One week from today we’ll all be lamenting our over-indulgence the day before (or not), and quite possibly a number of you will be in crowds like this:

I haven’t decided if I’m going to join the masses or not.  I did it a couple of times years ago, but both times swore I’d never do that again – people seem to be extra rude on that day, and I’ve never gotten lucky to get the things on my list that were on major sale because by the time I made it (politely) through the crowds, the shelves were bare.  It wasn’t worth the hassle. 

I have signed up for all the sneak peek emails to determine whether or not anything is worth the trek out amongst the crowds.   It’s crazy that a lot of stores are opening on Thanksgiving instead of the usual early morning opening on Friday – there’s a lot of uproar because it’s not fair those poor people that work at those stores have to interrupt their family time to work. 

Which makes me resistant to wanting to venture out Thanksgiving night, and makes the probability of going Friday morning even less possible of getting the things I’d want as they’ll probably all be sold out from the early-early birds.

Now Cyber Monday I’m all over – last year I scored some great items that were exactly what I wanted and needed (plus some gifts for family and friends), and I didn’t have to elbow my way through an unruly crowd to get them.  

Which brings me to this weeks question(s):

Will you be venturing out amongst the crowds and shopping on Black Friday? Or will you be taking advantage of online specials from the comfort of your home (like I might end up doing)?

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  1. Last year I went out at midnight to Walmart to buy some tables & chairs for my grandsons (they wanted the Cars theme) & it was a really good sale price. The line was from one end of the store to the other. I think this year I’m with you Stacy! I’m going to see what on-line is like on Cyber-Monday. Have a great weekend.
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  2. I loathe Black Friday with a pink and purple passion – our company develops point of sale, merchandising and accounting software for retailers and we are CLOSED for both Thanksgiving and the day after (they better have a darn good emergency to get hold of our support department on Black Friday – then again, they’re too busy to call us unless it’s an emergency). However, like you, I’m all over the Cyber Monday stuff; shopping online is MUCH less stressful.
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  3. I’ve done some crazy things in my lifetime but I’m not crazy enough to venture out in the midst of all those rude idiots on Black Friday!

    I’ll take Cyber Monday any time!!!
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  4. I for sure will NOT be going out…
    My temper is too short and I would hate to lose my cool.
    If I do go, it will be in the afternoon, when all the major shoppers are gone.

  5. I’d faint in that crowd!

    I’m not venturing out. And I’m not sure I’ll have the $ for Cyber Monday but we’ll see.

    I’m usually never in the shopping tribe. I get little things on sales through the year…or at least I try.
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  6. I worked retail for about 10 years. I like to avoid all that craziness. My kids don’t understand why we don’t go to the mall at Christmas time but since they don’t get gifts from mom and dad only Santa there is no reason to go to the mall or any of those big box stores.
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