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Black Friday Madness

Updated on November 18, 2011

Black Friday Madness


Black Friday Madness

As soon as we have polished off our Thanksgiving dinner stores are open. We are suppose to sprint through the crowds and hunt for the best gifts all on Christmas Holiday sales of Black Friday. And so we are all lined up like cattle standing outside waiting for the stores to open with everyone in town. It is like the New York Marathon for Holiday Shopping. And it is absolute madness. People are in bad moods and fighting over the best deals and the last advertised item which in most instances are all gone by the time we arrive. Shop Amazon's Holiday Countdown to Black Friday Store

Black Friday madness has gotten so out of control people have been injured and attacked more then once over this event.

But what if there was a cure for Black Friday Madness in which you could get all those great deals right from your home. You could miss the hassles, the lines, the bad moods and still get everything you want and need without all from your home. And why shouldn’t you? It is your money and it was hard to earn so you should only part with it on your terms.

So what are the most popular gifts? Well I am certain your family already has their lists prepared. I think to be practical. Christmas is the perfect time to buy that new needed Television, Ipad or Laptop. Most of us have to have the electronic devices for our work so buying these necessity items during the holidays is very practical since you will probably be buying them in any event.

But then there always has to be those surprises for the Holidays as well. I try to keep it to three surprises for my son with one being a high ticket item. The rest are necessity items.

And if the necessity items are on Sale in Black Friday and you can order them on line then by all means order from over the computer. You also should have consumer protection on your credit card which means if you make a purchase with your credit card you are protected if there is an issue. I have never encountered a problem shopping on line.

It also gives you an opportunity to look around and see what you might want for the holidays.


And then there is always the great hunt for the toy of the season which every boy and girl is dying to have. I remember one year it was “Tickle Me Elmo”. But again the hassle and fight over that one last “Tickle Me Elmo?”. Why put yourself through it? The Holidays is the one season we all have to go out and hunt but not anymore. The more savvy brilliant cerebral shoppers will just shop from the comfort of their home. Shop Amazon's Holiday Toy List

And it will be as easy as several clicks and it will arrive at your door. Because I have holiday snoops I make a deal with my next door neighbor and have things shipped to them and they have their stuff shifted to me. We hold each other’s gifts until a few days before the holidays and then we make the exchange. This is what I do and I don’t recommend it to anyone else.


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      JT Walters 6 years ago from Florida

      Thanks zzron.

      Happy Holidays.


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      zzron 6 years ago from Houston, TX.

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      JT Walters 6 years ago from Florida

      Hi vocalcoach,

      It has been a while. Unless you like riots I don't really think they are necessary with the invention of the Internet. You can get everything you need from the comfort of your living room.

      I use to make gifts as well for the holidays as i oil paint and everyone usually wants my paintings. I haven't painted since my Mother's death. But even then I order my art supplies on lines as it it is much much less expensive.

      Nice to hear from you and thanks for the vote.


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      Audrey Hunt 6 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      JT - You wouldn't catch me in a black friday riot. I prefer shoping on line and making my own gifts. I like your suggestion for childrens gifts. Fun hub and voted up!