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Old 11-25-2008, 11:30 AM   #1
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Buy Nothing on Friday

Food for thought: Buy Nothing Day | Adbusters Culturejammer Headquarters

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Old 11-25-2008, 11:43 AM   #2
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The link wouldn't work Charlie...

But, I won't be buying anything. Paul and I will not leave the house Friday. We hide from the world the day after Thanksgiving. It's our tradition.
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Old 11-25-2008, 12:01 PM   #3
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Hm, strange it is working for me. Try again. Otherwise I do not know what to say.
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Old 11-25-2008, 12:07 PM   #4
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great ideas, thanks for the link...appreciated it..

I just made my donation to Heifer International, so my Christmas shopping is all done YEAH!!
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Old 11-25-2008, 12:20 PM   #5
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Got it to work! Thanks Charlie
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Old 11-25-2008, 12:30 PM   #6
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Got it to work! Thanks Charlie
I think it was a Microsoft problem.....
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Old 11-25-2008, 12:37 PM   #7
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goodness knows.. I have enough of those ( I'm even married to one!!!) lol!!!
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Old 11-25-2008, 01:10 PM   #8
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Sorry, the only thing I'm not buying on Friday or any other day is this site.
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Old 11-25-2008, 01:30 PM   #9
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I've been participating in the "no shopping Friday" for over 40 years. First, I'm not a shopper and I've only once shopped on Black Friday and that was with a girlfriend whose middle name was "shopping." I was only about 28 at the time and she wore me out. I don't really care for shopping, so Friday I'll be inside relaxing and avoiding mall combat.
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Old 11-25-2008, 02:18 PM   #10
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Just got the Wal-Mart ad for Black Friday. From 5-11 a.m. they will have the KitchenAid telescoping stand mixer, K4555WH for $130 (while supplies last). Now THAT'S a deal if you need a mixer. Mine is working fine, so I will be going to work on Friday and putting the money in my pocket where it belongs.
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Old 11-25-2008, 02:34 PM   #11
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I wont be shopping on BF I will be WORKING

I never shop on that day though it is my idea of hell.

I have decided this year, although I usually try to some extent, to do as much of my shopping locally as possible. I would rather my money went to local independent business people.

That said my holiday shopping is going to be meager. Firstly I am broke and secondly I really dont feel it is an appropriate time for indulgent spending.
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Old 11-25-2008, 03:12 PM   #12
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my wife gets out about 4 am and hits a couple places ..
she got some great deals last year ..
to each his own though ..
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I only did it once, at one store...
JoAnn etc has great deals on fabric and crafting stuff. My late SIL went the Christmas before she died... we were going to make it our tradition.
She was gone 3 days before the next Thanksgiving... so I never did it again.

DH and I may go after I am off work at 3, only if my parents decide to take all 3 kids this weekend and not just the boys.
Not because its' black friday, but just because we CAN!!!!!
NO KIDS!!!! PRAY FOR ME!!!
(please let my mother take pity on me!)
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Old 11-25-2008, 03:26 PM   #14
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Please Please please
let Suzi's mommy be nice and baby sit this weekend! Please let Suzi and hubby have some alone time!

I'll keep my fingers and toes crossed!
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Old 11-25-2008, 03:29 PM   #15
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never have shopped on black friday. large crowds freak me out. and fighting for something is not my idea of a good time
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Old 11-25-2008, 08:37 PM   #16
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I'm with the group who don't leave home on Friday. I don't have a dishwasher, and usually host Thanksgiving. I also throw a Christmas party a week and a half later. So Friday means making Turkey soup, salad, sandwiches, washing dishes, scrubbing .... well, you name it. I take my time at it, I might add. Sip of wine, scrub a dish. My husband and I have also pretty much decided to skip gift giving, and simply do not shop that day. So Friday is turkey soup/sandwich/salad day, and slowly working at getting the house in shape for the Christmas party. P.S., among my holiday guests are Muslim and Jewish friends, and no one seems to have a problem with "Merry Christmas!"
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