Friday, November 23, 2007

What's So Black about it anyway

This should be interesting, since my mind is kind of like silly putty right about now. Nothing like a 11 hour day to take you back to the toddler stage.

Is it me, or is this whole Black Friday thing a tad overrated? Or at least overplayed. At least this year it is too me. I look threw all my circulars and there is really nothing exciting to buy. Oh you can get some cheap Chinese toys, which are an adventure too themselves. Or the lighted reindeer is $10.00 off, which is actually something I am after, but I do not really think there is much of a Cabbage Patch craze this year.

Its either the sales or not that special, or what everyone wants they already have. I know for me, the Xbox 360 never made a huge dive price wise, so I am just going to have to bite the bullet and get one for myself. Thats part of the master plan you know, so I can ask for lotsa games for Christmas.

So, any good sales out there, injuries worthy while shopping, or am I right on when I say Black Friday kinda fizzled.


Anthony said...

Black Friday is a creation of media and marketing that lures people into some sort of ad-induced haze that makes them want to stand in line at 4am for something that they believe is on sale for a ridiculously low price, but in reality, is hyped enough to make them believe it is a bargain.

As for me, I slept in (as usual) and watched HBO-Comedy's "Curb Your Enthusiasm" marathon.

Nobody trampled me or pushed me aside and better yet, I didn't spend a dime.

Merry Christmas.

Desert Songbird said...

That whole idea of getting to the stores early just to save a few bucks is ridiculous.

I'd rather shop online - which is precisely what I do.

Michael - Lover of Amy said...

There is a bit of truth to some of the bargains, especially what they call "loss leaders" - which basically are items the store is willing to take a loss on, in order to get you in the door with the hope of buying other things while you are there.

As the day is done, it does not matter much, but at Walgreens Phharmacy we had about 16 items on a 7-hour sale (7am-2pm). As the head photo technician, all I really has was to answer questions and sell the electronics that were part of the sale. A Polaroid 7.0 megapixel point and shoot digital camera - retail $129.99, on sale at 89.99 with a $20 rebate on top of that, an Aiptek digital camcorder, retail $99.99, on sale for $69.99 and a $20 rebate available. We sold out of the camcorder, and about half of the Polaroids (note these are polaroids by brand name, not a digital camera that shoots out a pic that you then shake it, shake it, shake it like a Polaroid picture).

I got home, wanted to relax and then went out with family from out of town to the Christmas attractions at Stone Mountain. Nice shows, movie, and laser show on the mountain, best laugh was my father-in-law passing a GA State Patrolman on his left doing 80 in a 55. We got rolled on, and he let us go (driving a rental with FL tags might have helped).

Starrlight said...

I'd rather eat glass than be one of those pathetic twats I saw in the Kohls parking lot by my house at midnight on Thursday.

Seriously...ladies, get a life. Get a vibrator. Get SOMETHING other than an orgasm over Kohls 430am opening!

Anthony said...

Do they sell vibrators at Kohl's?
They could kill two birds with one ... um ... stone.

Starrlight said...

Unfortunately Kohl's is an "adult novelty" free zone. Otherwise I might shop there more ;0

And I missed meeting Ron Jeremy at the WalMart of porn stores here in town. Just not my month.