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Black Friday
« on: November 23, 2017, 05:41:41 PM »
Iíve never went before. Now that Iím standing here in Walmart I know why Iíve never went. But I know Iíll never go again

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Re: Black Friday
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2017, 06:20:20 PM »
If you don't go once, you'll always think about those sweet deals you could get.  Good to see you've been immunized now.   :D

The only Black Friday shopping I'll even consider is online.  Won't even go to town if I can help it.   ;)
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Re: Black Friday
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2017, 06:27:05 PM »
Sorry TK, I've never been once and could care less about any deals, my time is a month after Christmas going to Bomgaars after they throw all the left over stuff in the bargain bins  ;) :D.

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Re: Black Friday
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2017, 06:36:10 PM »
I think if I ever go again Iíll do what my wife cousin does. She will go shopping after they advertise what will be on sale and get everything she wants and put it in lay away. Then on Black Friday some point during the day she will just get it out of layaway for the Black Friday prices

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Re: Black Friday
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2017, 06:37:00 PM »
There is nothing in a Wal-Mart worth waiting in line for. ;D On the news tonight,  they showed people camping out outside Best Buy since last night. :D
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Re: Black Friday
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2017, 06:56:47 PM »
Same old story.  ;D
I went to something? many years ago with my wife before she was my wife.  ;D
I went off on my own,for some reason I stopped before I stepped out into the aisle. Good thing too. Because by the time some women stopped her cart she was looking right into my eyes and her eyes was as big as pie plates. I looked at her and said,Yep,I think you should slow down too. And turned around and found the wife to be and told the her I am leaving. Man,that women would of knocked me down.
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Re: Black Friday
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2017, 07:19:41 PM »
red, some of us just have to learn our lessons the hard way. :D I won't go near the box stores for the next month, it just gets stupid. I don't need anything that badly.
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Re: Black Friday
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2017, 07:46:57 PM »
Dee and the kids go every year.  They're pros ::)  They left home @ 5PM tonight and were back a little after 7 with what they wanted.  I'd rather pay a bit more and not deal with it  :) :)
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Re: Black Friday
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2017, 06:31:09 AM »
I hate shopping on a normal day, so there is no amount of "savings" or "bargains" that could get me to walk into that insanity.  Even with 5 grandchildren, I haven't stepped into a store since home delivery was available.  Even before web shopping, gifts came from a catalog or there was no gift.  Want something that required a brick and mortar store?  Here's the money in an envelope, you can get it yourself. 

I shop online for Christmas gifts the second week in November.  Avoid the rush, avoid out of stock tears, and my UPS man loves me because my deliveries are over by Nov 30th at the latest. 

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Re: Black Friday
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2017, 07:04:12 AM »
I will spend Black Friday makeing 100 bord feet of 4 inch toung and grove to finish the last wall in my house

No stores for this grumpy old goat  8)
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Re: Black Friday
« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2017, 02:52:44 PM »
I went to Walmart this morning at 9am.
They had the good thick Wrangler Jeans at 10 bucks a pair.
I got 6 new pairs of Jeans.  8)
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Re: Black Friday
« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2017, 03:56:34 PM »
There I was having just made a fresh pot of tea, sitting before the computer and easing into the new day.  My wife left a few minutes ago to pick up some cat food on sale at the local pet store (I didn't tell her I picked some up a few days ago cause I feared for my life).  The tea was hot, my chair was comfortable, and I was in my jammies when the call came. 

A flat tire.  Of course she thought the car ran a little funny but didn't worry about it as she was just going a few blocks away.  Getting out of the car she found the very flat tire and called me to see if she should just drive it to the tire shop.  I allowed that I could maybe come see what could be done and jumped into my shoes.  Finding her was easy enough as she had parked away from other cars a bit.  It sure was flat on the bottom and looked abused all around the rest. 

I haven't changed a tire in more than 40 years, and wasn't sure if a spare and jack was even in the trunk.  Thankfully a kind gentleman saw us and offered to assist.  I of course refused but he explained he had changed tires recently and I was gracious enough to allow him to assist.  We found a brand new space saving tire and jack that hadn't been disturbed in ten years just sitting under the trunk cover just where it should be.  There was even air in the spare!!

Changing the tire was easy enough, no rain, snow, ice, or cars parked too close.  All the nuts were easy to turn and the jacked worked good. A few minutes later the tire was changed and the good samaritan left with a smile knowing he had done a good deed.  I followed my wife to the tire shop three minutes after it opened.  My wife left to continue shopping while I waited for the repair.  The flat was caused by a screw, and would have been an easy fix but the sidewalls were chewed up by her driving on it.  $77 dollars later I had a replacement tire that matched the rest which only had 30K miles on them, and as the tire was rated for 100K miles the shop prorated the cost and I got a $120 tire for less. However as I had left home without my wallet the shop allowed me to pay later. 

I returned home took off my shoes and reheated my tea, and convinced (guilted) my wife into cooking me breakfast.  A good enough day and it was only 8:30 Am.

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Re: Black Friday
« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2017, 04:44:16 PM »
Howdy you is one heck of a fine story teller  :) :) :)
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Re: Black Friday
« Reply #13 on: November 27, 2017, 09:58:28 PM »
Before I retired, I used to do a lot of online surveys.  This one year, they would ask a series of questions while I Black Friday shopped.  (This was the first and last time I did B.F.)  I basically typed that I was very disappointed in what the stores had to offer (I had a list of what I wanted from ads).  The best part, I got an "incentive" from the survey company of $75!!! :D
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Re: Black Friday
« Reply #14 on: November 28, 2017, 12:06:32 AM »
Howdy,

   Reminds me of the time when my daughter was in her later teens and living at home. One day she came flying in the drive in the old '79 Pontiac Catalina in a cloud of dust, slid to a stop then backed up hill under the walnut into her normal parking space. When she walked in I told her "Kind of in a hurry aren't you?" She said "Yeah, I had to hurry. I was downtown and saw the right front tire was going flat so I had to rush home before it was totally down."

   Of course she had just passed 3 gas stations, any one whom could have plugged the tire. Even if she did not have the money they all knew us and would have let us come in later to pay, if they even charged here. Of course that meant my son and I had to go out and change it.

   One time when I was going to Pensacola Jr College before I went to AU, I walked out in the parking lot and a fellow student was standing there with his girlfriend and his car jacked up with an old fashioned bumper jack. (Truth be told I am glad the did away with those monsters.) He had it all the way to the last notch and the tire was a good 6" off the ground. He asked me "Hey man, do you know how to lower one of these?" I flipped the lever and cranked it then it ratcheted up a hair then lowered down a notch. I repeated and he said "Okay, I got it now." What threw him for a loop was that when he reversed the lever he still had to jack the handle which raised it a little which made him think it was still going up. He was very embarrassed but there are worse things in life.

   Even worse was when I was the Good Samaritan and changed a lady's tire in a restaurant after church one Sunday. It was hot and I was wearing good clothes but had to help. After I had replaced the tire and lowered the jack it dropped pretty quick and she said "Be careful, my husband's asleep in the back seat and we don't want to wake him."
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