Wednesday, November 25, 2015

A Few Things To Remember This Black Friday

So this year I decided I want to make a little post on a few things you should keep in mind while shopping this Black Friday. These opinions and tips are my own. I just wanted to share them so you can get the most out of your shopping experience. Enjoy!

Don't be a jerk.
Coming from the point of view of someone who will be working retail for a 13.5 hour shift this Black Friday, this is the best advice I can give. I know sometimes things happen in the heat of the moment or maybe you were really looking forward to getting that one perfect item but please remember, it's not my fault we were only given one or two and now we're out of stock. If I could magically pull another one out of a hat for you, I would. I understand money can be tight or that someone special really wanted that item you came in for but yelling at me for the fact that we were given a small supply is not going to get you anywhere. As someone in retail I can honestly tell you, we are not working against you. We are NOT out to get you. If we could help you, we would. So just keep in mind this year around that I'm a human, just like you, and yelling at me at three in the morning is not going to do you or me any good.

Plan your night.
I'm sure many of you already know to do this but for those of you that are new to this whole charade, planning is going to be your best bet. Most all companies will post at least part of the deals they'll be having, up on their website. So take the time to map out which stores you'd like to visit and keep a timeline of when you want to be at them. I find this is best if you're shopping for multiple people. Remember not to be at one store for too long. Know what you want, go in and throw it in your cart, then try to get through the line as quick as possible. Maybe consider bringing a snack or something to read while you wait in line. Or at least make sure your phone is fully charged so you don't die of boredom. You'll find waiting to checkout is going to take up most of your time. Don't worry too much about it though. Just breathe. Getting deals like these takes some compromise.

It is what it is.
Think about it. At the end of the day will little Timmy really care if he didn't get his new Hot Wheel's? Well maybe...but he'll be fine! Remember to remind your loved ones and yourself that it's only just stuff. I am a total sucker for a good discount but if the person right in front of me gets the last one of something I wanted or I just can't get my hands on the products I came in for, I'm not going to cry about it. Family is really what the holidays should all be about. Don't get me wrong, stuff is nice. But family is better. As long as you get to spend time with them then everything will turn out alright. There will always be another Black Friday.

Online Deals.
Personally I think Black Friday can be more stress than it's worth. All I have to say is don't forget about the deals you can get online, from the comfort of your own home. Cyber Monday is full of amazing savings. Much like Black Friday, or Grey Thursday as some are calling it, many website will have an announcement on their site of what they are going to be offering. So be sure to peek at all your favorite site come this weekend to see what online madness to prepare for.

Well those are the few tips I have for this crazy tradition that is once again upon us. I hope i was helpful or at least gave you a little more prospective. Like I mentioned above, don't forget what's most important. Family. Hold them close and let them know that you love them because unlike Black Friday deals, they are here to stay.

Thank you so much for reading my post today. Leave a comment down below telling me where you plan on visiting this Black Friday! Any particular deals you're looking forward to?

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Stay brilliant world.

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