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How many years have you been going shopping on Black Friday?


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#31 Kaarak  OFFLINE  

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Posted Aug 31, 2008 - 11:47 am

I've never been into it and thought everyone doing it was crazy! Then the first year I went home with my boyfriend ( 4 years ago) his sister dragged me out and I've been hooked ever since. My mom and sister and I went the following year and they've been hooked too!

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Posted Sep 1, 2008 - 3:41 am

Since the year the Furbies came out


Actually, longer than that. My eldest nephew turned 29 this year, and he might have been 2or 3 when we first started going BF shopping.

In the beginning, it was me, my 2 sisters and my mom. Then it became me, my 2 sisters and a kid or 2, and my mom. My 15-year old has been going since she was a year old (except for the year that she pitched a hissy and got left at day care, only to have the teacher call me and beg me to pick her up, which I did at lunchtime). My older nieces and nephews don't come anymore as they've moved out, and my younger sister's daughters have never come along (I feel sorry for them).

I especially remember being in line for Cabbage Patch Kids, Furby, and the really cheap Game Boys.

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Posted Sep 1, 2008 - 4:17 am

About 21 years!!! My mom and grandma used to go out every year. I was not allowed to go until my niece was born--I think they only wanted me for my youth and athleticism!!!! Grandma is no longer with us and my mom can't shop as long. My sister who has always been the grumpy shopper brings my mom and meets us for lunch somewhere..we all shop together for a bit.
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Posted Sep 1, 2008 - 4:22 am

I can't remember a time when I didn't go BF shopping and I'm 33 now. Me and my Mom have always gone. Starting very early and coming home very late. This past BF was my first without her and it was pretty sad for me. I have really wonderful memories about BF shopping!!

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Posted Sep 1, 2008 - 5:16 am

I've been doing BF for about 16 years
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Posted Sep 1, 2008 - 6:34 am

this will be year 5 for me

#37 Yakyma  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 1, 2008 - 3:21 pm

Over 20 years...hard to remember not going out on BF. I did the Cabbage Patch dolls and Furbies, now those were some crazy people in line...LOL

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Posted Sep 1, 2008 - 3:44 pm

This will be my 3rd year and I can't wait. :)

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Posted Sep 1, 2008 - 5:53 pm

I started doing it when I first got married Back in 1989- But i didnt do it every year until about 12 years ago

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Posted Sep 1, 2008 - 6:34 pm

This will be my 4th year. I missed last year since I had to work. I am looking forward to it!
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Posted Sep 2, 2008 - 5:24 am

Over 20 years...hard to remember not going out on BF. I did the Cabbage Patch dolls and Furbies, now those were some crazy people in line...LOL


The good ole days:yup:

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Posted Sep 3, 2008 - 6:13 am

3 years, this will be my forth. Ive bought a new laptop every year.

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Posted Sep 3, 2008 - 8:59 am

For about 10 years now.

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Posted Sep 3, 2008 - 12:50 pm

i think this year is my 5th.. wow! bravo to everyone who is like 10+ years! :cheesy:
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Posted Sep 3, 2008 - 1:46 pm

This will be my Lucky 13th year! :cheesy:
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Posted Sep 3, 2008 - 4:19 pm

I'm guessing it's been around 10 years or so. But the past 3-4, my mom and I have been teaming up together and it's been MUCH better!!!

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Posted Sep 4, 2008 - 6:18 pm

6 years.

#48 julz0420  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 4, 2008 - 6:21 pm

This is my 5th year I think?? (if not then its my 4th LOL I cant remember!!)

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Posted Sep 4, 2008 - 6:31 pm

this will be my 16th year :) the first year mom, dad, and I were the only ones waiting to get in our little walmart store lol

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Posted Sep 8, 2008 - 4:19 pm

My first year I was pregnant and didn't know if I'd make it through Christmas....and I was hooked. So, this will be my 9th year...I am now the person i used to make fun of!
I love the whole Black Friday Season!::yup:

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Posted Sep 8, 2008 - 7:22 pm

Well, counting my previous life, this will be 113 years. Course we didn't call it Black Friday back in 1890s, we called it "Wish Book" Shopping. We would read the Sears, Roebuck and Company Catalog and wish we could buy the things shown in it.

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Posted Sep 9, 2008 - 10:02 am

Year 5 for me!

I never used to go until I met DH - he loves to go - the only day of the year he looks forward to shopping! :rolleyes:

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Posted Sep 9, 2008 - 4:57 pm

4th year, and defiantly not my last. I'm dragging friends along this time.

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Posted Sep 16, 2008 - 4:14 am

This will be my 5th consectutive year of going out for BF! A rookie compared to most.

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Posted Sep 16, 2008 - 4:16 am

I have been going for 5 years, maybe more.

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Posted Sep 16, 2008 - 8:31 am

This will be my 5th BF. Before my mom would ditch me to go with her friends :rolleyes: since she didn't want me to see what "Santa" was up to. Now that I'm older she comes with me and we have a blast.

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Posted Sep 16, 2008 - 11:21 am

I actually went out when I was either 17 or 18- I didnt need anything, I just wanted to go because it looked fun! I waited in line, walked around stores and got a couple small things. I was hooked immediately!

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Posted Sep 16, 2008 - 3:53 pm

This will be my 11th year going.
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Posted Sep 16, 2008 - 6:04 pm

We've been going for as long as I remember, and I just turned 40 in April! I'm usually done by Halloween, but I just love the atmosphere, and the chance that I may get something at a better price than I did earlier. It's the doorbusters that usually reel me in, tho!

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Posted Sep 16, 2008 - 7:34 pm

Four or five years now and trying to get better at it each year. Last year was the first that I was fairly serious and did lots of prep work but then funds ran short and I couldn't get much help so I didn't get all the deals I wanted. Hopefully this year works out better.




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