Thanksgiving (USA) was here. The focus now was this “black friday” where supposedly retailers have a fire sale so good, people lined up at 4am to get stuff. I guess when it first started, this was a good thing. Nowadays, it’s just a scam to get us excited about nothing. Retailers are putting out a handful of items on a more-than-usual discount, but the items are hardly any good. My wife did the morning rush thing last year, and she was very disappointed to see the same items on sale at an even cheaper price right before Christmas! So we said, no more black friday shopping. Not even if we can track it because we’ll be too late anyway, or we’ll be disappointed by the quality.
Now I rather wait for deals at Amazon. American Express runs MyWishList the amazing (but impossible to get) one product a week at really cheap prices. All without standing in line at the crack of dawn and freeze.
We also turned black friday into “Good Friday” when we donate to charity the same amount of money we spent on shopping. The new getting is giving! It is the time to give thanks during Thanksgiving.