Black Friday: Have we lost our minds?
Old 11-26-2010, 08:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Someone @ work here yesterday, left work at 2 pm to head over and line up @ Walden so they could be first in line.

Then, I just read that the Niagara Factory Outlet opened its doors at 10 pm last night.

THEN, I read this.

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Hill, Callahan and Alanna Gates, also of Kingston, were at the front of the Coach line when the Star left the outlets. They still had an hour to go. Gates expected to buy six or seven Coach bags.

The women planned to stay at the outlet mall until 4 a.m. then hit the malls in Buffalo after a four-hour nap

A nearby man chimed in that his daughter also liked the high-end Coach bags, and he was planning to get her one.

She is 2 years old, he said. She likes to carry rocks in the bags.
Black Friday shopping: Good deals gone before stores open - thestar.com

Seriously, have people lost their minds?
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Old 11-26-2010, 09:00 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Waiting in the cold or whatever for hours is worth it if you can save some major coin. I'd say 100 bucks is the magic number. Anything less, you're insane.
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Old 11-26-2010, 09:07 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Consumerism at its worst. Buy another hand bag while someone, somewhere starves to death.
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Old 11-26-2010, 09:08 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Some people really love a deal, regardless of the time and effort it takes to get it. I'd rather pay the extra money and not have to travel, wait in line for several hours or have to fight through a crowded store.
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Waiting in the cold or whatever for hours is worth it if you can save some major coin. I'd say 100 bucks is the magic number. Anything less, you're insane.
See, I'll disagree.

It has to depend on what it is.

Unless it's something that I REALLY, REALLY need I'll maybe consider it (for the record I've never waited in any line be it Boxing Day or this day).

That being said, alot of the stuff that goes on sale, is usually pretty craptacular. Yes, here and there you may see something but I'd say about 90% of it is meh.
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you can get the same deals shopping online in the comfort of your house
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Old 11-26-2010, 09:15 AM   #7 (permalink)
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A 2 year old with a Coach bag? Christ.
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Old 11-26-2010, 09:26 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I know a family that loves sales and coupons, but use them for - what I believe to be - the wrong reasons. They're the types who spend hundreds a week on groceries, a lot of which aren't necessary, and justify it by saying that they could have spent hundreds more. That is the kind of "saving" that drives me insane.
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Old 11-26-2010, 09:31 AM   #9 (permalink)
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ya i don't get this whole thing either to tell the truth. Just like boxing day.

I value my time too much to be waiting in any kind of line for the privelage of giving my money to someone else.
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Old 11-26-2010, 01:43 PM   #10 (permalink)
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If you're saving $500+ on a big ticket item then I can understand waiting in line.

If you're saving less than $100 then it's not worth it IMO.

There's no way in hell that I would drive to Buffalo and line up for hours on end in the cold just so I could get a laptop (or whatever) for $300 rather than $400.

And yeah... a COACH bag for a 2-yr old is ridiculous. :facepalm:
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Old 11-26-2010, 01:52 PM   #11 (permalink)
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saving a couple hundred on a tv that will be cheaper in a year.
i dont get people at all.
why would you wait in line and stay overnight to buy a purse? its ridiculous.
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Old 11-26-2010, 01:53 PM   #12 (permalink)
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my family and i thought thought we'd make a day out of going down to buffalo and shopping at walden this past thanksgiving. left the house at 8 in the morning and didn't end up crossing the border until one. no amount of savings, for me at least, would justify sitting at the border for three hours. none. not to mention what was on sale at walden was garbage.
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Old 11-26-2010, 02:00 PM   #13 (permalink)
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chalk that one up to lesson learned, eh thought!
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Old 11-26-2010, 02:11 PM   #14 (permalink)
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haha word. my girlfriend got to the border an hour after us, waited just as long, and once she got to walden, ended up having the time of her life. different strokes for different folks. it just comes down to how much you value that sort of stuff.
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