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    Less than 9 hours until.......

    .............someone, in each and every town large enough to have a mall, will get knocked down, trampled on and injured by throngs of people trying to buy a DVD player for $10.


    Happy Holidays.
    Last edited by Mark Rios; 11-28-2008 at 06:18 AM.
    Thanks, Mark.

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    I won't be getting trampled!! Except for trips to the woods, I'm not going anywhere till Christmas or later!!

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    LOML is getting up at 3:45 AM to get ready to meet her gal pals for a 5:00 AM shopping spree. Me, I'll still be working, and will probably hit the hay around sunup.
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    Yep my wife met up with our daughter at 4am to do this shopping thing not me. She used to work retail for 35 years and just changed to a new job, not retail, so she is finally going to have her first black friday off ever....and went shopping

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    I would not be caught dead in a store today. No way, no how...
    I have no intention of traveling from birth to the grave in a manicured and well preserved body; but rather I will skid in sideways, totally beat up, completely worn out, utterly exhausted and jump off my tractor and loudly yell, "Wow, this is what it took to feed a nation!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Travis Johnson View Post
    I would not be caught dead in a store today. No way, no how...
    Me either; I don't like to shop in the first place and I hate crowds. The little bit of shopping I need to do will be done next week.
    Barbara

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    I usually do go to the local Sears to see what sales they have, but had to work today. They usually have clamps on sale for about 1/3 the price. Tried going to Best Buy a couple of years back. Line ran around to the back of the store, across the parking lot, and back up the other side past the front of the store. I went back home and went to bed.
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    The only "early bird" visit I made was to Lowe's for a couple of $29 Shop Vacs. Got there about 5:30am for the 6:00am opening. I was third in line. They actually opened the doors about 5:45, so I was back home at 6:00!

    While waiting at the door with a handful of people, there was a lot of discussion about the crowd at WallyWorld. Their parking lot was full and the crowd had filled several surrounding parking lots as well. Like one of the men said, "you couldn't pay me a thousand dollars to go to WalMart today!" Thankfully, WM is all the way across town -- two miles away from Lowe's!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Travis Johnson View Post
    I would not be caught dead in a store today. No way, no how...
    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Arnold View Post
    The only "early bird" visit I made was to Lowe's for a couple of $29 Shop Vacs. Got there about 5:30am for the 6:00am opening. I was third in line. They actually opened the doors about 5:45, so I was back home at 6:00!
    Like Travis I had no intention of going anywhere, but I needed some #8 x 3" cabinet screws for a mounting my kitchen cabinets. We left after breakfast and scooted over to Lowe's. Parking lot not much more crowded than a normal weekend, but the difference was in "pace" of everyone in the store. The sense of urgency to grab that product with the great price was palatable. Lowe's did not have what I needed (it was a long-shot, but they are only a mile away.)

    We then went over to Hardware Sales (great local hardware store) and the pace was back to normal. They had what I needed. Headed back home, stopped off at Windsor Plywood to check out what hardwood was on sale (Need to build one set of paint grade doors for the kitchen) and there was no crowds or sense of buying desperation. I guess it would be different if they slashed their prices by 50%.

    Now we will be going right by Grizzly Tools and they are never open on the weekend... maybe they are open today. I really did not expect them to be open, thinking they were letting their employees enjoy a 4 day weekend. Boy am I naive! The parking lot was almost full. Well, we are here and we might as well look around. They were having some Thankgiving Sale. Browsed around some, but now the crowds are starting to get to me, time to head home and to my "honey do" list.

    OK, the people are really bugging me on the road now. Driving and not knowing where they are going. Most of them driving as if they are confused what all those pedals mean. I am a mission orientated person and that includes driving.

    "Your mission, Bill, should you decide to accept it, is to drive this vehicle in the shortest amount of time back to your house . . . As always, should you or any member of your I.M. Force be caught or killed, the secretary will disavow any knowledge of your actions. This tape will
    self-destruct in five seconds."

    All in all, we were gone for about an hour and a half, but I got my fill of the buying frenzy. The only problem that I have is that I need some more wood for some projects and may have to take a trip to Seattle tomorrow.

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    Bill we need pics of those cabs or santa wont be nice to you this year
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    Don't put off today till tomorrow!

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