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    Black Friday, In Canada??? What's That About???

    It seems the last couple of years that retailers in Canada have gotten all over the famous American retail event called Black Friday. to me Black Friday is a "sacred" American tradition the day after Thanksgiving (well not really sacred but you know what I mean...). It used to be fun if we were travelling in the USA on Black Friday to partake in the craziness. Now our stores all have a Black Friday sale..... hey our Thanksgiving was last month. That is like American retailers having Boxing Day sales.

    Nothing is sacred anymore...
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    Black Friday, In Canada??? What's That About???

    Shopping almost done. Haven't set foot in a store yet. Can't stand the crowds, the waiting, you name it


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    All physical shopping completed before Halloween. Only a couple of loose ends to finish now!

    But, I truly see your point Carvel Loafer. Just more of the commercialization that is coming you way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carvel Loafer View Post
    That is like American retailers having Boxing Day sales.

    Nothing is sacred anymore...
    Don't give the American retailers ANY ideas.......

    Out of respect for family time, several years ago I refused to shop at any retailer who is open on Thanksgiving day.

    At the time, it was a "stand" that involved avoiding a few retailers. Now that leaves me with no where to shop...
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    So here's the upside of them starting the Black Friday stuff early - you can AVOID Black Friday entirely!

    I use it to buy big ticket items at good prices.

    Just ordered a nice 24 firearm gun safe for $399 (regular price $699) on a Pre-Black Friday (order now and get BF pricing) that I'll pick up sometime next week.

    Got my crossbow for $300 a few years back (reg $450) and a 32" widescreen TV for the basement for $99 (reg $250) You can get great deals on ammo as well.

    I do try my best to avoid Black Friday itself though. If I do it, I get it, grab exactly what I need and get out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dieselshadow View Post
    You can have all the Black Friday sales. I have zero need for the crowds, craziness, or medical bills from ensuing madness.
    The videos which will certainly surface on the 24hr news which show the "shoppers" fist fighting over the last (fill in the blank) while having slept outside the store in a tent for 30 days prior to trampling the poor worker to death who opened the door to "commence the festivities" in order to save $, leaves me wondering just how bleak is the humans future?

    It is akin to destroying your own neighborhood and burning down the local businesses, with a feigned outrage over a incorrectly perceived injustice, despite all of the evidence which dispels the myths, all for the real purpose of cloaking felony criminal behavior in falsely perceived inequities and injustices........

    Happy Holidays!
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    So true, I have never been to one, no thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by dieselshadow View Post
    You can have all the Black Friday sales. I have zero need for the crowds, craziness, or medical bills from ensuing madness.
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    So many stores are opening on thanksgiving now that Black Friday is losing its luster, which it never had for me cuz I avoid it.
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    If you finish ALL of your Christmas shopping before Halloween, you won't be needing to shop the Black Friday sales. Deals are better after New Year's, and it is the best time to shop and put things back. Cheaper overall, and no long lines and BS commercialism!
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