Yes Black Friday is coming, our newspaper had a headline this morning stating “Shopping is gobbling up Thanksgiving” and I am afraid this is the truth, so with this said how many of us will participate in the Black Friday madness?
Going out on Friday has become a tradition for many people, a bigger tradition than actually sitting down for a Turkey dinner with loved ones.
I myself have suffered through this madness and now feel that paying a normal price is worth it more so than fighting the crowd for a discount.
I wonder if the prices are going to drop so low to make it worth it for them to miss Thanksgiving, is sleeping on the concrete going to be worthwhile enough to get their hands on something electronic, and is this item only going to be available this one day.
Figure up the amount of money you spent on that tent and lawn chairs, the food and drinks you bought, and the amount of time you wasted sitting there watching folks go in and out of that store.
I bet you end up spending more money than the item is really worth, and if you wanted to go camping with the family why the heck would you want to spend it in a parking lot?
I also wonder why a store would allow this; does a stores policy allow camping outside the front door? Or is this just a black Friday thing?
What if a homeless person was found sleeping outside the front door of a store, they would have the police called on them and escorted off the property, but yet the view I saw yesterday is tolerated.
A homeless person may not have money to spend on electronic products, so it appears they are less worthy a place to sleep just because they don’t have one?
I say use that money you are wasting camping out in front of a store for something proper; give it to someone who actually sleeps on the concrete because they have nowhere else to go.
I’d rather give my money to someone in need and possibly help to curb a hunger pang, than get a good deal on something I can buy on any day.
Do you have a Black Friday item that you will be shopping for?