Don’t Be A Sucker For Black Friday
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Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Valentine’s Day, Christmas. You’ve heard this before and you are going to hear it from me again. All these holidays have been marketed by retailers just so you feel obligated to spend money.
The photo below is an actual photo as of November 26, 2008 at 3:12PM (48+ hours before Black Friday).
Last year, I deemed Black Friday to be a day when I do not spend a single penny. This year, according to the National Retail Federation, 79 million people will refrain from shopping unless they find the very best of deals before spending any money.
According to the survey, 49 million people will definitely hit the stores while another 79 million are waiting to see the weekend deals before making any decisions. This number is down slightly from the 135 million people who said they would or may shop over Black Friday weekend last year.
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It is obvious that the current state of the economy has reduced consumer spending and big hits taken on investment returns will prevent many others from forking over hundreds of dollars for new toys and gadgets.
If you really tried and did some research, finding a great deal on something you want can be done anytime of the year in the comfort of your home in the middle of the day instead of standing in line in front of Best Buy while watching the sun rise.
Join the club! Save it for gas or something you really need!
Photo credit: jquiz