Although I'm not a morning person, it used to be exciting to go shopping on Black Friday because of the great deals but nowadays, I consider it a scheme to get people to get up super early or completely forget about celebrating Thanksgiving for a sale that's just not worth it. Believe me, I've been working in retail the past 8 years with different retailers so I know how much of a deal that you aren't getting.
Many retailers are giving you the exact same sale they've given you earlier in the year. Some will make you feel like you're getting the best deal in the world but when you consider the true value of the items you're purchasing, you'll realize that you just got a great deal on cheaply made items or stuff that nobody wants. Other retailers still give a great deal that they just about never do the rest of the year but it's still not worth the headache of missing out on Thanksgiving dinner or getting up super early and fighting through the crowds to get an extra 5% off that you wouldn't have gotten before.
I remember the days when stores opened at 6 am on Black Friday and now they open at 5pm on Thanksgiving. Is it still Black Friday or is it Black Thursday? Are we now having to choose between celebrating Thanksgiving and shopping? The truth is, retailers wouldn't open during this ridiculous time if people weren't shopping. So if you don't like to choose between eating dinner and shopping or having to get up at a ridiculous time to shop for deals that aren't even worth it anymore, choose not to. If you choose not to, retailers will go back to only opening on Black Friday and may even open for business at a reasonable hour because they can't make money without you. So if you're not there to shop, then they have no reason to be open. They may even start giving you REAL deals to figure out how to get you back shopping when they want you to again.
Don't let these retailers make a fool of you by telling you when you need to give them your money or have you thinking getting up super early to go shopping is worth it or even having to choose between celebrating Thanksgiving and going shopping because trust me, it's just not worth it.
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