Friday, November 26, 2010

Black Friday

By Heather

How many of you are braving the stores today? Waking up early? Elbowing your way through the crowds?

I have to admit the sales are pretty tempting. And the advertising is topnotch, luring us in with deals, deals, deals.

Me? I’ll be at home, nice and cozy, doing my best not to go out. Deals or no, that kind of traffic and those kinds of crowds—I can feel the migraine coming on just thinking about it.

But lucky me, I have a computer and a credit card and I know how to use them! I’ll be doing a little online shopping today, trying to find the best deals in town while never leaving home.

How about you? Staying in or headed out?

~Heather

23 comments:

Aurian said...

It sounds afwul, black friday! I already hate shopping, so on a day like that, I'd be sure to stay home with a good book!The only shopping I love to do, is a bookstore, and I do that online for a few years now.

Anonymous said...

I will be out for awhile, but not shopping!
Shoping is not my thing under the best of circumstances.

Laineshots said...

Good for you, Heather! Much more fun to stay migraine-free at home, in warm soft socks and clothes, and shop online. Between now and Monday, we Internet Warriors can get plenty of deals too, and still have time to read a good book, nibble at leftovers, and start pulling out the Christmas decorations.

Dru said...

I'm staying home.

I went online shopping yesterday and found some great deals, in particular, a $68 handbag for $29, so I bought two.

Tonya Kappes said...

I'm with you!! I'm not about to leave my house to go to those crazy stores. I'd rather sit at my comfy house with my rob on and press click!

Katreader said...

I can't stand crowds and pushy people-so no Black Friday shopping for me. Never have, never will!

~ Babs ~ said...

Not me I hate shopping myself and getting out with the crazy people is out of the question. I am doing my shopping online in my pj's and coffee :)

caryn said...

Staying home. There is not a deal that is good enough to get me to the mall or box store today. I doubt that I'll even shop online.
Caryn in St.Louis

Linda Leszczuk said...

I think the only answers you'll get this morning will be from stay homers, like myself. The shoppers would have been out the door too early to post. But on-line shopping today - definitely. Lot's of good deals there and no chance of getting trampled.

Miki Willa said...

I will be staying in except for one morning appointment, which is far from shops and stores. I have quilts to finish and books to read. It is a lovely day to stay home.

Annette said...

Heather already made several purchases online.
Found just what I wanted to go out and look for my Dad later today on QVC.. Nope probably not leaving my house all day.

Linda McDonald said...

Definitely staying home. I didn't even look at one advertisement this year.

Heather Webber said...

I bet brick and mortar Black Friday retailers hate us! LOL. So far today I've slept late, had a piece of pumpkin pie, and now I'm finally contemplating getting dressed. This might be the best day of the year!

Rural View said...

I hate shopping at any time so my day includes sleeping late, eating leftovers :-( and watching college football. Oh and we went for a little ride around our country roads looking at gas drilling rigs setting up all over the place.

Rob (Books Are Like Candy Corn) said...

I live on Kauai so not too many shopping choices or temptations. After a busy Thanksgiving day I slept in and plan to spend Friday at the beach.

Maggie Sefton said...

Hey, heather---I'm traveling tonight back to Colorado & will be in the stores Saturday & Sunday-----shopping! I like to get ALL the holiday shopping done that way. it's actually like a "Quest."

Rochelle Staab said...

I'm home and happy to be here. I won't be braving traffic or crowds until Christmas Monday when I realize I should have been out today. But how could I nurse this raging carbohydrate hangover in a crowded department store?

Kimber Leszczuk. said...

We headed out in the traffic to return library books so they wouldn't be overdue. There is a fabric store by the library that wasn't too crowded and when my husband's grandmother passed away I inherited her sewing machine. My daughter did not understand how people could make clothes. SO, we took the kids into the fabric store to show them what clothing patterns were. The patterns were on sale 99 cents each instead of the $15.95 they normally cost so we picked up a few and we let her pick out a sparkly purple cotton blend fabric. We are going to be making her a dress. We are going to put the sewing machine to good use!

Katie said...

I shopped online yesterday and today seeing as I had to work both days. My best deal? a $250 GPS for $90. yay Cabela's online with free shipping!

Vickie said...

We did go shopping, but not honkin' early and not to the big box stores. We all slept in, went to breakfast, then to a nearby small town and shopped at an artists' co-op then next door to the antique store. Off to our favorite nursery to pick out our Christmas tree and home to set it up. All supporting of local economy and no crowds.

Heather Webber said...

I only ended up buying two things online. Spent most of the day sanding and spackling son # 1's former room (he recently flew the coop--sniff!). Today is all about painting.

Sandy said...

You have the right idea to stay home. I was a store clerk for a few years and that was the only time I was ever out on Black Friday!

signlady217 said...

The Target commercial of that lady training for Black Friday just cracked me up! Mom and I went out for a short time, to return a library book and then just one store (Hastings--books, music, and movies) and an indoor flea market. We both were just too tired to do more than that.

I know Kohl's opened at 3:00 a.m. and I don't need anything that badly! :)