It’s the middle of August, and that means it’s time for Christmas! And Thanksgiving! And Halloween! At least, that’s according to all the craft stores that have *all* their holiday decor and displays out now. The days of enjoying the summer and starting to decorate for Christmas after Thanksgiving are over.
And that brings us to our subject for today — Black Friday. I might as well jump on the holiday bandwagon too, huh? I hate Black Friday. I’ve hated it every since I worked at the GAP and had to work all day on Black Friday. I arrived *very* early and still couldn’t even find a parking space in the mall parking lot. So now, I avoid the mall, or any store for that matter, like the plague on the day after Thanksgiving. Shopping from home is much more my speed. In fact, I can’t even remember the last time I went to the mall.
So what about you? Do you look forward to Black Friday and take on the crowds for some good sales, or are you more like me and don’t think the sales are worth the hassle? Have you shopped the sales online?
Joe, however, *loves* Black Friday. He’s not as impatient as I am, and he’s willing to brave the crowds to find good deals. Better him than me. This year, we’re spending Thanksgiving day with my family, so I wouldn’t be surprised if Joe and my brother, Randy, head out to electronics stores in search of super sales.
Last year, we did some shopping on Black Friday from home. There are Web sites now that have the sales listed prior to Black Friday, and on D-Day, you can shop right from their sites. The 2008 Black Friday deals should be listed sometime in October. I usually just wait for the e-mail alerts though. We bought something from Best Buy last year, though I can’t remember for the life of me what it was.