I confess to standing in line in the gray pre-dawn of Black Friday at Walmart a couple of times. The shuffle of the mumbling line, the furtive glances at the people waiting in the warmth of their cars, the disintegrating of the line in the 5 minutes before the doors open, the mania once inside the store–how I love it all.
After a few experiences like this that sent us home empty-handed I’ve had enough. I don’t care how they arrange it, Black Friday is not for me. I do like Cyber Monday however as I get all the fun of finding deals without all the possible mayhem of Black Friday. I’m a timid soul, after all.
How about you? Do you thrill to the hunt when you can rub shoulders with strangers? Is danger your game? Will you brave the crowds this year? Will you go electronic all the way? Or will you find a third way?
FatWallet does a good job of keeping up with all the latest Black Friday deals so you can make a plan of attack. I hear it helps to do a trial run of the store so you can plan your route in the store to the area of the item you are stalking.
Click here to view all the Black Friday deals as listed by FatWallet.
They have some great tips there to make the most of your Black Friday shopping, like don’t take the kids along!