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#1 Nov 25 2011 at 1:46 AM Rating: Good
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Apparently (or so I just heard from the radio), today is a ''Buy Nothing Day''.

Is anyone here going to not to buy anything today?
I'm not sure I will, it's friday afterall and my fridge is screaming empty, there's literally only beer, juice and the light in it.
Thoughts?
#2 Nov 25 2011 at 1:49 AM Rating: Excellent
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You're right. Despite huge sales on massive amounts of goods that people are going to want to buy for themselves and their loved ones in preparation for the holiday exactly one month away, sales will be staggeringly low across the board.

I'm actually likely not buying anything, simply because I haven't seen anything worthwhile yet. This holiday season's looking to be kinda crappy from that aspect.
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I won't be going to stores, that's for sure. It's possible I could buy things online if deals are good, though.
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#4 Nov 25 2011 at 2:07 AM Rating: Excellent
I'll be going to my grocery store which, thankfully, is only on the verge of all the retail stuff in my area. I don't have anything on my gift list that is worth dealing with those crowds for. I want to get my mom a laptop, but I'm not waiting in line at two AM at best buy or walmart to maybe get one super cheap.
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If newegg puts my ram up for sale... Maybe..

Other than that I won't be doing anything to help the economy today.
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#7 Nov 25 2011 at 9:09 AM Rating: Good
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I'm like most of us and have no money to spend anyways. So buying on Black Friday is not on my list.
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Is that "buy nothing" like "Eh, I don't think the deals are good enough" or like "I'm making a stand against consumerism!"?

Things like one day gas boycotts never made much sense to me since you just buy gas the next day. "Haha! I won't buy your milk and eggs today! See you tomorrow?"
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I won't buy a thing today.

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#10 Nov 25 2011 at 12:16 PM Rating: Excellent
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Things I bought today.

Uncharted 3
Batman: Arkham City
Battlefield 3
Gears Of War 3
Assassin's Creed Revelations


If I could've found Skyrim on sale I would've bought it as well.
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#11 Nov 25 2011 at 12:29 PM Rating: Excellent
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ArexLovesPie wrote:
If newegg puts my ram up for sale... Maybe..

Other than that I won't be doing anything to help the economy today.


Ram is dirt cheap right now as it is, why do you need it to be on sale? That being said, Corsair 16GB kits (4x 4GB) are on sale for $89. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233198
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Apparently (or so I just heard from the radio), today is a ''Buy Nothing Day''.

Is anyone here going to not to buy anything today?
I'm not sure I will, it's friday afterall and my fridge is screaming empty, there's literally only beer, juice and the light in it.
Thoughts?


Drink the beer. Worry about the rest tomorrow.
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#13 Nov 26 2011 at 10:48 AM Rating: Excellent
My family and friends are both doing Secret Santa style gift giving this year, which makes it so much easier. I got so fed up with buying presents for 30 people that I just gave up and didn't buy any at all last year. Only having to buy for a couple of people is far more manageable.

Edit: So that it's actually relevant to the OP, I refuse to go shopping at all on Black Friday. I try not to even leave my house because of all the idiots on the road. I'll do all my shopping in a week or two, and probably all online.

Edited, Nov 26th 2011 10:53am by Daimakaicho
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#14 Nov 27 2011 at 11:10 PM Rating: Good
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Dread Lörd Kaolian wrote:
ArexLovesPie wrote:
If newegg puts my ram up for sale... Maybe..

Other than that I won't be doing anything to help the economy today.


Ram is dirt cheap right now as it is, why do you need it to be on sale? That being said, Corsair 16GB kits (4x 4GB) are on sale for $89. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233198


So apparently my ram IS on sale...

Shame though they black model is out of stock, seeing as thats what I have. But I do have blue leds on case/keyboard/mouse and my mobo is also blue.... That would look pretty cool....

Yup gonna buy some ram, 16gig here I come.
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I'm going to see if I can opt out of Christmas this year.
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Quick... I need reasons that validate my purchase of ram to my wife.
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ArexLovesPie wrote:
Quick... I need reasons that validate my purchase of ram to my wife.
Give her the same excuse she gives you when she buys shoes- "but it was such a great deal!"
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Quick... I need reasons that validate my purchase of ram to my wife.
Give her the same excuse she gives you when she buys shoes- "but it was such a great deal!"


Touche, salesman.
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Uglysasquatch wrote:
ArexLovesPie wrote:
Quick... I need reasons that validate my purchase of ram to my wife.
Give her the same excuse she gives you when she buys shoes- "but it was such a great deal!"
But this RAM is brown and goes better with my motherboard.
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We just got told that the in-laws of my sister in law are requesting "no adult gift giving" at their house on Christmas day, as their other son is presently unemployed and cannot participate. This means they are only giving stuff to the grandkids, and want us to do the same so he doesn't feel bad.

I'm rather relieved. They're pretty well off (the grandparents) and getting stuff for them is difficult.
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We just got told that the in-laws of my sister in law are requesting "no adult gift giving" at their house on Christmas day

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catwho wrote:
We just got told that the in-laws of my sister in law are requesting "no adult gift giving" at their house on Christmas day, as their other son is presently unemployed and cannot participate. This means they are only giving stuff to the grandkids, and want us to do the same so he doesn't feel bad.

I'm rather relieved. They're pretty well off (the grandparents) and getting stuff for them is difficult.


We've adopted this sort of policy for years now. A long time ago we switched to an adult gift lottery (kinda like a secret santa thing). Each person would draw two names and get gifts for just those two people in the $50 range. That kept costs from getting ridiculous, and you could buy an actual decent gift for someone. At some point, we decided that was still too much of a pain, so now we just do a book exchange. Everyone brings a book, and we draw numbers and pick/steal books. It works well, is fun, and doesn't cost much (in time or money).

Of course, we get the kids gifts. Cause they're kids.

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We just got told that the in-laws of my sister in law are requesting "no adult gift giving" at their house on Christmas day

"A Fleshlight! Thanks, grandma!"


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Quick... I need reasons that validate my purchase of ram to my wife.
Give her the same excuse she gives you when she buys shoes- "but it was such a great deal!"
But this RAM is brown and goes better with my motherboard.


So I did end up ordering my ram and the worst part is. I had to get red. Now I have ram that will appear out of place and for once I actually give two sh*ts about the color coordination.

LOOKS LIKE I'LL JUST HAVE TO ORDER A NEW BOARD AND CASE!
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