1. It’s Not a Bargain…

    … if you have to camp out on the sidewalk for nine consecutive days to get it.

    WTSP.com: “Black Friday” First Family Story #1

    13 News: “Black Friday” First Family Story #2

    Hmmm. So let me get this straight:

    If you’re homeless, and you set up a tent in front of Best Buy nine days before Black Friday, you get slapped with a complaint of trespassing, and thrown in jail.

    But if you’re a Shopper On a Mission, and you set up a tent in front of Best Buy nine days before Black Friday, you get free iPads, an award, and TV coverage.

    Yeah. In a country as off-course (“We have to spend more to keep from going broke”) as this one, that sounds about right.

    You know, I’m all about getting bargains and deals, too, but the stories above just make me want to scream. I’ve never once participated in Black Friday consumerism, and have no plans to do so, if I can help it. And I damn sure wouldn’t use it as an excuse to “spend more time with family” as the folks above try to do.

    Nine days ahead of time? Seriously?

    Everyone needs goals, I guess.

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  2. 2 Responses to "It’s Not a Bargain…" ...

    1. On November 21, 2010 @ 8:11 pm,
      Debt Free Daniel wrote:

      Wow… does this family consider also the expenses they had spending nine days to be the first in line? I’m a best buy buyer too and fond of collecting coupons in the internet, but this story you shared made me amazed how serious they are to spend nine days in front of a store only to be the first in line goal.

      Daniel thedebtsolutionsystem.com/financial_resources_kit/tdss_squeeze/opt.html



    2. On December 2, 2010 @ 2:39 am,
      matt wrote:

      makes me want to drink alchoholic beverages



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