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Taking Black Friday off…

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For the past few years, I've been getting up at 4AM to stand in line to get the best deals.  This year, my vacation doesn't make it possible, but I wouldn't do it anyway.  Four years or so, you could shop almost normally in my area.  However, as of late, there are just too many people and too few products on sale.

That's not the real reason why I'd be boycotting Black Friday though.  It's simple not safe.  People get injuried and there's really no good reason for the madness.  We saw similar things with Playstation 3 sales just a few days ago.  When getting a deal or the privilege to buy something means I risk being hurt or hurting someone else, it's time to take action - or inaction.

The biggest oddity to me is that the deals aren't done to get you in the store in hopes of selling other products at good prices.  There's really little chance to do any significant shopping to buy the higher margin products.  Everyone simply wants to just get out safe.

Posted on November 21, 2006.

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One Response to “Taking Black Friday off…”

  1. Golbguru says:

    I am glad I have some company in this boycotting black friday thing :)

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