|Posted by Admin on November 23, 2012 at 6:45 PM|
People always tell me that I'm crazy for enjoying Black Friday. But besides getting up early (and maybe being a little cold), they should come with me and see what I experience. I don't go to the stupid stores like Walmart (cheapest department store) or Best Buy (cheapest electronics store) or even the mall. I go to ONE shopping center close to home. Every year I've gone (at least three in a row now) there have been no more than 15 people total waiting in a line outside a store. LAST year, Staples (an electronics store) gave out free coffee and doughnuts! THIS year, no one even WAITED in line for another electronics store, and I was the first (and only) one in when they opened. When I go, I plan ahead. I know what I want, how much I will spend, and what time the store will open. I have had HUGE success in the past 3 years that I have gone. I don't think there was one year that I didn't get what I planned to. And every year I save a LOT. So, while I understand the REGULAR madness is ridiculous (terrible driving, pushing and shoving, waiting in line 24 hours ahead, going at midnight, etc.), the way I personally do Black Friday is actually a really nice experience where I've met some nice people and had a good time.