Walmart- less Black Friday

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by 804brown, Nov 18, 2012.

  1. 804brown

    804brown Well-Known Member

  2. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    You couldnt pay me enough to fight my way into a Mall-Wart on Black Friday, or any other day for that manner.

    My wife and I do most of our Christmas shopping throughout the year at small, locally-owned shops. She also shops online. We dont ever go to the mall, or any of the big-box retailers. Whatever savings might be realized are not worth the stress. We already own a flat screen TV and a DVD player and computers, there isnt anything we need badly enough to subject ourselves to the insanity of Black Friday.
  3. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    We do our shopping online and buy from the source with the cheapest total prices.
    That means probably 2/3rds from Amazon including my photography equipment.
    I rarely go to Wal-Mart except to buy lunch.
    If I go to a brick-and-mortar it is usually Sam's or Costco.
  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    One year I fought the Black Friday crowd at Walmart. There was a Singer sewing machine that my daughter wanted which was on sale for 50% off. I went in, got the sewing machine, paid for it and left. I made sure to arrive early enough to get it but not so early as to be part of the mad dash in to the store. Locally they set up crowd control barriers and the State Police provide security/crowd control. I think it took me all of 10 minutes to make my purchase.

    My Christmas shopping is so much easier now that the kids are older---I write two $500 checks.
  5. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    I love Black Friday.
    With everyone stuck at a mall , the streets around here are nice and quiet.
  6. rod

    rod retired and happy

    If I want to see Walmartians I just log onto Youtube-- That way I don't have to laugh in some idiots face.

    walmartians song - YouTube
  7. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member


    One of our local TV stations has a running photo file of freaky Walmart Shoppers. Anytime I get the first hint of going to Walmart, I look at the pictures and that cures that.
  8. 40 and out

    40 and out Active Member

    Black Friday starts here at 8PM Thursday. Next year maybe Halloween?
  9. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Walmart should just fire all the troublemakers. There are plenty of people out there that want a job and will report when told to.
    This is their biggest sales day of the year..........they don't need their own employees messing it up.

    Lots of people will just avoid Walmart to stay away from the trouble.
  10. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    Why don't you rally around Walmart like they did Chick-Fil-A and make those crummy liberals and lazy union wanna-bees look stupid?
  11. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Too many nuts with guns. I will avoid the area!! There's always Target, Home Goods, Marshall's, TJ Maxx, etc
  12. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    Come on More, remember the talking points. Liberals hate guns therefore they have none to carry in the first place.
  13. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Did you forget where I live?
  14. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    I've tired very hard to make that a habit!
  15. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    That's not shopping that's writing a check. I have to agree with my grandma who never once gave cash as a present. She hated gift cards also but would reluctantly give them in her later years.
  16. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    My daughter and son-in-law recently bought a house and have been doing a lot of renovating--I know the money will come in handy. My son is graduating college in December and I know the money will come in handy. Easy way out? Perhaps. I tried the gift buying thing the first year after the divorce--didn't work out too well. Cash works.
  17. texan

    texan Well-Known Member

    I have at least 5 Walmarts within a 20 to 30 mile radius.

    I would never go to one on a Black-Friday.

    I have been in them, and do not consider them off limits.

    One thing is for sure, one sees a few "different" people there at times.

    My wife likes them, so I must go assist and help her shop.

    My wife does not drive, I am her transport.

    But all items I want, I use Amazon, and insure it is sent UPS to my dwelling place.

  18. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    I try to do the gift card.......otherwise they'll pay bills with cash . I want them to get something they want, not pay bills.
  19. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    This is how I view gifts. As a want not a need. My wife loves this considering she gets all she needs without having to use up gifts lol.
  20. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    Are you looking to adopt, please consider me. My kids are getting like 40, and my grandkids are getting about the same. They have way too much already.