10 Reasons to Avoid Black Friday

Black Friday shopping

With Black Friday just around the corner, you might be wondering if you should take a peak at the advertisements and possibly wade into the crowds to try to score a great deal. Don’t! Seriously, it isn’t worth it. You’re only going to end up spending a lot of time and effort to not get what you want (because it will already be gone), while spending money on things that you never intended on buying (the real reason the stores give out the deals in the first place) — all at the expense of spending time with family and friends. If you are someone who wants to seriously improve your finances, Black Friday is a perfect gauge to determine how serious you really are because


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6 Responses to 10 Reasons to Avoid Black Friday

  1. bben says:

    I will pass on Black Friday. There is absolutely nothing that I need – or even want badly – that Would put up with the insanity that is consumerism gone wild.

    The idiots that are out there on that one day are not getting the bargains they think they are. I can typically find the exact same things – supposing I really wanted them – on line at the same or lower prices.

    My daughter in law will be out at midnight and complain the rest of the week about the crowds, the lines at checkout, the rudeness of the other shoppers, the lack of what she went for and anything else. End up spending more than she intended for stuff she really doesn’t need (and may not ever use) Then do it again next year.

    I will pass on this. Thanksgiving day I will stuff myself on turkey in the company of my side of the family (none of which will be out shopping) and then veg out in front of the TV with my brother, nephews, mother (who likes football) – My sister-in-law refuses to allow the men to help clean up afterward. She says we just get in the way. That night I will get a good night’s sleep instead of fighting crowds.

    Then on Friday, I will attend a yearly High school class get together (Informal drop in) where any members of any class are welcome – whether they graduated or not. The members from a now defunct private school are invited also. It is mostly people from the 60s era. A far better tradition than ‘shop till you drop’.

  2. Monkey Mama says:

    Preaching to the choir!

  3. jay says:

    I’ll take the pledge: No Black Friday shopping!

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  5. max says:

    Your post made me smile as I sit in a crowded parking lot inside my running van on “crack” Friday. This is stupid. My wife and two kids are inside the mall spending money we don’t have on things we don’t need. People are looking at me waiting to see if I will back out so they can have this spot in the outfield, literally on the frontage road. Any room at your high school function? Holy Sheep S***!-

  6. Dimedigger says:

    I totally agree with what has been written in the blog. The deals are not as great as it used to be earlier.

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