Avoiding Black Friday shopping in stores
By Lena Kovadlo
Staten Island, New York
November 24, 2017 12:37pm CST
Today is Black Friday in the US. It's probably a mad house in stores with people trying to get things at bargain prices, things they may not even need. I am not going to subject myself to that. I am not desperate for anything at the moment. Plus, I don't want to get trampled on and such in the process. Unless that only happens in the wee hours of the morning. Besides, to save a huge amount of money the best thing to do is to buy nothing. And that is what I am going to do. At least when it comes to actual stores. I may look for something online. Safer, more convenient and time saving. I wonder if stores have the same deals online as they do in stores. I also wonder how many stories we will hear in the news of people getting injured or even killed at actual stores today trying to get something at very low prices.
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• United States
Driving home last night, we passed by a shopping center that was already filled with cars in their parking lot - probably for some pre-Black Friday shopping. We don't want to be any part of that - people can go nuts during this shopping craze - I don't need anything that badly either.
• United States
We don't go shopping on this day, people are crazy. There is nothing materialistic that I would stand in line for either, no matter if it was for me or someone else. All I did was my usual errands today, the pharmacy, mailing a letter and a quick stop at the grocery store. I bought a few things, and one was a stocking stuffer gift. But that was it. No major stores like Walmart on this day! I don't even like going in there period now.
• Staten Island, New York
I don't have Walmart in my borough so never shop there. There are people who really need something (say like a TV) and can't afford it, so will go for Black Friday deals for that. That's understandable. But still crazy to go through all the stress and possible injury.