Every Thanksgiving, I look forward to going out on the biggest shopping day of the year, Black Friday. Of course it’s always crazy crowded and more of a hassle than anything, but it’s tradition. This year, with the looming economical depression, I was expecting retailers to kick it into HIGH GEAR to intrigue, entice, and envelop consumers into spending money at their stores. What I found, however, was severely underwhelming. I expect great deals on this day, and since I’m a sucker for a deal anyway, it’s not too hard to win me over. I bought almost nothing, and that’s saying a lot considering I had set aside a significant amount of money for shopping. The deals just weren’t there–or they didn’t seem to be.
One thing about shopping on Black Friday is I want to be smacked over the head with deals and incredible savings…if I’m not saving like 800000%, I’m uninterested. I also want to be alerted of these deals with signs of every store window, table, sign, and individual item if necessary. I don’t want to have to hunt and peck for deals–that’s uncalled for. I am a cranky person in a hot, crowded mall, and I will kill for a bargain, but I will not search for one.
A few stores did have the traditional lure you in with one or two incredible giveaway prices, but then it seemed like everything else was the regular price…I don’t support that at all. The department stores I’ve gone to this year–usually my favorite–were terrible this year. I don’t know if that’s California or their strategy, but I hated it. Apple, however, had an impressive sale, and they never have sales.
I am going to get some more items tomorrow. Hopefully they won’t be just for me, although I do want another pair of these slippers and a blanket for the couch. My other Christmas present to myself will likely be the Jawbone bluetooth device if I decide I can afford it.