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#31 titoffas  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 2, 2007 - 3:02 pm

Well, the past few years I've sat down with my sisters and our families after Thanksgiving dinner and gone through all the ads. Then we planned our attack. My wife works in retail so I've been the one to go out and shop as she always works BF. I actually found that I enjoy it (not so much the shopping, but watching the people go nuts in the stores and on lines.) So it's come to pass that I've helped my sisters do shopping for their kids, and last year I went out and was the DS (designated shopper) for a number of family members hitting stores that they couldn't be at. Funny, I didn't get a thing for me or do my shopping. (I had done it all on-line earlier.) I helped them with their shopping... and will probably do it again this year.

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Posted Sep 3, 2007 - 6:34 am

I will for my mother as she usally works on that day but anyone else is on there own

#33 jarerice  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 3, 2007 - 2:13 pm

I shop for everyone on BF. But this year I've gotten a jump start so I won't need as much.

#34 jaymacfla  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 3, 2007 - 5:53 pm

Always do. But i am primarily in it for myself this year, hahaha!:razz:

#35 jellybean051901  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 4, 2007 - 12:48 am

I just love shopping on BF so I will shop for anyone who gives me a list and money. My only rules are that i get the money up front and my list comes first.

#36 Yakyma  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 9, 2007 - 4:07 pm

I pick up a few things for others, but my shopping comes first...usually it is something I am getting also so that helps and they will pick up for me if they are going somewhere I am not.

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Posted Sep 9, 2007 - 7:20 pm

If it's not for anything big then yes I would, but if it was for a laptop or lcd then I definately wouldnt. Probably because that would mean for me not to get my big ticket item.

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Posted Sep 11, 2007 - 7:35 pm

It's either shop for them, for a couple of things or TAKE THE SLOW ONES W/ YA!!!!:eek: lol. I fore worn e1 that has never been before, about the "BF" situation. They never believe me:p , lol. I got my sister excited and then addicted, lol:cheesy:

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Posted Sep 12, 2007 - 7:31 am

I'll help out my sister as she does the same for me if I can't get to a store early enough.

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Posted Sep 12, 2007 - 7:36 am

i have camped out at BB for my mom for a desktop while she watched my DD and i will do shopping for my DH's grandparents as they need motorized scooters to get around and wouldnt survive if they tried to get out but my list is always first

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Posted Sep 13, 2007 - 4:48 am

Last year there were three of us on our street that were going BF shopping. Instead of going together we split up, I took three stores, my neighbor took 2 stores and my other neighbor took the other 2 stores. We looked over the hard ads the day before, made lists and all made a trip to the ATM so everyone would have cash so we didn't have to worry about that. It worked out really great, everyone got what they wanted from each store without having to deal with trying to make it to each store before they ran out. We were just talking about it the other day and are hoping to repeat our master plan from last year, lol.

#42 djinniman  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 13, 2007 - 4:56 am

I usually buy things on behalf of my parents and my in-laws. After all, it's for my kids usually, I don't mind picking up stuff for them if I will be out anyway!

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Posted Sep 13, 2007 - 1:35 pm

I will always pick up items for relatives, assuming:
  • It's a store that I'm already planning on hitting.
  • It's not a limited item doorbuster.
  • I can find their item in a reasonable amount of time once I'm in the store.


#44 rbellville  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 13, 2007 - 7:24 pm

My niece (16) goes with me. She gets things for her mom and other SIL (works that day), while I'm getting my things. Her mom usually goes to different stores (JoAnn's, Michael's, Family Christian, etc...) than us and gets things for me if needed.:cool:

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Posted Sep 16, 2007 - 5:13 am

I shop for my mom and my grandmother on bf :) last year i picked up a laptop for my mom.

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Posted Sep 16, 2007 - 6:31 am

My brothers and I coordinate for Black Friday. My youngest one takes my mother down to my middle brother's house in the Orlando area and so the 2 bros are willing to hit stores down there (they like bargains too). ANd my oldest brother is in St Augustine so he will go out, not as willing to get out of bed, but his Walmart doesn't seem to get the same traffic as Jax or Orlando. And I usually pick up the presents that my MIL gives my boys so I do her shopping every year now.

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Posted Sep 17, 2007 - 6:41 am

I haven't do this yet, but I might start getting some "orders" from family members with young kids that are coming of age for some of the hot toys.

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Posted Sep 19, 2007 - 6:41 pm

I shop for others as in I am buying holiday gifts but I do not purchase items for people who do not go out for themselves. No pain, no gain.

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Posted Sep 19, 2007 - 7:11 pm

Yeah, but I mainly get dd's toys and costly items out the way.

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Posted Sep 19, 2007 - 11:37 pm

If I am already there and it doesn't interfere with my shopping, I hav e no problem picking other things up.

#51 MICKEY3601  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 24, 2007 - 10:51 am

If a family member needs 1 thing & it isn't something that requires overnight camping out :eyepoppin to get it, I don't mind picking it up for them. Of course it is 2nd priority to my needs!! :D

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Posted Sep 24, 2007 - 12:03 pm

I will get things for my mom she is handicapped and to hard for her to go out in the mobs, my sister shops for her to that day since we go out together

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Posted Sep 24, 2007 - 9:01 pm

nope.... they can get their won butts out...LOL However last year my mom and dad asked me to pick up this one toy to give to our boys.. they were home watching our boys, so of course I did.;)

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Posted Sep 24, 2007 - 9:29 pm

I would do it if I went, however, I have stayed home the last few years due to my perfume allergies. I'm trying to figure out how to go out this year, as my oldest dd has offered to go with me. If anyone asked me because they couldn't I sure would, as I know how it is not to be able to go and have nobody to ask.
If not today, maybe tomorrow...:mail:

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Posted Sep 24, 2007 - 11:19 pm

I go with a group and we split our shopping list up so each person is in a different department. It goes faster and everybody gets what they wanted.
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