Countdown to Christmas 45 Days and Counting: Black Friday

  Countdown to Christmas 45 Days and Counting ...more

Countdown to Christmas 47 Days and Counting Black Friday

  Countdown to Christmas 47 Days and Counting   Black Friday Scouting your stores are important.   ...more

Countdown to Christmas 49 Days and Counting Black Friday-

Countdown to Christmas 49 Days and Counting Black Friday-  If you are a black Friday shoppers wither by online or in line you must do your research and gather information. ...more

Black Friday Horror

Black Friday is when thousands of humans stand outside the stores waiting for the kill.   If you have ever been unlucky enough to have worked in a department store on Black Friday you will know what I mean.  Looking out at a  mob scene that looks like they came straight from the movie "Night of the Living Dead” is not for the faint hearted.         Once the door opens all bets...more

Black Friday, Cyber Monday & the Economy: Are We Spending More or Just Earlier?

The numbers are in and retailers are feeling good this week after Cyber Monday's record-breaking spending in the U.S. From CNN: "There's a pent-up demand from consumers," Molyneux told a roomful of reporters in San Francisco on Tuesday. "There's a demand, and consumers need to feel that they can spend again." ...more
@Elaine W. The collective rut -- like that way of putting it.more

Food Day rivals Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Food benefits (aka food stamps) arriving on electronic debit cards at the beginning of the month creates a mob of shoppers.  It is a new twist on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Perhaps it could be called Food Day for the 46 million people who benefit from national food support. So many people shop immediately when they get their monthly benefits it rivals more famous shopping days....more

Binge Shopping

I have never been crazy about shopping, basically because I can think of so many other fun things to do, but I must say after being bombarded with endless TV ads and on-line flash ads about Thanksgiving 10pm, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday sales. I think I will never go shopping again.Don’t get me wrong, I was happy to read Black Friday sales were up 7% over 2010, as reported in today’s USA. I also read about the women who used pepper spray on fellow shoppers for an Xbox. What makes a person hurt another for a toy?...more

Christmas Greed

     Hours after celebrating a day giving thanks for all we have, people trampled one another in their greed for more.  People left stores black and blue, battered, crying, terrified, and in one case, stepped over as he lay dying on the floor.      This is a sad commentary on one of the richest countries in the world.  In a world where most people live off less than a dollar a day, we each consume a cities worth of goods a day and throw away a feast because we have too much. ...more

Day 24-25, Disneyland and Black Friday

Tripped up by busy-ness, but Day 24 about Disneyland and Day 25 Black Friday = DOOM is up!