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Black Friday – A Daddy’s Survival Guide – Best Websites

How will you spend Black Friday?

Until I got married I didn’t even know what “Black Friday” was. No joke. I assumed it was some sort of grim historical reference. My wife has kindly enlightened me to the real horrors of this day.

Is it a guy thing that I don’t know or care about this stuff? I’ve been an online shopper far before it was either cool or safe, and have never, ever waited outside for a store for it to open. Really.

Crazy Black Friday Shoppers Trampling Each Other

Are you one of the people that revel in these orgies of consumption? I can definitely see the benefit, assuming you know what you NEED (I put that in caps for a reason) and budget your purchases?

Has the economy changed your plans?

These days, money is very tight for so many of us, so I decided this daddy best look into Black Friday stuff a bit more seriously. Here are a few places I found consolidating deals for the big day:

Am I the only one who avoids stores during days like this? Don’t get me wrong. I actually enjoy Christmas decorations and music at the malls (in December), but I’m not a big in store shopper.

Honestly, look at the woman’s face in the photo above. If saw granny there coming at me waiving her cane, I’d totally hand her the very last Lalaloopsy Silly Hair Doll and crawl whimpering to the door.

What will you be doing on Black Friday?

* Except for Amazon, I don’t get a cut from any of these. Oh, and by cut, I mean if I’m lucky I may be able to buy a Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte with my massive commission.

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  1. Ivy

    When I was a kid, I was forced to work Black Friday at my mom’s Ace Hardware store. So from a very young age, I’ve been witnessing the downfall of good natured people on this dark, dark day. Little old ladies who at other times of the year would bake you cookies turned into ruthless, ruthless women on a mission.

    I never ever thought I would ever want to be a part of that madness, but for brief, fleeting moments, I have started to consider it. I do want to save a little money this Christmas, but I haven’t quite decided if it’s worth it yet. Hmmmm….

    1. Michael Schmid

      I genuinely think sitting this one out is not a bad strategy. It is highly unlikely retailers will not offer even better deals as the holiday season progresses and perhaps even after Christmas. So for people on a budget I would recommend checking some online sites and finding out where the truly good deals are, and of course only buying things you would’ve bought anyway.

  2. Shannon

    I think that old woman looks like a challenge;)

    1. Michael Schmid

      Right? I think I’d hide under the nearest sales table. 😉

  3. Emily

    Wow! That lady is showing some SERIOUS commitment to shopping! I feel like I should be able to find this moment on YouTube and watch the highlights.

    But no, no Black Friday shopping here. It just sounds way too…scary.

    1. Michael Schmid

      I’m with you, Emily. No black Friday shopping for me either. Yes, that women should have her own reality TV show. Of course, I’d be too scared to watch it.

  4. Lassa

    I love black friday, I use it to review all my IT stuff, hosting, domain buying etc. I upgraded to a vps last year after thinking about if for months – I am still paying 75% less than I would have been $7 per month!

    Its well worth looking round.

    1. Michael Schmid

      Absolutely, Lassa. If one is going to spend money on something anyway, one might as well get the best deal possible. I’m sure there will be lots of opportunities to save between now and (even after) Christmas. Have a great Thanksgiving!

  5. Amberr Meadows

    I will be participating in brief Black Friday events at midnight after Thanksgiving. I’m trying to score an inexpensive bicycle. This will be the first year that I’ve ever taken part in any of the madness, and I’m a little unnerved. I’m taking pepper spray just in case it gets ugly…

    1. Michael Schmid

      LOL. Yeah, that photo up above is enough to scare anyone away from the Black Friday madness. Good luck on scoring that bike, Amberr. That is the sort of thing I could see myself waiting in line for, but for the most part, I’d rather just shop online. Bah humbug!

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