Black Friday: To shop or not to shop

I’m leaving New York early this morning to head back to Detroit, so I will not be one of the thousands of people taking advantage of “Black Friday” shopping deals.

Even if I weren’t traveling, though, you’d have to pay me to go to a mall or big box store today.

More after the jump …

Don’t get me wrong — I LOVE a good deal. Actually, I live for getting things at a discount (my husband and I took advantage of two different NY outlet malls this week alone). For me, however, the large crowds and long lines of Black Friday are a major turn-off. But that’s just me.

3 Comments so far

  1. lavern (unregistered) on November 24th, 2007 @ 12:05 am

    i can’t afford xmas this year.

  2. Tommy (unregistered) on November 24th, 2007 @ 2:13 am

    I work for a department store and I had to be up to serve all the soccer moms that were up at the pre-butt-crack of dawn, just so they could buy cheap crappy DVD players that are going to break on them within a few months of using them.

    But seeing parking lots full and lines everywhere, only to save a few bucks – sorry, that’s just too much for me to handle, both as a customer and as an employee.

  3. Abster (unregistered) on November 25th, 2007 @ 7:35 pm

    Oh, I went shopping…but not at 5AM. No way would I drive all that way just to see that a million other people were already in line at a store that had 15 sale televisions in stock. I waiting until around 3 and then got my deals. I also thanked God every single second that I no longer work in retail.

    Though, I admit, I spent way more than I could afford and used the “but it’s on SALE!” justification way to many times.

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