Nov 25, 2008

I never quite understood "Black Friday"

Black Friday is almost here. Such a negative name for the day after Thanksgiving. I've never done the up-at-4am and at the stores by 5am thing. Oh wait, one time Jeff and I did go to one store to get a good deal on something one of the kids wanted for Christmas. The store was one of those open 24 hours a day anyway, so we arrived at 3am -- and the toy wasn't there! We asked if it would be available at 4am if we waited for the sale to start, and were told they'd already sold out. That was my last venture into Black Friday. I have better things to do -- like, sleep! I didn't realize Black Friday includes shopping on the Internet. And I was even more pleased to find out that Amazon's "Black Friday" actually starts TODAY! And look what I found -- something that's on my Christmas list for about $50 less than what I'd planned on paying for it. In fact, I just got an electronics store flyer in snail-mail and their Black Friday price was $139! See? No getting up at 4am for me!
Check Amazon's Black Friday page often. They will be changing the contents of the page throughout the sale. Quantities are limited on some items. And the good news is - it's not just a one day or four hour sale -- it goes right through midnight of December 4th! That's a whole lot of jammie time! If you want to check out Amazon's Black Friday, you could click on this web page -- if you like -- I mean, I'm not supposed to ask you too, but if you want to, it would be nice because you never know, it might put a little extra jingle in my pocket for Christmas and every little bit helps -- and if you're going there anyway...

2 comments:

Karen said...

I'm pretty sure they call it "Black Friday" because it helps to put all the companies into the "black" as opposed to being in the "red". Does that make sense??

Lisa said...

Our local radio station always mentions "Cyber Monday" too - the Monday after Thanksgiving - and supposedly the day with the most internet sales. Thanks for the tip about Amazon!