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Poll: What are you doing on Black Friday?

by Lee Koo (ADMIN) CNET staff/forum admin / November 21, 2012 6:04 AM PST
What are you doing on Black Friday?

-- Recovering from a food coma.
-- Shopping, shopping, and more shopping.
-- Hanging out with friends and family.
-- Going to work.
-- Doing absolutely nothing and relaxing.
-- Other.
-- What's Black Friday? (Here's the definition)
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(NT) Living far away from USA: Already at work [NT]
by racastro62 / November 22, 2012 4:22 PM PST
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Glad you included the link to the Wikipedia page
by neher5 / November 22, 2012 7:13 PM PST

Glad you included that Wikipedia link, as the coloured days of the week get confusing when you move from country to country.

For example, in the UK Thanksgiving is not traditionally celebrated, although the influence from their 'American Cousins' leads to adoption by younger people ; the Church of England equivalent is the Harvest Festival, traditionally held on the Sunday near, or of the Harvest Moon. This is the full Moon that occurs closest to the autumn equinox (about Sept. 23). In two years out of three, the Harvest Moon comes in September, but in some years it occurs in October. (from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvest_festival)

But then just across the North Sea the Dutch (Orthodox?)-Protestant Dankdag voor het gewas (en de Arbeid) ("Thanksgiving day for the crop (and our efforts / labo(u)r)") is on the first Wednesday in November in eleven of the twelve Dutch provinces ; in the province of Zeeland it is on the last Wednesday in November ; there is an exception to the exception to the rule, in that the former island of Tholen in that province of Zeeland holds its Dankdag on the third Wednesday in November. (from http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biddag_en_Dankdag_voor_Gewas_en_Arbeid)

May I leave it to other members to list the Australian, Canadian, New Zealand and South African dates.

Alternatively, please refer to : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Harvest_Festivals - although that could be considered cheating.

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Housework.
by machoul / November 22, 2012 8:08 PM PST

Laundry, minor repairs, etc. The pantry's full, supplies are in, and I'll head back out toward the end of January. Too many years in retail to have any desire to shop. Christmas is still a holy day for a few of us.

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Black Friday is loosing to most daily Internet competition
by Crash2100 / November 23, 2012 3:16 AM PST

I have only bought two things out of a Black Friday sale, from my experience, you can usually buy these things somewhere else online for even less than the Black Friday sale price. It is also obvious that the businesses are just looking for another way to get everybody's money, because a lot of the places like Staples had their Friday stuff available to buy directly off their website starting Thursday, with the same price and free shipping.

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Black friday USA
by netsiu / November 25, 2012 6:55 AM PST

Black Friday is only black to the accountant. To my pocket that means RED.

Black Friday or any other Friday I buy only what I want/need and shop for the best for the price.
Never have I seen any special black Friday or any other day deals worth more than the "Special" price.

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