Black Friday Sales
Apparently Canada decided to get on the bandwagon and try to increase their sales. If Canadians go to the US for their sales it's because it's a bit of a holiday, a get-away and a chance to see some craziness. After checking numerous websites for Canada, there wasn't one real good sale item, a legitimate sale price. I did buy a Wii console with two games, only because I've thought about it all last winter and decided to go for it. I've kept an eye on the prices all year - didn't budge either up or down but today when I decided to make the purchase the website knocked $50 off. I can honestly say that was the best price of many sites that sell this. Free delivery to boot. I didn't really need anything but spent lots of time cruising the sites. Anyone get a decent buy on anything in the US or Canada?
I hate Black Friday. But I've needed cheap long sleeve tees and scarves.. So I went to Old Navy last night. Everything in the store was 50% off. So I got $300 worth of stuff for myself and a few others and spent $150. Took me 20 mins to shop, but stood in line for 90 minutes. Craziness. Never going again.
I think I got a good deal on an x-box 360. It was 200 dollars and came w/ 4 games, a wireless controller, and a head set.
We have on x-box but my husband wants to play w/ my son on 2 separate TVs so I thought it would be a good gift from mommy to "the boys"....
(I shopped online)
Online of course :wink:
I went into town, but only went to the feed store & the grocery store-I had the ads w/me, but the parking lots were crowded & I hate standing in line. So, I will be making some things for Christmas-as I had originally planned. The library was nice & empty & the ladies there today were quite happy to be helpful. I'll be in town Monday again, though, as my favorite thrift store will have everything half off then & there is a little cabinet I have my eye on that would be perfect for my sewing room.
We went to get three round bales and stayed as far away from civilization as possible ;-)
Shopping online is the easiest, especially with free shipping. I too checked Old Navy's site but didn't seen anything and I am in dire need of new clothes.
There was nothing I really wanted so I didn't go out in the middle of the night with the crazies. My girlfriend and I went out around 1pm and she bought me a MacBook pro for Christmas. She saved almost $500 between the computer, Microsoft office and the added warranty. :D
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I did Black Friday for the first time this year with my friend. We left at 2 and got to a nice tack shop at 3, relaxed in the car for a few hours an then started lining up at 5:30. We were the second car there, and someone suggested we stay in our cars and relax and line up in order of arrival around 6 (first 50 people got gift bags).
It was a lot of fun. We got some free stuff, I got a great deal on a CO skull cap and a Baker pad and the store owner graciously fed all of us for being there so early.
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i am always doing dishes and cleaning up the Thanksgiving mess. I have never done Black Friday, or , as it's now becoming, " Black Thursday".
the mercenary nature of marketing in the US makes me want to gag. I always thought Thanksgiving, the least commercialized of the holidays, would always hold as a bastion against the ballyhoo of selling that comes with the "holidays". But , no. it will soon be nothing but an excuse to market more stuff to people, who, for the most part, don't need more stuff. they are just easily made to believe they do.
This year, ask yourself., "do I need this? will it just end up taking up more storage space? is it an improvement on something I already have, or mearlyy another version of one that still functions just fine? was it made by "slave" labor, in China, in a factory outside of any environmental controls? will it end up , in a few months, in a landfill, there to sit for decades because it does not decompose?. How will I feel if I pass up this opportunity to buy this thing? regret, or nothing. Will this thing bring me pleasure beyond a few days?
All things have weight to them, not just physical weight, but psychic weight. you have to care for them, store them and get rid of them. That can be a burden that is not equal to the momentary joy of buying them, even at a good price. Think before you buy.
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