Monday, November 25, 2013

Attack of the Black Friday stories...

As predictable as dried out turkey and lumpy gravy at Thanksgiving it is once again time for the "Hey, look at these fools camped out in front of a Best Buy" story.

These stories are popping up around the country a bit earlier than usual because, well, everything has to be earlier this year(and there are competing reports that say Best Buy pays some of these people to camp out to cause a stir and generate a story but those reports are unconfirmed).  I'm only half joking when I say that I expect a story soon on someone camping out on Halloween in order to be first in line for AFTER-Christmas sales.

It's the Sunday before Thanksgiving, but for some hard-core shoppers, it's not too early to get in line for the best Black Friday deals.
Michael Urso camps at Best Buy every year for Black Friday.
"There’s always something to get," said Urso. "I have three kids of my own, my brothers and sisters have kids there’s always something here to buy, new electronics come out every year."
For those of you that absolutely can't contain your excitement for the Spending Sea....um, I mean Holiday Season please see dealnews.com's list of the best "deals" this Black Friday.  Basically, if you aren't in the market for a giant TV, ipad or phone, most of the deals aren't worth chasing.

The Best Black Friday Ads So Far

So as you can tell, I'm a bit of a Black Friday Grinch, but no more so than the management of a local MALL that is making employees of all stores show up and work at MIDNIGHT on Black Friday if they are a permanent tenant.  Thus, every hair salon in the mall has to be open at midnight on Thanksgiving/Black Friday.  How many haircuts do you think they'll do at 2am?  For that reason alone you should boycott the mall :)
Black Friday tent
Cheers!

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