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#61 jaymacfla  OFFLINE  

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Posted Aug 27, 2018 - 1:25 pm

I believe that all of the Kmarts are gone from my area. I remember getting some good deals on some soundbars before they closed.



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Posted Aug 29, 2018 - 8:47 am

looks like FAO Schwarz is coming back so we might have a toy spot after all 



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Posted Aug 31, 2018 - 10:39 pm

Welp, the Kmarts in my area have survived the cut and will see another BF...we shall see what the deals look like this year... and 800 stores, yeah that's a shocker...

Our K-Mart is still going strong.  We are in an area that it is a big store here.  All we have is Kmart, Lowes, Home Depot and Walmart a couple of little stores 2 Dunkin Donuts, several auto stores, tire stores, cigarette shops about 6, and fireworks stores.  

 

Our K-Mart is actually clean, and has decent sales.  The are quite busy



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Posted Sep 1, 2018 - 4:32 am

Our K-Mart is still going strong. We are in an area that it is a big store here. All we have is Kmart, Lowes, Home Depot and Walmart a couple of little stores 2 Dunkin Donuts, several auto stores, tire stores, cigarette shops about 6, and fireworks stores.

Our K-Mart is actually clean, and has decent sales. The are quite busy

I think the Kmart near me survives because there is no WalMart near it, have to go across town about 15 mins in either direction, not far, but when you're talking convenience Kmart wins...there is a Target up the road though and that's where I'd rather go if I dont feel like going to Wally World...

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Posted Sep 1, 2018 - 5:18 am

All of our local K-Marts have closed. More and more, I am beginning to loathe going to Wal-Mart; if it’s after 9am forget it. Luckily for me, I have multiple Targets to choose from; that is my go to big box store.


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Posted Sep 1, 2018 - 5:23 am

Just a heads up - our annual BF forum giveaway where we give away things like iPads, gift cards, etc... for posting will happen again this year and posts you make now will count for entries, so if you want to start racking up entries, feel free to start posting in this forum. Reply to existing threads, start new ones, etc...



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Posted Sep 1, 2018 - 1:11 pm

Just a heads up - our annual BF forum giveaway where we give away things like iPads, gift cards, etc... for posting will happen again this year and posts you make now will count for entries, so if you want to start racking up entries, feel free to start posting in this forum. Reply to existing threads, start new ones, etc...


Ooh.... But I'm actually debating not doing Black Friday this year??? (Turns tail and runs from the rotten tomatoes being flung)

Just not much I need that will be on sale this year. Mid way thru building our house. Kid does NOT need anything after my consignment sale shopping spree this week, most of my shopping is done... Might do the mall for BBW but that's really it unless the ads are spectacular. And I'll probably go after the rush to Wal-Mart but it's probably the last year we'll have my dad. I want to enjoy dinner with him and our family instead of rushing.
Does posting in the t-shirt club count Brad?

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Posted Sep 1, 2018 - 5:59 pm

Okay folks, it is September! Time to get this party started. I understand some of us are suffering from product saturation but it only takes that ONE ad to start the Black Friday frenzy!



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Posted Sep 2, 2018 - 8:42 am

Ooh.... But I'm actually debating not doing Black Friday this year??? (Turns tail and runs from the rotten tomatoes being flung)

Just not much I need that will be on sale this year. Mid way thru building our house. Kid does NOT need anything after my consignment sale shopping spree this week, most of my shopping is done... Might do the mall for BBW but that's really it unless the ads are spectacular. And I'll probably go after the rush to Wal-Mart but it's probably the last year we'll have my dad. I want to enjoy dinner with him and our family instead of rushing.
Does posting in the t-shirt club count Brad?

 

I generally do all of my BF shopping on line.  The way it has been for the last few years, the sales go live so early that you can finish your online shopping before Thanksgiving dinner.  On Friday, it's always Petsmart and maybe Rite Aid.  



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Posted Sep 2, 2018 - 10:30 am

Okay folks, it is September! Time to get this party started. I understand some of us are suffering from product saturation but it only takes that ONE ad to start the Black Friday frenzy!


Come on Harbor Freight! LOL!

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Posted Sep 2, 2018 - 10:33 am

I love the frenzy. I don’t need much this year or so I say! I said the same thing last year too and went waaaay over budget and loved every minute of it. I blame my sister having to work on the actual Black Friday so I spent thanksgiving with her and I blew up the town going to stores I normally don’t have access to during that weekend. :)

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Posted Sep 2, 2018 - 4:40 pm

Come on Harbor Freight! LOL!

LOL

 

I would think that contest should be starting soon...



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Posted Sep 2, 2018 - 5:44 pm

The BER months are here!  Getting more and more excited! This is my favorite time of year :)



#74 jaymacfla  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 3, 2018 - 5:46 am

I generally do all of my BF shopping on line.  The way it has been for the last few years, the sales go live so early that you can finish your online shopping before Thanksgiving dinner.  On Friday, it's always Petsmart and maybe Rite Aid.  

I believe that the online component has advanced to the point that there should be no argument about Thursday sales interfering with the holiday.



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Posted Sep 3, 2018 - 4:32 pm

Agree with you jaymacfla. Wife and I have been BF shopping for well over 25 years and we do miss the days of preparing, waiting, and scoring the deals even on the holiday. However we have changed with the times and shop online as much as possible in addition to catching deals all year long. I have always said that the merchants should consider online deals only on the Thanksgiving holiday to allow most of their workers to enjoy the holiday while still making money. We still go out and get a few things that may not be offered or out of stock online. That being said we still get excited when BF is approaching. We enjoy these forums, webcasts and everything else that goes along with BF. Only our method of buying has changed.

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Posted Sep 4, 2018 - 6:45 am

I have a feeling this year is going to mostly online shopping for us. We are in a small town now and the closet area for us to go to B&M stores will be about an hour. Only real stores around here are WalMart which we will wander through on Friday LONG after the sales have been on so I don't expect much from there and Lowe's which I think I've been in once on BF.



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Posted Sep 4, 2018 - 8:07 am

I would think that contest should be starting soon...

 

I plan to start the first t-shirt contest and open the other BF sub-forums next Monday the 10th. I'll also start taking orders for shirts that day as well as post the annual BF forum giveaway details, so that day will kind of be the official start of the BF season here on GD.

 

I removed last year's ads from the BF site this morning and I'm working on a bunch of other stuff behind the scenes to get ready for this year with an even larger focus on the online sales as many of you have discussed in here.



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Posted Sep 4, 2018 - 8:57 am

I’m not surprised that stores won’t stay closed on Thanksgiving and only offer online sales. It’s a nice idea, but retailers know that getting people into the store means that they will likely buy more than just the things they would buy online. I’m definitely one of those people! :D

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Posted Sep 4, 2018 - 9:30 am

I plan to start the first t-shirt contest and open the other BF sub-forums next Monday the 10th. I'll also start taking orders for shirts that day as well as post the annual BF forum giveaway details, so that day will kind of be the official start of the BF season here on GD.

 

I removed last year's ads from the BF site this morning and I'm working on a bunch of other stuff behind the scenes to get ready for this year with an even larger focus on the online sales as many of you have discussed in here.

 

This excites me  :trampolin ... 



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Posted Sep 4, 2018 - 10:21 am

Can really tell it's getting closer. The chatter on the site is starting to pick up. :)



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Posted Sep 4, 2018 - 4:48 pm

Just noticed that the Wal-Mart here unloaded some of their shipping containers where most of their BF and Xmas merchandise is stored every year. It's almost BF time.

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Posted Sep 5, 2018 - 5:01 am

Just noticed that the Wal-Mart here unloaded some of their shipping containers where most of their BF and Xmas merchandise is stored every year. It's almost BF time.

Ha!  I love seeing those shipping containers!  My Dad was a trucker and retired from Walmart Distribution many years ago but he still tells stories of hauling all the BF merchandise around the area.  I think he secretly loved it though.  LOL



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Posted Sep 5, 2018 - 8:49 am

I have been finding all kinds of deals over the past few months and we are almost half way done shopping now. I think by the time BF hits the only thing we will be out shopping for is DVDs and clothes.



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Posted Sep 5, 2018 - 9:19 am

I have been finding all kinds of deals over the past few months and we are almost half way done shopping now. I think by the time BF hits the only thing we will be out shopping for is DVDs and clothes.

Nothing wrong with that. Makes the day more relaxed. :)



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Posted Sep 5, 2018 - 9:36 am

I have been finding all kinds of deals over the past few months and we are almost half way done shopping now. I think by the time BF hits the only thing we will be out shopping for is DVDs and clothes.


I'm actually done with my son aside from his stocking! I've been shopping since March though. I like spreading out the buying. Know what I getting for pretty much everybody, or already have it.

I need a deal on Ancestry kits though!

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Posted Sep 5, 2018 - 11:13 am

I have grandbaby done. Working on my son now. Still looking forward to bf. Need a tv and some games for him.

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Posted Sep 5, 2018 - 12:11 pm

Waiting to see what TV/laptop deals will pop this year. My laptop appears to be on its last legs and I don't want to be computerless! lol Other than that, not much I'm on the hunt for, save for new (smaller) clothes for myself, as I keep shrinking out of mine! (YAY!)  :trampolin


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Posted Sep 6, 2018 - 6:07 am

:gdbouquet1:  Hello everyone! I'm getting excited, not only for BF, but the holidays, in general! Looking forward to Monday when the sub-forums open, too. I don't know yet what I'll be looking for as far as my 2 girls yet, but I do know I need new household items and small appliances, so we'll see.


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Posted Sep 6, 2018 - 6:21 am

I think we will end up doing a lot online this year, we moved back to FL this year and to a smaller town this time. No real stores we shop outside of Wal-Mart are near us and I probably won't want to drive an hour to the ones we used to go to. That and part of the family is back in MI so it's just easier to have things sent there.



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Posted Sep 6, 2018 - 12:35 pm

We miss you up here in the Mitten, Kanyon! Bet you won't miss the cold weather, though! lol


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