Friday, November 24, 2006

NaNo Day Twenty-Four -- Black Friday

When all think alike, then no one is thinking. — Walter Lippman

I'm feeling pretty smug right now. There's a particular item I wanted for my DD this Christmas, but it's wicked expensive, so I'd passed thus far. Then, yesterday an ad for Black Friday at a store here advertised it at 50% off. I'd had no desire to go fight the crowds, my shopping being pretty much finished, but for this... I'd make the sacrifice.

First, though, I decided to look at the online Black Friday sales today. And I FOUND IT -- same price as the store, free shipping AND since I went through eBates, I got 3% more off and my credit card has a rebate, too -- so it was actually cheaper in the long run and NO CROWDS. I. Am. Happy.

What about you? Do you hit the sales today, or are the crowds simply more than you can stand?

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I didn't get my 1500 words today -- I'm flat out exhausted for some reason. But I did manage 688 words so my grand total is:

40,120 / 50,000

3 comments:

Allie Boniface said...

Ugh, no way. Hubby goes out by himself, though, nice and early. He doesn't seem to mind it!

Tori Lennox said...

What about you? Do you hit the sales today, or are the crowds simply more than you can stand?

No way, no how! I'm not that crazy. :)

Congrats on snagging your daughter's present!

Judy said...

Congrats on the super buy! We normally go out (mom, me, cousins, etc) but this year since we were leaving early to come back (we normally don't come home til Sunday) we all passed on the fun. I didn't really see anything in the papers I was that interested in anyway!!!

Hope y'all had a great holiday.