EDITORIAL/Black Friday: Will you battle the crowds for a bargain?

(Associated Press)

A week from today is Black Friday, traditionally the busiest shopping day of the year.

The hunt for bargains will have some consumers out in the wee small hours, lining up to be first when retailers unveil their bargains.

Others want no part of the hustle, bustle and crowds and will stay far away from the stores on Black Friday.

What about you? Will you head for the stores on Black Friday? Or will you stay far away on this busy day?

Send your response (50 words maximum) to [email protected] by Wednesday, November 22. You can also mail your response to the Texarkana Gazette Friday Poll, at P.O. Box 621, Texarkana, TX 75504 or drop it off at our office, 101 E. Broad St, Texarkana, Ark. Be sure to include your name, address and phone number. We will print as many responses as we can in next Friday's paper.

Last Week: Swimming Upstream?

Last week's question was about the rising cost of streaming TV services. Have prices increases forced you to drop some streaming services? Or is streaming still a better deal than cable or satellite?

Absolutely, prices have become outrageous. I have cable service for tv and internet, but refuse to get sucked up into buying additional subscriptions. -- R.K., Texarkana, Texas

I switched to YouTube TV after directTV kept raising price. I'm glad because I save $100.00 a month now. It took a little bit getting used to streaming but quickly became easy. -- P.M., Texarkana, Texas

From facebook.com/texarkanagazette

- It depends on how big of a tv viewer you are. Streaming is still a good deal for people who only watch a moderate to small amount of TV, but not as much for hardcore viewers.

- May be the same price but with streaming, you get 4x the options. New movies and series can be watched whenever you want. Plus, some services like Tubi and Peacock have some good shows/series for free. Cable doesn't offer any of this.

- I evaluate what I want to watch and use free trials if there is just one movie on a service I want to watch. But in general America is being gouged on everything 

- I pay for 2 streaming services, Your TV Green and frndly, and they will be dropped when football is over (next month hopefully) and the 2 shows on History Channel are done for the season. I use OTA hooked into Roku Live and get tons of shows for free. There are plenty of free streaming apps also. Cable, Satellite, YouTube TV and Hulu Live are overrated and way over priced for what little they offer.