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#1 lovebears65  OFFLINE  

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Posted Aug 23, 2007 - 5:17 pm

Last year I shopped for my sister in law in PA. I was in Fla. She wanted a laptop and I had to spend 5 hours in the computer line :yuck: .. This year I want a laptop for my self but I have no plans on shopping for anyone else except my mom :cheesy:
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Posted Aug 23, 2007 - 5:50 pm

I usually do but its for my family only(dh and 2 kids). usually everyone else is taken care of.
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Posted Aug 23, 2007 - 5:58 pm

I have shopped for a couple of friends only a few items

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Posted Aug 23, 2007 - 6:32 pm

i think it kinda just depends on the situation and the person who's asking. i will pick up Christmas gifts for family members though, if its something that applies.

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Posted Aug 23, 2007 - 6:35 pm

One of my MIL's ( sometimes both) gives me money to shop for her gifts for my family, if my mom is out of the US I will do the same for her. Sometimes a co-worker, a friend or a cousin will ask me to get something and I will if I can(and usually do) but it is not top priority. My dad has been my best helper (standing in line at a different store) in the past, I am hoping he will be here this year. He gets so excited when he gets a good deal. It must run in the family!!

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Posted Aug 23, 2007 - 6:48 pm

I always offer to pick stuff up for my Cousin-in-law, but he never takes me up on it (we're both computer geeks).

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#7 stacya  OFFLINE  

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Posted Aug 23, 2007 - 6:54 pm

I will if it's someplace I am already going...I figure if they can't get up like I do to get the deal, then they don't get the deal, unless it's not out of my way... And along those lines, here's a good laugh, for those of us that have been doing BF, even one time...my dh's best friend is the optometrist at Wal-Mart back home, and he wanted to get one of the laptops on BF, and thought that if he went to work a little bit early (mind you, 8 instead of 9 in the morning), that he'd still get one...when he told me that, I looked at him like he had two heads and an eyeball in the center of each forehead, and said, "You've never been out on Black Friday, have you?" Needless to say, he got no laptop!

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Posted Aug 23, 2007 - 7:15 pm

I will pick up items for others as long as I am going to that store. I don't go out of my way.

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Posted Aug 24, 2007 - 4:54 am

I will if I'm already going to that store. I will get what I am going for 1st then I will get theirs. I won't go to a store just to get someone else's stuff. If I am getting up and out of the house (usually with my 3 boys) then they can do the same!

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Posted Aug 24, 2007 - 6:22 am

I've picked up a few things for my mom in years past. She works in retail and there's no way she can ever get that day off. She's the only one though. I guess if someone else asked me I'd consider it, but it would depend on who and also depend on why they're asking me instead of getting out there themselves.

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Posted Aug 24, 2007 - 6:39 am

I pick up things for my Mother to give as presents not a big deal because they are always for my boys so if she didn't buy it then I would have too. She just told me that she will be getting the boys laptops this year so that will free me up as to what I will be getting them...:yay:

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Posted Aug 24, 2007 - 6:53 am

I shop for my sister and my mom. We sit down on Thanksgiving night and they give me the money and list of what they want.

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Posted Aug 24, 2007 - 7:15 am

I will for my grandma. She is too old to get out there with the crowds. We usually pick her up a little later in the morning though and she will go out with us then for a while.

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Posted Aug 24, 2007 - 8:10 am

yeah I am ok with shopping for Mom and those who can't get out, but I will have friends and other relatives who want me to shop for them when they can easily just get up and go themselves. So I usually say if what they want is at a store that I am going to and I can get my hands on it without a lot of hassle then yes I will get it, if not then o well.

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Posted Aug 24, 2007 - 3:12 pm

On Thanksgiving the moms in our family (myself, daughters & daughter-inlaw)go through the adds, even thought I usually have the list in advance. Then on BF I start with anything that can be ordred online usually with free shipping. As for the stores last year we each went to different stores with cell phones & what someone could not get the others bought. Worked out great! We even ended up with 1 or 2 extra digital cammeras! As for friends I give them the link to the BF site & their on their own! What I buy alone usually fills my car & alot of items have rebates & I do not want to deal with separate reciepts it's too crazy the way it is!

#16 Christy Garner  OFFLINE  

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Posted Aug 24, 2007 - 3:32 pm

I usually buy for my grandmother for my own children. She gives me the money and I get presents from her for THEM.

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Posted Aug 25, 2007 - 7:36 am

If another family member needs something, I'll get it for them. I go by myself so its quicker that way. In and out for my stuff and someone else. I won't though get an entire list (I tell them my stuff comes first then I'll go grab theirs.) Only fair, right ??!!

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Posted Aug 26, 2007 - 8:16 am

No one has ever asked.

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Posted Aug 26, 2007 - 9:01 am

Try not to.. In the past I shopped for my Aunt was bedridden but since she passed now me and my mom just shop for ourselves... we try and hit so many stores that you grab what you want, get in line, and get out.. no time for anything else.. especially for my lazy cousin who always ask because she doesn't want to get up that early!!
I think I'll try defying gravity .... and you can't pull me down!!!

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Posted Aug 27, 2007 - 4:42 am

Not really, I just try and convince them to shop with me. But they're not too crazy about getting up that early. SO, its they're loss. LOL

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Posted Aug 27, 2007 - 6:01 am

I always shop for my mom and my mil, because I always split the kids up and they babysit them for me. They're not quite spry enough to handle bf, AND I get the benefit of not having to worry about my kids while I'm out shopping. Oh, and I get to come home, take a nap, and wrap presents while the kids are away. It's a win/win situation for us. I do pick up an occasional item for a friend of mine if I happen to be shopping at a store that she needs something for one of her kiddos. But other than that, I kind of feel like if someone wants something - they should have to fight for it themselves. I'm not being grumpy - its just that I don't use carts on bf, and the more stuff I pick up for other people, then its more likely I'll have to handle the crowd with a cart. Cart + Black Friday = no fun

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Posted Aug 27, 2007 - 6:55 am

We usually partner up and go to separate stores, so I will be picking up things for people who are getting things for me. But the only person who I will actually shop for is my grandma.

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Posted Aug 28, 2007 - 2:24 pm

Sometimes my sister or my hubby.

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Posted Aug 28, 2007 - 3:34 pm

Sometimes for my brother or my mom. My mom hates shopping, so I'll offer to pick up something for the grandkids if she really wants it. My brother only has Sundays off, so he's usually dead tired on BF.

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Posted Aug 28, 2007 - 6:34 pm

I will for my mom if she wants something at the stores I'm going to. Last year I did for my sil but she just moved out of state so I don't see that being an issue this year.

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Posted Aug 28, 2007 - 9:23 pm

I will pick up things for my mom, but that's about it. Between all the stuff my sister and I buy, there's no room for other peoples stuff!LOL

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Posted Aug 29, 2007 - 5:23 am

I would shop for my mom if she asked, but she never has. She doesn't mind paying retail! Gasp!

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Posted Aug 29, 2007 - 8:51 am

The only person I will shop for is my mom. She will be watching the kids for us on black friday so it only seems fair. She went shopping on BF with us twice but didn't care for it so she opted to babysit for us instead.

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Posted Aug 29, 2007 - 10:57 am

My next door neighbor had to work last Black friday so I took her list and bought the things she needed. She had so much fun telling her co-workers about her personal shopper and how she didnt miss a thing

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Posted Aug 29, 2007 - 11:01 am

I have in the past, but I try not to make a habit of it, and of course it has to be a store on my shopping list. I give lots of warnings that I may not be able to get the item so if it is a must have they may venture out on their own.




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