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    So, who actually ventured out on Black Friday?

    I decided to do a little shopping, as sales tax here in Iowa is 2.5% lower than California...

    - Black Converse low Chuck Taylors
    - Columbia fleece hoodie from Younkers
    - Two Hawkeye t-shirts

    The crowds really weren't that bad... at Merle Hay Mall, which is one of the older enclosed malls in DSM. I heard it was insane at Jordan Creek out in Dallas County.

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    I could barely make it out to the back yard to pick up my dog's poop today (back injury) however, I bought pretty hair accessories online. So, I spent $30+. lol

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    Not me, I had to work. But I managed to snag a Black Friday deal on Wed. 3 brand new Motorola Crush touchscreen phones for a penny a piece, after mail-in rebates that were applied instantly. Though I'm thinking about returning mine for something else (LG Tritan or HTC Touch Pro).
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    Digging in the pain cave. midschool22's Avatar
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    Went to Depot and got some light socket things. Store was not very busy at all.

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    Went to work. Participated in Buy Nothing Day.

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    Did not go out, but called the local John Deere dealership and ordered a bucket-loader for the 5325. Hubby was bored, so drove over to the place to give them a check. They'll pick up the tractor sometime in the next 2 weeks for installation. Somehow, I think that was my early x-mas gift!
    As with mud, life, too, slides by.

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    Senior Member travelmama's Avatar
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    Went to REI to return some items and buy a new pair of snowboarding pants and a helmet. Darn store was nearly empty so I did not have to wait in a long line to check out. I did I walk through the neighboring Old Navy out of curiosity and saw the lines were very long and most of all the merchandise was on the floor...such clientele.
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    I went to Walmart, but it was around 6 PM so the crowds were gone. I picked up a Tinkerbelle costume for my grand daughter since I'd been looking for weeks for the right one!

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    I worked. Worked at a Local First group thing doing chair massage and sold a few gift certificates. Then I went to a client.
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    Obviously, the guy's like a 12th level white wizard or something. His mere presence is a danger to mortals.

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    Was in NYC for Black Friday and it was eerily quiet, which was very cool by me; I did score three pairs of silk and cotton socks socks (buy two get one free) at V K nagrani
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    B y the expression I have always resisted.. Sounds more like a national financial collapse. But, then for some it is... And what an offense, I did not find a bike shop.. Did find some needed clothes and books for over half off.
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    I worked so my wife could shop. She normally doesn't like crowds but that is the one day that she loves to be right in the middle of it. She says its the only day her, her mom and her sisters all get along. They plan out the day and work as a team to get all that they want. I normally have to watch everyones kids so I was glad I had to work this year.
    "Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift that is why it is called the present." - Kung Fu Panda

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    I blew $1500 on my ex's impounded car that I am part owner of to avoid collection.
    Went to an all you can eat salad bar.
    Picked up dog food and deposited a check.
    The only person I expect to purchase items in a store will be for my 6 year old son.
    His main present has been purchased. A 20" Trek bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluevelo View Post
    So, who actually ventured out on Black Friday?
    absolutely not!
    i woke up one morning and i stepped out of bed | had to get a bike, had to paint it red
    Of all the treasures I have, itís the memories that are the most precious.

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    So far, I have been able to get all the gifts online, between Costco, Lands End and Amazon.
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    Got an email from Golfsmith that a club I wanted was selling for 50% off. Went to the store and was told the sale started at 4pm. Put the club on hold, went back later and bought it.

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    We hit the Walmart at 4:30 for iTouch, Blue Ray player, DVDs, then we got to Staples by 6:30 for computer monitors. We spent @$800., but had saved @$350 by purchasing before 11am.
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    It was the perfect storm in Auburn. Not only black friday, but also the Auburn vs. Alabama football game. They go ape**** over football here.
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    Didn't go to any stores but there were so many cars on the street.

    Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around.

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    I actually went out on Black Friday for the first time. Teh bf and I went to Fry's at 4:30am to get in the doors by 5am. It was...it was... *blank stare* holy crap, I'm not doing that again. Got incredibly good deals though, and I got myself a shiny new DSi. Fun fun fun. The DSi, I mean, not the Black Friday shopping experience.
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    Is the DSi the new DS lite? Do tell...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luddite View Post
    Is the DSi the new DS lite? Do tell...
    It's basically the DS lite plus a camera and minus the GBA slot. I do like the DSiWare though, which lets you download games from the internet right from your DS. Currently addicted to the Domo Kun games.
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    you should learn to embrace change, and mock it's failings every step of the way :p

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    Is it free to DL the games?

    I have a lite (and a GB advance somewhere) hardly use the poor thing anymore, but it's awesome. Battery lasts for-freakin-evar.

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    holding out until boxing day (canadian thing)
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    I'm dubious of Boxing day "deals" I think a lot of the "deals" are BS. However, I will be hunting for wicked deals on luggage on that day.

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