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Old 11-14-2012, 08:30 PM   #41
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Wild horses could not drag me into the mall on BF.
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:44 PM   #42
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That is one day that I make sure I stay home. Most of my shopping is done online anyway.[/QUOTE]
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Responses on this thread indicate most of the INTJ's on this forum don't shop on BF.

In other news, scientists reveal more darkness occurs at night than during the day...
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:47 PM   #45
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I stopped by our small local Sears outlet today - I'm looking at gas ranges - we are considering upgrading to a nicer model. I talked to a saleswoman there and she said to wait for black Friday sales.....they are opening up at 4am! She said alot of people were waiting outside at 3:30am last year I will not be going there, but will check their website among others for good deals.
I hate crowds - always have. But I do like a good deal.
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We usually go up to the outlet mall in north Georgia and shop for clothes at midnight. Except for Coach and Gap most of the stores are not really too crowded and no long lines. We were going to go anyway to pick up some warmer running gear & workout clothes so we might as well take advantage of the sales. When it comes to clothing I need to see it, feel it, and try on (no online stuff). I actually think it's kind of fun but you'll never catch me waiting outside Wally World or Best Buy. Then we'll go home and sleep in, then check out what Costco has. We need a flatscreen TV for the new exercise room I am working on, but I am not fighting the crowds at other places. Probably just pick up a Vizio 42" while we are there along with the wood flooring I need for the room.
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Old 11-15-2012, 07:13 AM   #47
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:51 AM   #48
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I did it once...never again!
Last year, I saw a client on BF who hurt her back marathon shopping on BF....maybe she will schedule again this year!
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Old 11-15-2012, 04:55 PM   #49
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Responses on this thread indicate most of the INTJ's on this forum don't shop on BF.

In other news, scientists reveal more darkness occurs at night than during the day...

Perfect!!!

Why an INTJ would want to go to the mall on Black Friday and be pushed and jostled around by a rabid horde of barbarians people is beyond me.
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for LBYM INTJ's the concept of BF epitomizes "WTF?"
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They ran an article in the WSJ last month on this exact topic:

Why Black Friday Isn't the Best Day to Shop for Price Deals - WSJ.com
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... didn't track in-store prices, which differ from market to market. As a result, its findings don't reflect the "door buster" specials offered during Black Friday on limited quantities of items found only in stores.
I think the door buster specials are what cause the frenzy. But I think a lot of people who miss them buy other stuff, which I agree quite often isn't at the best price.

The other thing about the door buster deals is that they may be a previous year and/or low end model of TV (for example) but I would bet that many of those are still bona fide deals.
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I would rather have a root canal than go to the mall on Black Friday.
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Not only are we skipping Black Friday, but we're eating our weekly Costco pizza on next Tuesday (instead of Wed, Thu, or Fri) specifically to avoid the crowds.

We're also staying away from the malls & stores until 2013...
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Black Friday is now obsolete. Here is the latest gimmick. Try not to grind your teeth reading this site. The video is even worse.

Beware the Pumpkin-Headed Turkey Claus...

Holiday Shopping Discounts during OctoNovemCember from RetailMeNot | VISA Giveaway Ends 11/1 | Mommy of Two Little Monkeys#!
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Black Friday is now obsolete. Here is the latest gimmick. Try not to grind your teeth reading this site.
Beware the Pumpkin-Headed Turkey Claus

Holiday Shopping Discounts during OctoNovemCember from RetailMeNot | VISA Giveaway Ends 11/1 | Mommy of Two Little Monkeys#!
OMG!

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Didya watch the video ?
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Uh, no. Dare I?
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Yes, in my boxers, in my bed, with my laptop (and DW) shopping Amazon while she sleeps.

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