Jump to content


Guests: Please register to get rid of these annoying ads! Registered members enjoy an ad-free forum.


Photo

How many people do you shop with?


  • Please log in to reply
148 replies to this topic

#61 Kanyon71  OFFLINE  

Kanyon71

    Member

  • 3,474 Posts
  • Member since 2006
  • Location: The Mitten State

Posted Aug 20, 2008 - 9:40 am

My wife and I, though last year we had my mother in-law and my brother in-law and they seem to be hooked now.

#62 mam627  OFFLINE  

mam627

    Member

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,113 Posts
  • Member since 2006

Posted Aug 21, 2008 - 8:16 pm

I always go with my sister. One of our cousins has tagged along a few times over the years too.
Melissa

#63 Bunniq  OFFLINE  

Bunniq

    Is it BF yet?

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 375 Posts
  • Member since 2005

Posted Aug 21, 2008 - 8:23 pm

Usually I go alone, but sometimes family would tag along. This year I am going with my sister and mother. The last time we went shopping on BF was pretty fun. It was my sister's first time out on BF and we all had a blast. My sister complained a bit, but later she admitted she had fun.
Bethany: Is your house on fire, Clark?
Clark: No, Aunt Bethany, those are the Christmas lights.

:eyepoppin

#64 Dispaminite  OFFLINE  

Dispaminite

    Member

  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 14 Posts
  • Member since 2008

Posted Aug 23, 2008 - 2:03 pm

Last year, I went with two friends. This year will be the three of us again. I keep trying to convince other people to go, but so far, nada.

#65 thisismiguel  OFFLINE  

thisismiguel

    Member

  • PipPipPipPip
  • 9 Posts
  • Member since 2008

Posted Aug 23, 2008 - 2:20 pm

me and 2 or 3 more friends

#66 jellybean051901  OFFLINE  

jellybean051901

    Hockey Night in Cleveland!

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 596 Posts
  • Member since 2005

Posted Aug 23, 2008 - 3:12 pm

I always shop with my sis and mom. Sometimes my aunt comes also. Last year my DH's cousin came also
Black Friday Shopaholic

#67 emptynest-2  OFFLINE  

emptynest-2

    Member

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 211 Posts
  • Member since 2005

Posted Aug 25, 2008 - 6:46 pm

Mine varies....2-6 people different stores different towns

#68 chrisjuvers  OFFLINE  

chrisjuvers

    Member

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 933 Posts
  • Member since 2008

Posted Aug 29, 2008 - 7:31 pm

I go with 2 friends. Between us we have 8 kids (and we don't bring any). It is get what you need and get out. Then we have a nice lunch at red lobster..

#69 Kaarak  OFFLINE  

Kaarak

    Member

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 120 Posts
  • Member since 2005

Posted Aug 31, 2008 - 11:25 am

It depends if we are at my bf's family's we go alone, if we are at home we meet up with my mom and sisters.

#70 carheel  OFFLINE  

carheel

    Member

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 129 Posts
  • Member since 2004

Posted Sep 1, 2008 - 7:12 am

I dont drive so i got to go with people me and my 2 friends so i try to hit those stores that have door busters than hit like target later in the day where the prices are the same all day. and its just down the street from my apt.

#71 BrotherFlounder  OFFLINE  

BrotherFlounder

    Member

  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 80 Posts
  • Member since 2007

Posted Sep 1, 2008 - 7:18 am

Usually it's me, my brother, and a friend (who was the first of us to shop on BF). But this year it looks like it'll just be me and my brother.

#72 bleyso  OFFLINE  

bleyso

    Member

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 167 Posts
  • Member since 2006

Posted Sep 1, 2008 - 9:01 am

Uno!!!!!

#73 sm1kla  OFFLINE  

sm1kla

    Goin' Riding...

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 523 Posts
  • Member since 2006

Posted Sep 1, 2008 - 12:28 pm

2 of us start out strong, we meet my sister and mom later for lunch & do some shopping together then it goes back to 2. On occasion we do meet up with others. I hate the lull, usually with 2 you can get in, get out.
More Love :gdhug5: -- More Joy :2drunk: -- More Laughter :sidesplit

#74 Yakyma  OFFLINE  

Yakyma

    Member

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 144 Posts
  • Member since 2005

Posted Sep 1, 2008 - 2:59 pm

It varies from year to year, this year looks like 8-10, but who knows as we get closer could be more.

#75 carolannec  OFFLINE  

carolannec

    Member

  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 71 Posts
  • Member since 2007
  • Location: Georgia

Posted Sep 1, 2008 - 3:46 pm

Just 1 other person. DH. He's a trooper :)

#76 nick_jenni_jocelyn  OFFLINE  

nick_jenni_jocelyn

    Member

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,047 Posts
  • Member since 2005

Posted Sep 1, 2008 - 5:39 pm

I would love to go by myself but i usually have MIL with me. its ok in that i have someone to talk too, but she bugs me cuz she puts a "time limit" on how long i can be in one store before we have to leave. she does this all the time, holiday or no holiday.
:holiday03~*~ Jenni ~*~:holiday03

#77 lorelei  OFFLINE  

lorelei

    Member

  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 23 Posts
  • Member since 2005
  • Location: Central Virginia

Posted Sep 1, 2008 - 5:43 pm

Always with my Mom. It's our yearly tradition.

#78 alleyc  OFFLINE  

alleyc

    I'm Banned

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 251 Posts
  • Member since 2007

Posted Sep 1, 2008 - 5:48 pm

My Husband ( Yep can you believe it? lol) and my two teen children- they look forward to it as well! Its a HUGE deal in my house..Tradition..

#79 rsb7706  OFFLINE  

rsb7706

    Member

  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 49 Posts
  • Member since 2006

Posted Sep 17, 2008 - 9:19 am

just me and my sister. some people join us later, but we're the only ones who go early. (wimps, haha)

#80 BonnieD  OFFLINE  

BonnieD

    Member

  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 14 Posts
  • Member since 2005

Posted Sep 17, 2008 - 9:26 am

Typically it's just me and 1 other relative, but last year I created a monster! My 10 yr old daughter came with me and did "her" shopping and loved it!!! She started planning her shopping and making lists the first part of August!

#81 dad2trips  OFFLINE  

dad2trips

    Member

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 215 Posts
  • Member since 2007

Posted Sep 17, 2008 - 9:38 am

Usually myself, but this year I will have at least one buddy with me maybe up to 3. Planning a long campout!

#82 Princess7915  OFFLINE  

Princess7915

    Member

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,018 Posts
  • Member since 2005

Posted Sep 17, 2008 - 7:39 pm

Myself, Mom, Aunt (mom's sister) and Hubby....Though I love that my hubby has learned to like going to shop on BF it makes it very hard to shop for him!!! It requires some creativity on my part! Sometimes we do split up because he has discovered the need to shop on BF for me too in the past year or two.
"There is no snooze button on a cat who wants breakfast." - Anonymous

#83 ajburlingame  OFFLINE  

ajburlingame

    Member

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 685 Posts
  • Member since 2005

Posted Sep 18, 2008 - 6:26 am

4 total - me, my mom and 2 sisters!!! We do meet up with friends for lunch though.

#84 nikelecious91  OFFLINE  

nikelecious91

    Member

  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 31 Posts
  • Member since 2006

Posted Sep 18, 2008 - 1:06 pm

Me, my dad, my bro, my uncle, my cousin and a couple friends usually go. However, we split up at different stores.

#85 wx4svr  OFFLINE  

wx4svr

    Black Friday Geek

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 499 Posts
  • Member since 2007

Posted Sep 18, 2008 - 1:43 pm

Me, and three or four high school friends who are like my brothers.
:holiday15 wx4svr - It's that time of year again! Bring on BF! :holiday16

#86 katkat777  OFFLINE  

katkat777

    Member

  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 88 Posts
  • Member since 2006
  • Location: ohio

Posted Sep 21, 2008 - 7:45 am

By myself.. I dont want anyone to slow me down..lol....Last Thanksgiving at Aunt Martha's house, I was spreading my ads out and everyone was poo-pooing BF.."I can't believe you get up that early to go shopping" Then they were looking at the ads and saying "Since your out can you pick up...." and I said "No!! If you want it that badly, I will see you in the line tomorrow." Then my friend wanted to go with me last year and she is notoriously late. I told her I will meet her at the store at such and such time. I went to the store when she didnt show..I continued on my plan (cannot deviate from the plan!) Then she called asking where I was..I told her I had moved to the next store because she was late..Sorry I just cant wait for someone..gotta keep going!! LOL Gosh this makes me sound harsh..but whoever said BF is a full contact sport is not kidding!! I cant wait around for people...those deals go fast!! I guess If I had someone who is dedicated to BF as I am..well I guess I wouldnt mind them coming with me..

#87 truexillusions  OFFLINE  

truexillusions

    Member

  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 52 Posts
  • Member since 2007
  • Location: WI

Posted Sep 21, 2008 - 10:45 am

I've only gone BF shopping once, and it was with my brother. It was actually really fun. I'm kind of hoping he'll go with me again this year but if not I'll just hit up one store by myself.

#88 Blk_friday_geek  OFFLINE  

Blk_friday_geek

    Member

  • PipPipPip
  • 1 Posts
  • Member since 2008

Posted Sep 21, 2008 - 11:35 am

I shop with my inlaws - I never thought I would shop on Black Friday but as my name reveals... I do and love it. We have about 16 of us that shop 2-3 people per store. We meet on Thursday evening at my mil and by this time most have their list made out. you are required to have each store on a seperate piece of paper and then whomever is going to "that" store has a huddle to see what time they meet and who is getting what. We bring a couple extra laptops just to retype lists. The first year newbies come they think we are crazy :eyepoppin but the next year they are back with their lists all ready to go. Then we are done with our store we know who we need to contact to help out! Usually there is one person in charge of the cart and they are located in a specific spot in a store so we just need to bring items to that person and they check off the list and then tell what's left to get!! We are usually at the first store at least one hour before opening (usually 4 a.m.) then by 8:30 we are all having breakfast at McDonalds to see what else is left to get - the none early bird items. Then on Sunday we meet at mil again and divided things up and to eschange who owes who what. This is a process that took a few years to figure out. Now we pass around envelopes you write on the outside of the envelope how much that person owes you and put the receipt or copy of it in the envelope and then exchange checks!! It is family tradition now as muc has deer hunting is!! Kris - Minnesota:D

#89 chrissyp31  OFFLINE  

chrissyp31

    Member

  • PipPipPip
  • 1 Posts
  • Member since 2007

Posted Sep 22, 2008 - 8:26 am

IT started out i would shop with my Best Friend.. When my daughter turned 13, it was actually her bday that year.. she joined our group.. each year we add someone.. my 2 daughters, me, my BFF, her 2 oldest children, friends of the kids, friends of ours. we end up in the paper every year cuz we have a blast.. we get there early.. we set up a big enclosed tent, turn on the battery operated heaters, pull out the chairs, tables, play cards, dvd players for the kids to watch movies.. nobody under 13 comes along and we bring no husbands.. we stop at speedway on the way and pick up hot chocolate.. it's one of our favorite days of the year.. we love it! We always start at walmart.. our walmart passes out maps of where the "items" are located.. we sort out directions and game plans to each other.. so many this way, so many that way,etc.. we are usually in the door, paid for and out the door within 3 or 4 minutes. we are first in the door and usually first in line to pay.. we usually have about 2 or 3 cart loads full each. our system has worked for us. we don't take from others in line..if we don't want something, we don't take a ticket for it. (yes they pass out tickets - 1 per person- early enough ahead of time. your name has to be written on it, and you have to show ID to purchase it., that's only for the big priced itmes tho.) before i go shopping, i take my kids to the macy's parade in NYC.. then hurry and drive back which is a 10 - 12 hour drive depending on road conditions.. I am a full blown BF shopper.. (addicted) lol I Can't wait for BF...

#90 wormurm  OFFLINE  

wormurm

    Member

  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 27 Posts
  • Member since 2008

Posted Sep 22, 2008 - 10:20 am

My husband and I usually leave the children at his mom's house then we go and shop Black Friday together. Most of our shopping on Black Friday is done for our children but if we see something else we will pick that up too. We try to shop for each other when we are not together. We have a great time finding deals then go and eat breakfast afterward. Then off to pick up the children with them not knowing all of the goodies we just got for them. Sneaky indeed, muhahaha!




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users