Black Friday in Hoboken

Novel Approach to Black Friday: Buy what you want!

Every year, “Black Friday” gets promoted heavier and heavier. Almost to the point where it’s everywhere and every place. No longer really much of anything special. Same goes for “Cyber Monday.”

So my novel suggestion is: when planning your Christmas shopping list, just decide what you want to get and where, and just buy it. Chances are it’ll be on some kind of sale. Don’t let the Black Friday hysteria dictate what you get and how! It can take a lot of stress out of the whole purchasing process. Just my $0.02.

Top 5 Tips for Black Friday in Hoboken

Here are some Hoboken411 tips related to holiday shopping in and around Hoboken:

  1. Pick a nice day and WALK around Hoboken. Yes, that’s right! Don’t rely on email blasts, Facebook updates or anything else. Get off your computer, put on some comfortable clothes and walk, see and feel the city streets of Hoboken. Go into stores you’ve never been to. Grab a bite to eat on the Avenue. And support local businesses. You’d be pleased to know that pretty much each store will have some kind of holiday sale, and you’ll leave a happy customer.
  2. Can’t decide? Gift Certificates! Even if you don’t leave a store with the perfect holiday present – you can still support local business and restaurants by picking up a nice gift certificate as well. Think about how much easier it is to carry and wrap, too! (You can thank me later!)
  3. Parking OK this weekend – HORRIFIC all other times. If you’re thinking about doing some of your Christmas shopping in Hoboken this year – THIS is the weekend to do it. Because through Sunday, parking permit regulations have been suspended. Just park legally and shop to your heart’s content. However, if you come any other day until the holidays are over – expect to become $218 poorer, as the city will ROB YOU BLIND.
  4. Hate retail shopping? Amazon.com is your place then! For those nauseous about retail shopping, your single best place to buy everything is Amazon.com. From hot items like the new Kindle Fire, toys, electronics and just about anything else you can think of at essentially the best prices, delivery time and customer service. Click one of these handy links to find out more (and support 411 in the process!)
  5. When in doubt? Drink! If you’re even 1% unsure of what this whole “Black Friday” means, just bag it all and do your shopping the week before Christmas. A nice relaxing alcoholic beverage while everyone else is going bonkers today may be just what the doctor ordered!

Happy Holiday Mayhem, everyone!

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15 Comments on "Black Friday in Hoboken"

whineanddineinhob
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whineanddineinhob

Besides the usual big appliance stores on the ave, there is one that is hardly mentioned by anybody. It was called VIMS and I believe it was on 3rd and Wash.

whineanddineinhob
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whineanddineinhob

My mom always bought from Kramer’s on 5th and Wash. They also sold appliances. You would walk to the back of the store and then go up the steps. Mom bought our first family record player there when 45rpm where the big thing. This little RCA box only played the 45’s and had the spindle (with the red knob on top) attached permenatley to the small box player.

escaped68
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Kramers sold “hi-fi’s” and philco radios no big appliances but Dr. Kramer did eye exams and sold glasses up stairs in the back. The hi fi played 33’s,45’s & 78’s either 1 at a time or stacks of 5/6. You bought records at the campus record shop on 7th & washington. And you had a card that was punched when you brought 9 records you got the 10th free . City paint and hardware sold all kind of appliances for a long time.
Joe blows????
Picardo’s grandfather had a 1/2 ass candy store on the f ground floor of their house on Adams street, if was awful. If you dared to buy something there he would hand you the change and always managed to drop the change into this bucket. He always smoked those stinky black Denobli rope cigars and spit in that bucket and if you wanted your change you had to reach in and get it. They were crooked even then.[quote comment=”212515″]My mom always bought from Kramer’s on 5th and Wash. They also sold appliances. You would walk to the back of the store and then go up the steps. Mom bought our first family record player there when 45rpm where the big thing. This little RCA box only played the 45′s and had the spindle (with the red knob on top) attached permenatley to the small box player.[/quote]

whineanddineinhob
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whineanddineinhob

Joe Blows was a candy store with a juke box that was located next to Citro’s gas station on 5th and Monroe street. He was a pretty big guy, not to be confused with Cupie Proccasino who had a store on 4th and Monroe and was also a big guy.[quote comment=”212518″]Kramers sold “hi-fi’s” and philco radios no big appliances but Dr. Kramer did eye exams and sold glasses up stairs in the back. The hi fi played 33′s,45′s & 78′s either 1 at a time or stacks of 5/6. You bought records at the campus record shop on 7th & washington. And you had a card that was punched when you brought 9 records you got the 10th free . City paint and hardware sold all kind of appliances for a long time. Joe blows???? Picardo’s grandfather had a 1/2 ass candy store on the f ground floor of their house on Adams street, if was awful. If you dared to buy something there he would hand you the change and always managed to drop the change into this bucket. He always smoked those stinky black Denobli rope cigars and spit in that bucket and if you wanted your change you had to reach in and get it. They were crooked even then.[/quote]

wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

if not mistaken/last name presti or preste? was a speical cop at one time or another along with jo ta ta and jansen…[quote comment=”212538″]Joe Blows was a candy store with a juke box that was located next to Citro’s gas station on 5th and Monroe street. He was a pretty big guy, not to be confused with Cupie Proccasino who had a store on 4th and Monroe and was also a big guy.[/quote]

escaped68
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Kramer’s’s didn’t sell large appliances but they sold a lot of hi-fis , the ones that played 33’s,45’s and 78’s. and a bunch of philco console radios. I was a stock boy for a while but i didn’t have the people skills that they wanted. cockeyed hennie’s was on madison st.
The Picardo’s grandfather had a 1/2 ass candy store on the ground level of their house on adam st. if you bought something he would hand you the change and drop it in his spit bucket. The bucket was full of crap from those nasty italian rope cigars and no one wanted to dig through that shit to get their pennies, that family were crooked from the start.[quote comment=”212515″]My mom always bought from Kramer’s on 5th and Wash. They also sold appliances. You would walk to the back of the store and then go up the steps. Mom bought our first family record player there when 45rpm where the big thing. This little RCA box only played the 45′s and had the spindle (with the red knob on top) attached permenatley to the small box player.[/quote]

Angry Bird
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Angry Bird

Thanks 411, these are great shopping tips! I plan to hit the streets of Hoboken later as you suggested!

CityGirlinHoboken
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CityGirlinHoboken

The parking rules should be suspended EVERY Saturday….the economy of Hoboken would boom!
[quote comment=”212491″]Thanks 411, these are great shopping tips! I plan to hit the streets of Hoboken later as you suggested![/quote]

wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

City girlin Chitboken…At one time the old parkg authority gave people a bye from Christmas Eve till Jan 2nd with cute little christmas cards on windshields..That was two directors ago. Question?? How in the world can anyone even think of shopping in Hoboken stores with zip code prices? This town is not soho or tribeca.It’s a wonder how some of these shop owners can pay the rent..Not everyone has big bucks. Agreed the Newport Mall is not great as well as paying for pkg and car theft there of. Secaucus ihas tons of stores just 5 miles away. It’s a matter of choice..Some of these shops think there in the Villlage in NYC.. Where have you gone Mickey Finns and Lifes dept store,Epstein,Weiners,Malinkofs,fuels,and McCroys,and Wollworths? enjoy. 🙄 [quote comment=”212501″]The parking rules should be suspended EVERY Saturday….the economy of Hoboken would boom![/quote]

escaped68
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Remember goodmans,tom mc cans, giesmars,3 brothers, doc rizzo’s, jacodines, grants, krammers all gone [quote comment=”212503″]City girlin Chitboken…At one time the old parkg authority gave people a bye from Christmas Eve till Jan 2nd with cute little christmas cards on windshields..That was two directors ago. Question?? How in the world can anyone even think of shopping in Hoboken stores with zip code prices? This town is not soho or tribeca.It’s a wonder how some of these shop owners can pay the rent..Not everyone has big bucks. Agreed the Newport Mall is not great as well as paying for pkg and car theft there of. Secaucus ihas tons of stores just 5 miles away. It’s a matter of choice..Some of these shops think there in the Villlage in NYC.. Where have you gone Mickey Finns and Lifes dept store,Epstein,Weiners,Malinkofs,fuels,and McCroys,and Wollworths? enjoy. [/quote]

wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

68 forgot tom mc canns..wow. jacodines our hangout …What was the jewery store on washington st with the big clock on 5th? Ablesons? Three bros,funny on easter sunday we saw ourselves coming dressed in pegged pants and box toe shows..falcos and giesmires to expensive..Remember the taylor who worked for them? 😛 [quote comment=”212505″]Remember goodmans,tom mc cans, giesmars,3 brothers, doc rizzo’s, jacodines, grants, krammers all gone[/quote]

escaped68
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Krammers had the clock, i had a short career there, and abelsons was across the street. There was ‘jacks’on bloomfield across from demarest but the jacodine on washington st was a mens clothing store. Muellars deli across from demarest the world’s best rice pudding it had white raisins and fluffy eggs whites in it. Here’s a tough one “cocked eyed hennie’s” forhis undr the counter raincoats and peashooters, where was his store?[quote comment=”212506″]68 forgot tom mc canns..wow. jacodines our hangout …What was the jewery store on washington st with the big clock on 5th? Ablesons? Three bros,funny on easter sunday we saw ourselves coming dressed in pegged pants and box toe shows..falcos and giesmires to expensive..Remember the taylor who worked for them? [/quote]

whineanddineinhob
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whineanddineinhob

lol. I remeber cock eyed hennie when I was about 7. We used to go to one of those in-ground fabricated swimming pools they had around town. We’d go to the one on 5th and Madison and Hennie’s was across the street. Here’s one for ya: remember Joe Blows? LMAO.[quote comment=”212511″]Krammers had the clock, i had a short career there, and abelsons was across the street. There was ‘jacks’on bloomfield across from demarest but the jacodine on washington st was a mens clothing store. Muellars deli across from demarest the world’s best rice pudding it had white raisins and fluffy eggs whites in it. Here’s a tough one “cocked eyed hennie’s” forhis undr the counter raincoats and peashooters, where was his store?[/quote]

wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

68 hung out in sam jacodines soda shop..his brother owned a bar on second and hudson st prior to the clothing store on washington.My uncle use to make pizza pies in his brothers bar..remember roberts older brother Charlie worked in the clothing store as a kid on washington st..Parents owned umlands .Christmas lights strung across each street/ pole to pole..christmas music blaring..Yeah now you get on chitty light on a few poles down the ave. Pkg meters dollar fine..5 cents per hour..Brando came in to jacodines for a cup of coffee making the movie waterfront…looked around then left.
Had a red and black checkered jacket on…[quote comment=”212511″]Krammers had the clock, i had a short career there, and abelsons was across the street. There was ‘jacks’on bloomfield across from demarest but the jacodine on washington st was a mens clothing store. Muellars deli across from demarest the world’s best rice pudding it had white raisins and fluffy eggs whites in it. Here’s a tough one “cocked eyed hennie’s” forhis undr the counter raincoats and peashooters, where was his store?[/quote]

wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

68 maybe btn 5th and 6th st on monroe st?? he had the fireworks and wax lips as well as the little sweet drinks in the wax bottles..+ naughty comics! shh up the block i think was Citros Gas Station..[quote comment=”212511″]Krammers had the clock, i had a short career there, and abelsons was across the street. There was ‘jacks’on bloomfield across from demarest but the jacodine on washington st was a mens clothing store. Muellars deli across from demarest the world’s best rice pudding it had white raisins and fluffy eggs whites in it. Here’s a tough one “cocked eyed hennie’s” forhis undr the counter raincoats and peashooters, where was his store?[/quote]

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