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POLL: Do You Shop On Black Friday?

Do you brave the crowds or enjoy the comforts of home?

Black Friday is notoriously the busiest shopping day of the year in the country, and Massachusetts, even with its famous Blue Laws, is no exception

All things considered, Patch wants to know where you find yourself this November 25th.  Will you be in line, coffee cup in hand, at 11:59 p.m. Thanksgiving night outside Target or the Wrentham Outlets, or are you content to wake up and hit the stores at the not-quite-leisurely hour of 4:30 a.m.?

And what about people who are staying home?  Do you avoid Black Friday shopping just because of the crowds, or do you have a more philosophical stance against going out that day, like the proponents of Buy Nothing Day?

This is your chance to stand up and be counted, whether as a discount dilettante or a deal delinquent.  Vote and let us know what's up!

Editorial note: this article, poll votes, and comments section is shared between the Back Bay, Beacon Hill, and South End Patch.com sites.

Mark Micheli November 25, 2011 at 12:23 PM
To those who went out shopping today, I'd like to know about the best bargain you found.
Jan Paulsen November 25, 2011 at 04:57 PM
No.
Kasey Hariman November 25, 2011 at 06:31 PM
Sometimes by saying the least, we say the most of all! Point well taken, Jan. ;-).
Husaria November 26, 2011 at 11:48 AM
Pssst.....­.........s­oylent green is made from people. Every year it gets worse. Early openings, extended sale days, x mas displays put out in Oct., etc I have a difficult time understand­ing what drives the behavior of having to obsessivel­y purchase trinkets. It seems we have lost the ability to ' just be '. To just be with family, to just be having a meal with each other, to just be having a great time, to just be making memories with each other that will last a lifetime. Trinket(s) do not make memories. The children ( and adults ) will not remember trinkets from one year to the next. However, time with Babcia and Dziaj - Dziaj, your cousins, uncles and aunts, brothers and sisters and friends remain in your ' permanent record ' We cannot see a forest through the trees. Sad times indeed.”

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