So - how many of you are going to be spending, spending, spending today on 'Black Friday'? I had a quick look on the Amazon deals but I find some of the things are still cheaper elsewhere such as E-Bay. I don't think I will be buying anything from Amazon again though - they have previously sent items which were gifts without any packaging so my OH saw exactly what they were - no surprise after that! Also OH has Amazon Prime for the TV bit which is supposed to give free postage also, but doesn't so we are a bit more than disillusioned with them. Plus when you hear how they treat their staff it also pits me off. I am going to try to do 99% of my Xmas shopping in my home town this year and I will be giving money to some people so they can get exactly what they want.
I think Black Friday in the USA, where it originated is a proper sale. In this country I find it a big rip off, it's not a massive money off thing, items are usually reduced by a small amount and as you say VW, can be picked up other places at a cheaper price on an ordinary day anyway. I actually make sure I don't shop on Black Friday as a form of protest my way of saying "I'm not going to be fooled by your fake sales"
No black Friday madness here either. I bought some Christmas lights from Fenwick in Newcastle today. There was a 20% offer on because it was black Friday. Sorted. I like to see Christmas lights working before I get them.
Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly.
Going out shopping among a mob is too intense for me . Seeing the way people get all intense and rowdy shopping does much to explain the popularity of sports and why crowds used to cheer gladiators & people fed to lions .