Black Friday for lazy people

Yesterday evening, after we had both returned home freshly-stuffed from our mother’s, we briefly considered getting up in time to be at Wal-Mart’s Black Friday sale. They had two items that we were interested in and the prices on both had been dramatically reduced. After realizing that it started at 5 am and we’d be standing in the freezing cold with a throng of ravenous shoppers, we quickly came to our senses.

I woke up around 8:45 and decided to call and see if the items we wanted were sold-out. Much to my surprise, I was told that they still had a few in stock, so we quickly got dressed and braced ourselves for the typical after-Thanksgiving shopping experience.

As we pulled into the store’s parking lot, I saw that it was two-thirds empty. We went inside to find that many of the items that had been featured prominently in their sales flyer were still on the shelves. As we paid for our items and left the store, we noticed that the parking lot had become considerably more crowded while we were inside. I guess that most of the people in my small town decided to sleep off the turkey before hitting the stores.

So, I found some great bargains in an uncrowded retail store and I’ve officially started my Christmas shopping. And I didn’t even have to get up at 4 am.

Author: Brian

Blogger. Bookworm. Michael Jackson fanatic. Lives in Kentucky with partner of 12 years and three fabulous felines.

7 thoughts on “Black Friday for lazy people”

  1. I hope you got me that flat screen TV I’ve been wanting :)

    You’re a lot braver than I am. There’s nothing on earth that’s ever convinced me to risk life and limb venturing to the stores the day after Thanksgiving!

  2. @ MBMQ: The price on the flat screen at WM was unbelievable! We already have two nice televisions and I probably won’t upgrade until I have to, even though it’s tempting.

  3. Black Friday for REALLY lazy people (such as myself) is shopping Amazon.com. I bought the entire series of Gilmore Girls (individual instead of the complete series in one package). They are usually $38.99 each, but they were $14.99 so I COULD NOT resist. I ended up with the whole series for $128 (the complete one-package thing was on sale for $189, regular $250). AWESOME! I also hit up Williams Sonoma outlet on Saturday and got a fondue pot and come mugs. Yay for sales! I’m with MBMQ though–nothing could get me out of the house and into a store on Friday.

  4. @ Ashley: Sounds like you got a great deal! I also really like shopping online, but tend to do more impulse buying that way.

    @ Accountable: It was actually 2/3 empty! I was blown away.

  5. I didn’t see anything in the Black Friday ads worth getting up for. Of course I don’t exactly live in the mega-capital for shopping, but usually Wal-mart has SOMEthing I can’t live without.

    Not this year.

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