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Black Friday Shopping Is Coming

Each year I dread what comes the day after Thanksgiving.  I have only gone out one time for Black Friday, and that was last year.  That trip was strictly a favor for someone because I had a truck that they needed to use.  With the holidays coming my wife is continually on the computer looking up Black Friday ads.  She also loves looking for sales.

She found one of the more popular Black Friday sites and started looking through the specials.  She always checks Target coupons on a regular basis.  She found one or two things that are the same price either way you purchase.

Some retailers just don’t realize that their specials are almost their everyday price.  Best Buy is doing a IPhone special.  $99 when you sign a new contract for 2 years.  Well… That is the same deal if I go there right now and purchase.

Here is my advice… Stop trying to rip everyone off, and just take care of the customers the right way.

Black Friday Is Over

Now that Black Friday is over I don’t have to hear about this years shopping extravaganza anymore.  I was stupid enough to go to one store on Black Friday to make a purchase for someone, and I think that that will be the last time I am in those lines.  I would rather have my wife searching through coupons, discounts, or other online deals rather than subject myself to the madness that the holidays bring.

I worked Black Friday once in my life, and most of the people at that store were shocked to see me there that morning.  We were only back @50 people, but it seemed like we were 100 back.  Time didn’t move either.  I got there at @10:30pm, and by 11:30pm I was ready to leave.  All went well.  I got in, picked out the stuff, and left.  I didn’t see anyone camping out at the Jersey Shore Premium Outlets, but maybe that’s because you just can’t camp out there.

Now that Black Friday is over I get massive amounts of specials that stores are offering.  Go figure.

Wife Went Shopping On Black Friday

I remember my wife telling me the other day that she wasn’t going to be going out today.  Well, wife is now off to go shopping on the night that I would never ever be caught shopping on.  Why is that?  Well, if I wanted to stand in a line at a store for many hours in order to be one of the first in, or get to a store right before opening and have to stand on a line very long then I would need my head examined.  With the worlds economic standing I don’t believe that there are going to be many deals that are worth that kind of aggravation.  On top of the lines there are rude people that you have to deal with.

She just called me and told me that she was a considerable distance from the store she was going to, and it is raining on and off.  I don’t know what to tell her other than she is only saving a few dollars.  Buy it at regular price.  If you haven’t noticed the retailers don’t have anything special going on.

When I worked in Tinton Falls I saw how people get, and saw what my wife went through in the past when she went out on that night.  I told her earlier in the week not to worry about gifts for me, and to just worry about the little one.  I am not someone that MUST have something.  If she must get me something, then a few pairs of pants, and maybe a few men’s polo shirts will do because I use both for work.

I love you Deb, and I feel for you in wanting to go out and try to get a good deal, but you never listen to me when I say that it is all a scam.  Stores have a certain quantity of items available at sale price, and then the price goes back up.

Have fun.