Monday, November 23, 2009

Thanksgiving Week

Hey here we are, Thanksgiving week already! I have to say that I have plenty to be thankful for: family, friends (especially this year, reuniting with old ones and making some new ones via Facebook and this blog), having a job, and, well, God is good is all I can say.

Now what is the biggest thing about Thanksgiving week? Having turkey? No, it's Black Friday! For some, anyway.

If you are one of those people who gets all excited about the Black Friday sales, here is the website you need: www.bfads.net Every year, starting even as early as September, maybe even earlier, they start publishing whatever news they have about the official Black Friday sales that will be taking place, as well as any earlier unofficial ones.

Now as for me, I've had it with hanging with the mobs on the day after Thanksgiving. It's just too looney for me and nothing - nothing is worth waking up that early and competing with a bunch of fanatics to try and nab a limited number of items up for grabs. I recall several years ago, standing in line at KB Toys for 45 minutes to buy a bunch of little things for the kids and after getting home taking a look at them and wondering what was the matter with me. They weren't even particularly good buys.

Now with Black Friday being so prevalent on the internet, who needs to go driving around when it is still dark? Amazon, for example, begins Black Friday week TODAY, Monday the 23rd so you know where my web browser is going to be tuned.

What about you? Are you going to fight the crowds? Me, I am going to do what has become my tradition - go to Costco the day after Turkey Day. It is so uncrowded I go just to marvel at the empty aisles (hint: they usually open early too; last year I went and there was hardly a car in the parking lot. Just walked right in to a nearly empty store). Now granted, they really don't have much in the way of Black Friday deals but I can just browse and shop around at a leisurely pace so I don't mind.

But if you are planning to fight in the trenches, be sure to check out that Bfads web site so you can plan your attack.






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