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Are you going to shop on Thanksgiving? (Read 90 times)


Hip Hip Hooray

    Lots of stores opening up on Thursday.

     

    I barely enjoy dealing with shopping on Friday (haven't gone in years), so I definitely will not be heading into any stores Thursday either.  Just a Turkey Trot and then FOOD for me.

     

    You going?

     


    Mmmmm...beer

      Nope, Thanksgiving is for the 3 F's, family, food and football. Smile

       

      Not going on Black Friday either, not worth the hassle.  I do almost all of my shopping online anyway, why deal with the crowds and the hassle when you can find the same or better deals while sitting in your pj's?

      -Dave

      My running blog

      2014 Goals | sub-19 5k done! | sub-40 10k done! | BQ done! | sub-3 M

        No!  In another lifetime before marriage and kids, I worked retail.  Because of the long hours in November and December especially Black Friday, I vowed never to shop on Black Friday nor the opportunity now on Thanksgiving.

        “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” - T.S. Eliot

        Awood_Runner


        Smaller By The Day

          +1

           

          Nope, Thanksgiving is for the 3 F's, family, food and football. Smile

           

          Not going on Black Friday either, not worth the hassle.  I do almost all of my shopping online anyway, why deal with the crowds and the hassle when you can find the same or better deals while sitting in your pj's?

          Improvements

          Weight 100 pounds lost

          5K 31:02 Sept. 2012 / 23:36 Sept. 2013 (Same Course)

          10K 48:59 April 2013

          HM 2:03:56 Nov. 2012 / 1:46:50 March 2013

          MARATHON 3:57:33 Nov. 2013

          Runny_babbit


          hop, hop, hop...

            Absolutely not and not likely for any of the rest of the hyper-commercialized season.

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            LRB


            Dreamer

              I had never bought one stinking item that was not alcohol or food related until last year, when Amazon was practically giving away the Garmin 410 so I jumped all over that bad boy.  So yeah, if it's some ridiculous give away with running related gear hit me up!

              MRT: This too shall pass I made it!

              happylily


                No. But I'm going dumpster diving. I'm hoping to find a good pair of Asics, or Newtons. And if I'm really lucky, they will be my size!

                PRs: Boston Marathon, 3:27, April 15th 2013

                        Cornwall Half-Marathon, 1:35, April 27th 2013

                4 years racing, 15 marathons, 15 BQs     

                  I will not shop on Thanksgiving as a matter of principle.  Those in retail deserve time with their families as well.  And the cheap ass stuff that's available on Black Friday is definitely not worth the hassle.

                  Short term goal: 17:59 5K

                  Mid term goal:  2:54:59 marathon

                  Long term goal: To say I've been a runner half my life.  (I started running at age 45).


                  Labrat

                    Not Thursday and not Friday.

                     

                    I imagine the furthest from the house we will be on Friday is the park, playing on the swings and climbing stuff

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                    RSX


                      Our Thanksgiving dinner will be on Saturday so after I run my 5k my wife wants to do some shopping if there is anything worthwhile. If our dinner was Thursday we wouldnt go. I prefer going on Friday regardless.

                       

                      Last year I bought something at midnight, and when the kids were younger did some 5am openings. The beauty of it in those days was that I could have just about everything bought in 3 hours. Then I don't go near the stores until after Christmas.

                      Jack K.


                      I love sponge cake.

                        Not only no, hell no.

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                        FreeSoul87


                        Runs4Sanity

                          That would be a hell no. From the week of Thanksgiving until after Christmas I try to avoid shopping unless it's groceries and then I try to go close to closing time or when the store opens.

                          *Do It For Yourself, Do It Because They Said It Was Impossible, Do It Because They Said You Were Incapable*

                          PRs

                          5k - 24:40 (7:57 min/mile pace) 

                          10k - 54:39 (8:48 min/mile pace)

                          15k -1:24:04 (9:01 min/mile pace)

                          13.1 - 1:56:38 (8:54 min/mile pace)  New PR as of 10/04/2014 - 1:53:12 (8:39 min/mile pace)

                           

                          Awood_Runner


                          Smaller By The Day

                            We call black Friday, Thanksguinness.  We buy a keg, and stay home.

                            Improvements

                            Weight 100 pounds lost

                            5K 31:02 Sept. 2012 / 23:36 Sept. 2013 (Same Course)

                            10K 48:59 April 2013

                            HM 2:03:56 Nov. 2012 / 1:46:50 March 2013

                            MARATHON 3:57:33 Nov. 2013

                              Jerryb49


                                Probably will not shop on Thanksgiving and probably not after.

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