Black Friday Shopping The Easy Way

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Real Estate Agent with Lisa Von Domek Team TX License #0552989

Black Friday shopping
this is the way to enjoy Black Friday...

by Sofa-Surfing the Sales!

 

 

 

 

I have to take a pass on the whole camping out overnight, or hitting the stores in the wee hours of the morning. Today is for getting my office work completed and starting on Christmas decorations.  The crowds will have to enjoy Black Friday shopping without me!

 

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 
Black Friday is the day following Thanksgiving Day in the United States, traditionally the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. On this day, most major retailers open extremely early and offer promotional sales to kick off the holiday shopping season, similar to Boxing Day sales in many Commonwealth Nations. Black Friday is not an official holiday, but many non-retail employers also observe this day as a holiday along with Thanksgiving, giving their employees the day off, thereby increasing the number of potential shoppers. It has routinely been the busiest shopping day of the year since 2005,[1] although news reports, which at that time were inaccurate,[2] have described it as the busiest shopping day of the year for a much longer period of time.[3]

The day's name originated in Philadelphia, where it originally was used to describe the heavy and disruptive pedestrian and vehicle traffic which would occur on the day after Thanksgiving.[4][5] Use of the term started before 1961 and began to see broader use outside Philadelphia around 1975. Later an alternative explanation began to be offered: that "Black Friday" indicates the point at which retailers begin to turn a profit, or are "in the black".[4][6]

For many years, it was common for retailers to open at 6:00 a.m., but in the late 2000s many had crept to 5:00 or even 4:00. This was taken to a new extreme in 2011, when several retailers (including Target, Kohls, Macy's, Best Buy, and Bealls[7]) opened at midnight for the first time.[8] In 2012, Walmart led several other retailers in announcing it would open its stores at 8:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day,[9] prompting calls for a walkout among some workers.[10]

 

 

 

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Ed Silva
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Black Friday shopping is being made easy for me.  My wife took my credit cards, gave me a kiss and left to go shopping

Nov 25, 2016 10:38 AM #1
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Belinda Spillman
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I think more people have taken to internet shopping for certain things.  I also love visiting the local shops to support those shop owners for those special unique gifts.

Nov 25, 2016 10:38 AM #2
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Lisa, I agree completely! I hate all the crowds & turmoil on Black Friday & do my shopping on Cyber Monday. It's just too crazy & sometimes dangerous. Saving a few bucks is not worth my sanity.

Nov 25, 2016 11:35 AM #3
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Hi Lisa

Hope you had a wonderful holiday!

I totally avoid Black Friday and it seems we are doing more and more of our shopping online, and doing less overall as well. The last thing I want to do with my personal time is fight people for parking at a crowded mall and stand in line to either get in the store or to pay. And now cyber deals are happening earlier and earlier.

Jeff

Nov 25, 2016 12:06 PM #4
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Debbie Reynolds
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I waited until this afternoon to venture out and run some errands. The traffic near the mall was bumper to bumper, still. I did get what I went after though it wasn't easy.

Nov 25, 2016 06:44 PM #5
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Good morning Lisa.  My grandson and his wife decided to take the plunge.  Be mindful she is 4 months pregnant, she was pushed into some boxes and was hit on top of her head by unthoughtful shoppers.  They learned their lesson and vowed to never do it again. 

Nov 26, 2016 03:19 AM #6
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Hello Lisa Von Domek,  I guest some people like shopping in November, I just like waiting till Dec. 20  haha

Nov 27, 2016 09:14 AM #7
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