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What's your Black Friday budget for this year?


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#1 magickallight  ONLINE  

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Posted Sep 15, 2019 - 9:15 am

What's your Black Friday budget for this year?

 

Mine got thrown off a bit by some home repair and redo projects this year. :(

 

Do you put money back all year or just wing it when it come time for the sales?


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#2 bossy1  ONLINE  

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Posted Sep 15, 2019 - 10:04 am

It's usually a wing it thing for us only because DH gets a case of"I just had to buy it " ,"that's not a lot for Xmas", or telling me I'm cheap because I have acceded to his wishes on what I've bought due to his "we're not doing a big Christmas"(LOL LOL LOL ROFL). I buy all year so except for a few things I am usually done before BF. I do usually buy household items on BF and budget about 250-300, this lasts me a whole year.(rubbermaid,sheets,towels, other kitchen and bath stuff)



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Posted Sep 15, 2019 - 3:07 pm

I never budget for BF.  I will buy every deal on everything on my list.  I'm also OK with getting nothing.



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Posted Sep 15, 2019 - 3:20 pm

It's hard to say what it will as I do not know what kind of deals I will score before hand. Some years I do most of my christmas shopping on BF and other years not even half.



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Posted Sep 15, 2019 - 3:22 pm

I don’t budget either, I just wing it for BF. I’ll probably do my winter care packages again: Kohl’s Big One throw, hot chocolate, Chap Stick, and some Christmas candy. :)

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Posted Sep 15, 2019 - 3:46 pm

I'm pretty much the same as Len. I wish I would save some each month... but I dont.

I'm a little worried because we are adding a car payment in November. But, we aren't paying as much for tuition/housing this year, so hopefully that should even out.

Typically I spend about $1000 on bf, with a good chunk of that at Kohl's.

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Posted Sep 15, 2019 - 4:01 pm

I don’t budget either, I just wing it for BF. I’ll probably do my winter care packages again: Kohl’s Big One throw, hot chocolate, Chap Stick, and some Christmas candy. :)

These care packages are the best idea.  I remember them from last year!  



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Posted Sep 16, 2019 - 5:37 am

I had a lot of changes in life this year. So I am not sure what my actual budget will be. I have a few dollars set aside but I know it will not be what I normally shop with. With the needs and wants of my family changing it is hard to know what to budget until I have an actual list of wanted items. 



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Posted Sep 16, 2019 - 6:23 am

I don't generally budget for Black Friday either, but I usually have a good idea what I can get away with. This year the drawstrings are tighter than they've been in a long time, so I'm just hoping for some really good deals.



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Posted Sep 16, 2019 - 5:41 pm

I don’t usually budget for Black Friday itself but I do have a Christmas shopping budget. If I am buying something household related that comes out of a separate pot. I have a Christmas club account so the money is already set aside. Like others mentioned; some years I knock out the bulk of shopping on Black Friday and other years not so much.

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Posted Sep 17, 2019 - 8:37 am

I don't budget for Black Friday, I just buy things that 1) are a BF level deal and 2) that I need or that make good gifts for someone.



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Posted Sep 17, 2019 - 9:05 am

Considering that I just blew $1300 for a 75 inch series 6 TCL. I would say $700.

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Posted Sep 17, 2019 - 2:36 pm

I don't really budget for this either. This year we have a Christmas Club at 2 different banks plus I've been socking money away here at home whenever I can. I don't plan on spending it all for Christmas, but I like knowing it's all there if I need it. I just look for good deals all year, not just on Black Friday. I already have a few gifts stashed away and a couple things I just ordered and am waiting on delivery for those.



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Posted Sep 17, 2019 - 3:37 pm

3k
$5 socks and underwear for me
The rest on the wife and 10yr old son

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Posted Sep 17, 2019 - 4:31 pm

I have gone back to college this year and will get a bit of a refund.  So, some of that will be for Black Friday shopping.  I am also working a lot of extra hours in October (co-worker will be out on maternity leave) so that will help as well.  I am hoping to have at least 1200.00, but won't know until a week or two before.  We are doing things a little differently this year with Christmas.  We are thinking about drawing names for all the adults on my side of the family which would include:  myself, my husband, my dad, my sister, her husband, our two sons (who are 21), and one of our son's wife (our other son isn't married).  We will still buy for our daughter, niece, and nephew.  But, we are going to put a $ 25.00 limit on gifts this year so that really helps our Christmas budget. :)



 



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Posted Sep 22, 2019 - 1:54 pm

Around $200-$250, preferably closer to $150 but I try to budget extra just in case. I mostly buy household stuff, DVDs, stock my husband up on socks at Walmart 😂 If the work site radio my husband wants was on sale it would be closer to the $250. It probably won't be so I'm buying it soon and keeping the receipt in case it is cheaper closer to Christmas.

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Posted Sep 22, 2019 - 3:32 pm

I wing it. I never do a budget cuz I’d drive myself crazy going over . I do what I can on payday after the bills r paid. I have some money I put aside for it but it’s usually not much.

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Posted Sep 23, 2019 - 1:44 pm

I’m trying to keep it around $1200 this year. The kids are all grown so it’s getting harder to buy for them and I hate giving cash/gcs. That just no fun for a serial bargain hunter.

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Posted Sep 23, 2019 - 2:52 pm

I have never budgeted for BF and only look for the best deals. Started a 2nd job this year and I put that paycheck all into a Christmas Club account so I feel secure in having that. Kinda hoping I don't even spend it all!


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Posted Sep 23, 2019 - 4:55 pm

I don’t usually have a budget but I try and use my Swagbucks and Shopkick to save throughout the year.

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Posted Oct 2, 2019 - 10:33 am

I haven't set a budget this year, but I'm hoping to at least have $700-$1000 available...my kids are grown so I will concentrate more on the grand and God children...

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Posted Oct 2, 2019 - 7:01 pm

Never really had a budget per se, but my spending is adjusted by what we're looking to purchase.  Lately it's been clothing so really never budget at all, just buy what we want/need.

 

This year, however, I've budgeted ~$1200 for a new TV for the living room.  Am specifically looking at OLED/QLED TVs.  Probably 55".  Don't want to have to "afford" an LED TV, but if I must, it'd probably be a Sony XBR-900/950 model.

 

However, going back through the last few years' ads, OLED/QLEDs were in very short supply as far as BF sales go.  Probably buy between now and BF.  Prices are already dropping enough on some LG OLED's that I cannot imagine them getting any cheaper on BF.

 

C'est la vie. 



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Posted Oct 3, 2019 - 6:40 pm

Small budget maybe about 2,000 total for gifts and decorations . We just moved into our home a couple of months ago so no big ticket items.

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Posted Oct 4, 2019 - 12:54 pm

Every year I say I’m going to start saving around March; every year, it never happens lol but I do eventually begin to budget around this time to start shopping. Next week, I officially start my shopping. I have my girls’ lists and I’m about half way through making my list for my other family members I’m going to buy for.
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Posted Oct 6, 2019 - 3:50 pm

Never really had a budget per se, but my spending is adjusted by what we're looking to purchase.  Lately it's been clothing so really never budget at all, just buy what we want/need.

 

This year, however, I've budgeted ~$1200 for a new TV for the living room.  Am specifically looking at OLED/QLED TVs.  Probably 55".  Don't want to have to "afford" an LED TV, but if I must, it'd probably be a Sony XBR-900/950 model.

 

However, going back through the last few years' ads, OLED/QLEDs were in very short supply as far as BF sales go.  Probably buy between now and BF.  Prices are already dropping enough on some LG OLED's that I cannot imagine them getting any cheaper on BF.

 

C'est la vie. 

Look for a much larger LED for that price, like the fantastic TCL 75" 6 series with Dolby vision.



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Posted Oct 9, 2019 - 8:04 am

Significantly less than normal for several reasons. 1. My kids grew up and are now getting 1 or 2 nice grown up presents, And 2. I became disabled and no longer work. My household income dropped significantly and without kids to worry about my husband and I won’t be buying nearly as many presents. I plan to use Black Friday as a chance to purchase household items and a good price instead of filling a tree.

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Posted Oct 9, 2019 - 2:56 pm

I don't budget. It depends on what I find in the stores and the prices.



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Posted Oct 10, 2019 - 6:03 am

I usually put money in savings all year but this year I didn't. I did some job changes and it threw off my budget completely. I do have an extra paycheck in November! I won't know what I'll spend until I see the sales. I always get some new household items (sheet sets, pillows, new rugs, etc) but this year my son really wants a new laptop so I'll see what kind of deals they have. 



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Posted Oct 10, 2019 - 6:13 am

This year I do not have a for sure budget.  I may have a large expense in December.  Once I know that for sure I will know more about budget for BF.



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Posted Oct 14, 2019 - 1:20 pm

Slim to none this year.  Divorced and moved this year so income split in half and extra expenses.  Good things my girls are grown now and I only have to do Santa for a 7 year old who already has everything.






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