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what's your black friday budget?


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#61 bayhaysay  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 18, 2005 - 6:48 pm

I am not really good a sticking to a budget, which is why I WILL NOT bring the checkbook or credit cards. I work part time and get paid the Friday before BF. Check will be about $400 and I will cash it on Wed. before Thanksgiving and by Friday evening every penny will be gone.

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Posted Oct 18, 2005 - 8:46 pm

My sister does a budget of $150 per child. I don't do budgets. My son is almost 11 and his items cost more. For example his one item he will be getting this is is: $178. So he knows now, quantity is not always better. I'd blow a budget so I don't even try to put myself on one

#63 oldandintheway  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 19, 2005 - 1:16 am

I don't have a budget for BF. I buy whatever I want. To me, BF is all about having fun and shopping till I drop.

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Posted Oct 19, 2005 - 8:27 am

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.


10 XBOX 360'S~!~!!@!@~~~!!!!!! :splat: HOLY SHNEIKIES!!! Whattaya gunna do? Link them all up and invite 39 of your best friends over? :sidesplit

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Posted Oct 19, 2005 - 9:05 am

10 XBOX 360'S~!~!!@!@~~~!!!!!! :splat: HOLY SHNEIKIES!!! Whattaya gunna do? Link them all up and invite 39 of your best friends over? :sidesplit

I think he's going to resell them. ;)

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Posted Oct 19, 2005 - 9:19 am

I will usually buy for as many people on my list as possible. It's much nicer to get all that I can done that day. The past few years I think I've spent around $300. It really just depends on what I find in the ads and what else the store has for a good deal that wasn't in the ads.

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Posted Oct 19, 2005 - 10:45 am

I will just say that my bills may not get paid that week this year. Depending on what they got.
I have nothing clever to put here.:g_think:

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Posted Oct 19, 2005 - 11:27 am

Not sure - I have to see the ads first. :tongue1:

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Posted Oct 19, 2005 - 11:32 am

So far I have $965.00

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Posted Oct 19, 2005 - 2:08 pm

I don't really have a budget either, if I think its a good deal and can use it one way or another, I'll buy one or two or three. Sometimes I even go back and get more after thinking about it.

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Posted Oct 19, 2005 - 3:36 pm

For the person wanting all those X-boxs, are you an ebay seller? Or are people just lucky to be on your christmas gift list?!! LOL

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Posted Oct 19, 2005 - 4:45 pm

My budget is 200.00 dollars or less. All won't is a DVD Recorder and Digital camera this year. I treating myself to Tai Chi classes this year.

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Posted Oct 20, 2005 - 8:32 am

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

WHY DO U NEED SO MANY X BOXES LOL

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Posted Oct 20, 2005 - 8:39 am

My budget is $2,000. My son wants expensive things this year but then again when doesn't he. I am glad I have only one.

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Posted Oct 20, 2005 - 8:40 am

I am actually done with most of my shopping so I will prob just pick 1 or 2 things that are great deals and get them

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Posted Oct 20, 2005 - 9:20 am

I could never just pickup one or two items! Even when I write down my lists of what I want from each ad, I always walk out of there with several other items.

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Posted Oct 21, 2005 - 1:15 am

Not sure yet.. probably around $300-$400 at MOST! But I think I average $100 on previous BF's. :)

#78 Angelseyes28  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 21, 2005 - 4:21 am

Well after seeing the Walmart BF ad, my budget is going to end up nonexistant. I want one of those dual screen car dvd players, a gameboy....man I could go on and on!

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Posted Oct 21, 2005 - 6:25 am

My budget is going to be 300-400. Although, we may just end up with one of the computers in the ad, so then the budget with be higher. I'm mostly going to be shopping for the non-electronic Black Friday items. I'm heading out either today, or sometime this weekend to put a few of the Little People sets on layaway(and as many other WM black friday items that I can find)

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Posted Oct 21, 2005 - 7:21 am

Well, I actually HAD a budget BEFORE I saw the WalMart ad, however, things have changed considerably. lol I am not sure if there even is a budget now.
:holiday08 " It's the MOST wonderful time of the year!":holiday08

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Posted Oct 22, 2005 - 6:02 am

I really wont know until all the shopping is done that day :)

#82 MaddynAllysMom02  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 22, 2005 - 6:12 am

I try to stick to a budget, but you know............it just ends up getting blown anyway.

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Posted Oct 22, 2005 - 6:21 am

We don't have a budget either! We have a list of things we need to buy and we buy, last year we spent 5,000.00 that was lunch as well!! :)

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Posted Oct 22, 2005 - 6:27 am

No real budget here. I try to stay within a decent amount but I do almost all of my shopping on this day.

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Posted Oct 22, 2005 - 11:13 am

Okay, I spend between 200.00 and 250.00 on each child. I have four.. So that's between 800.00 and 1000.00 Hubby I spend about 100.00 Family, relatives another 300.00 So there's my budget.. Unless I see something little for myself. HA!

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Posted Oct 22, 2005 - 11:35 am

I don't have a budget or set max, but I do have a thing called actual cash that will eventually run out. :fedora: I can only spend what I have. Depending on how good the deals are, I can probably spend up to $500.

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Posted Oct 22, 2005 - 2:29 pm

My plan is $200 but we'll see....I can't wait to see Target's ad ;)

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Posted Oct 22, 2005 - 3:04 pm

I never know what I will be spending till all the ads come out and I see what I want to buy, Then I make my list add up what it will come to and see if I like that number! hehehe

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Posted Oct 22, 2005 - 6:39 pm

I never do budgets. I do make a list what I want from each store and basically know about how much I will spend. BUT when I actually get to the store, I always add more items!

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Posted Oct 22, 2005 - 6:47 pm

Well, let's see... I buy my kids presents from their grandmother, aunt and us. Plus I usually get stuff for the grandkids too and maybe a family member or two. Probably around 3000.00 between all the stuff for everyone. (My mom and sister each give me 600.00 for the three kids and 400.00 for the four grandkids). I get to spend a lot of money and have all the fun plus the kids and grandkids get things that they definately want. Works well.




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