5 Reasons Why Black Friday Shopping is Never Actually Worth It
Dress, Urban Outfitters / Sweater Coat, Madewell / Boots, DSW
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!! I hope you had a wonderful day spent with family, friends, and your favorite Thanksgiving traditions. That being said, there is one Thanksgiving weekend tradition that I have mixed feelings about, and that is Black Friday. I have come to the conclusion that I am really not missing out on much and Black Friday shopping doesn’t live up to the hype. All points aside you may be wondering, will I still be joining in on the craziness tomorrow? Well, the answer is yes (but only after sleeping in).
1. it is underwhelming
Unless you are buying big ticket items like a new TV or like, a refrigerator, the sales really aren’t all that great. You can find deals just as good, if not better during semi-annual sales or simply by being a part of the stores (usually) free loyalty program.
2. fellow shoppers are ruthless
You know the scene in Confessions of a Shopaholic where Isla Fisher is fighting with another shopper over that pair of boots that no one should ever be seen in? This is one of those moments in life that I would love to avoid at all costs.
3. you’re picking from a selection of the seasons least desired styles
If we are being honest, chances are you don’t actually want that top that you remember seeing a few months ago that is now on sale. You just want the deal. When you’re going through your closet don’t let that dreaded “why did I ever buy this!?” moment be a result of bad Black Friday decisions.
4. cyber monday is just better
Why wake up at 4 o’clock in the morning to pitch a tent in the cold with a thermos full of hot chocolate when you can shop the same deals from the comfort of your bed and an IG worthy mug full of hot chocolate instead?
5. it is counterintuitive to the holiday we just celebrated less than 24 hours ago
While it’s a known fact that the minute Thanksgiving is over, Christmas (including Christmas shopping) is in full swing, why not remember to continue to count our blessings and be thankful for what we do have? Sure it’s tempting and I may not be the perfect example of this, but you’d be surprised by all the other things you can do on Black Friday that don’t include over-indulging on yet another top that you probably don’t need (major note to self).