To say the least, staying up all night on Thanksgiving to save some money on products and to do it surrounded by other slightly insane people doesn't make much logical sense.
I think even people that love Black Friday more than all other days combined will agree the whole thing is crazy.
Staying up all night on Thanksgiving to save some money on products and to do it surrounded by other slightly insane people doesn't make much logical sense. If you haven't experienced Black Friday, this video gives you an idea of the utter insanity.
Still, I get it. If you look at shopping as a fun sport to play, then I guess Black Friday is your Super Bowl. And, yes, there are some great deals out there.
But when Black Friday starts to really not make sense is when you compare it to Cyber Monday. You can still have fun finding the best deals, but instead risking your health as you race with strangers for that flat screen television, all you have to do is few click of the mouse from the comfort of you home.
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Cyber Monday is so much better than Black Friday it's silly to even compare the two. It's no contest. We can only hope as our lives becomes increasing digitalized, Cyber Monday will eventually overtake Black Friday.
I would like to think Black Friday will go extinct at some point, but there will probably always be some shoppers that will get a thrill from running through a store a few hours after devouring turkey and stuffing.
They can have at it. I'll sleep in and do my shopping from computer Monday.
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