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what's your black friday budget?


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#1 stingygrrl  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 12, 2005 - 6:34 pm

I'll probably spend < $150 (and hopefully get most of that back in rebates).

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Posted Sep 12, 2005 - 7:54 pm

That's weak! ;) I don't know what I am spending. It ALL depends on what I see in the ads that strikes my fancy. If there is nothing, then it makes it that much easier.

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Posted Sep 12, 2005 - 8:03 pm

Unless it is a complete and total bust, I'm planning on spending several hundred. -Mark-

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Posted Sep 12, 2005 - 8:09 pm

No budget. I'll buy what I can justify spending the money on.

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Posted Sep 12, 2005 - 8:15 pm

nada. we are saving money for a few things for Christmas and we might be gong up to VA for either one....we were just talking about this a few seconds ago
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Posted Sep 12, 2005 - 8:44 pm

Don't really have a budget. Whenever my shopping is done its done. Now I won't go crazy, but I definately know I'll be over $150! LOL

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Posted Sep 12, 2005 - 8:53 pm

$300 for the LCD monitor. If I'm not getting the monitor, $150-$200.

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Posted Sep 12, 2005 - 9:14 pm

No budget. I'll buy what I can justify spending the money on.

No budget here either.

Anything under our combined $50,000 credit card limits is game.

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Posted Sep 12, 2005 - 9:32 pm

No budget. I'll buy what I can justify spending the money on.


That works for me. Although realistically, $500 or less almost certainly ;)

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Posted Sep 12, 2005 - 10:30 pm

I'm too lazy to stay up late or get up early to fight my way to a B&M deal, so unless the deals are here at GD I'll be spending $0. If I decide to get the HD TV this year instead of next I'll definitely be keeping an eye out.

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Posted Sep 12, 2005 - 11:39 pm

About $15 grand.

#12 Mike  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 12, 2005 - 11:48 pm

My goal is to get 10 xbox 360s so that will take a huge chunk of my budget. Maybe a few hundred on BF itself. Anything left will go towards more 360s.

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Posted Sep 13, 2005 - 2:01 am

That's weak! ;) I don't know what I am spending. It ALL depends on what I see in the ads that strikes my fancy. If there is nothing, then it makes it that much easier.


Same here, I don't set a dollar amount.

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Posted Sep 13, 2005 - 2:21 am

There's nothing I really want to upgrade. I'm not into watching tv, so a regular old fashioned one is ok for now until this one goes kafoozey. I'm not into the xbox so that's out. :(

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Posted Sep 13, 2005 - 2:53 am

Spend until the CC gets denied. :) Actually ... that wouldn't be very smart for me. I could puchase a pretty nice car on my credit line. Two if you count my wife's too. :)

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Posted Sep 13, 2005 - 3:28 am

I make a list of all the people I need to buy for, and then if something I think they will like is in one of the ads at the price point I give them, I buy it. For instance, I want to get my niece (2 years old) either a 12 inch bike, or a kitchen and my budget is $40.

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Posted Sep 13, 2005 - 4:16 am

Budget? We don't need no steeking budget!

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Posted Sep 13, 2005 - 5:22 am

No budget here, either. I'll pretty much know what I'll be spending before BF, but it will depend on what deals are to be had.

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Posted Sep 13, 2005 - 7:17 am

Agreed - all depends on the deals...

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Posted Sep 13, 2005 - 7:23 am

I won't know till I see how much money I have saved up by then and what deals are out there. My Christmas budget tends to be about $75 per child, and I try to get as many of their gifts as possible on BF so they can get more things. And then whatever else I buy for other relatives--if I can find good deals on things on BF for them, I'll do it. If I have the money or some available credit that I don't mind using, and there's an awesome deal on some electronic thing that I want, I'd consider getting it...but I don't know. Right now I'm just focusing on getting the kids' presents.

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Posted Sep 13, 2005 - 7:37 am

I probably should have used a better word than budget.. I was thinking about the max I would actually spend. I just don't see a lot out there that's compelling to buy, other than the freebie things like CDs that I could use, and other FAR things that I wouldn't buy unless they're free. :D

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Posted Sep 13, 2005 - 7:55 am

I just don't see a lot out there that's compelling to buy, other than the freebie things like CDs that I could use, and other FAR things that I wouldn't buy unless they're free. :D

Is it safe to say that you're not excited then? :D

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Posted Oct 1, 2005 - 6:27 pm

I don't have a budget per say--it just depends on what there is to buy. I have a budget for Christmas but often I'll buy stuff for the house on black friday.

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Posted Oct 1, 2005 - 6:36 pm

My BF budget has been reduced just about $0. I will spend all available funds on Xbox 360s.

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Posted Oct 1, 2005 - 7:36 pm

Mine will be 1,000. But it all depends on the ads, if there aren't any then now way will I spend that much. Just a couple of stuffers.

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Posted Oct 2, 2005 - 10:13 am

My BF budget has been reduced just about $0. I will spend all available funds on Xbox 360s.


what's up with that? Your other one said 10, why do you get so many, resale?

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Posted Oct 2, 2005 - 10:16 am

All depends whats in the ads and if I really want it or need it. I think last year I spent roughly $400 or so. I usually do almost all my christmas shopping that day for the kids too.

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Posted Oct 2, 2005 - 11:56 am

I usually spend $500 but it's pretty much open to anything as long as its a good deal.

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Posted Oct 2, 2005 - 4:06 pm

what's up with that? Your other one said 10, why do you get so many, resale?


Yep, my credit cards/cash will be tied up on the 22nd so I will have no funds available for that Friday.

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Posted Oct 2, 2005 - 5:31 pm

No budget here either, I just look to see what interests me and if it does, I buy it. Unless I'm buying a big ticket item I usually spend a couple of hundred.
I think I'll try defying gravity .... and you can't pull me down!!!

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