Unfortunately, I was still enjoying Thanksgiving when Toys R Us, Wal-Mart, and many others began their Black Friday deals opening at 8:00 PM…is it just me or is it a little bit wrong that people are leaving their friends and families on a holiday to go shopping? Best Buy opens at midnight. People have been camped out at the one nearby for a week now. A WEEK! There are some good deals – I just saw a 40” LCD TV marked down from $419.99 to $179. Of course there’s probably only one at that price.
As a red-blooded woman, I like shopping…a lot! But not enough to subject myself to Black Friday. I just don’t get it. I’d rather pay full price than put up with the lines, the mess, the crowds, and the crazed lunatics who are shopping in the middle of the night. As soon as police, pepper spray, or taser guns are needed to control things, shopping kind of loses its appeal to me.
My Christmas shopping is about halfway done, so I'll wait a couple of weeks when EVERYTHING goes on sale and finish up the rest. If you plan to partake in Black Friday, good luck! If not, enjoy your Friday off, sleeping in. I know I will!