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Black Friday –a national barometer?

November 23, 2018

Just for the record…I don’t need anything badly enough to get up at 3 in the morning to shop for it.

That being said, if that “giveaway” price on a 55-inch TV is something you just have to have then by all means, go for it.

That was just one of the topics people discussed as they tried (usually unsuccessfully) to avoid talking about politics over the turkey and stuffing.

What is good about Black Friday is that so many people actually considered it worth talking about this year.

In the very recent past, a mention of Black Friday usually ended with “yeah, well maybe when I can afford it.”

Maybe you are one of those people who don’t think things are better this year than a few years ago.

Apparently not everyone feels that way.

A quick hop around the dial showed that an awful lot of people were happily spending their crumbs this year, and that’s good for all of us.

One family actually unplugged their TV until the football games came on, just to avoid all the negative Nellies on TV.

It will be interesting to see what the retailers’ bottom lines look like after Monday, but even given all the doom and gloom over the stock market, people just seemed well, happier this year.

So if you are still shopping, good for you. Me, I’ll wait for the pre-Christmas sales…they’re generally better anyway.

From → op-ed

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