It is almost here, Black Friday. I really like finding out the history of things. Most people don’t know why it’s called Black Friday. This is the day of the year most retailers go from operating “in the red” (a deficit) to operating “in the black” (making a profit). Thus Black Friday. This is a big day for retailers, and I think it should remain to just Friday. Let the employees enjoy their thanksgiving with their families and not be so greedy to make them work on thanksgiving. Ok that is my two cents. If you agree please do not shop on Thursday.
Here are a few of my tips for surviving the day. Do your research on the items that are going on sale to make sure that is the item you want. Sometimes it is last years model at a deep discount to clear the shelves. The item may not be the quality you really want.
Just like grocery shopping, you should have a plan and a budget and stick to it. Start by planning which stores are open earliest and have the item(s) you really want.
If you can convince someone to go with you, divide and conquer. Have one person go to one store while you go to another to get the most out of the time limited deals.
Don’t worry if you don’t get the deal you wanted. Another deal will come along during the holiday season.
2. Have a plan and budget and stick to it.
3. Divide and conquer
4. Don’t worry if you don’t get the deal, another one will come along.
I enjoy shopping online and staying with my family on that day. I really don’t like the crowds, but I would love to hear from my readers and I will have an additional black Friday linky for you to share your great deals you find on that day. I can’t wait to hear from you.