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LeeB120
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12/26/2014 | 12:30:38 AM
Re: Digital picture frame
Well, if you really don't want it you can send it to me!  I found a good use use for those.  I keep a bunch of mechanical formulas, charts, etc... on one in my workshop.  It's great for when you need to look up something quickly.    

 As far as all the rest of these suggestions in the article go though. I have to slightly disagree with always buying the best.  That's nice if you have deep pockets but many of us out here don't anymore. I'm disabled and on a very tight budget.   I would rather get a cheap bluetooth speaker system that at least works than not one at all because I can't afford the best.  To be honest about it I can't really hear much difference in most of those anyway when playing the average mp3 song.  I realise there is a big difference in volume capabilites but I'm long past the age of listening to loud music. :) 
tjgkg
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12/16/2014 | 2:05:35 PM
Re: Good advice, Doug
That is a very good and true slogan. It is really a shame that the workplace has come to this.
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12/1/2014 | 10:08:01 AM
The Numbers Are In

"Even as more stores opened their doors on Thanksgiving, hoping for a jump start to the holiday season, an initial reading suggested that combined sales on Thanksgiving and Black Friday fell 0.5 percent from the same period last year.

"Online sales on Thanksgiving Day increased 14.3 percent, while sales on Black Friday were up 9.5 percent. Sales from mobile devices jumped over 25 percent on both days, the company said. People logging onto shopping sites from their smartphones or tablets accounted for over half of all online traffic on Thursday, and almost half of traffic on Friday, IBM said." - New York Times, November 30, 2014

 

 

 

Kristin Burnham
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11/30/2014 | 6:44:21 PM
Re: The themes on how to buy
Every one of my family members needs to see this summary, Doug. Especially #2.
Kristin Burnham
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11/30/2014 | 6:41:39 PM
Digital picture frame
I have one still sitting in my basement from several years ago that I still can't get myself to regift. 
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Whoopty,
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11/27/2014 | 10:12:29 AM
Re: Good advice, Doug
Less chance of being trampled to death doing drugs though. 
vnewman2
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vnewman2,
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11/26/2014 | 4:01:07 PM
Re: Good advice, Doug
I'm going to play devil's advocate here, but for some families, Black Friday/Thanksgiving day shopping has turned into a "family tradition" for lack of a better way to put it - it becomes intertwined with how they celebrate their holiday.  

Family friends of ours have 3 twenty-something sisters that head out to the Outlet stores every Thanksgiving Eve at midnight when they open and shop until 3 in the morning.  It's something they've done every year for as long as we can remember and it's one thing they all do together.

Couple that with the "rush" people get from landing a great bargain or a "steal" - it's an alternative to doing drugs frankly.
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11/26/2014 | 3:21:27 PM
Re: Good advice, Doug
Are folks shopping on holidays because they want to or because the store entices them with a rock-bottom price?

Probably the latter. In any case, I'll follow impactnow's advice and wait for a few weeks to shop. Nonetheless, I'm so tempted to buy a $40, 7" tablet, that I'm not sure I can hold on till a week before Christmas.
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rradina,
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11/26/2014 | 2:47:21 PM
Re: Good advice, Doug
Are folks shopping on holidays because they want to or because the store entices them with a rock-bottom price?
Lorna Garey
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11/26/2014 | 11:00:44 AM
Re: Good advice, Doug
Alison, I did the same in the military. However, nursing is a 24/7/365 profession for a good reason. No one HAS to shop for TVs or sweaters on Thanksgiving. I can see having a pharmacy open in case someone needs medication. But beyond that, retailers are just prioritizing greed over their employees' personal lives.
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