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#1 nikkilugi  OFFLINE  

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Posted Aug 26, 2007 - 7:51 am

In the past I have spent between $500 - $600 but this year I am buying larger items so I think my budget will be around $1000 - $1500. I already have the Wii for my kids which is my big purchase for them. I'm hoping to find a good deal on some TV's this holiday season.

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Posted Aug 26, 2007 - 12:48 pm

I noticed this question brought up in another BF thread and it got me thinking. Now I'm curious on how much y'all typically spend on BF. Do you have a predetermined set amount each year or do you just decide as you shop? Does it depend on the ads? Does it vary from year to year or is it usually fairly consistent??? Let's hear it! (I'm still thinking about my answers...)

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Posted Aug 26, 2007 - 1:45 pm

it does vary year to year.... usually it's about 200.00

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Posted Aug 26, 2007 - 2:41 pm

Last year I hardly spent any(under 50). I really want to spend a lot of $$$, but I just haven't found much to buy the last few years.

#5 Christy Garner  OFFLINE  

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Posted Aug 26, 2007 - 2:46 pm

with two boys ages 11 and 7 I spend well above 300 dollars just on that day alone

#6 oldandintheway  OFFLINE  

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Posted Aug 26, 2007 - 3:07 pm

It depends on the deals. If I don't buy a computer, normally I don't spend any more than $200 or $300.

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Posted Aug 26, 2007 - 4:32 pm

I usually spend a couple hundred. I wasnt impressed with the deals last year.

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Posted Aug 26, 2007 - 5:19 pm

Yeah, I'm kinda thinking that it just varies for me. Last year we didn't spend much at all, because we didn't get any 'big ticket' items. Probably spent under $50. This year, on the other hand, we need a new computer AND a new digital camera, so I expect we'll easily spend a few hundred $$$. Hopefully there'll be some SWEET deals on those items... (fingers crossed). Can't wait!!!

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Posted Aug 27, 2007 - 4:45 am

Last year, we spent a lot. Cuz we got a Samsung LCD TV. But normally, I think we blow about $500 on that day. I try and just buy for everyone, but it depends on the deals too.

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Posted Aug 27, 2007 - 4:54 am

Last year, we spent a lot. Cuz we got a Samsung LCD TV.
But normally, I think we blow about $500 on that day. I try
and just buy for everyone, but it depends on the deals too.


haha, and i would've thought that $500 was alot! haha!

#11 Melissa  OFFLINE  

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Posted Aug 27, 2007 - 5:03 am

No set amount, but probably around $200-$300.

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Posted Aug 27, 2007 - 5:56 am

I'm with the $200 - $300 group. I just can't understand how people can go on the marathon bf shopping sprees that they do, I'm ALWAYS out of cash and back at home by noon. They must spend a LOT of money to be shopping until evening. :eyepoppin

#13 DramaQueenLucy  OFFLINE  

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Posted Aug 27, 2007 - 6:59 am

Last year I spent about $1000.00 but we got a laptop, TV, the little stuff was only about $200.00. The year before was about $400.00 and this year depending on the sales I am guessing at about $500.00..;)

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Posted Aug 27, 2007 - 8:47 am

If I get big ticket items, I normally spend around $1200 but if it is just smaller stuff -- normally around $400.

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Posted Aug 27, 2007 - 9:44 am

I would say anywhere from $200-$500, depending on what kind of deals I find
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Posted Aug 27, 2007 - 2:54 pm

Whatever my check is from my Christmas Club account at work. Should be around $900 this year. I "upped" my amount last year. This way it's really not money coming "out of pocket". I'm so glad we have this at work or I would not be going out at all!!

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Posted Aug 27, 2007 - 4:54 pm

It all depends. The year before last was probably around $500 or so. I didn't buy anything big, but we were out all day, so I just kind of bought whatever. Last year I barely spent anything. There wasn't anything I couldn't live without and I was only gone for maybe 2 hours, so I think I spent around $75. This year will probably be $500 or more. There's nothing I need or really want all that bad yet, but I have about that in gift cards at the moment and I've been saving them for black friday.

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Posted Aug 27, 2007 - 5:44 pm

This year who knows!! Maybe 300. I am ebaying a lot for my husband so that takes the total down a lot!

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Posted Aug 27, 2007 - 7:13 pm

Usually around $200 -$300. I try to get most of the Christmas shopping and gift cards done on Black Friday.

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Posted Aug 28, 2007 - 12:23 pm

I don't know! It's different every year. Anywhere from $100 to $700 so far.

#21 Bunniq  OFFLINE  

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Posted Aug 28, 2007 - 5:22 pm

This year will be much lower than last year. So far the budget stands at 300.00, but that may change lower or higher depending on any overtime I can get my hands on before November.

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Posted Aug 28, 2007 - 6:31 pm

Maybe $200 - $400 depending on what I'm buying. If I'm not getting a "big" item then it's on the low end.

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Posted Aug 28, 2007 - 10:12 pm

2004: $300.00 2005: $350.00 2006: $1,000.00 (computer, lcd tv, projector) 2007: maybe 500-600

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Posted Aug 28, 2007 - 10:32 pm

Last year we spent over 3400.00 but we did get a laptop, 2 32 inch Tv , and a lot of other electronics.. It was paid off by the end of the month ( gotta lovepoint programs ) .. This year We are wanting a Plasma and laptop so it will be high up there again will pay off by new years :yup:
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Posted Aug 29, 2007 - 5:20 am

I would say most years it is between 400-500

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Posted Aug 29, 2007 - 3:20 pm

Last year I spent about 1200 on my 2 kids at Toys R Us. Hopefully it wont be so much this year lol. Its like Super Market Sweep when I get in there!! Run around the store like a wild woman lol

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Posted Aug 29, 2007 - 5:57 pm

I feel poor listening to you people talk..:eyepoppin I spend about $200 except 2 years ago when I bought us a new tv.

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Posted Aug 29, 2007 - 6:43 pm

haha, i hear ya. i think i'm more in Your area of spending, sunni!

#29 stacya  OFFLINE  

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Posted Aug 29, 2007 - 7:15 pm

TOO MUCH! ;) I don't remember what I spent last year, as it ended up being combined with stuff I picked up for my sister, and vice versa, so I don't remember that part of it...the year before I remember though, and it was $300! I never spend that much in a day (unless it's a big ticket item), so I had to sit and tally it up, because it seemed like I had a million bags! Had a bit of buyer's remorse, since some of the stuff was for me, but I must've gotten over it by last BF, because I STILL bought some stuff for myself!;)

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Posted Aug 29, 2007 - 7:27 pm

I try to have at least $500.00 set aside. I figure out what my budget is when the adds start coming out, as compared to how much holiday shopping I still have left to do.




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