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  1. Ima Teacher

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    Nov 17, 2012

    After today, I am considering staying away from stores until at least mid January!

    I went to the movies and lunch with friends today, and I ran a couple of errands before going home. It was ridiculously crowded, and there were such rude people out and about.

    I thought about doing some Black Friday shopping, but I'm not sure the sales will be good enough to get me out of the house. I don't Christmas shop, but I like to find bargains for myself.
     
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  3. JustMe

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    It is INSANE already. :(
     
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    I was almost going to post the same thing a week ago...that the last 2 mos of the year, I'm going to stay clear of malls...well, especially on the weekends. If I go at all, it will be on a weekday at preferrably opening time, so I'm in & outta there. But, don't have a reason to go. But, I'll probably go w/ my mom on Black Friday, but we're no waking up early at all.
     
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    Interesting...one of my friends and I went out to do some shopping today around 5 and we were commenting on how empty it was!
     
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    Our malls were empty this evening, but only because the Santa Claus Parade was today... it was the perfect time to do some shopping!
     
  7. Ima Teacher

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    I only ventured to the theater, Michael's, and Meijer today. The parking in the shopping center was awful. I guess lots of people were finishing Thanksgiving shopping, which likely accounted for the Meijer shoppers.

    I might try late Thursday shopping this year. I never had issues when I would get up super early and shop Friday. I would go as soon as the stores opened at 5:00. I'd have a game plan ready and be back home before noon.
    Now stores open so much earlier. Not sure how to do it.

    Maybe staying home sounds better.
     
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    Nov 18, 2012

    I'm planning on going out for a short shopping trip today, and then I will not go to another store until after January 1. Between now and then, if UPS can't bring it to my house, I don't want it.
     
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    Nov 18, 2012

    My friend and I are going Black Friday shopping, but I'm nervous!
     

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