So today is Black Friday. As if you didn’t already know! We have been bombarded with Black Friday adverts for what feels like weeks already.
We need to talk, Black Friday.
I’m not exactly sure how to say this …
But this year I refuse to take part.
In previous years I have scoured the internet for much of the day intent on finding the ultimate bargain. I bought things that I thought I needed as well as things I definitely didn’t need. It gave me satisfaction which was short lived. That in itself is a clue to it being unnecessary.
No means no—OK, Black Friday? No means no.
I will not be manipulated to buy things I don’t really want or need.
But I have pretty much everything I need in life and am determined to be mindful with any new purchases. I am starting to declutter superfluous belongings in my home – and one of the obvious prerequisites has got to be stopping new things entering through the front door in the first place!
I also think that the majority of Black Friday deals are a scam. It is rare that you find exactly what you were looking for (i.e. something you had pre-planned to purchase, but decided to wait in case of discount opportunity). For those things that you do need (or purchase regularly) I find patience and using services such as camelcamelcamel are far more effective for buying at the lowest price possible.
Quotes from No, means no, Black Friday. No means no. by Lindsey Burgess.