Nov 28, 2014

Black Friday...

Whoever said money can't buy happiness simply didn't know where to go shopping...

Thanksgiving is not yet even over and all the talk is about Black Friday and the DEALS!
  Black Friday is the day following Thanksgiving Day in the United States, traditionally the
 beginning of the Christmas Shopping season. On this day, most major retailers
 open extremely early, often at 4 a.m., or earlier, and offer promotional 
salesto kick off the shopping season, similar to Boxing Day
 sales in many British Commonwealth countries. 

Black Friday is not actually a holiday, but most non-retail employers give their employees 
the day off, increasing the number of potential shoppers. It has routinely been the 
busiest shopping day of the year since 2005, although news reports, which at
 that time were inaccurate, have described it as the busiest shopping day of 
the year for a much longer period of time.

Last seen on the news shoppers were camping out at places like Best Buys, BrandsMart 
etc just waiting for those good deals.  For instance it seems you are able to pick up a huge 
plasma TV for only $200, this according to the bystanders waiting in line weeks now.  
Yep, many will not be spending Thanksgiving with loved ones at home this year, 
but instead are sleeping out in tents in front of the various stores...

For many years, it was common for retailers to open at 6:00, but in the late 2000s, many had
 crept to 5:00 or even 4:00. This was taken to a new extreme in 2011, when several
 retailers (including Target, Kohls, Macy's, Best Buy, and Bealls) will open at
 midnight for the first time, forcing employees to either go without enough sleep
 or miss all or part of Thanksgiving with family.

Some deals going on:

Best Buys Deals                Black Friday 2014 Ads

Like everyone, I love a good deal, but  also know that no matter what I am not the type to 
camp out for days before at a store in order to get the good deal.  Neither am I the type 
to go at 4am or earlier and wait in line together with thousands of shoppers that 
descend on stores like a biblical plague and spend lots of money. I am not 
too keen on being trampled on all for a good deal.  I can watch the 
news later on and have some fun in the peace and quiet of our home..
the aggravation for me is not worth the DEAL!  Sorry...

Shopping is a woman thing.  It's a contact sport like football.  Women 
enjoy the scrimmage, the noisy crowds, the danger of being
 trampled to death, and the ecstasy of the purchase....