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This week’s poll question is: Where Did You Shop This Black Friday?

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What are the pros and cons of shopping online vs. in stores? Where was the best deal you found this year? Tell us below!

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  1. Matt S
    December 3, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    I've never understood Black Friday. I suppose some people do honestly save on gifts, but for the most part people are just buying stuff they don't really need, but want anyway because of the price. You can't spend money to save money!

  2. dragonmouth
    December 3, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    My Urban Assault Vehicle was in the shop for repairs so I could not go out and safely face the mobs.

    Seriously, when I checked out the Black Friday sale fliers, I realized that most of the items advertised were on sale at some previous time and at better prices. The few items with great prices were special Black Friday very basic models with features removed and/or they were made by unknown companies (Funai, Sensii, etc.)

  3. Gord
    December 3, 2013 at 7:31 am

    I don't shop on Black Friday because I simply won't be caught up in all the hype. All of that just to make mass retailers and others involved in retail, massive amounts of cash!

  4. Elaine
    December 3, 2013 at 7:25 am

    I decided to wait until closer to Christmas for the "real" deals and I went hiking on Black Friday.

  5. Mac Tech
    December 3, 2013 at 6:05 am

    Nope. It's mostly marketing hype. Very few items are at any real sale price. Mostly junk they want to get rid of anyway. This holiday was destroyed years ago by pure greed. Sad really...

  6. Bud
    December 2, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    Having observed videos on TV of people going crazy during Black Friday shopping, I stay home
    and let those "crazies" go beserk !!!

  7. Xoandre
    December 2, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    Like most hard-working Americans in the Retail/Restaurant industries, I worked my behind off all day Thursday and Friday. I never had time nor do I have money to spend on things I have no need nor space in my tiny apartment for.

    Honestly, I have worked from 9am-11pm every day starting Monday, November 25th through Saturday, November 30th. I never had time to do much more than dine on fast food and refill my gas tank.

    Unlike most Americans, I have no one with whom I could share a holiday. I am alone, working every day without fail, healthy or sick, in dirty clothes or clean (if I ever get a moment to wash or buy new clothes), sleep-deprived and dropping Tylenol, Advil, and Aspirin like they were halloween candy just to fight off the incessant aches and pains of working pretty much non-stop.

    This is the life of the bottom 20% of Americans who work single or multiple jobs just to pay rent and utilities. We work so much we really have no time for relationships. We eat fast food because it is convenient and affordable, damn the nutrition or lack thereof.

    So my Black Friday was spent delivering food to hungry workers in retail stores. They were very glad to be fed by their corporate profiteers, while I did everything I could to slap on and superglue the edges of my smiling, courteous mask so that I could properly represent the company I work for.

    Here's hoping the planned first day off (tomorrow) in 16 days straight will actually be a DAY OFF and that I will not be called in to work even more.

  8. D R
    December 2, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    I did all my necessary shopping prior to Black Friday. I loathe large crowds, I had all my Christmas shopping done by mid-November, and there wasn't anything I needed to buy. I avoided the retail outlets completely, and didn't do any online shopping.

  9. Tomasz J
    December 2, 2013 at 8:00 am

    Black Friday is good day for shopping, but a lot of time is required too. In online stores, I can select products few days before Black Friday and only finalize the ordar in the sale day. It allow to do shopping, when I have time, not when the sale is.

  10. Shane
    December 1, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    i don't see the point of black Friday........ yes i want a concussion and maybe get stabbed cause i grabbed a cheap television before the angry mob came to try and rip it from my hands dead or alive............ no thanks.

  11. ReadandShare
    December 1, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    I did not shop anywhere. on Black Friday -- or the entire Thanksgiving weekend for that matter.

    • Karen
      December 1, 2013 at 5:00 pm

      I consider 'Black Friday' to be a day to escape, rather than embrace, the excesses of rampant consumerism so prevalent in today's world.

  12. Koshy G
    December 1, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    No black Friday In India.

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