Black Friday vs. Cyber Monday

One week from today we’ll all be lamenting our over-indulgence the day before (or not), and quite possibly a number of you will be in crowds like this:

I haven’t decided if I’m going to join the masses or not.  I did it a couple of times years ago, but both times swore I’d never do that again – people seem to be extra rude on that day, and I’ve never gotten lucky to get the things on my list that were on major sale because by the time I made it (politely) through the crowds, the shelves were bare.  It wasn’t worth the hassle. 

I have signed up for all the sneak peek emails to determine whether or not anything is worth the trek out amongst the crowds.   It’s crazy that a lot of stores are opening on Thanksgiving instead of the usual early morning opening on Friday – there’s a lot of uproar because it’s not fair those poor people that work at those stores have to interrupt their family time to work. 

Which makes me resistant to wanting to venture out Thanksgiving night, and makes the probability of going Friday morning even less possible of getting the things I’d want as they’ll probably all be sold out from the early-early birds.

Now Cyber Monday I’m all over – last year I scored some great items that were exactly what I wanted and needed (plus some gifts for family and friends), and I didn’t have to elbow my way through an unruly crowd to get them.  

Which brings me to this weeks question(s):

Will you be venturing out amongst the crowds and on Black Friday? Or will you be taking advantage of online specials from the comfort of your home (like I might end up doing)?

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After 20+ years in the Corporate World and years of infertility, Princess Nagger made her miraculous appearance and I chose to become a SAHM and WAHM - I love every minute of it. We added Little Dude through adoption, adding a whole new dimension to our family. We have an eclectic mix of pets: dogs, cats, birds and fish. I love to cook and try new techniques to turn ordinary into extraordinary. Crafty by nature, I take on a lot of unique projects and enjoy seeing the end result. My favorite, of course, is making my own wine out of fruits and grapes. Experiments with water currently underway. I blog about the joys of parenting, family, friends, life, love and anything else that strikes my fancy. I do enjoy doing reviews and giveaways for products I use, believe in and can stand behind.
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20 thoughts on “Black Friday vs. Cyber Monday

  1. Last year I went out at midnight to Walmart to buy some tables & chairs for my grandsons (they wanted the Cars theme) & it was a really good sale price. The line was from one end of the store to the other. I think this year I’m with you Stacy! I’m going to see what on-line is like on Cyber-Monday. Have a great weekend.

  2. It is true that in such places you can have great deals and offers! here in Europe we have every Sunday such “markets” and they full with people:)

  3. I loathe Black Friday with a pink and purple passion – our company develops point of sale, merchandising and accounting software for retailers and we are CLOSED for both Thanksgiving and the day after (they better have a darn good emergency to get hold of our support department on Black Friday – then again, they’re too busy to call us unless it’s an emergency). However, like you, I’m all over the Cyber Monday stuff; shopping online is MUCH less stressful.

  4. I haven’t yet made up my mind. So far I’ve only seen one thing at WalMart that would make me consider venturing out – a ping-pong table for $67.

  5. I’ve done some crazy things in my lifetime but I’m not crazy enough to venture out in the midst of all those rude idiots on Black Friday!

    I’ll take Cyber Monday any time!!!

  6. I for sure will NOT be going out…
    My temper is too short and I would hate to lose my cool.
    If I do go, it will be in the afternoon, when all the major shoppers are gone.

  7. I don’t think I’m going out next year. There isn’t anything “big” that I’m buying this year that will be on sale “big.” Cyber-Monday, yes!

  8. when my kids were small it was worth it, but now there never seems to be anything marked down enough to make it worth the hassle. I’ll be sleeping in.

  9. I’d faint in that crowd!

    I’m not venturing out. And I’m not sure I’ll have the $ for Cyber Monday but we’ll see.

    I’m usually never in the shopping tribe. I get little things on sales through the year…or at least I try.

  10. I worked retail for about 10 years. I like to avoid all that craziness. My kids don’t understand why we don’t go to the mall at Christmas time but since they don’t get gifts from mom and dad only Santa there is no reason to go to the mall or any of those big box stores.