I've caught a couple of news segments saying that today is a second black Friday. Makes sense to me. Here are just a few of the reasons why today might be such a good shopping day.
- Day Off of Work - When Christmas falls on a Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday, people generally have to work the following Friday. With Christmas on a Thursday, most employers seem to be giving employees a four day weekend.
- Gift Cards - Anyone who got a gift card yesterday is probably going to want to cash it in. The earlier the better in this economy where you don't know if the company is going to be around in another month.
- Deep Discounts - Things were already ridiculously cheap during the shopping season. Some analysts are saying that they'll be even cheaper now that they don't have the holiday season to boost sales.
With all these in mind, I'm going to head to Circuit City and see if I can use a gift card that I've had there for too long. I'm also going to take a look at the Amazon Friday Sale since I can do it without dealing crowds. After that, I'm off to watch the Celtics attempt to start up another 19 game win streak like the one that got snapped last night.
Did (or are you) going shopping today? If so, what are you looking to pick up? Where are going and where are the best deals?
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