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Old November 26th, 2017, 10:57 AM   #1
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Question So, does anyone bother with the whole Black Friday thing anymore?

I haven't gone out and gotten Black Friday stuff for years, myself. If it's not available online, still on sale days after, or something at Walmart that my sister-in-law (who works there) can pick up for me, it won't get purchased.

I did have her grab a few games for me, but that's it. No major purchases this year, online or otherwise. I'm not even sure if there are any Cyber Monday things I'm interested in, but then I haven't really looked.
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Old November 27th, 2017, 01:10 AM   #2
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Its not nearly as big of a thing in Canada (because its just another friday for us) its really no different than any other store sale from what I have seen. And its very rarely ever a one day thing. Most places with have a "Black Friday" sale that lasts all week. Its really just an excuse to have a sale and drum up traffic up here.

Sometimes you will find an abnormally good deal on something but its hardly the "line up outside the store an hour early and choke your neighbour into unconsciousness" deal that you guys have down there.
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Old November 29th, 2017, 09:54 PM   #3
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...I only shop online for black Friday/cyber Monday now. My wife and I haven't stood in those lines for over a decade and we don't miss it. I usually stock up on blu-rays or grab a few games, but rarely anything major. Our best score his year was a nice stand mixer.
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I think the whole Black Friday thing is antiquated now.

Internet shopping is more prevalent than ever and malls are dying off. Most companies now just have week long sales and still just call it "Black Friday" pricing or most retail stores just open Thursday at 5pm rather than opening the floodgates for a midnight rush.
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10 years ago I used to stand in the lines until I realized that the things I wanted were not even doorbusters and I could go whenever I wanted. This year I ordered things online and picked them up when they were ready without any lines. I saved over $200.

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