By the time you read this, you have probably recovered from your tryptophan-induced coma, and you are at work, or at home playing, or, if you are in the United States, chances may be very good that you are standing in line somewhere waiting to check out. Today is Black Friday, when hordes of Americans who have the day off after Thanksgiving, flood stores in search of holiday season bargains.
Other hordes of Americans will be shopping online for incredible, ship-it-to-me-not-getting-out-of-pajamas deals. For years, I have been a member of the online hordes. It’s easier, but there is a drawback–you can’t touch and feel what you’re getting. Which, really, isn’t that big of a deal. As everyone who has ever bought shoes from Zappos knows, you just send it back. However, I am one of those people who is GREAT at ordering online and HORRIBLE at sending things back.
This Black Friday, I am actually contemplating a trip to Best Buy. I recently redid the playroom, and it became apparent that we needed a better and bigger TV up there. Walmart and Best Buy are advertising some incredible deals for TVS. A TV is not something I would order online. I have to see them. I have to have someone explain to me how they work. I have to cajole or pay someone to deliver and hook them up and show me how all the bells and whistles work, which Best Buy is so willing to do for you. But is Black Friday really the only day you get a really good deal? Could I maybe go the following Monday when the hordes go back to work? Better yet, are one of you actually in Best Buy? Can you look for me and tell me which one to get?
Are you a Black Friday shopper? Do you and your sisters or friends don matching T-shirts and make a day of it? Are you an online shopper? Do you shop at all? If you are venturing out on Black Friday, what is the item you are hoping to snag? How was your Thanksgiving? All the goddesses hope your weekend is happy and safe and drama free!