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Old 11-24-2017, 12:57 PM   #1
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The last Black Friday thread I found was from 11 years ago, so I thought to start a new one.

Well, who is enjoying the commercialism of today? DW and DMIL are out amongst the Hoi Polloi. I did my purchasing (for myself) last night on Amazon while enjoying a tipple: Got a Chinese watch for $12.50 and a near-professional quality drone for about $500 off. Iíve seen similar quartz watches sell from respected Swiss and Japanese names for several hundred dollars and even a similar Timex goes for $50, so Iím feeling like a savvy shopper. If the timepiece lasts over a year, I reckon Iíll be vindicated.
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Old 11-24-2017, 01:28 PM   #2
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The last Black Friday thread I found was from 11 years ago, so I thought to start a new one.

Well, who is enjoying the commercialism of today? DW and DMIL are out amongst the Hoi Polloi. I did my purchasing (for myself) last night on Amazon while enjoying a tipple: Got a Chinese watch for $12.50 and a near-professional quality drone for about $500 off. Iíve seen similar quartz watches sell from respected Swiss and Japanese names for several hundred dollars and even a similar Timex goes for $50, so Iím feeling like a savvy shopper. If the timepiece lasts over a year, I reckon Iíll be vindicated.
What's the watch for? I think I have one in a drawer somewhere.

We do the Black Friday shopping once the stores are empty and it's a week before Christmas when prices are lowered even further.
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Black Friday is definitely a great time to pick up things you've been wanting for a while. I picked up a Chromebook for $170 (Retail $300) and an Instant Pot for $70. I don't have much else I've been eyeing for, but so far, so good. I think it would be a great time to pick up a nice Smart TV or 4K TV or whatever if you've been thinking of getting one, there are so many on sale at great prices.
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I looked at camera's online, some good deals, at Adorama and B&H, but not for easy travelling (I just want a point and shoot ( 20 mp, 4K video, 20x zoom) , so I'll keep waiting.
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What's the watch for? I think I have one in a drawer somewhere.

We do the Black Friday shopping once the stores are empty and it's a week before Christmas when prices are lowered even further.
I wear one everyday. I find them attractive, well the ones I buy anyway. I appreciate the quality of manufacturing and the details and the purity of their purpose. Theyíre also more convenient than pulling out the smart phone just to check the time.
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Just a data point on the 3 day sale at Harbor Freight... I checked the prices on a few items from the sale flier, and they are a little better than standard prices and coupon prices. For example, the coupon price for an item was $44 and the sale was $39. Another example, the standard price, $139, coupon price $109, today it was $99. Not everything in the store, of course, but quite a few items.
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I don't shop for things I don't need on Black Friday or any other day. If I spend $150 on something I don't need that normally costs $250 I didn't save $100, I lost $150.
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20% off state liquor stores if you buy over $100. I stocked up on a couple nice bourbons that were already on sale--Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit and Jefferson's Aged at Sea.
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The 8 quart instant pot is a deal of the day on Amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/Instant-Pot-P...f_rd_i=desktop
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I donít really need anything, but I may not be able to resist if another B&H ad pops up on my screen.
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The 8 quart instant pot is a deal of the day on Amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/Instant-Pot-P...f_rd_i=desktop
I would guess that for a family of two, the 8 quart is overkill.
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All Christmas lights 50% off at KMart through Sunday.

(my first Black Friday adventure)
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I would guess that for a family of two, the 8 quart is overkill.
Yup, but it might make a nice gift for a family of 4.
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We went out last night and got an air mattress at Target. Regularly $150 for $50. We have been looking for one for when DMIL and grand kids end up at the house on the same day. Pretty happy with the purchase. Only other thing I bought was some lounge/pajama pants for $12. Home to store and back took a little over an hour.

Also ordered a jump drive 256GB for $39.99 from Office Depot (free shipping).

This morning I did my annual trip to Home Depot. Main draw there is the poinsettia for $1. I limit out and get 12. They are small but look good scattered around the house and make some good gifts for the rest of the family. Got a few other things too, but nothing that wasn't planned.

All in all, a good couple shopping excursions.
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I don't shop for things I don't need on Black Friday or any other day. If I spend $150 on something I don't need that normally costs $250 I didn't save $100, I lost $150.
I'm the same way- I don't even look at the ads. The term "doorbusters" makes me shudder. I'd rather pay more for something and not have to trample people to grab one on sale.

I did find an unexpectedly good price on something I hadn't expected; I've been thinking of going to Edinburgh next fall for awhile now and checking prices periodically. I wanted Business Class and it looked like the desirable flights were running $4,700. Glasgow was more like $4,100 and it's an hour away by train but at least when DH and I went there in 2001, getting from the Glasgow airport to the train station on public transportation was a bit clumsy. Cheaper options to Edinburgh involved two connections, one in Heathrow, which I hate.

Soooo.. this morning I found United/Continental, with a stop only in ORD, for $4,100. I grabbed it. I'm happy! I don't think it was part of any promotion; sometimes the Computer Pricing Algorithm Fairies are feeling benevolent. I go lucky.
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Bought some AAA batteries online from Lowes. Free shipping and saved an additional 10% with my vet discount. Spent less this Black Friday than any in the past, by far.
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Yup, but it might make a nice gift for a family of 4.
Yes, that's a good idea!
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Yup, but it might make a nice gift for a family of 4.
I went ahead and bought it along with the cookbook and silicon mitts. The whole package was $96. That's one Xmas gift out of the way!
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I would guess that for a family of two, the 8 quart is overkill.
Most of what you'd cook in an instant pot would freeze well. I don't have one, but do have a slow cooker and a pressure cooker that I use a lot. They're both good for dishes that aren't expected to come out "crispy".
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