Have you already spent $500,001 on super sexy flat screens and the latest iPad 10,000? Did you run into any crazies out there who tried fighting you for the last Harry Potter video? Did you buy something for ME?? Can I ask you another 101 questions? ;)
As you can see – I have decided not to partake in this coupon-saving showdown. Although I suppose this post could have been future-dated? But the reality is I just DON’T HAVE A CLUE as to what I wanna buy anyone yet. And I honestly have no idea how everyone can plan their xmas gifts so early on in the season. It’s really mind-boggling.
I also don’t NEED, or WANT, a damn thing. Which is both awesome and sad at the same time. Sometimes I wonder if all this finance talk has made me a boring spender? Although I have been traveling around the world a lot lately, so I guess I AM spending money, just not on physical things. But for today’s purposes, I doubt Black Friday will give me 1/2 off a plane ticket across the globe ;) BUT TELL ME IF YOU FIND ONE!!
I also think my body would punch me in the face if I tried to get it out at 4 in the morning… I’ve been going to bed at that time every other night!!! But I will admit I’ve always had a helluva good time whenever I’ve attended these in the past. There’s something definitely exciting and energetic rushing around w/ thousands of your fellow human beings all on a mission to save like crazy :) If it didn’t mean spending so much to begin with, I’d say it’s the perfect personal finance holiday!
Although I will say if you’re looking for specific things, and can STAY COOL and avert your eyes from the non-essentials, you can find some MAJOR deals. I’ve found TONS in the past! And maybe I’ll even head out in a few hours and survey the damage or something too, that would be kinda fun :)
If any of y’all went, tell us your BEST finds! I’ve got to live vicariously through you now since I’ve apparently turned into a frugal old man…
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