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Black Friday sales at Amazon

Updated on November 2, 2013

I'm staying at home!

This Thanksgiving I'm not about to fight the crowds on Black Friday! I'm not going to get up at 2am. I'm not going to sit outside a store for hours in the weather. And I'm not going to elbow my way through crazed shoppers only to find the item is sold out already! Instead, I'm going to sit home and when i wake from my after dinner nap I'll take advantage of the Black Friday sale at Amazon!

Don't fight the crowds


Been there.. Done it!

Every year we finish our Thanksgiving dinner and get ready to brave the elements and hoards of other shoppers for hours, just to save a few bucks. Why do we do it? Yes the bargains are great, but how many do we get to take advantage of? Aren't most of the items gone by the time we can get to them? Is this some form of insanity instilled by retail advertisers to tap-off profits for the year?

Onkyo TX-NR717 7.2-Channel Home Theater A/V Receiver (Black)

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This will impress 'em! | Source

They all do it better on- line!

What if I told you you didn't have to go through the gauntlet of Black Friday shopping! What if I also said you can get all the bargains you want and never leave home! That's right! I'm talking about on- line shopping!

Most all stores have a website, and then there are the pros like Amazon. Amazon is probably the best known and most trusted retail site on the web! You can find anything you want here. The variety is amazing! From the latest in electronics to the most fashionable blue jeans, amazon has it! This, and sites like it, are your one-stop-shopping wonder!

Amazon has it all

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A no- brain-er!

Come the Friday after Thanksgiving you can get up in the middle of the night, bundle- up, warm up the car, and go fight the crowds for a few bargains that may pay for gas. can hop on your computer when you get up, push a couple of buttons, click a mouse and go have breakfast!

What will you do?

Where will you do your holiday shopping

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The advantages of shopping on- line are many. There's the gas and wear and tear on your car, the long hours just finding a parking space, and the long wait at check- out- all gone! You can shop 24/7 (no waiting for stores to open), and you can do in, yes you guessed it- your pajamas!

The elbowing crowds have become extinct! The long weather exposure is rendered nonexistent! Why I don't even have to carry stuff in, it'll come to me! And the best part is I didn't even have to missed all the bargains! Pure heaven!

Here's an en example sure to please!

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They love gadgets | Source

Shopping in Store

In- store shopping does have some advantages. For instance you get to examine the gift up close so returns can be avoided. And you do get to talk to a real person, even if they are temps who really have no clue. And what better time to get hit up for donations than the Christmas holidays. Ah, makes you feel so warm inside! Then there are the in- store deals. The unadvertised bargain to entice you into buying something you hadn't planned to! Of course everybody and their dog is out shopping this time of year. So if you don't do parties, I guess this is an opportunity to meat people.

How's it add up?

Preferred shopping
Estimated time
Chance of success
Overall rating
an hour or two
turn on cumputer, go to site
fun- A
In store
dress, transport, walk around mulitiple stores
very hard
no fun-F
all of the above
too much hassel- D

Black Friday on Amazon

Want to know more?

As you can see, Black Friday shopping doesn't have to be a horrifying experience year after year. Try Amazon, I'm sure it'll serve you well. If you want to know more about it check out my blog post.

How about it? Whats your plan?

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      peachy 3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      we don't have black fridays in malaysia. Thank GOD that we have all year round sales !