The Holiday Shopping Season Has Begun!
You all know my feelings about shopping in the first place, and this Black Friday was no exception. I did get a start on my shopping, but I did it from my couch using the internet!
Amazon.com may seem to be the most convenient “one-stop” shopping solution, but be careful. They are not always the cheapest on everything. They did beat Toys R Us and Best Buy on a particular electronic device, but they did not beat Sears on another big-ticket item on my list.
My husband and I did venture out later in the evening to look for our house gift for this year. Most of the brave souls who gave up sleep in favor of “door busters” had most likely collapsed at home by then! Believe it or not, we did manage to find a nice home theater surround sound system with Blu-ray that was in Best Buy’s Black Friday ad.
I have always struggled with coming up with ideas for gifts for people that aren’t too expensive but that they will actually like, enjoy, or otherwise appreciate. For this reason alone, I tend to “bah hum-bug” a lot. I would be so happy to receive a box full of sugar-free Wint-O-Green Lifesavers, fuzzy slipper socks, and gift cards for Amazon.com MP3 downloads. My favorite thing about Christmas has become spending a lazy day at home with the family playing games. It’s not about the presents for me.
I guess since we don’t go overboard on gifts and only buy for immediate family, the mega-sales on Black Friday just don’t make much difference to me.