The Easy Way To Shop Black Friday Sales

Black Friday shopping
this is the way to enjoy Black Friday...

by Sofa-Surfing the Sales!





I have to take a pass on the whole camping out overnight, or hitting the stores in the wee hours of the morning. Today is for getting my office work completed and starting on Christmas decorations.  The crowds will have to enjoy Black Friday shopping without me!


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Black Friday is the day following Thanksgiving Day in the United States, traditionally the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. On this day, most major retailers open extremely early and offer promotional sales to kick off the holiday shopping season, similar to Boxing Day sales in many Commonwealth Nations. Black Friday is not an official holiday, but many non-retail employers also observe this day as a holiday along with Thanksgiving, giving their employees the day off, thereby increasing the number of potential shoppers. It has routinely been the busiest shopping day of the year since 2005,[1] although news reports, which at that time were inaccurate,[2] have described it as the busiest shopping day of the year for a much longer period of time.[3]

The day's name originated in Philadelphia, where it originally was used to describe the heavy and disruptive pedestrian and vehicle traffic which would occur on the day after Thanksgiving.[4][5] Use of the term started before 1961 and began to see broader use outside Philadelphia around 1975. Later an alternative explanation began to be offered: that "Black Friday" indicates the point at which retailers begin to turn a profit, or are "in the black".[4][6]

For many years, it was common for retailers to open at 6:00 a.m., but in the late 2000s many had crept to 5:00 or even 4:00. This was taken to a new extreme in 2011, when several retailers (including Target, Kohls, Macy's, Best Buy, and Bealls[7]) opened at midnight for the first time.[8] In 2012, Walmart led several other retailers in announcing it would open its stores at 8:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day,[9] prompting calls for a walkout among some workers.[10]


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Comment balloon 15 commentsLisa Von Domek • November 24 2017 11:51AM


Good morning Lisa.

I'm going to the office today so I can rest.  It will take a few days to get back into the swing of things

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty) about 3 years ago

Lisa: I am with you on this one. I went 1 year and swore I would never do it again. It is much easier to shop online and avoid the crowds.

Posted by Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA (Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055) about 3 years ago

Good morning Lisa.  I agree.  I don't want to battle the crowd at the stores.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) about 3 years ago

You and me both.....much of our shopping is done....and may work in a little "surfing" today but with forecast in the 60's....I think I have to say hello to the Deck before it has a white blanket !

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) about 3 years ago

Good morning Lisa. Black Friday for me is avoiding any type of shopping. Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) about 3 years ago

I am not a fan of shopping anyways, so I have never participated in black friday at an actual store.  I am sure I have taken advantage of some online deals over the years though.

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Vacasa) about 3 years ago

Good morning Lisa Von Domek,

You won't find me at the stores today! Stores begin their black Friday sales the day before Thanksgiving no need to fight the shoppers. I'm putting up Christmas decorations and going to see Rudolph at the Long Center with Hudson, Beckett and their mom and dad!

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899) about 3 years ago

Good morning Lisa - I am not going near any stores today.  More people are cyber shopping and Cyber Monday is coming.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) about 3 years ago

Hello Lisa, I was on the internet this morning and purchase a couple of things.  Not a fan of busy stores unless it is Dec 24 for a last minute present.


Posted by Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes) about 3 years ago

interestingly.. a few years ago we started "black friday" in Canada... too many canadians going over the border to shop... trying to keep them home.  Have to say our big day here is "boxing day" on 26th of Dec.. which is now "boxing week"... who knows soon it may be "black friday weekend? ... then black friday week?"

Posted by Steve Penner, REALTOR / Owner of Moneyledgers (Royal LePage / Moneyledgers Software) about 3 years ago

Lisa same here.  The sales will still be there for at least another month and  a half.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) about 3 years ago


Like you we stay out of the stores, and we prefer to surf the net.  It is so much easier and pleasurable.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) about 3 years ago


Sofa-surfing on black Friday would work for me.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) about 3 years ago

I will be doing a little online shopping today and admit i did get out in the afternoon to buy a couple of things yesterday. But no long lines for me or midnight shopping.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties, The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730 (Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070) about 3 years ago

I am a cyber guy also and they idea of fighting crowds is the last thing I want to do.

Posted by Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties (The Virtual Real Estate Team) about 3 years ago

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