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Buy Nothing Day

Cardinal

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I'd rather be tortured than have to go shopping on the day after Thanksgiving. Oh, wait, that is torture.
 

NHPlanner

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I celebrate it that way every year....save the last couple, but will begin celebrating in earnest again this year. :)
 

JNA

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I am glad there is a label for what I have done for a long time.

I will watch football CU (Go Buffs!) vs Nebraska.
 

H

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Albeit and I against the concept of the “but nothing” day, I wont be caught near a shop. Instead I will be traveling on that day. So I guess I will be buying the worst item of all, gas.
 

donk

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Most days of the year are buy nothing day for me.

Friday, I'll be buying/dropping off stuff to be framed and shopping for an overcoat.
 

H

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donk said:
Friday, I'll be buying/dropping off stuff to be framed and shopping for an overcoat.
Overcoat, are you going flashing? ;)
 

donk

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How quickly things can change, I'll be traveling for a job interview.

I'll also be purchasing some garrison beer. ;)
 
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SkeLeton

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So those stores are there for me to buy their products? I guess the extraordinary days are the ones where I DO buy things...
 

Super Amputee Cat

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I usually don't buy anything on that day, but my wife does, so to protest is kind of pointless for me.

But here's to Christmas sales being down 10% or more this Christmas for the big retailers.
 

mendelman

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Super Amputee Cat said:
But here's to Christmas sales being down 10% or more this Christmas for the big retailers.

...and the subsequent consumer economy crash!!!

Watch it bub, Greespan will sick his treasury dogs on you if you continue to poo-poo this great economic system of ours;-)

Mysmelf:
I will not be partaking in the ritual masochism of that shopping day, I will be celebrating "Go for a long walk Day". (after I get back from work, of course)
 

gkmo62u

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why, why, why would someone root for sales to be down? for just the big retailers or the mom and pops also?

Why would you even care to say that?

Its idiotic and should not just slide by.

I will let it if we all make a promise not to berate the big retailers when they lay off thousands because sales for the fourth quarter were down.
 

ianplanner

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gkmo62u said:
why, why, why would someone root for sales to be down? for just the big retailers or the mom and pops also?

Why would you even care to say that?

Its idiotic and should not just slide by.

I will let it if we all make a promise not to berate the big retailers when they lay off thousands because sales for the fourth quarter were down.
guess who said: "good jobs at good wages" ?
 

BKM

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Heck, I agree with you, gkmo62! The resulting mass layoffs will affect the very people that "radicals" like SAC profess to support. Unless the Cat is going for the good ol' Leninist "let's emphasize the contradictions of capitalism, make things as bad as possible, and encourage that great socialist "revolution" that has been so successful in recent world history at creating glorious societies??

In the back of my mind, I agree with jresta that an economic system that demands continuous "growth" and a culture that celebrates continuous population growth are not sustainable for the long term, but a silly "Buy Nothing Day" does nothing for these big picture concerns. Of course, if the American Middle Class dwindles, this kind of event will be superfluous anyway. I guess the Chinese workers locked into their factories until they can pay a "departure fee" will be buying the consumer goods originally made for the decrepit American market. :)
 

Zoning Goddess

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I never shop the day after Thanksgiving. Why stress myself? The stores have been having sales, and will keep having sales until X-mas eve.

I like to shop early (altho' I'm not quite done yet this year). Then take the kid to the mall close to Christmas, get some hot chocolate, listen to the carolers, and watch the last-minute shoppers losing their minds.
 

PlannerByDay

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I will be particiipating in "Buy Nothing Day"

The closest I might come is going to the store to buy beer and munchies.

All the shopping hype surrounding this day makes my head spin.
 

PlannerGirl

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I wont be out shopping that day-im not CRAZY

I might go get a bite with my honey but no shopping. thats all but done. Thanks to 5 hours in 2 malls wheeeeeee!
 

BKM

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More directly on topic, I would never be caught dead in stores on Friday. I don't like intense crowds. It'll be a good day for hiking, if the weather holds clear.
 

gkmo62u

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Now I didn't say I would be out there shopping on Friday. That's why we have wives, right?
 

el Guapo

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I like to celebrate it another way. I call it Retail Parking Lot Design Load Judgement Day. It is the most high holy day when all the parking lots of a town's retail establishments get to see if they were over or under designed for their peak load!

I wish the name of the lot's architect, engineer, and developer could be placed on a sign at the entrance of the parking lot, just for that one special day. Maybe factors leading to the giving of special awards could be calculated? Factors like: Average daily excess parking spot capacity for the other 364 days a year times the cost of the cost of building and maintaining each spot for 364 days minus the increase in sales generated on that one special day. I could go on... but you get the drift.

Yes, this is America and we deserve parking designed for peak demand!

Whooo ho! Am I practicing some mean ol' Commie planning now or what?
 

otterpop

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Here is a day I can really get behind. If only I could convince my better half to celebrate this wonderful day. Often!
 

Zoning Goddess

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Does everybody else's local paper always do a story on the Sat after Thanksgiving, about the determined shoppers who braved the malls on Friday? Ours always does. It's usually a mother-daughter team who mapped out their strategy with the Thursday sale flyers, were in line by 6 a.m., and spent ALL day in the malls/toy stores. Then there's always the sad pic of the lonely hubby left on a mall bench.
 

Zoning Goddess

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gkmo62u said:
Now I didn't say I would be out there shopping on Friday. That's why we have wives, right?
Thus perpetuating the myth that the only good husband is an orphaned only child... ;)
 
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