I’ve got the Black Friday Blues. That ‘shop till you drop’ holiday, that once a year ‘max out your credit card’ day, has now been overshadowed. It’s more like several shades of grey, or at least several days of grey. A number of retailers are offering pre-Black Friday sales. How could they?
What will become of the hoards of shoppers charging through the doors, trampling on unsuspecting shoppers, employees and waging war with each other over the hottest toys.
Will they stage a protest, call this new phenomenon unconstitutional?
Gone will be those flash mobs, those lovely groups who sang Christmas Carols in the Food Courts of American Malls. Such a timid group. No backbone.
For me, I take no risk. Other than what security hole might lurk on that ‘stay at home in my PJs’ and shop day. Who doesn’t love Cyber Monday?
Can’t sleep, keep company with your friends at Amazon, eBay and run that Google search for the best deals. Bidding wars on eBay are safer than showing up at 2A.M. at Best Buy or Target. Dang, missed that eBay deal by 20 seconds. Gotta change the settings on my keyboard, faster, faster, faster.
- Black Friday Deal Frenzy at eBay Deals: iPad mini $239, Target gift card 10% off, COD: Ghosts $40, more (9to5toys.com)