Sunday, November 25, 2012

Black Friday? Not so much

This week's topic is about Black Friday...

I will start out by saying I find Black Friday repulsive.  It makes me sick to read about people being trampled all in the name of getting some television or computer at some low price.  There aren't enough items at that price and to see people literally kill each other to purchase some material item, disgusts me.  Life is more important than any electronic gadget that we don't really need.  But, I will step off my soap box for the rest of this post.

About, 5 years ago, I "did" the Black Friday thing.  I was big into couponing and the idea of getting a good deal on something was pretty near and dear to my heart.  My couponing buddies and got up early and hit the stores together.  After a great day of shopping and deal getting, we had breakfast.  It was fun and we had a great time.

I believed that morning that I had gotten some really great deals.  But as the holiday season progressed, I saw the same deals on the same things.  What I discovered is that in very few instances is it worth getting up at the crack of dawn to battle the crowds for some "deal."  The deals will be there after Black Friday is over.

The following year and in the years since, I have not participated in the Black Friday.  I have participated in Cyber-Monday and other internet deals.  I don't have to deal with the crowds and I can shop on my time and be warm and cozy in my jammies. 

This year, I don't really need anything.  The only Black Friday purchase I made this year was the Toys-R-Us groupon.  I might make a yarn purchase on Cyber-Monday (40% off is pretty enticing), but I may not... I really don't need yarn.

At the end of the day, I don't think the deals on Black Friday are either plentiful or good enough for me to give up sleep and venture out to deal with crowds.  I don't like to be in a crowd, nor do I like being cold.  So, I think it likely that next year, I will probably go to the gym on Friday and avoid the retail establishments.

Want to see the other ladies purchasing habits? Check them out at: Froggie, Momarock, and Merrylandgirl

1 comment:

  1. I enjoyed reading your thoughts on Black Friday. Thanks for a fun topic. :)