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Black Friday

November 26th, 2011 at 03:41 am

Just looked at Facebook and noticed a lot of the folks I know were either up early this morning and stayed up late last night to go shopping. Yesterday's paper as well as the television was full of ads. Full of deals, apparently.

I didn't succumb. I did some shopping, but it was going to Aldi and a local grocery. It was a wonderful time to shop for food because we went this afternoon so stuff was stocked, but it wasn't busy. The cashiers weren't tired and cranky. And we came home and put things away and didn't feel rushed.

I know retailers claim that they have to make up for the year on Black Friday. I guess economically they do, but I would hate to depend on one day to make or break a business. Especially if the weather got bad, it could really put a dent in the shopping.

That being written, I also have no desire to get up early or stay up late just so I can snag a bargain. I'm sure in the heat of the moment, I might feel like I was getting a good deal, so I ought to buy more with those "savings." I did look at the ads in the paper yesterday and there were some great loss leaders. But nothing enough to coax me out of my cozy home to shop. I don't need another Crock Pot and dh has already picked out his clothes he wants for Christmas which we bought a few weeks ago on sale -- I think it was billed the biggest sale of the season then -- and it was on sale and we had coupons.

So, for Black Friday, I hope the retailers did well. But me, I would rather stay home.

2 Responses to “Black Friday”

  1. Amber Says:

    I agree, not worth it to me

  2. Looking Forward Says:

    "So, for Black Friday, I hope the retailers did well. But me, I would rather stay home."

    Amen to that! Smile

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