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Anyone shopping Black Friday?

An area farm store is selling 44" tool boxes BOTH upper and lower for less than they sold one piece. So we are heading out to see if we can snag a set. With the new shop (in works) I have been hinting I needed more tool boxes. I have a big Snap-On that is made to tow behind a pit buggy and it is stacked so I have to step on a foot stool to see in the top of it. I have a Craftsman 14 drawer bottom cabinet, my first tool box that was a 7 drawer one.

New techs have one drawer for one set of open end wrenches, one for boxed ends, one for open/boxed ends and so on. I have one big drawer that has those wrenches 4 inches deep.

So my Bride says that is my Christmas present. Now I have to find something of equal value for her. SET you know... Spousal Equity Tax. Usually means at minimum a value 50% more than we get.

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I'm going shooting and staying as far away from stores as possible. There is very little that they have that is really that discounted. And the frustration of dealing with the crowds is not worth the couple of dollars that are saved.

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To each his own, I did a Black Friday deal about 10 years ago........stood in line at oh dark thirty for a flat screen TV. I saw and experienced the most rudest people on earth! I waited my turn in line even with pushing and shoving only to be the next one served and find out they sold out of the TV. The lady in front of me got the last one. That was three hours of my life that I'll never get back!

That experience convinced me to never do that again!

Besides, a lot of you know me........I need my "beauty sleep"!!! LOL!!

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Nope, taking wife's car to local detail shop to have it cleaned up to maybe trade it in. While that is being done, will be stringing Christmas lights along my fence and porch. Might also clean the wing up a little. But definitely will not go by any "Black Friday Sales". The one present that I got for the wife last week, would only go down by $9 on BF. My time, sanity, gas, and patience is worth far more than $9 bucks. Besides, I still have turkey to finish off.
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I am staying home and definitely away from the stores with one exception, I had to go the safelite to get my windshield replaced after a stone/bolt/nut almost went thru the windshield on Wednesday.
I now have a new windshield and sitting in my chair in a nice warm house.
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I decided not to go as the tool box was not as high priority as I needed to get up early. Well Mother Nature teamed up with my body and made it one of those very painful nights where nothing killed the pain. So I just got up and went shopping.

It was an experience. They had gun safes on sale and due to the size of both the gun safes and tool boxes you had to pay at the register and then drive around to the warehouse to get loaded. You could not believe the line of trucks, trailers and even some idiots in cars that thought they could get one of those 100 gun safes in the back of their cars.

I got out and noticed that they were loading tool boxes farther down the warehouse so I got dirty looks when I pulled out of the line and passed them all. When I got there there was a guy trying to load the tool box set into his car. They pushed and shoved and finally got the top box in the back seat but the bottom would no way fit into the trunk... Mine barely fit into the back of the van.

I got home, crawled back into bed and woke up at 10 a.m. My bride never noticed I was gone for 2 hours. Now she gets to help me unload the van. The look on her face will (WAS) be priceless. I just told her that I figured out that I could go visit my Mistress (LAUGH-CHUCKLE) for 2 hours and she would never know. Yeah Right!

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There is no way am I getting involved with the idiots out there shopping today.

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+1 those people are viscous
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I went shooting. Weather at the house was supposed to be showers off and on. And at the range was supposed to be sunny and nice. Guess what, they got those backwards. So, it was nice and dry at the house and I was outside shooting in the rain. Still ended up shooting a personal best in one event and a decent score in the other one.

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Fry's got around $500 from me tonight, other than that I am done with it.

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