For retail workers, Black Friday represents a dark scourge and harsh hours. It is a time of great sadness punctuated by crazy people hunting bargains much like zombies crave brains. For the rest of us, you either do Black Friday or you don’t. There are actual deals to be found but, as always, take care that what you’re feverishly spending your cash on is, in fact, a deal. Let’s take a small sampling:
Found on the Black Friday adscan site is this flyer for Ace Hardware. We see Craftsman tools purportedly in “limited quantity” with stickers slapped all over them; with the savings you’d get, should you push and shove your way through the throngs to get them? The first one on the list is an 8-piece screwdriver set for $10, which is a reported savings of $6. Sounds great, right?
Just pulling up Sears.com will show you you can do the in-store pickup option on the same set of drivers, for the same price, anytime you’d like — without people kicking you in the ribs to get it. Many other wildly great deals are, like this one, not so much after you look at it.
As always, use your gray matter and understand what you need. Research beforehand to find how much items go for and where you might find them. Then, if braving the dark terror and swarming mass of bargain hunters is worth it to you, pull the trigger. Above all, don’t needlessly get swept up into the fever of Black Friday.
Black Friday Deals [bfads.net]