Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Mirror, Mirror on the wall, What's the scariest day of all?


I know that most of you love Black Friday (unless you work in retail) and there's plenty of reasons why. For 1, the sales are EXTREMELY beneficial for the general public. We NEED those free tote bags they hand out to the first 100 customers. We NEED those Buy 1, get 1 free packs of socks. We NEED the satisfaction that we bought 10 Blu-Rays for $2 and you didn't.

I always wonder why people would subject themselves to endless lines, pushy people, and smart ass sales people just so that they may or may not get that laptop or flat screen at a really discounted price. I mean, unless you camp out at the store, you're not going to get either of those items. They're usually the first to go.

I also wonder about these "sales". I'm the type of person that usually buys the same types of things at certain stores. Like DvD's, for instance. When a movie is coming out that I want to buy, I check the sales ads to get the best price. I know paying $30 for a Blu-Ray combo pack is too much when I know I can get it cheaper. I'm not going to buy it at one store for that much just because I'm there. This is one of the reasons I believe stores go out of business. Take Circuit City, for example. When they had a "sale", they would jack the regular price up so it would appear on sale and people would buy it because they thought they were saving money. Well, eventually, people caught on and stopped shopping there. I know stores do this for Black Friday.

And what's up with the pushing and shoving? Can't you barbarians stand in line and enter the store in an ORDERLY fashion? Is this the only day where the rules of civilization do not apply?

And don't get me started on all the bad driving and reversing!! My freaking car got hit in a parking lot on Black Friday while my hubby was in the store! Was there a note? Hell no! It's bad enough people can't drive on a regular day. The bad driving skills are amped up on the biggest shopping day of the year.

I hate Black Friday. I'll ALWAYS hate Black Friday. But if it's that important to you to get in line in the freezing cold on  Thanksgiving night, then, by all means, be my guest. If you come home with a black eye AND a free tote then you're a winner already.


  1. I worked in the mall on several Black Fridays and I vowed to never shop on that day just out of respect for those who have to work it. People have no self control and it seems that their bitch button is on overdrive from lack of sleep and don't get me started on those people who come in later in the day and expect the store to still be stocked!

  2. I'm with you. I don't do Black Friday shopping. I think it's completely ridiculous to go and fight over stuff that we really don't need anyway at prices that are really what we should be paying every day and not just once. Gah.

  3. I would like to say I DO do Black Friday shopping, but not in the "in line for hours, hair pulling, race to the death" way. Petsmart opened at 7 this morning and had pet beds half off. I was there at 6:59. Got Spike a new bed, effortlessly I might add. Then to Pennys at 7:30 for my son to get some new jeans. Crowds were there at open which was 3 a.m. so I was crowd free. Made my way to Claires and got a free Angry Birds plush, crowd free again. I am avoiding Walmart like the plague! So it can be done carefully and effectively but without the chaos. I have zero desire to be one of the crazed people.