Buy Nothing Day

rock_fishrock_fish Posts: 11,690 AG
Today is Buy Nothing Day in my camp. Though I celebrate alone, I urge you to look into it. Almost like Festivus

Some music to further help you get in the mood and relax. The antithesis of the maniacs out there today
Until we challenge the entrenched values of capitalism – that the economy must always keep growing, that consumer wants must always be satisfied, that immediate gratification is imperative – we’re not going able to fix the gigantic psycho-financial-eco crisis of our times.The journey toward a sane sustainable future begins with a single step. It could all start with a personal challenge, such as this: make a vow to yourself to participate in Buy Nothing Day this year. This November 29th, go cold turkey on consumption for 24 hours … see what happens … you just might have an unexpected, emancipatory epiphany!
Buy Nothing Day is legendary for instigating this type of personal transformation … as you suddenly remember what real living is all about … you sense an upsurge of radical empowerment and feel a strange magic creeping back into your life.
Join millions of us in over 60 countries on November 29/30 and see what it feels like. Then, after Buy Nothing Day, take the next step … for generations, Christmas has been hijacked by commercial forces … this year, let’s take it back.
And why not get playful while you’re at it!? … Put up posters, organize a credit card cut up, pull off a Whirl–mart, or a Christmas Zombie walk through your local mall.


  • jad1097jad1097 Posts: 9,610 Admiral
    Saved about $160 today on stuff I needed to get anyway. Saved around $400 on stuff we needed today and yesterday. **** near picked up a guitar that was $250 off today too but didn't need that as much as wanted it.
  • WaterEngineerWaterEngineer Posts: 24,414 AG
    Perfect. You spent money to save money. Perfect.
    Which ever one(s) of you little boys complained about quotes in the signature should be ashamed of yourself. :blowkiss

    Instead of complaining to the moderators you should just quit playing on this board.
  • Tarpon65Tarpon65 Posts: 6,339 Admiral
    I ran up to Orlando this morning, as my favorite aquarium store, World Wide Corals, was having a big sale on their corals. I left having spent around a car payment, but saving quite a bit.
    Always Do Sober What You Said You'd Do Drunk. That Will Teach You To Keep Your Mouth Shut. - Ernest Hemingway
  • hatcityhatcity Posts: 3,050 Captain
    Bought a coffee and Danish this morning.
    then 40 gals. of diesel

    None of it on sale
    I was not born stupid, just had lots of practice
  • divn4$divn4$ Posts: 1,528 Captain
    Perfect. You spent money to save money. Perfect.

    Oh,i don't know, i went to Bass Pro and got some of the 50 cal ammo cans for 10.00$ a piece brand new it was busy but no more than a weekend.The big sale for a brick of .22 was gone when i got there,but they had the boxes of winchester 333 for 16.00 1 per person i got one just cause i was there also got a new harness for the stand it was 1/2 off.So yes, i spent money to save money
    and i feel friggen great..............

    Go Navy.....
  • kodiakzachkodiakzach Posts: 6,078 Admiral
    I only went fishing and bought nothing. I like BND!!!
  • tagtag Posts: 8,815 Admiral
    I bought nothing today and don't plan on spending any money in the coming week.
  • MadpoodleMadpoodle SoFlo Baby!Posts: 761 Officer
    Went to the gun range, used ammo I had already bought. Dang near made it out the door without spending anything, until Papa Ruger grabbed holt a me...
    Water rat

  • Split ShotSplit Shot Posts: 6,162 Admiral
    Nothing here. Not even a turkey this year.
  • haydenfox!#$haydenfox!#$ Posts: 2,368 Captain
    Tackle bag, hooks, some baits and pliers here. Gander MTN. had some good deals. Got a $130 bag for 40 bux. They didn't have one that was advertised so the gave me the next model up for the ad sale price.
  • ScminnowScminnow Posts: 3,828 Captain
  • rock_fishrock_fish Posts: 11,690 AG
    I ended up picking up a used surfboard...

  • PopeyePopeye Posts: 14,296 Officer
    I bought a box of Qtips at a yard sale.
    When I was younger, I could remember anything...

    whether it had happened or not.

    Mark Twain
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