Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)

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Bob Crane
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No shopping today, though I did go downtown to volunteer at Franciscans Downtown.

Nov 29, 2019 10:55 AM
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Roy Kelley
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Save 100% by not shopping today. Enjoy the weekend.

Nov 29, 2019 09:49 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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I spent decades prior to real estate in the retail industry although not entirely at the store level so I understand the importance of Black Friday and this holiday season.  That said, the message you have shared can lead to some interesting discussions.  

Nov 29, 2019 09:29 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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Yep, I've seen that quote for a few years now and have it associated with Black Friday now.  Of course with that said, I do plan on going out to a couple stores later today for kicks.  Walmart usually has some good movie deals and I do need to get some apples and healthier snacks.  Don't really need anything, but if I find a good deal on sweats or something, then what the heck.  Plus, it's a good time to get toys for the Spark of Love toy drive that the Fire Departments out here do.  Unlike the "Toys for Tots" that the Marines do, these toys stay in the county they were donated in.

Nov 29, 2019 09:30 AM
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Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
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I refuse to go to any store today. I don't need anything that bad.

Nov 29, 2019 09:54 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
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Love that thought Debe Maxwell, CRS . No, I'm earning money today, not spending it.

Nov 29, 2019 12:24 PM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
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No trampling for me.  I did buy a new laptop today online.  No sale - regular price.  No way am I picking it up at the store today.  I will get it on Monday morning.  I do need to service two listings today - thankfully they are not near a Mall.

Nov 29, 2019 10:58 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
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When I was of age, I recognized something in myself that never went away i.e. whatever I wanted I went and got! I never needed a reason. All I needed was the "want to" and its been working like a charm ever since. BTW...there is no off switch either. I don't wait for Holidays, special occasions or contests to enter in....I just go

Nov 29, 2019 10:55 AM
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Kris Collis, Associate Broker
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I avoid the stampedes and find the better deals online.

Nov 29, 2019 04:55 PM
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Abby Stiller
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We went shopping with my sister and it was nice, not too many people. Plus we had a beautiful breeze day! 

Nov 29, 2019 04:25 PM
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Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
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This is so true.  I plan to stay at home this year.  Nothing worth getting trampled on.

Nov 29, 2019 10:24 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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No. I don't want for anything. I did however buy a couple of gifts and supplements for Luna using discount codes.

Nov 29, 2019 10:13 AM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
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Due to age my speed, or lack thereof, precludes me from partaking in such happenings. Never shopped on Black Friday and not planning to start now Debe!

Nov 29, 2019 09:54 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
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So true!  Not for these legs today!

Nov 29, 2019 09:45 AM
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Lyn Sims
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Perfect ..... stampede for more junk!

Nov 29, 2019 09:21 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
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Love it, Debe. No Black Friday shopping for me ever. I flew back to Charlotte yesterday from Connecticut where I spent the week... easy, peasy... I think everyone was out shoppping. Never saw such light traffic on 485 or in Ballantyne at 5pm on a Friday.

Nov 30, 2019 06:10 AM
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
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Ugh. I hate crowds, and Black Friday is an absolute NO for me!

Nov 30, 2019 05:52 AM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
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Black Friday has never been my thing. I would certainly win the scrum & arise from the pile of bodies victorious, I just don't care to do it. If I were to do it I would be online where the worse inconvenience is a slow or down server. 

Nov 30, 2019 05:09 AM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
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I finally ventured out after lunch, went to four stores... they ranged from very crowded to not crowded at all... nothing struck me as having a need for so I bought a lipstick and went home. :-)

Nov 30, 2019 04:50 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
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Good take Debe Maxwell, CRS.

Nov 30, 2019 04:18 AM
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Valeria Mola
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None for me today.

Nov 29, 2019 10:10 PM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
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No shopping today. Showings only.

Nov 29, 2019 08:28 PM
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Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate
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We needed dog food, so I stopped at WalMart after seeing a client in town. Drove into the parking lot, and then drove right back out. Too crowded.  They can eat cat food for a day. 

Nov 29, 2019 05:45 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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We drove out to the wine country for lunch, shopped at ACE for the garden, and bought fish at the harbor...what is black Friday?  not in our world!  A

Nov 29, 2019 03:07 PM
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David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
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Debe,

Not one single thing. I’m working on reducing what I have, not adding more. Now watch, something will come along and I’ll have to eat my words.

Nov 29, 2019 03:02 PM
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Eva B. Liland Century 21 Doug Anderson
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Never been a fan of Black Friday. I bought a smart TV online on Black Friday a couple of years ago and that was it. I'm actually trying to donate stuff to plan for my future move so no, staying home, enjoying my day off.

Nov 29, 2019 10:52 AM
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Barbara Todaro
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I'm with you on that, Sista....

Nov 29, 2019 10:40 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
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I've never been interested in Black Friday shopping. Or any shopping for that matter. I only go when it's an absolute requirement!

Nov 30, 2019 05:17 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
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A few errands yes, shopping no way!

Nov 29, 2019 12:41 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
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Yep that's a good message. Of course Black Friday started a week ago in some stores and online. I'm staying away.

Nov 29, 2019 11:53 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
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As long as there is free delivery, could me in.

Nov 30, 2019 07:11 AM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
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I do not inflict the pain and suffering upon myself by ravenous crowds of people. BUT Cyber Monday always comes after Black Friday...lol

Dec 03, 2019 06:57 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Thanks everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful Black Friday, a delightful time with your family and/or friends and are ready for the start of the last month of this decade! 

Dec 01, 2019 07:55 PM
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Tom Bailey
Margaret Rudd & Associates Inc. - Oak Island, NC

I didn't want to, but I had to go out for something yesterday. I avoided the malls, strip centers only

Nov 30, 2019 11:21 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
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I was out on a Inspection repair yesterday and never saw so much traffic on the roads I was traveling

Nov 30, 2019 07:42 AM
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Lisa Weiler
PM LLC - Los Angeles, CA
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I definitely prefer to do my shopping online!

Dec 01, 2019 01:02 PM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS
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A little late to the trampling.....but he** no I don't do black friday or anyday! I give stuff away.....

Dec 01, 2019 12:36 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor e-Pro, CRS, RCS-D, Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

We fought the crowds on the golf course, that was it. Have not been inside a store since Tuesday.

Dec 01, 2019 10:43 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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I had to fight the traffic whie trying to work. Makes working life tougher

Dec 01, 2019 06:18 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
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Great quote! I never go out on Black Friday to go shopping.

Dec 01, 2019 05:28 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
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I went to work for a while, but no shopping.  Donald and I did go out to a local Italian place for dinner, it wasn't very crowded.

Nov 30, 2019 09:18 PM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
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We waited until the shopping “fever” fizzled out and purchased for the GBabies...no reason to compete!

Nov 30, 2019 08:16 PM
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Dietwin Smoli
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Like allways, people franaticaly hunting for bargains ( houses not included )...

Nov 30, 2019 06:09 PM
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Joan Cox
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You could not pay me enough to shop in a store on Black Friday!!!!

Dec 06, 2019 08:21 AM
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Will Hamm
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I guess I pass on Black Friday every year being in the mountains.

 

Dec 06, 2019 08:04 AM