Recently, one of my friends made this comment online
thinking about what black Friday deals to camp out for… LOL!
The idea makes me cringe. Camping out for a deal? I realize that there are some great door busters out there on Black Friday, but… yeah, I can’t bring myself to do it. There is nothing that I need and/or want that much.
I have made this argument before and a number of parents responded saying “I want to be able to get this for my child, and so to me, it’s worth the time spent out in the cold to see their face on Christmas morning.” And okay, I understand that. I love watching people open gifts that I have gotten for them, especially when I know it’s something they will love (if I’m not sure, I cringe and hope for the best). But I have to wonder what that’s teaching our kids.
Either way, while I love a deal as much as the next person, there are limits. I know a lot of people who go out early on Black Friday for the adventure of it. Two years ago, I went to the outlet malls at midnight with a friend. And yes, I bought a few things that I still use today. But I wasn’t looking for anything in particular, and thus, wasn’t stressed or frustrated by not getting it. It was definitely an adventure. And not one I want to repeat. I was so tired!
This year, the only Black Friday shopping I will be doing will be online. I volunteered to work the day after Thanksgiving so that my team members could have time with their families. That’s right, the U.S. Government is open for business on Black Friday. I’m sure you noticed (well, you probably did, if you got mail that day). I’m not going home for Thanksgiving this year, but I will be spending Thursday with a bunch of friends in similar positions.
Are any of you planning to camp out on Black Friday? Are you going for any particular deals or are you just going for the adventure of it all?