Do you take part in Black Friday shopping?
Do you do this voluntarily?
Or do you stay home and enjoy the day?
I don’t recall voluntarily shopping on Black Friday. When I worked at a department store, I had to be there at 7:00 a.m. for the onslaught of shoppers. Of course no one then would believe people would actually get up that early and go shopping. But they came in droves. Now Black Friday begins at 12:01 a.m. the day after Thanksgiving and from what I’ve heard shopping takes a military strategist to plan the attack.
No thank you. There is nothing I want that badly to risk life and limb.
So do you don your armor and shop-till-you-drop?
No bargain in the world is worth that kind of chaos. I don’t even go to our local village supermarket in the hours just before dinnertime, if I can help it.
I am not a shopping person (except yarn and fabric and craft supplies) person to start with, and I refuse to participate in Black Friday craziness. Like Pia, I feel that nothing they sell is worth dealing with the chaos. I would rather save a bit longer and pay more than go near a mall that day.
NO shopping for me. I hate shopping on a good day!
Our stores are opening at different times. Sears and Kmart are open all day on thanksgiving. The mall opens at 8 pm…with different events all night….. Various stores open at 6, 8. Some that are closed on t day are opening at 4, 5, 6am . I was in retail for 40 years and hated black Fridays. Long lines, impatient people, rude and obnoxious argumentative…. VS some very pleasant sweet people. I noticed this year that many stores are offering black friday prices on Wednesday… And same deals on Fri and sat. I gave up shopping years ago and now go with cash or gift cards. No stress.