Black Friday. It’s enough to make you run to the stores to save a few measly bucks on an Elmo doll, and then get punched in the face trying to snag the last Muppet doll on the sales floor.
Charming traditions we have here in the good ol’ US of A, no? Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving when all the good sales are supposed to happen to open up the holiday shopping season. Now with the age of internet, we also have Cyber Monday, in which consumers can get sweet deals via the internet the Monday after Thanksgiving. The injury rate for Cyber Monday is significantly lower, unless you count stiff fingers or get carpal tunnel syndrome from all of the mouse clicking.
Despite risking your life for an Elmo doll, Black Friday does have quite a few good sales, and it’s not uncommon nowadays for retailers to notify customers of potential sales weeks in advance. Target already notified me of potential Black Friday sales in my area.
So whether you are brave enough to risk injuring yourself on Black Friday or are waiting on Cyber Monday to purchase deals from the comfort of your own home, get your finances in line now before these sales come and go!
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