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Today's Poll: 11/28/2014

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What time did you get up today to do your Black Friday shopping? Submitted By The1NamedK, VA
I've been shopping since last night
I'll be shopping online today
After 9am
6am - 9am
3am - 6am
Midnight - 3am
Vote
Comment on this poll
Loudswags
on 11/28/14
4Blondie4 liked this  
Where's the option for not shopping I get paid Sunday plus I'm working today and I'm British don't see why we always have to copy America
LindseyOConnor
on 11/28/14
We won't copy Britain either! We've both got our own distinct messes and there's no sense in either of us doubling the mess.
CAC0
on 11/28/14
No need to copy America.
VenomVeins
on 11/28/14
im getting up at 9am for it
CAC0
on 11/28/14
cpt?
thaf1
on 11/28/14
CAC0 and 1 others liked this  
"Black Friday" in the UK has always been the Friday before Christmas when everyone gets plastered and the emergency services are kept busy. Fine, have a sale, but can't you call it something different?
CAC0
on 11/28/14
Nice. In the greater Chicago area we often call the Wednesday before Thanksgiving Black(out) Wednesday. Just a lot of bars and people in town visiting family. Time to drink before they see their family that they have mixed feelings about.
LindseyOConnor
on 11/28/14
Dreamcatcherdb liked this  
I won't be shopping today, in-store or online. When I get my next WMGC I'll order some cat food and litter. Otherwise I can't afford to buy anything. It would have been nice to have had a good earning holiday season here at Swagbucks. So far, that isn't happening.
Emeraldwitch
on 11/28/14
:( I"ve had a record year here.. sorry you haven't Lindsey..
LindseyOConnor
on 11/28/14
CAC0 liked this  
I've had to work literally about twice as many hours to earn the same as I earned last year. Unfortunately most things have been downgraded in value so much that they're worth very little. And they keep downgrading them (like with Juns - the "gift" that Jun gave us this holiday season is 10-steps for 3 SB - which are worth 25% less than the normal 5-steps for 2 SB that we used to get. It's very disheartening.
pillowmonkey
on 11/28/14
Wanamaker2 liked this  
dont shop to day prices not that different to other days
HimechanKK
on 11/28/14
Flightless and 1 others liked this  
Why ain't there an option for "other"? I don't participate in the whole Black Friday as there's rude people. :x
rnettle
on 11/28/14
pluckyduckx liked this  
Don't do black Friday
Alexandriaweb
on 11/28/14
LindseyOConnor and 3 others liked this  
Why is there no "none of the above" option.
I'm in England, most of us are less interested in watching the poor trample over each other for the chance to get a plasma screen.
CAC0
on 11/28/14
Devil's Advocate here:

We're just interested in the socialized (socialised) model that works so well?
CAC0
on 11/28/14
After spending three weeks in the UK in 2008 (even considering circumstances and the US $ exchange at that time). I think I might have risked being trampled for things rather than paying the going rate. Holy cow! High!
gijoejem
on 11/28/14
no shopping i work retail
colinfrandsen
on 11/28/14
Internet seems to easy...
L8dybugs
on 11/28/14
Needed the option of 'Not Shopping Today'
noah123123
on 11/28/14
I dont like leaving my house. internet is nicer.
kiraangels
on 11/28/14
not for me. I prefer to not buy anything since I am so broke. be thankful that u have a roof over your head and food in your belly. too bad they dont let us get extra food at food closets
Loudswags
on 11/28/14
Well said kiraangels Christmas is about helping people in need not spending money I don't spend much at Xmas only give to a few people I prefer to donate money and food etc and not just at Christmas
kitten2013
on 11/28/14
"I'll be shopping today."
Window shopping. No money.
RingoDave
on 11/28/14
CAC0 and 3 others liked this  
I have been up since 07.30 but won't be shopping today as I think that "Black Friday" is a construct designed to encourage people to spend more than they need to. I cannot understand why wwe have "imported" the idea from the US in the first place.
CAC0
on 11/28/14
oh noes. 07:30. Like the UK Customs officer that said "ah, an American" because I wrote the date in DD/MM
CAC0
on 11/28/14
I miss tesco and waitrose
aoajunky
on 11/28/14
CAC0 liked this  
A few of the companies are now owned by American companies, and the others have to match them
DiceAura
on 11/28/14
G) Not going Black Friday shoppin'.
ladybirdintheuk
on 11/28/14
4Blondie4 and 1 others liked this  
We need a "I'm not doing any today!" option. I don't need anything - you are only saving money if it is something you needed to buy anyway!
juicycouture88
on 11/28/14
im not shopping....................
Caryl576
on 11/28/14
Online or nothing, although I've not found any must haves yet
CAC0
on 11/28/14
I understand people are talking about "corporation's and "sheep" and other stuff here. I am one of those critics. Free Minds, Free Markets, Supply, Demand.

Just remember MANY of you also enjoy going into a big box at 3 AM for 1.99 Cheetos, Mountain Dew and hopefully prophylactics and anti-kid walloping meds that were probably made on China! Then you go home and say "America, F yeah!" And wonder why you work such miserable job.

Cycle begins again.

Check yourself. I have to check myself constantly due to this economy we asked for.
Sprite1950
on 11/28/14
penelopecat liked this  
I won't be Black Friday shopping but there was no option for that so I chose online as I might look at what is for sale.
pandasue
on 11/28/14
I am up between 3 and 4 but no shopping I am getting up for work. I have worked Black Friday for 9 years.
ros4e
on 11/28/14
CAC0 liked this  
First time in the UK, I'll check it out on-line.
Plntyluv
on 11/28/14
didn't do any shopping.
baileyswagger
on 11/28/14
wendimac liked this  
Did not do any Black Friday shopping I'm saving for a trip and struggling while unemployed instead I'll donate a little to certain charities on people's behalf.
Worthy
on 11/28/14
Yeah 53% of people are as lazy as I am and are shopping online, LOL!
FerretsRule
on 11/28/14
Mezcal and 2 others liked this  
no, we're not shopping online later either...it was just the next best choice as to what time one may have been dumb enough to get up early for shopper's abuse. teehee.
RingoDave
on 11/28/14
wendimac liked this  
I just chose the time I got up anyway. Don't believe in this US import, so won't be shopping at all today.
BrandyFineGirl77
on 11/28/14
Other should have been an option. I already finished all my shopping so have no need to shop until next year.
LollisMommy
on 11/28/14
RoRoset and 1 others liked this  
Not doing any shopping. We can't affor to. We'd rather pay our bills on time and have food on the table. :)
Wraith2
on 11/28/14
Had to choose shopping online, I don't shop for Christmas, nor do I do black Friday. I only buy needs not wants.
drh0
on 11/28/14
RingoDave and 4 others liked this  
What about "No, I looted a couple of stores yesterday!"
CAC0
on 11/28/14
FerretsRule and 1 others liked this  
Certain circumstances give you a "hall pass" for this. Problem is people's definition of need. Walking Dead happens - yeah I'm gonna loot.
drh0
on 11/28/14
Really? And I suppose you are a role model for...????
CAC0
on 11/28/14
Role model for none. But will loot those VAPE shops with the rest of the jerks onCe I have decided they are no longer doing any good sitting there.
shayle13
on 11/28/14
Not sure that I'll be doing any Black Friday shopping. It depends if I happen to see something that I was reduced in sales, otherwise not bother.
gwensmammaw
on 11/28/14
I don't do the black fridays or black thanksgiving period. But there was no option for that in the survey.
neelielf
on 11/28/14
Will browse a few retailers online today and go through my e-mail but the prices so far aren't GREAT! Not a "Black Friday" shopper. Think it's a day for families to shop for clothes, toys, etc. before Christmas.
In some cases for people to get things they might otherwise not be able to afford. Also, it's a day for the
shopper looking for the BIG BARGAIN because it's like a game. The thrill of the chase. Good for retailer's
bottom line and the economy as the year ends.
jayden11805
on 11/28/14
I am not shopping Black Friday this year because so many stores opened on Thanksgiving and I think that is disrespectful.
SpikeTheLobster
on 11/28/14
swaguser37877527 and 4 others liked this  
What about the "I am not a slave to consumerism" option?
Naias
on 11/28/14
gwensmammaw and 3 others liked this  
I'm still more than a little upset that "black friday" has become "black thanksgiving day". Retailers already own our bank account & our souls, can't they leave us our family traditions? I have huge amounts of sympathy for anyone roped into working on thanksgiving day & will Not go into a physical store & shop or do anything else that involves making someone work & wait on me on thanksgiving.

To every retailer with the courage to buck this trend, thank you. Thank you for not being a blood sucking leech feeding off our culture & sense of community.
CAC0
on 11/28/14
Naias - I understand where you are coming from. And I am not trying to be a pr*ck, but:
"or do anything else that involves making someone work & wait on me on thanksgiving.

just required the work of a lot of tech workers. really, i get your point though
wendimac
on 11/28/14
RingoDave and 10 others liked this  
I think you left out an option...like, 'I won't be shopping on Black Friday because I don't want to end up being trampled, knocked over or stuck in a long lineup for four hours...and that it's all hype...'
HollywoodTwins7
on 11/28/14
wendimac and 5 others liked this  
Not shopping Anywhere! I'm guessing some to a lot of the online votes, aren't shopping either. We just weren't given the option.
majormanafemale
on 11/28/14
wendimac and 1 others liked this  
Yup picked it for the swagbuck but I am not crazy
Ladybug64
on 11/28/14
JENBEEBEE liked this  
Won't be getting up to shop at all . Hate all the crowds on Black Friday and will be too busy to shop online.
FerretsRule
on 11/28/14
RingoDave and 5 others liked this  
ok,ok...now i have to ask...so which one did you pick to get the whole one swagbuck? i had no choice (pun intended) and picked will be online shopping later, which makes me a big fat liar! rally against shopping people!!!
Hollywood777
on 11/28/14
Same here. How about 1 for us who don't shop on this idiotic day?
CAC0
on 11/28/14
It's not about the ONE swagbuck. It's about completing the path!
FerretsRule
on 11/28/14
CAC0 liked this  
so are you saying you didn't make a choice?
CAC0
on 11/28/14
I always make a choice. Just like I always have to keep that goofy browser extension active in one browser to meet the criteria.
CAC0
on 11/28/14
dracdauter and 1 others liked this  
Note to SB:
People don't seem to like your polls. Always with the "there should have been an X option". Or the questions are just NOT good. Do you GLEAN (everyone drink something) that much marketing info from them that they have to be part of the To Do List?
FerretsRule
on 11/28/14
well, it's either too early or too late to be drinking, but since we're up, um, not shopping...why not down a few? lol! we're sitting home in front of our computers anyway, right?
CAC0
on 11/28/14
Diet Cokes or herbal choices or Enya Music or booze. Whatever it takes to get fellow humans through this mess..
FerretsRule
on 11/28/14
yeah, guess so...i'm thinking alcohol would be a huuuuge help.
CAC0
on 11/28/14
aparkison liked this  
They leave these options out to:

A: Have fun with people (they are all laughing everytime someone says "...but where is option x???"
B: Make the incestuous online marketing community happy by throwing choice into a volcano.
majormanafemale
on 11/28/14
RingoDave and 1 others liked this  
How about I don't participate in this nonsense as I know their is no real sale it is all a trick,
fizzytom
on 11/28/14
Ilovesparky13 and 4 others liked this  
I wanted a "not at all" option. I hate consumerism
CAC0
on 11/28/14
But someone has to make,purchase, ship, sell ,wear, buy the guy fawkes mask? LOL. Just messing with you.
dracdauter
on 11/28/14
RingoDave and 4 others liked this  
What about a "I'm not shopping" option? Really stupid to not have it.
drh0
on 11/28/14
Ilovesparky13 and 1 others liked this  
Absolutely! What about "I don't fall for all the commercial stupid hype!" Are we a nation of SHEEP or what!? I op to bail out, thank you very much.
samf36
on 11/28/14
RingoDave and 1 others liked this  
not at all option?
KDCalgary
on 11/28/14
RingoDave and 3 others liked this  
where was the "I'm not shopping" option?
CAC0
on 11/28/14
SB leaves those options out so they can -

A. Drive more comments to the blog.
B. Parse those comments for marketing.
C. Laugh every time someone asks.
D. All of the above.
trowbdon
on 11/28/14
wendimac and 1 others liked this  
None of the above???
nursemorph
on 11/28/14
Naias and 1 others liked this  
None of the above...I am not doing any Black Friday shopping as there is nothing that I need that I can afford
RobertM88
on 11/28/14
dracdauter and 1 others liked this  
I'm not shopping today. There was no option on the poll for that......
aparkison
on 11/28/14
ritabee30 and 4 others liked this  
And what about people who don't do Black Friday? I don't and never did. Work twenty years behind the counter in retail and then see how you feel about Black Friday. Not quite the same when you're the one working and not the customer.
Brainiac3
on 11/28/14
CAC0 and 1 others liked this  
A long time ago I worked in a coffee shop at the mall. We had a box set of 5 different little bags coffee on sale for the holidays. EVERY box was the same 5 types. Yet, customers would still open all the boxes thinking the next box, which looked exactly like all the other boxes, would magically have a different set of flavors.

I took an open box, removed the top, shrink wrapped it and set it up as a display model so people could see what was in the box without opening the box, and even attached a hand written sign saying all boxes had the same 5 bags of coffee.... and STILL people continued to open all the boxes. Weird and stupid beyond all logic. Working retail sucks and people seem to think they have a license to abuse anyone working in retail.

I'm pretty sure if I ever treated any stranger I meet the same way some customers treat retail workers, I would get stabbed in the eyes and neck.
CAC0
on 11/28/14
People lose all sort of humanity when they come in to a retail store.
CAC0
on 11/28/14
Brainiac3 liked this  
I have NOT worked 20 linear or direct years but have had my share of retail, tons of telephone technical/customer support and people get CRAZY. I'm not kidding - CRAZY!
Munce72
on 11/28/14
Don't forget to get some M&M's for your black Friday shopping.
CAC0
on 11/28/14
I thought he wasn't quite bla....never mind
flag police
leaflaura
on 11/28/14
I already bought all my gifts before hand I need a nine option
leaflaura
on 11/28/14
none*

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