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  1. Dara Herman
    December 9, 2016 @ 6:37 pm (

    My reply to you reads:
    Hi Tobi,

    Thanks for your post.
    I am not an addicted shopper. I do buy clothing and other items when the old ones need replacements; or when I see some clothing that looks good on me.
    Thank you.
    Dara Herman


  2. Tobi Schwartz-Cassell
    November 23, 2016 @ 10:30 am

    Thank you everyone for your comments! Please keep them coming!

    Kathy, I was struck by yours, and I appreciate that you shared it with us. Knowing about this effort and their kindness to animals campaigns, Subaru has certainly proven that they have a rich tradition of giving back. Hoping you and your family, and everyone who answered this, have a beautiful holiday season.


  3. Sabrina
    November 23, 2016 @ 8:57 am

    I’m not a Friday after Thanksgiving shopper and have never been. I love Christmas and believe many people have forgotten what Christmas means.


  4. Kathy Miraglia
    November 22, 2016 @ 5:26 am

    My office “adopts” a family in need every holiday season. We fundraise all year and use the money to purchase gifts for the family and their children. I am in charge of purchasing the gifts. My kids and I get up, go to Dunkin Donuts for hot chocolate and hit the stores around 7 AM on Friday. Now that so many people do their Black Friday Shopping on Thursday, the stores are pretty well empty when we get there.


  5. Betsy Sanders
    November 21, 2016 @ 11:33 pm

    Growing up, Black Friday was always the day we started decorating for Christmas. As a teen, I’d go shopping with my friends. Once I started working in retail & had to work that day, I started to dislike it. Now that Black Friday starts on Thanksgiving…no thanks. Family time should be family time. I’m grateful for family time.


  6. Carol
    November 21, 2016 @ 4:58 pm

    I used to go every Black Friday with my eldest daughter but stopped a few years ago for two reasons! Bargains online were usually better, and stores were starting to get waaaay too greedy with opening on Thanksgiving day (taking employees away from their families) and changing the rules!


  7. Marie
    November 21, 2016 @ 12:59 pm

    Add me to the statistics. I never go shopping on black Friday! I typically take down my thanksgiving décor and begin the transition to Christmas!


  8. Tobi Schwartz-Cassell
    November 21, 2016 @ 10:37 am

    Thank you, Linda and Kathy. So far, at least among my readers, you bear out the statistics on this shopping day. I appreciate your weighing in.


  9. Kathy Thayne
    November 21, 2016 @ 10:06 am

    I never shop on Black Friday. I am usually done my shopping before Black Friday as a matter of fact.


  10. Linda M.
    November 21, 2016 @ 8:34 am

    I never went shopping on Black Friday. The only time I had to be in a store on that day was when I worked in retail. Since those days are over, I stay home.


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