How many of you out there try and beat the traffic/and or people to the great deals that come along on Black Friday? I went last year for the first time ever, only I waited until about 7 a.m. to hopefully avoid getting mashed and mangled by the crowd. There was still a healthy amount of people out, and key items left, but yeah, missed the big splurge items.
This year, my niece gave me an idea I like: stay home and shop on the internet for the same deals you get at the door. You have to be there at the same time the sales open, of course, whether it be 10 o’clock or 5 in the morning. But—you save the running, no pushy neighbors, and less hassle getting to the cashier in time. Plus, when you have children—especially small ones—you don’t want to be out in that mess.
Has the internet changed the way of shopping forever? I think so. So, what I’m going to do over the next week-and-a-half is make a list of what I want at various stores and then be there when the items go on sale. I’ll be able to sip a relaxing cup of tea or coffee to keep me up those hours and know that I’ve saved myself some wear and tear.
So what do you do on your Black Friday? Shopping? Or do you skip until the last minute deals the night of Christmas?