Friday, November 27, 2009
I used to be one of those who preened the ads on Thanksgiving Thursday and plotted out my moves for the following day. That's when my kids were younger and getting a deal on toys was essential. Alas, this sacred day of uber-shopping has lost its glimmer.
I still look over the ads, but only the few stores that interest me. Is it just me, or are there no exciting deals this year? Nothing compels me to want to get up early. No must-haves. I had hoped retailers would have enticed us with major deals.
Now I don't even bother to wake early. I get up my usual time. I get to the stores when I get there. Sometimes it's 10:00, other times it's afternoon. The way I look at it, if there is something I want, and it's still there when I arrive, then it was meant to be. If it's gone, then I didn't really need it, did I? I honestly don't need anything this year (or ever), but I do like to check the DVD television series sets.
But this year I'm going to avoid the stores all-together. I went to Amazon and put a couple DVD sets in my wish list. Supernatural season 4, Big Bang Theory season 2, and Weeds season 5. Tomorrow I'll check back. If they're on sale, I'll order them. If not, I'll get back to work, because this story ain't finishing itself, and it's due on my editor's desk on Tuesday. Sigh...
What about you? Are you a Black Friday die-hard? Or do you seclude yourself away from retail stores today? If you have been out shopping already, what did you get? What are your strategies? Find any good deals?
Posted by Michele Hauf at 1:00 AM