11.24.2006

Black Friday Without the Madness

After waking up at the crack of dawn only to get nothing a few years ago, I swore I'd never go back to do any Black Friday shopping ever again. My family went out this morning, but I declined the invitation. Instead, I spent my time catching up on sleep.

After lunch, I realized that I needed a pair of strappy sandals for an upcoming wedding. I also need to get some Christmas shopping done. While I totally gave up on those jawdropping deals that require some crazy amount of committment (namely camping out), I do believe that stores do offer some good additional discounts today, so that's why I ended up going to the mall in the late afternoon, when things weren't so crazy.

After all that walking around, I didn't find the shoes I wanted, but I did pick up a few things for family and friends...and me. I found them all at Charlotte Russe, which had 25% throughout the store for non-marked down items. Even things that were not eligible for additional discounts were surprisingly cheap. I grabbed a top for a family member, thinking that it was 30-50% off $20, but it turned out to be $5. There was a kimono top that I intended to get for someone else, but it fitted me so well that it was hard to give it up. Since it also turned out to be $5, I decided that I can afford to keep it. Bad, I know, but at least my intentions were good. That's a really bad excuse.

Having gotten 3 more people off the list (I'll make some jewelry as supplements), the search continues...

4 comments:

SDMC said...

Smart to avoid the crowds. I went one year and promised myself I'd never do it again. Sounds like you still had some good finds@

Eli said...

I went super late, around fiveish, and there were still a billion people at the mall, and it was an outdoor one, and it was freezing, and there was no parking. We didnt buy anything and Im glad I did not. It makes me realize that everyone is getting magazine subscriptions and books this year.

Sales Rack Raider said...

Sounds like a smart move, Eli. Books and mags make nice and easy gifts. Too bad that for various reasons, it's not an option for my family.

bee said...

Sounds like those deals were too good to pass up!