We all know about the joys of Black Friday and the inconvenience that comes with it as well, which give us more reasons to just stay at home. Check out the post below and find out why it’s best to just stay inside during Black Friday!
Black Friday: A Holiday Madness
It confounds me to no end that every Thanksgiving, a day in which we give thanks for all that we have, is immediately followed by a day created by retailers to prey on us by luring us in with the prospect of deep discounts on items on our wish lists. There are various reasons why it is better to just stay in the comfort of our home rather than head to the mall, which is like entering a mosh pit at a rock concert. If you don’t mind getting bumped, shoved, and people violating your personal space for a doorbuster item, then go ahead, it’s your choice. But for those people who are having second thoughts of going out this Black Friday, here are some of the best reasons why you should sit this one out.
1. It is better to sleep in
A 10% discount on a sweater is not reason enough to go out and cut the holiday short. Some people simply just want to stay home and sleep in. Waking up 4 A.M. or earlier just to get to the sales or wait in line for doorbusters is not worth it.
You probably still have a hangover from celebrating Thanksgiving and it is not the right time to drive or go shopping. It is better to spend more time with your family than to get trampled upon by the unruly mob. After all, there are some dinner leftovers and pumpkin pie in the fridge.
2. There’s always Cyber Monday
A lot of people look at Black Friday as an event, but that is not the only time where you can get huge discounts. Black Friday is just the start of the holiday sales. You can still purchase items at amazing prices in the succeeding days. Plus, you can get most of the in-store deals online too.
Ever heard of Cyber Monday? I bet you have. This is the time where you can get the best offers without leaving the comfort of your home and waiting in line. Almost everything you need is available online and you can have it just by clicking your mouse.
3. Good deals are year-round
Black Friday is not the only day to snag a sale. All you have to do is take time to research and you’ll find items way better than Black Friday deals. Who knows, you might get a 50-inch HDTV that comes with a great surround system at a very affordable price. Scouring the world wide web can be time-consuming, but it will be surely worth it when you find yourself deals to die for.
4. Not all deals are the best
More often than not, we fall prey to the attractive low prices of things we would not buy otherwise. There are items that may come extremely inexpensive, but the quality is questionable. Some of them have not been built to last. As a result, you have to buy another one and end up spending more money.
So don’t let the price fool you or else, you’ll have nothing but regrets. And with all the excitement and madness, you’ll suffer a drastic case of indecisiveness which can lead to buying things you don’t need.
5. Stories of Holiday Violence
During Black Friday, there’s a strong possibility you’ll encounter angry, rude people. They may be equally irate and frustrated as you. There were several reported incidents of violence in this time of the year and they are absolutely tragic.
People get injured or in some cases die when a large crowd burst through the store’s doors. You may even witness old women fighting over a turkey or parents screaming at each other over a video game. It is quite a sad scene or somewhat sickening, especially knowing it is just a day after giving thanks.
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Want more reasons to stay at home on Black Friday? Watch this video from Joe Santagato and find out why you should just stay in!
Black Friday is a much-awaited event for deal hunters and a headache for ordinary shoppers. The long lines at a ravaged retail store and the traffic jams are just some of the reasons why it is starting to become pointless going out on Black Friday. Not to mention, the products and the deals you can get are also available online. But I won’t criticize anyone who would choose to head out into the cold this Friday morning. Just remember to stay alert and prioritize your safety because there’s no toy or gadget worth losing a life. Stay safe and happy hunting!
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