Monday, November 22, 2010

MckLinky Monday: Black Friday? Do I Dare? Oh Yeah, Baby!!!


At The RHOK this week our topic is Black Friday, we want to know all about your experiences, thoughts, websites, and deals for Black Friday.

Crazy?!? Maybe. But, I don't look at it like that at all. For one thing this will be my fourth year to be able to go Black Friday shopping since I quit working in the corporate world and only my second time to actually go shopping. Second, I don't look at it as push comes to shove, I got have it or else kind of shopping like some people do, this is girlfriend time. Oh yeah, girlfriend time! When my girlfriend Angie and I went two years ago, we had a blast! We hit Target at 4AM, went to breakfast, had our gab time, and we were even interviewed by KJRH! You can read about it and see our pictures here!

Black Friday, one of the earliest recorded uses of this term was September 24, 1869; a day of stock market catastrophe. By the early 1980s, an alternative theory began to be circulated: that retailers traditionally operated at a financial loss for most of the year (January through November) and made their profit during the holiday season, beginning on the day after Thanksgiving. I remember when you never saw the Black Friday advertisements until Thanksgiving Day. Now, and particularly this year, they have been leaked at least a month in advance and even some online company's have even allowed early bird shopping. I know- I did it! Thank you Wal-Mart! Braden will be a very happy boy this year for his birthday/Christmas for only $179! (That's it, Bubba!!)
So, what/who are my favorite sites for finding my deals?

And, what am I really after this year?
Toys R Us - Wii Controllers $29.99 was $49.99 (2)
Target- Wii Fit Plus Bundle with Balance Board $67.00 was $99.00

Oh, and I may be hitting Toys R Us and Wal-Mart on Thursday night also 10PM-1AM, never done that one before-sounds fun, everyone will be in bed!

Now it's your turn to tell us your plan for Black Friday! Get on over to The RHOK and link up!


♥Georgie♥ said...

you make it all sound so lovely and wonderful! I hope you get those wii controllers!!!!

everyone knows I don't do crowds so I wish i could be out there with ya'll having fun at girlfriend time

Baloney said...

I'd be happy to hit the stores late on Thursday night. It's the Friday morning (that is actually STILL NIGHT) that I won't do. :)

Dawn said...

I probably good do the late night!Thanks for the tip on that.

Also, thanks for posting the history of Black Friday. I didn't know all that. =)

~Mrs. A