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    Black Friday ads already popping up online

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Those door busting deals that U.S. retailers are planning for the Black Friday holiday shopping weekend are already starting to appear online.

    Numerous Web sites have cropped up in recent years that publish what they claim are copies of the newspaper ads retailers will run for Black Friday -- the day after Thanksgiving that marks the ultra-competitive launch of the holiday shopping season.

    A visit to BlackFriday.info (http://www.blackfriday.info/) shows the scan of an Ace Hardware Black Friday ad, which was posted on September 15.

    The ad includes a digital photo frame with 7-inch LCD display for $49.99, a portable 7-inch DVD player for $59.99 and a Black & Decker 120 piece drilling and screwdriving set for $9.99 after $15 mail-in rebate. The tool set is currently listed on Ace's Web site for $29.99.

    The early start surprised even some of those Web sites whose job it is to track the ads.

    An e-mail from Black Friday Ads sent on October 3 says it was "caught asleep at the wheel" by the early release of Ace's planned sales.

    "The Ace Hardware advertisement marks the earliest Black Friday advertisement ever released, nearly 10 full weeks before Black Friday," BFads wrote on its Web site. (http://www.bfads.net/)

    Ace Hardware spokesman Bryan Tapella said the ads online appeared to be "versions" of its ads. But he cautioned that consumers should realize some of the items in those ads could change over time.

    The early ads come as retailers gear up for a holiday season that is expected to be challenged by the deteriorating housing market, credit crunch and higher food and fuel costs.

    Wal-Mart Stores Inc has already announced its first holiday price cuts, saying it would slash prices on select hot toys every week in October.
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    Here is another decent site for this kind of stuff:

    www.dealtaker.com
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    Jeez, I already saw a house tonight that had its Christmas lights up. No Joke. I am starting to hate Christmas more and more.

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    Personally I dont care for the Holiday season. Its stressfull, people spend money they dont have, you are running around trying to please everyone.
    I dont like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OLO View Post
    Personally I dont care for the Holiday season. Its stressfull, people spend money they dont have, you are running around trying to please everyone.
    I dont like it.
    Likewise. I've tried really hard to keep it simple in recent years. It's kinda worked...

    There is no way in hell I will ever go shopping anytime the weekend after Thanksgiving. No thank you.

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    I love th holiday season. I have a massive Dept 56 North Pole display that I put up every year that pretty much takes over the living room.

    On my way to work yesterday, I noticed our village was putting lights up in the trees already. I thought that it was way too early, but then they do put lights in a few thousand trees........
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    Quote Originally Posted by OLO View Post
    Its stressfull, people spend money they dont have, you are running around trying to please everyone.
    I dont like it.
    Sounds like the definition of marriage to me
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    Let the binge buying begin.

    I hate that black Friday crap. Everybody always has disposable income to blow but I never seem to. And being a single Santa to my kids is a downer, every year.

    But, we always have our lights up the day after Thanksgiving. My kids love the lit up house. We usually qualify for the gold bill during the holidays.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OLO View Post
    Personally I dont care for the Holiday season. Its stressfull, people spend money they dont have, you are running around trying to please everyone.
    I dont like it.
    Yup...same here. MerryThanksGivoWeen is officially upon us AGAIN...
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    Worked for me anyway. I still have colleagues asking me what it is like to fuck a green womanoid with seventeen breasts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smithjc View Post
    Let the binge buying begin.

    I hate that black Friday crap. Everybody always has disposable income to blow but I never seem to. And being a single Santa to my kids is a downer, every year.

    But, we always have our lights up the day after Thanksgiving. My kids love the lit up house. We usually qualify for the gold bill during the holidays.
    Single parents have it tough at Xmas! I'm the same babes. I love the spirit of it, but not the commercialism.
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    I would like to add that to see the Holidays through a child's eye's is priceless and if I had kids I would do it up big time. It just seems to me that its become more of a obligation than a celebration.
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    My kids definitely make it worthwhile! That's the best part. It's the prep part that does me in. Always start early but never manage to actually do that.
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