55 today, but none of it was Christmas shopping.

PEACE!

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 09:56 PM

127. I bought zilch today, but I plan on doing some

online shopping before Xmas.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 09:58 PM

128. Went into town early

To buy a turkey marked down to 1/2 price. Great deal on it BUT a damn pebble hit the windshield of my car driving into town and left a nice little 1/4" *ding* on it dead center which I'm sure will cost me a lot more to have fixed than the $15.00 I saved on the turkey.

Bad lucky lately -- 15 years ago today my father died. I feel like sh*t really ... (((Dad))) I miss you!!!





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Response to CountAllVotes (Reply #128)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 10:00 PM

129. Sorry for your pops!



Take care, CountAllVotes!!!

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #129)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 10:05 PM

133. Thank you.

The grief never goes away I've found out, never.

That was a sad damn day 15 years ago and I had to go find my mother and tell he had died as she did not know about it.

I just HATE this time of the year, not that it was ever that great anyway.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 10:01 PM

130. Food for me and the cats

One large can and three small cans of cat food

Four apples, some string beans, and a cup of tea to go.

I hope that stuff doesn't really count as Black Friday purchases. I so wanted to avoid contributing to consumerism.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 10:05 PM

132. Free download

for my Nook. Other than that, nothing!

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 10:06 PM

134. I bought

Nothing, nada, zilch!

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 10:08 PM

135. Whiskey

and beer.

And whiskey.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 10:11 PM

136. The sum total of my purchases today were

1 50# bag of hog food
1 30# bag of Infinia dog food
1 20# box of doggie biscuits

and I had the headlights in my car replaced. That was the big "had to get done" deal since I work 50 miles away and live in the middle of nowhere. Great for viewing meteor showers (no light pollution) but the deer are thick as the hair on a dog's back.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 10:14 PM

137. Pine scented candle.

A whole $1.99.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 10:14 PM

139. Saving my money for Small Business Saturday.

I bought nothing. But I did get a haircut, so that is money spent.

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Response to Curmudgeoness (Reply #139)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 11:29 PM

147. Oh hell no, I'm out in force tomorrow and on Sunday for the locals!!!

Props to you!!!

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #147)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 02:56 PM

199. Well, I did some serious local damage today.

Christmas gifts are taken care of.....all bought from small businesses and many items handcrafted by local people.

I love it!!!

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 10:16 PM

140. 2 cups of coffee (From local vendors not STARBUCKS) and

 

a newspaper.

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Fri Nov 23, 2012, 10:16 PM

141. Been sleeping it off most of the day.

Had to take our daughter to the airport for her 6am flight - GAK! - back home (she had to work today at her little neighborhood boutique). I was up most of the night washing the pots and pans and stuff, and by the time I was finished, it was only a half-hour til checking on her to make sure she was awake.

I've already ordered most of my Christmas presents online from various craftspeople and other designers and artisans. SUPPORT THE ARTS - BY SUPPORTING THE ARTISTS! Hint: etsy.com (!) You can be certain your recipient WON'T have anything like it.

Also - HERE IS A GREAT GIFT IDEA if you don't want to add any more clutter to somebody's Christmas, and it will really help a worthy cause. Defenders of Wildlife! For as little as $15 you can adopt a sea turtle or wolf or polar bear or other endangered creature in the name of the person you're honoring. This is PERFECT for friends or in-laws or siblings - with small children. Because for $25 you can get an adoption in their name, plus a little plush toy. Sent 'em to my nieces and nephews when they were little. Each year I'd pick a different animal and they'd get a new toy for their collections.

https://secure.defenders.org/site/SPageServer?pagename=wagc_seaturtle

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Fri Nov 23, 2012, 11:06 PM

145. Mexican food.

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Fri Nov 23, 2012, 11:32 PM

148. Did not spend a penny....I had ...

a lovely relaxing day...doing almost nothing....

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 11:35 PM

149. No money=no purchases

Actually I do have money but that's set aside to pay the winter property taxes coming due next month.

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Fri Nov 23, 2012, 11:39 PM

151. Without any thought to Black Friday,

I happened to buy two books online on social evolution in groups: Hierarchy in the Forest and Foundations of Social Evolution.

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Fri Nov 23, 2012, 11:40 PM

152. zero

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Response to patrice (Reply #152)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 12:00 AM

156. zero my hero

like i said, i would have preferred a normal day to by the iPad, was forced in a way to buy on Black Friday.

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Sat Nov 24, 2012, 12:35 AM

161. I went to one of the WalMart rallies, so I did use gas. &

Got home to mail with a letter in it informing me that a little pension that's been part of my budget for 15 years is bankrupt.

On the up side I did meet a Wobblie group that meets weekly & sings wobblie songs.

......................

I bet it was a good savings day to buy an iPad. Enjoy!

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Fri Nov 23, 2012, 11:41 PM

153. a board game at a local store and a few DVDs

Got a head start on small business Saturday with a board game at the local game store. Then picked up a few DVDs at a big box store, too. We weren't planning on going but we figured we'd see if the crowds were still crazy. They weren't, so we took a shot, and found a lot of the good deals on TV series DVDs were still available.

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Fri Nov 23, 2012, 11:57 PM

154. We bought a little food at Trader Joe's. That's it.

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Fri Nov 23, 2012, 11:59 PM

155. Metrolink train ticket to L.A. Union Station...

...including 3 subway line connections and 1 bus ride to reach Paramount, CA Wal-Mart: $28.00.

Sandwich and coffee at Union Station convenience shop: $4.88.

Joining striking workers and more than 1,000 supporters in protesting at Wal-Mart: PRICELESS!




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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #155)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 12:02 AM

158. K/R (nt)

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Sat Nov 24, 2012, 12:42 AM

163. ...

 

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Sat Nov 24, 2012, 12:01 AM

157. I bought nothing but had a lovely day

helping backstage with costumes in the ballet my daughter is dancing in this entire fun weekend. It was really fun and no one bought anything except tickets to see their kids and their kids friends dance beautifully and have a wonderful time.

I might have to buy more sewing thread and some extra tights tomorrow, though. We shall see.

What do you think of the iPad mini? I am seriously considering getting one.

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Sat Nov 24, 2012, 12:14 AM

159. A sandwich

Had to buy a client lunch.

There was a very small picket outside the local walmart. About 6 people, mostly with seiu signs. 10 minutes later, 2 left. But to be fair, it was raining cats and dogs.

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Sat Nov 24, 2012, 12:34 AM

160. A white dress shirt from Men's Wearhouse's website

It wasn't even on Black Friday. I did it last night!

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Sat Nov 24, 2012, 12:36 AM

162. We hung out at the beach, great day.

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Sat Nov 24, 2012, 01:00 AM

164. Lounged in bed

watching TV (Pride and Prejudice on Ovation), sipping tea and nibbling on left-overs. Got out of bed around 3pm. Worked on pillowcases I'm embroidering for Xmas presents and watched more TV.

Bought absolutely nothing today. I don't plan on buying anything for Xmas presents either. Several years ago I decided to just give the kids money -- money is never the wrong size, wrong color, wrong style and saves me from having to go to the mall. Win/win in my book.

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Sat Nov 24, 2012, 01:17 AM

165. I admit it, I got a carpet cleaner

and a poinsettia for my mom. I feel so ashamed.

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Sat Nov 24, 2012, 01:18 AM

166. Our family TG was today, so I bought 3 pies at Costco...

... just before we drove out of town: pecan, pumpkin, and apple.

Also bananas because we're out, and a package of Abreva cold sore medicine because I feel one coming on.

No crowds, no fuss, just a purchase at a store that treats its workers decently.



Hekate

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Sat Nov 24, 2012, 01:20 AM

167. I ordered some Heirloom seeds on Amazon. My 1st heirloom seed

purchase EVER.

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Sat Nov 24, 2012, 01:21 AM

168. Zero...Nil...Nada

There's nothing I need

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Sat Nov 24, 2012, 01:46 AM

170. Thinking of local festival not black Friday

Went to small store in my small town and bought two bottles of spiced red wine, the kind you serve hot for Christmas.

Our town is full of Christmas lights its like fairly land here, had to take my mom.

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Sat Nov 24, 2012, 01:50 AM

171. Did my part to stimulate the economy...

 

Roku XS for me to replace the one my nieces and nephew have taken over, 55" Samsung LED for my pops whose tv is experiencing the "red light of death", Bath towels $2.50 each at target because I can't resist a bargain, $60 iTunes cards for $50 for stocking stuffers and co-workers, Casio keyboard for my nephew because grandma is junking her piano, monster high dolls for the girls, and an ipad mini for me because the ipad2 is too darn heavy.

Target and Best Buy were in person and in time for the store opening and Roku and Apple were on line.

Best Black Friday ever!

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Sat Nov 24, 2012, 02:13 AM

172. bought a bag of fertilizer for the veggie garden

nt

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Sat Nov 24, 2012, 02:55 AM

173. Porn.

I'm kidding. No one pays for porn, anymore.

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Sat Nov 24, 2012, 03:31 AM

177. Have Boycotted The Christmas Gift Madness For Twenty Years Now

eom

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Sat Nov 24, 2012, 04:43 AM

178. double esspresso on ice

Added my own cream but at our local coffee house, not starbucks, although I like starbucks. Then I worked out in the gym for 1 1/2 hours and went home

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Sat Nov 24, 2012, 08:28 AM

179. At Home Depot, we purchased a toilet bowl wax ring, some cement board nails,

a bathroom light fixture and a couple of towel racks.

Today, at the local Ace Hardware, we'll buy the cement board.

We are, indeed, the cutting edge of consumerism. Always have been, always will be.

hahahahahaha.

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Sat Nov 24, 2012, 08:30 AM

180. Cold medicine.

Otherwise it would have been nothing.

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Sat Nov 24, 2012, 08:34 AM

181. Friday nothing. This morning I ordered some things from newegg.com

got a Socket FM1 mother board for $44.99 and 3 copies of Malwarebytes Antimalware for $9.99 each which is less than half price.
Should get here by UPS Wed or Thur.
Got a free AMD 3.0GHz quad core processor so got a motherboard to go with it.

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Sat Nov 24, 2012, 08:54 AM

182. My DW bought several little items for the kids.

She went out about 8 yesterday on a date with her best friend (the do this every year) breakfast and lunch with some shopping thrown in. She come home with mostly clothing for the kids, and dumped it all in the trunk of my Accord.

We dropped both kids off at 7 and went out on a date night for ourselves....Late, late we stopped in wal-turd and picked up a few misc toys and more clothes.

Didn't really pick up anything worth mentioning, but I did order my daughter a nice compound bow off amazon. We also stopped by and looked at a motorcycle I bought for our son.

Our first two day at home on this extended weekend have been great, looking forward to two more just like the past two.


Have a great weekend.

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Sat Nov 24, 2012, 08:57 AM

183. Didn't buy a thing. I stayed in my jammies.

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Sat Nov 24, 2012, 09:03 AM

184. Inka Kola...



Plus, sticky rice wrapped in banana leaves, a young coconut, Chinese black fungus, garam masala, wide rice noodles, anise tea, kumquats and a Milka bar.

All from Jungle Jim's market

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Response to rucky (Reply #184)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 11:02 AM

190. I've never had a kumquat.

I have enjoyed, however, loquats.

Not even in the same family but for the quat part!

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Sat Nov 24, 2012, 09:06 AM

185. Technically we got nothing

I think in my 46 years I have shopped (if you want to call it that - more looking then looking then buying) twice on black friday. Once went I was about 14 and then the last time was about 10 years ago.

This black friday we needed milk, oj and our printer broke this week. So I sent the hubby to costco and he got just milk. oj and a printer.

I hate shopping. I hate grocery shopping. I hate shopping for clothes. I despise shopping for a car. I loathe shopping for furniture. I don't mind shopping for musical instruments or things that I can build.

The reason I hate it, I don't like the crowds. People don't act like people when they see the word 'sale' or the phrase 'buy one get one free.' Their eyes glaze over and they start to act crazy. Scares me so I don't take part unless forced to.

Besides on black friday there is usually football, and I love football. An added bonus this year natgo had a doomsday prepper marathon (I like this show I think it is funny and sometimes I learn something - mostly though what I learn as nothing to do with prepping, but they do have many good green ideas). I really wish a&a would stop the storage wars, every time I turn it there that damn show is on, and if it isn't storage wars its parking wars which is just as stupid. History channel is no better these days, with american pickers and pawn shop - I think they were doing counting cars of some bs. At least history channel 2 had ancient aliens (it was about mormons of all things last night) and some up coming armageddon show.

But I was saved from all that because hbo was showing all the matrix movies.



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Sat Nov 24, 2012, 09:11 AM

186. Didn't go out to any stores. Ordered socks for my son and set of cookie sheets for me on-line.

Took advantage of Kohl's buy one pack get second pack half off on socks deal for 4 packs (2 white 2 black)
in larger size can't usually find in stores and free shipping for purchases over $50.

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Sat Nov 24, 2012, 09:23 AM

187. Wine.

Three for $10 at CVS.

Opened two, saved one for Monday. Toasted the poor schmucks out on the roads.

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Sat Nov 24, 2012, 10:21 AM

188. We go to a factory mall each year where the world is as it will be in 50 years.

A mix of all races and cultures. Makes me feel like home. This year I had to drive because hubby is injured and taking pain medicine, so how mom was going to tackle the parking on a day where there are ten cars per parking lot was the first test. Frantic, frantic, frantic. After five minutes, the strategy was to stay in a parking line and wait for someone to come out. After five more minutes of waiting it was frantic, frantic frantic.

So I see someone's light at the end of the line of parked cars go on and I race to put my blinker on. But this person goes no where for another few minutes. The conversation in the car goes dire. "You should have stayed and waited, look, behind us someone is backing out." So I stand my ground because the person in the car still has her rear lights on. While we're still waiting two cars down from her a family arrives and begins to load the car with packages. The mother looks at me apologetically as she takes down a baby crib that's built like a transformer.

Then, the car that was waiting forever begins to back out, straight out, and from there, begins a seven point turn to drive the car away from us.

We finally park to the tune, of "Next year mom isn't going to drive. Dad, you're not allowed to get injured again."

It was a great experience, except that we saw vestiges of what life will be like during the Apocalypse. My husband had a chance to order the last three slices of pieces at Sbarros, and when the lady put them up on the counter, some woman came up from the back and said, "I was waiting for those" and took them and quickly paid for them. My husband was not quick enough to figure out he got bested. What can I say. He's on medication. But the same thing happened to me at Starbucks. I wanted a coffee to make sure I would be alert driving back. The woman behind me jumped the line and grabbed someone else's drink. The system is that imperfect.

Best gift ever: I think I bought a knock off Sketcher Topsider, that was sold at real Sketcher prices, but it was too adorable to pass up. They're black with side panel in black and white houndstooth. Also, white soles. It's a x-mas gift, and, since we're on a budget, I got to decide if I wanted it because once we hit our limit, we're done. The good news was that hubby encouraged me to get the real brown knock-off that was sold as a knock-off for 25 dollars. They make great dog walking shows, except I don't like to wear the expensive ones because they wear down too quickly.

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Sat Nov 24, 2012, 10:29 AM

189. I bought a mattress topper online. Not a special purchase, but I waited to get it...

to see if it'd go on sale. It didn't. So I ordered it, anyway. Oh, well.

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Sat Nov 24, 2012, 11:20 AM

191. I got a haircut because I needed one

Does that count?

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Sat Nov 24, 2012, 11:30 AM

192. I went grocery shopping

and thoroughly enjoyed the empty grocery stores while everyone else was jam packed and smothered in department stores

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Sat Nov 24, 2012, 11:47 AM

193. Paper towels, toilet paper, coffee beans, raspberry danish...

dog food, wild bird seed, Italian bread, and body wash--yep, at Wally World. AND flu shots for me and my two sons from Walgreens. Merry Christmas, boys!

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Sat Nov 24, 2012, 11:49 AM

194. I bought a vowel

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Sat Nov 24, 2012, 11:52 AM

195. I didn't even go out on Friday...

Still enjoying left over Peking duck.. I won't go out till Dec. 1st, my payday, and then I won't be gift buying this year. May parents celebrate Kurisumasu in the Japanese way.. a Christmas cake and a romantic dinner in some posh Japanese Restaurant. We really never exchange gifts.. which if fine by me. If I do, I would rather give them to my friends.

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Response to AsahinaKimi (Reply #195)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 12:09 PM

196. I like a tradition like yours, of sharing meals, without gift exchanges.

Instead of material items as gifts, if indeed gifts are to be exchanged, I think it would be lovely if we all exchanged things we baked or made.

Hmm, we could exchange original poems!

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Sat Nov 24, 2012, 02:21 PM

198. I bought a Petzl Tikka XP 2 headlamp from REI...

...with a $20 off coupon.

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Sat Nov 24, 2012, 03:08 PM

201. Ok, ok I confess

My monthly pharmacy run, and I had to replace a lens cap...we lost at a news story.

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Sat Nov 24, 2012, 03:15 PM

202. A fill-up in Warrenton, VA @ a mere $3.13/gallon...

by far the cheapest between PA and NC. I'd rather sit in a car for 6+ hours than shop on Black Friday.

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Sat Nov 24, 2012, 03:29 PM

204. Four tacos - two carnitas, one lengua (tongue) and one cabeza (cheeks) - delicious

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Sat Nov 24, 2012, 03:35 PM

205. Two bottles of wine, a nice crusty baguette and some hummus

Today was cat food, candy, and replacement wine glasses. Oops.

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Sat Nov 24, 2012, 03:44 PM

206. Sorry. I ate it up.

One home made double burger with curly fries, the latter not home made, but nevertheless yummy. Bag of nice tortilla chips and jar of salsa for movie night.

Two pints of gin and a bottle of dry vermouth. One pint mostly consumed last night for a martini movie night.

All bought at my local (six mile drive each way) country store in the Manistee National Forest. I also found out that Early Black Friday morning some person or persons broke into that store and burgled it.

This upset me very much, especially since the owner is a long time family friend who struggles heartily to keep things running efficiently. They have all sorts of things there that a convenience store would never stock. And some asshole(s) decided that Thanksgiving is all about taking what you want.

Pisses me off very much! My friend doesn't deserve this. She is the kind of person who does good for our rural community.

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Sat Nov 24, 2012, 03:54 PM

207. Nada

but I did search on ebay for a couple things.

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Sat Nov 24, 2012, 04:21 PM

208. A car!

A nice Toyota Corolla. I've been bike commuting for three years and didn't want to do that through another Bay Area rainy season.

Also, my bike was stolen last week in a weird quirk of the universe.

But this is unrelated to Black Friday. The loan from the credit union just happened to come through yesterday.

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Response to Prism (Reply #208)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 04:52 PM

211. Sweet!

Sorry to hear about your bike, tho.



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Sat Nov 24, 2012, 04:24 PM

209. Nothing yet.

I'm still debating.

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Mon Nov 26, 2012, 06:04 PM

213. Went to a local merchant and bought two laptops

A 15" MacBook Pro upgraded to 16GB RAM and a 13" MacBook Pro - AppleCare on both. Picked them up on Sunday and working on the 15" now. Replaced two MacBooks that were 3-4 years old and starting to go wonky. Traded them in and got $100 each, a $100 discount on the 15" and a $200 discount on the 13". Paid for data transfer so we could start using them right away today.
Don't normally do the "Black Friday" thing but we stayed out of the crush and got a good deal as well. And supported a local retailer.

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Response to GoneOffShore (Reply #213)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 09:00 PM

214. Good job.

I don't consider Apple to be playing the Black Friday in quite the dangerous way that other retailers do, but I sure was pissed off to learn that they were closed all day Thanksgiving!

And I was happy that they had what I wanted in stock and no crazy lines, though they were offering vouchers for set up instead of the usual "let me help you set up your new Mac" service.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #214)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 10:03 AM

216. I really don't like the Apple Stores

Despite all the training, they come off 'hipper than thou' all the time. And they're stuck with using a script.

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Response to GoneOffShore (Reply #216)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 12:20 PM

217. The Genius Bar, however, can't be beat.

I've had so many free repairs done without waiting, and post-warranty, that I can't even list them all.

In fact I was a bit pissed the one time they wouldn't replace my out-of-warranty iPhone that wasn't holding a charge as long as it used to.

But you are right about a lot of the staff and their attitudes.

Not necessary, to have attitudes.

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Tue Nov 27, 2012, 08:08 PM

220. You've been lucky I think. I've never gotten anything from the Genius Bar guys.

However my local store has really taken good care of us. In fact when we did the trade-in's they allowed money despite the fact that batteries on both were shot.

I think the big problem with the Apple Store is that the staff turnover is probably pretty high and so there's no real way to develop a relationship with them.

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Mon Nov 26, 2012, 09:41 PM

215. I ventured out today to get the mail.

All I got was catalogs, bills and ads...wasn't worth the trip.

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Tue Nov 27, 2012, 12:28 PM

218. I wasn't shopping in 1929

It was Black Thursday and Black Tuesday back then, and it wasn't known for shopping.

Somehow, I'm getting the impression that there's another year meant here.

In case it was last Friday, I was working in Brussels all day, and got back to the German Rheinland in time for our big Friday Thanksgiving dinner that couldn't be beat (22 very hungry Germans and Austrians went away happy). No time for shopping.

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Tue Nov 27, 2012, 12:32 PM

219. I have never shopped

on Black Friday nor will I ever.

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