So, Are You Doing Black Friday?

November 25, 2010

Frugal

I “did” Black Friday, twice. NEVER AGAIN. It was crazy, and I didn’t even get good deals! I guess standing in line at 4am was too late to get the deals. :-p Here in Upstate New York, the day after Thanksgiving is usually absolutely freezing. Standing in a cold, stiff wind with 250 strangers for three hours is brutal (although it’s a great way to make new friends). But there are always 240 people ahead of you… and by the time the store doors open, most of the best merchandise is sold. Black Friday is too hyped up now. I remember when almost no one heard of it, back when it was super-frugal housewives who did it — kind of like coupon codes; when they first came out, it was this big secret for the connected few. But now, coupon codes are everywhere.

Anyway, I don’t do Black Friday anymore. The traffic, the crowds, the cold… yuk!

Ah, but I admit, I am always happy to find a deal. :grinny: That’s why I love the person who created “Cyber Monday.” :mrgreen:

Buy.com is having a stupendous sale, and– guess what!– you don’t have to stand in the freezing cold at 4am, nor beat back rushing crowds of greedy shoppers. You order your loot, and wait for the mailmen to deliver it all to your door. Now THAT’S holiday shopping. I actually bought that Dragon Naturally Speaking software I mentioned for a STEAL of a price, and the shipping was free. The package was here in TWO DAYS. How’s that for great service?!

Buy.com is having some outstanding sales on laptops, toys, and more. My son is a Lego and Hero Factory fanatic (he even has a blog all about them), and I am the one who bankrolls his blog hobby), so I’m always looking for deals. Legos and all that paraphernalia is so expensive. If it wasn’t for Buy.com sales, aiyiyi!

So if you are not into that crushing-crowd, crazy-traffic thing this Friday, check out Buy.com. The service is superb, and so are the prices.

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6 Responses to “So, Are You Doing Black Friday?”

  1. blueyes Says:

    I DESPISE shopping with a passion but I’m going tomorrow morning just for a flat screen TV I’ve been wanting forever now and you can’t beat the price so ya I’ll be there. Bonus if I manage to snag one otherwise I’ll take my money and buy a Nook color.

  2. Mike Says:

    Yep, I’m going! Some great deals out there… But Best Buy has some of the same deals online (although some are already sold out). Waiting in line isn’t too bad when you got an armload of stuff that you would have paid a WHOLE lot more for. Don’t blame you though. šŸ™‚
    Mike

  3. Renee Says:

    Yep, MIKE’s going… but not me! I greatly dislike getting out of bed so early… and I don’t want to be stuck with a multitude of people for hours and hours! I’m not the type to fight or race to get the deals. I saw a few good sales, and much to my happiness, I found the same deals online! So I don’t have to brave the crowds! šŸ™‚

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. Jay Says:

    I TOTALLY DID! It was a blast for me, but I stuck with Staples and *Only* had to wait in line for 45 minutes. šŸ™‚ It’s totally fun!

  5. Miss Szymanski Says:

    I went out later in the morning (10:30) and it wasn’t too bad. I don’t blame you for shopping online; I don’t like to brave the crowds either… nor do I like to get up so early! But I did manage to get a few deals! I forgot about Cyber Monday… I’m going to have to keep my eyes open for a few of those deals, too! šŸ™‚

  6. Rena Says:

    I never did black friday shopping and never will !!!!

    I read that most of the stores have a very limited supply on their discounted deals. It said that one store only had 3 of the advertised deeply discounted deals.

    I agree with you, it is not worth it to stand in line freezing when you may not even have a chance to get anything worthwhile.