post off: what’s your black friday strategy?

black friday

I know that the deals are the stuff of legend. I have friends that have plundered New England’s malls in the wee hours only to return with electronics they purchased at savings so absurd they’re barely comprehendable. Still, you couldn’t pay me to hit the sales the day after Thanksgiving. I just don’t have that kind of fight in me for a blue-ray player. But, for the wily and tireless among us, the toil of full contact shopping can pay out in stunning gifts at unbelievable prices, and I know you seasoned sale hunters have a technique, so, spill it: What’s your Black Friday strategy? Know of a great sale? Share those tips in comments! — Sarah C.

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I’m so glad to know there is someone else out there that just doesn’t have the gumption for Black Friday. I worked retail for 5 years and after that I don’t care if they are GIVING away electronics, I can not make myself get in that mess.

So my strategy? I’m gonna take advantage of Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday instead.

Megan B.

I will be working amongst the black, as usual. Only time I ever got up early for Black Friday was 2 years ago, when we were able to get our Fisher & Paykel washer& dryer for the price of the washer. Well worth it, but only that once.

I’m liking the small business saturday, though. I tend to go that route, anyway.

Mary T.

My strategy is to avoid, avoid, avoid. Preferably with covers over my head or with hot cocoa and xmas music while decorating for the holidays!

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[…] 1) Black Friday deals aren’t for everyone. Sarah C. skips the mall after Thanksgiving and she’s not the only one. Brianna says: “I’m so glad to know there is someone else out there that just doesn’t have the gumption for Black Friday. I worked retail for 5 years and after that I don’t care if they are GIVING away electronics, I can not make myself get in that mess. So my strategy? I’m gonna take advantage of Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday instead.” What is your Black Friday strategy? […]

Sarah C.

Okay, update: I actually did go shopping on Black Friday BUT – to be fair – I stayed far, FAR away from the malls. I hit Ann Taylor for their 40% off everything promotion and basically cleaned house and finished my holiday shopping. I was done by 10am, went to a store near me that was not in a mall, found parking immediately and beat the crowd, so in my book, it’s the best of both worlds – Black Friday deals without the Black Friday madness!