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White Friday !!!
« on: November 16, 2017, 06:25:00 PM »
While a lot of the free world will grovel in the embarrassing consumerism that is called "Black Friday", I propose a White Friday !!!!

The day after Thanksgiving you buy .... nothing!!

Don't buy a coffee ... don't do any grocery shopping .... no trips to the store ... hold off on buying gas ... no Amazon.com!


  Can we survive without spending any money??



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Re: White Friday !!!
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2017, 06:54:56 PM »
I've heard it called "buy nothing day."

If you are going to give it a color then the color should be red. Reason being, the name Black Friday is referencing "going into the black" financially (making a profit) and when you have yet to make a profit you are "in the red." 

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« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2017, 07:27:15 PM »
Why not green...as in I'm keeping all of my little green soldiers that day?

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Re: White Friday !!!
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2017, 07:38:34 PM »
I am going sailing. No one ever tries to sell me anything in the middle of the ocean.

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Re: White Friday !!!
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2017, 06:45:46 AM »
I thought this was what everyone did the day after Thankgiving unless they were so unfortunate as to have a retail job? It's not safe to enter stores that day, not even for medication.

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Re: White Friday !!!
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2017, 08:07:25 AM »
Isn't it a great time of the year to buy food?  Got some great deals last year.

No consumer goods. Just food.

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Re: White Friday !!!
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2017, 12:40:40 AM »
I am going sailing. No one ever tries to sell me anything in the middle of the ocean.
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« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2017, 12:43:17 AM »
It's a good day to stay home and play video games.
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Re: White Friday !!!
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2017, 06:44:21 AM »
I thought this was what everyone did the day after Thankgiving unless they were so unfortunate as to have a retail job? It's not safe to enter stores that day, not even for medication.

Definitely....we had a house emergency one year and had to go to a home improvement store.... shudders..... I hope never again...

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Re: White Friday !!!
« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2017, 07:05:47 AM »
Thanksgiving ends in October and doesn't involve shopping you weirdos.

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Re: White Friday !!!
« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2017, 07:23:20 AM »
Yes, growing up this was how my family celebrated thanksgiving since whenever my memories start. The friday after thanksgiving is a wonderful day to spend apart from the world.

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Re: White Friday !!!
« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2017, 12:09:55 PM »
We're going to turn Black Friday into "give-away-Friday".  I have yet another trunkful of stuff to bring to Goodwill, a trash bag full of randomness to go to the recycle center, and a basket of unused craft supplies I'm hoping to drop off with a friend who teaches art to kindergartners.

I'll also put up my Christmas decorations and take the time to cull mercilously and bring more to Goodwill.

By Saturday, there ought to be less stuff in my house than I started the week with.
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Re: White Friday !!!
« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2017, 06:26:12 PM »
We do a Green Friday. The state parks around here have some special programs for the kids and we always do a pretty decent hike for the day. Should be a great day this Friday to do it as well. We are all off of work and school and like to get outside. Unfortunately the parks are not busy that day ( at least where we go).

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Re: White Friday !!!
« Reply #13 on: November 21, 2017, 10:30:40 PM »
REI promotes Opt Outside Day. I think they close their stores on Black Friday.

https://www.rei.com/opt-outside

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Re: White Friday !!!
« Reply #14 on: November 22, 2017, 06:01:03 AM »
REI promotes Opt Outside Day. I think they close their stores on Black Friday.

https://www.rei.com/opt-outside

The weather looks like it's going to be nice, so that's what we're planning on doing :)

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« Reply #15 on: November 22, 2017, 06:33:59 AM »
Well I have to go and fight the masses on Friday. There is an insulation sale that will literally save me 65% on my materials for my building. I can save $500 by going out. I hate Black Friday more than anything but this mission has to take place. Wish me luck guys

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« Reply #16 on: November 22, 2017, 07:29:50 AM »
Well I have to go and fight the masses on Friday. There is an insulation sale that will literally save me 65% on my materials for my building. I can save $500 by going out. I hate Black Friday more than anything but this mission has to take place. Wish me luck guys

I wish you luck in this endeavor....any chance the deal qualifies for buying online with instore pickup?  Even better if it's Home Depot, call the Pro desk, they might give you the deal and deliver for 20$.

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Re: White Friday !!!
« Reply #17 on: November 22, 2017, 10:16:22 AM »
Looks like I may actually buy a used truck from an individual on Black Friday. If I do, it will ruin a ten-year streak of buying nothing that day, but it's a screaming deal if the truck checks out.

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Re: White Friday !!!
« Reply #18 on: November 22, 2017, 02:26:59 PM »
Thanksgiving ends in October and doesn't involve shopping you weirdos.
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Re: White Friday !!!
« Reply #19 on: November 22, 2017, 04:37:25 PM »
Funny spartana!

I was in Canada recently and got infected with the "I'm sorry" virus. You just can't help it while you are there.

Someone even pointed out a bus that wss out of service. The electronic banner at the front of the bus said "Out of Service. Sorry."

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« Reply #20 on: November 23, 2017, 07:46:28 AM »
Funny spartana!

I was in Canada recently and got infected with the "I'm sorry" virus. You just can't help it while you are there.

Someone even pointed out a bus that wss out of service. The electronic banner at the front of the bus said "Out of Service. Sorry."

Is this not a standard message?

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Re: White Friday !!!
« Reply #21 on: November 23, 2017, 08:20:24 AM »
Funny spartana!

I was in Canada recently and got infected with the "I'm sorry" virus. You just can't help it while you are there.

Someone even pointed out a bus that wss out of service. The electronic banner at the front of the bus said "Out of Service. Sorry."

Is this not a standard message?
In the US ours say "Out of Service: Walk ya fat lazy bum".
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Re: White Friday !!!
« Reply #22 on: November 23, 2017, 08:36:08 AM »
Funny spartana!

I was in Canada recently and got infected with the "I'm sorry" virus. You just can't help it while you are there.

Someone even pointed out a bus that wss out of service. The electronic banner at the front of the bus said "Out of Service. Sorry."

Is this not a standard message?
In the US ours say "Out of Service: Walk ya fat lazy bum".

I'd have figured it would be more along the lines of "If you had enough money for a car, you wouldn't care that this bus was out of service!  LOL teh poorz!

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Re: White Friday !!!
« Reply #23 on: November 23, 2017, 08:38:49 AM »
Funny spartana!

I was in Canada recently and got infected with the "I'm sorry" virus. You just can't help it while you are there.

Someone even pointed out a bus that wss out of service. The electronic banner at the front of the bus said "Out of Service. Sorry."

Is this not a standard message?
In the US ours say "Out of Service: Walk ya fat lazy bum".

Ha ha!

Ours would probably just say "out of service". No need to say sorry.

Actually what I have seen in my area is buses that say "Garage". I assume those are the ones done with their route and heading back to some large bus garage.

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Re: White Friday !!!
« Reply #24 on: November 26, 2017, 04:25:26 PM »
Wanted to do a Green Friday, got sick so just did nothing.  Only shopping was for sore throat and flu meds.
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Re: White Friday !!!
« Reply #25 on: November 26, 2017, 04:33:21 PM »
While a lot of the free world will grovel in the embarrassing consumerism that is called "Black Friday", I propose a White Friday !!!!

The day after Thanksgiving you buy .... nothing!!

Don't buy a coffee ... don't do any grocery shopping .... no trips to the store ... hold off on buying gas ... no Amazon.com!


  Can we survive without spending any money??

Sorry I failed : ( Had to go  grocery shopping Friday afternoon. But grocery store was empty. Heck, even the grocery part of Target was empty as well. Perfect time. No lines at the grocery store checkout and no lines at Target self service. Normally, I have to do grocery shopping on Saturday and contend with the usual weekend shopping crowds. I envy retired people!!

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Re: White Friday !!!
« Reply #26 on: November 27, 2017, 09:19:00 AM »
While a lot of the free world will grovel in the embarrassing consumerism that is called "Black Friday", I propose a White Friday !!!!

The day after Thanksgiving you buy .... nothing!!

Don't buy a coffee ... don't do any grocery shopping .... no trips to the store ... hold off on buying gas ... no Amazon.com!


  Can we survive without spending any money??

How did it go OP?

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Re: White Friday !!!
« Reply #27 on: December 02, 2017, 01:23:19 PM »
I donít think the US needs a Black vs White Friday battle. Sheesh. Call it Friday. No force on earth would get me in the stores. Even before I discovered MMM, and Iím not a frugal person, I avoided that madness. Just live your life, it doesnít need to be made a thing. Itís no different than any other day for those of us that donít see the need for consumer over-consumption.