My Complete Black Friday Shopping List
Wendell
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Yellow Springs
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People who live in the US can't help but hear of "Black Friday" - the day after the American holiday Thanksgiving, which always falls on the 4th Thursday of November. It's the day that traditionally marks the beginning of the Christmas shopping season here in the US of A. And shops advertise insanely to tell you about all the great deals and bargains to be had if you can just drag your butt to the store after eating all that turkey and overdosing on football!

It used to be that stores opened early Friday AM, like at 6:00. But that has moved forward to midnight Friday and now, even 8:00 PM Thursday evening. (Sorry about your truncated turkey day, retail workers.)

And so to mark this important day in the American holiday calendar, here is the complete list of my purchases on Black Friday. Feel free to add yours, if you dare.
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Zero! Nothing. Nada. Are you kidding me? I wouldn't be caught DEAD near a big-box store or a shopping mall on Black Friday!

First shopping just isn't a recreational past-time for me. No shopping therapy, thank you very much. I don't LIKE shopping, except for books, music, and (of course) boardgames. (Though I don't mind grocery shopping, I do that every week.) I especially don't like it when everybody else is in the damn store.

Second, the bargains aren't worth it. They AREN'T. I read about some insane family in Florida that camped out starting MONDAY night to get into some shop on Thursday to save a few bucks no doubt on some big-ass TV or maybe the latest iPad, I dunno. There is almost no conceivable purchase that would make me camp out like that. Not to mention that it's a pretty well proven fact that most shoppers will end up buying more than they anticipated, not just the sales items...

And third, well it's all just a little bit crass. Bah, humbug!
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I am a proud participant of Buy Absolutely Nothing Friday. From 12:01 am Thursday til 3:00 Sunday afternoon, we purchased nothing more than basic groceries.
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Rik Van Horn
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I spent Black Friday at the grand opening of my friends' new game store.

We played some games and they sold some. I bought 7 Wonders Cities expansion, the only thing I bought all day, except food and drink.
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