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


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#61 lwildey  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 16, 2008 - 7:39 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.


LOL, I remember the good old days when I was a kid, sitting down with the Sears Christmas catalog and circling all the really cool stuff I wanted.

Oddly, I still like to go through the sale ads and circle things but now I only circle stuff on sale.

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Posted Sep 16, 2008 - 8:55 pm

This will be my 5th year.

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Posted Sep 18, 2008 - 6:27 am

I am not sure of the exact year. Some where around 15 or so.

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Posted Sep 19, 2008 - 11:55 am

I think its been 8 years or so!!!!!

#65 Crazy Mama  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 19, 2008 - 12:39 pm

I have been doing BF since I could drive and even before with my mom a little, so at least 15 years. WOW!

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Posted Sep 20, 2008 - 12:04 pm

Looks like I am one of the oldies! I remember going with my Mom and my Aunt in my middle teens when I had a job and bought some presents on my own. So that would make it a little more than 30 years now! Wow! Even though I do shopping ahead of time, to me Black Friday really starts the season off. Things are sure different now. My mom got diagnosed with MS right before my daughter was born (21 years ago) so we have learned to adjust. Now we find the good things about her MS. She is in a motorized scooter so we pile her up with things and we laugh that we always get good parking spaces. We have also learned that a lot of stores will really assist someone like her on BF and we have learned to appreciate it and make use of it! It is amazing that even at BB sales people will go find what she needs and bring it to her. We have even had some places take us to a different register and ring us up to make it easier on her. Now, it is my Mom, my long-suffering Dad (the from store to van package carrier), my daughter and I that go each and every year. We don't camp out, but we do go over our plan on Thanksgiving and sometimes start ordering then if we can. I love the tradition and look forward to it every year.

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Posted Sep 20, 2008 - 4:53 pm

5 years. My huge deals have been the last 3 years: 2007 - GPS for $69. Entertainment centre for $49 2006 - 19 inch HDTV for $35. Yes I said $35! I asked for the HDTV on sale and grabbed it. Got inline and it rang up what I thought was in error as I was under the impression you got a $199 rebate. I showed the ad to the cashier and she was flustered and tried to get a hold of the manager. The manager asked her if the ad said rebate and she said yes so he said give him the rebate. Well, I walk out with all my stuff (DVDs, TV...etc) and when I get home I notice the receipt has a mail in rebate on it for $199! So I got 2 rebates!! WOOO HOOO! 2005 - a nice 21 inch analog TV for my parents for $59. Since their TV at the time was something from the early 80's and they refused to buy a current one as the old still worked (provided you hit the side of it every so often)

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Posted Sep 20, 2008 - 9:13 pm

This will be my 14th year.:eyepoppin

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Posted Sep 21, 2008 - 12:59 am

Oh wow! I first started going to Black Friday sales when i was about 12. My mom and my sisters and I always went together and still do. Mom brings the coffee, oldest sister brings mugs, 2nd sister brings doughnuts, I bring a map of the store and my other sister just brings her grumpy self. So fun! :D

#70 dgleason  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 21, 2008 - 11:54 am

About 20 years.

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Posted Sep 23, 2008 - 1:37 pm

first year! well... maybe depending on me getting over the phobia of crazy old ladys hitting me with their canes :-/

#72 Lady Aryn  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 30, 2008 - 6:40 am

Certainly does range.. This will be my 22nd year, oh my that long? Geez now definitely am feeling old.. Can it possibly be that long? WoW, time definitely does creep up on one, does it?

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Posted Sep 30, 2008 - 7:16 am

18 years

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Posted Sep 30, 2008 - 11:50 pm

This will be my 5th year overall and the second year that I won't be freezing my behind off!

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Posted Oct 1, 2008 - 6:07 am

This will be my 6th yr! I've been BF shopping since 2003. :D

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Posted Oct 2, 2008 - 8:54 am

I have been going for 10 yrs...my oldest was 18 months old when I started and I took her the first time with me...she was soooo attached to me but that was the only yr she has went with me...now she is 12 and hates to shop...lol
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#77 LainieB  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 2, 2008 - 2:48 pm

I think it's been about 14 years now. I have gone with several different people over the years as it's hard to find someone who shares my enthusiasm for BF. Although the past 5 years has been with the same person.

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Posted Oct 2, 2008 - 3:21 pm

Whoo hoo!!! Lots of veterans and newbies.... I am 24 now and I have been going for 14 years:eyepoppin. Every woman in my family starts shopping at 10 for Black Friday!!! I have a lot of younger cousin and my Mom and my aunts would make list for each store and we would split up and go to all the different stores. At the end of the day we would meet have lunch and divie up the loot...then go home and sleep it off! :tired:

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Posted Oct 2, 2008 - 4:05 pm

My wife and I have been doing it for about 8 years now its became a family tradition .lol Last year we ended up talking some friends in to tagging along . We start bright and early and go till we can't go anymore (or we are out of money what ever comes first). It's always a great time.

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Posted Oct 4, 2008 - 1:23 am

this will be my 3rd time

#81 martinas  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 4, 2008 - 8:36 am

1997 ... I went with my MIL and our first store was KB Toys. :D

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Posted Oct 4, 2008 - 11:04 am

I think this is my 12th year.

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Posted Oct 4, 2008 - 12:16 pm

6 or 7 years give or take

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Posted Oct 5, 2008 - 2:20 pm

I think this will be my 9th year.

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Posted Oct 5, 2008 - 3:23 pm

This will be #6 for me I started for my son's 1st christmas back in 2002

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Posted Oct 6, 2008 - 3:36 am

i have been a bf shopper for about 21 years now and well i am 36 years old so more than half my life and i get more addicted each year i think lol and i think weather seems to be getting worse each year but its not gonna keep me in tho !!!!!!!!!!!!!lol

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Posted Oct 6, 2008 - 5:40 am

I've been going for nearly 5 years. My mom, who got me into Black Friday sales, has been going for as long as I can remember.

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Posted Oct 6, 2008 - 8:14 am

This will be my 6th BF!!
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Posted Oct 7, 2008 - 1:34 pm

Good question! I want to say this is my 6th year? :confused:

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Posted Oct 7, 2008 - 2:07 pm

Let´s go for the 6th year!!!! See u on Laredo!




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