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#61 elena_398  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 21, 2007 - 8:59 am

I don't have a set price. I do make a list to make sure I don't forget anything, but I always end up purchasing some items last minute. I try to have a few hundred at least saved before heading out on BF. I dont like to charge anything so I pay cash or use my debit. I buy throughout the year so BF is extras. Never really buy tons on BF. Around $100-$150. I think overall I spend roughly $600 for my kids. Maybe more. (2 kids)

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Posted Sep 24, 2007 - 1:00 pm

Last year I spent around $1000 but I get $744 back in 28 rebates (including some make money offers). ;)

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Posted Sep 24, 2007 - 4:12 pm

I allow for up to 600. This year I'm going to go waaaaaaaaaaaaay over that, IF I am able to score the big items we all want. (laptop, LCD HDTV, Camcorder, Fur Real Pony) So probably around 1200 with all the other items I want/find.

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Posted Sep 25, 2007 - 8:16 pm

usually $1,000

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Posted Oct 4, 2007 - 8:38 pm

Never less than $250.

#66 billcsho  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 5, 2007 - 4:52 am

I guess I typically spent ~$200-$300 on BF per year after rebates. Last year I have ~$740 in rebate though.

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Posted Oct 5, 2007 - 12:04 pm

Not as much as years past. I am sick of paying out all the money to send the gifts to the nieces and nephews in the mail so we are doing GC this year! :)

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Posted Oct 7, 2007 - 6:49 am

Last year I spent under $200--the deals just weren't that great. But this year I'll have $700-900 lined up, hoping for something irresistable. :yup:

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Posted Oct 7, 2007 - 9:19 am

2005 - cant remember but I think it was about $500 split up between me and my hubby 2006 - I alone spent $600 just on my hubby at Best Buy on black friday - video games and dvds, and then around another $200 at other stores, and then he spent I think around $200 on me the whole day and then another $200 between the 2 of us for the rest of the family. So altogether around $1200. This year, hubby is on deployment so its just me and my sister thats going this yr. I will have around $800 for BF. Weither or not I spend it all, who knows. If not, well the rest is going towards one of my hubbys credit cards or I'll save it for christmas shopping for like in December.

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Posted Oct 7, 2007 - 9:36 am

Just depends on the deals.....I will have around 700-900 dollars to spends from Xmas club account and overtime worked. I would love to spend it on some great deals but if not I will just hold it and wait until I come across some deals after BF. I have bought a few items over the past few months so I am watching deals now as well...so I really hope to just be able to pick up last minute things on BF. I won't buy the PSP now....Hoping for a good deal on BF!!!!:smirk:

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Posted Oct 7, 2007 - 4:37 pm

The Sale Price that I got my items for was all-in-all worth: $5293.59
The Actual Price that my items retailed for at that time was all-in-all worth: $9534.79

That means for Black Friday 2006, for items that I would've bought throughout the year anyway, I had a Grand Total Savings of: $4241.20

:D


Deviant5oul is my new best friend. I usually spend 1000-1500. I buy 75% of the non perishable household buying for the year on that day. With my kids grown up, I need to spend less and less each year. How long until I have grandchildren???:eyepoppin

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Posted Oct 7, 2007 - 5:03 pm

Normally close to 1000.00 but looks like this year will only be 1/10th of that. As I have not been able to get out and do much direct sales this year do to being sick and dehydrated so I guess I will see what comes of it.

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Posted Oct 8, 2007 - 4:47 pm

We usually spend $1500-$2000 every year. We mostly go after electronics; TV's, camera's, camcorder's, PC's, and stereo equipment. Not much on other stuff. This year we are going after a few 42" Plasmas and a XBOX 360 system

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Posted Oct 8, 2007 - 6:17 pm

It depends on how much I have already purchased and what deals that stores have. Last year I was disappointed with deals, so I did not spend as much.

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Posted Oct 15, 2007 - 6:01 am

I set aside about $300 for BF but usually only spend between $100-200. I'm sure my expenses will get higher once my kids get older. :)

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Posted Oct 15, 2007 - 6:12 am

Around $300-$500, but it really does depend on the ads.

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Posted Oct 15, 2007 - 6:17 am

I have around $1000.00 give or take few dollars and i have already gotten the xbox 360 holiday bundle.. Bring on the ads :gdcensored:

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Posted Oct 15, 2007 - 6:31 am

This year I am setting aside $1000 for black Friday, I only buy for my two kids (ages 6 and 3). Last year I spent about the same. Keep in mind - this is my total budget for Christmas - including stocking stuffers.

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Posted Oct 15, 2007 - 8:47 am

I don't have a set price. I do make a list to make sure I don't forget anything, but I always end up purchasing some items last minute.

I try to have a few hundred at least saved before heading out on BF. I dont like to charge anything so I pay cash or use my debit.

I buy throughout the year so BF is extras. Never really buy tons on BF. Around $100-$150.

I think overall I spend roughly $600 for my kids. Maybe more. (2 kids)


$600 each or total for the 2 kids?

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Posted Oct 15, 2007 - 8:50 am

Do you shop more on black Friday for Christmas or just to shop for electronics and things for the house?

#81 Mikmakmom  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 15, 2007 - 8:53 am

The Sale Price that I got my items for was all-in-all worth: $5293.59
The Actual Price that my items retailed for at that time was all-in-all worth: $9534.79

That means for Black Friday 2006, for items that I would've bought throughout the year anyway, I had a Grand Total Savings of: $4241.20

:D


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Posted Oct 15, 2007 - 10:31 am

Do you shop more on black Friday for Christmas or just to shop for electronics and things for the house?


I always shop for Christmas. If I happen to see a good deal on something for the house then I will get it but BF is my day to get as much Christmas shopping done as I can!! :D

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Posted Oct 15, 2007 - 10:39 am

usually 200-300 and that takes care of everyone but my 3 kids.
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#84 Mikmakmom  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 15, 2007 - 10:41 am

I always shop for Christmas. If I happen to see a good deal on something for the house then I will get it but BF is my day to get as much Christmas shopping done as I can!! :D


same here

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Posted Oct 15, 2007 - 12:08 pm

usually 250-500 in the last 4 years, when tracking deals all year long it's easier not to splurge. i'm usually filling in christmas gifts and small personal things like blank dvds and usb sticks.

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Posted Oct 17, 2007 - 2:12 am

I think my budget will be relatively low. I too shop all year round for Christmas. Though mainly I don't do it until end of summer and beyond. I only buy things that are esp good prices, otherwise I do wait for BF and after. This year, I estimate I'll spend $400 max on BF. I don't have set items in mind though, only that I'll probably have to shop for DH, the kids (stocking stuffers mainly) and then my Dad.

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Posted Oct 17, 2007 - 4:15 am

We get 1 big ticket item and extras to go with so I would say this year about 600.00 . By the way anyone looking for Wii Wal-Mart has it online for 538.00 PLUS you get 3 extra games and choice of 1 extra for that price. Limited supply!

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Posted Oct 17, 2007 - 1:29 pm

2004- $500 - BB - Laptop 2005- $150 - BB - Desktop 2006- $1130 - BB - 32" lcd tv, desktop, laptop, tv stand, printer, usb drive, couple dvd's 2007- $TBD$ - BB - 32"-37" lcd or 42" plasma, lcd monitor, laptop/desktop, GPS, etc...

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Posted Oct 18, 2007 - 5:48 am

I have about $700 from my Christmas Club this year, so that's my Christmas budget. I usually do all of my shopping on BF, but I usually end up over-buying and selling things to my various family members to give each other. Since I bought a house this year, I've had my eye on some bigger ticket house stuff (mostly kitchen stuff) that I might have to splurge on. My family doesn't do BF, so if I want expensive stuff on sale, I have to buy it myself.

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Posted Oct 18, 2007 - 6:33 am

It really depends. Last year I spent about $3000 -- 2 laptops, 1 desktop, a 32" LCD, about $1k in toys for my daughter, digital cameras, and a bunch of other stuff. Sounds like a lot, but you wouldn't believe the amount of stuff I got for that much. I also saved at least $2000. This year, I will probably spend a lot more. In addition to toys and electronics for my daughter, I am looking for another desktop, a projector and screen for my media room, 2 home theater systems, stereo system, a camcorder, some Wii games for myself, and any other great deals I can find (new house :) ) I was 8th in line last year. Looking to for similar placement again.




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