I went with Jumper and her boyfriend because they wanted to buy s 60 in. TV that was advertised for a good price. We ended up in quite a few stores and while it was busy, and I mostly buy gifts online, it wasn't as bad as older black Friday's, st least not in my neck of the woods. Most shoppers were cheerful and when I made my old joke to people about how the store needed people to direct traffic, I got smiles. I cheerfully donated to the bell ringers (while I loathe their stance on gays, I do know the money is used for those in need). People seemed in a good mood and i smiled most of the time. This was a far cry from years ago when there was no other way to shop than to go to stores and when I saw two ladies literally both pulling the same box of Cabbage Patch Kid...it was the only one left. I never stayed to see who won that tug of war. Anyone else brave Black Friday? Didn't buy much. I will still mostly buy online.