Black Friday or Cyber Monday – How Do You Shop?

I have a dear friend of mine who up until this year has been addicted to Black Friday shopping. I’m talking pouring over circulars, planning out her day to get to the right store at the right time, accounting for traffic, you name it.

I’m not saying it can’t be fun, if you’ve got a bit of a plan and decide you want to just get out in the madness of it all for some laughs and the chance of snagging a great deal. HOWEVER, I’m much more of a “Cyber Monday” kinda girl. In fact, last week was a really great week for a lot of deals, online or in store, and I grabbed a few items at record low prices.

I just have such little tolerance these days for the madness, I think. Add to that, you know damn well you can get the same or better prices online (even on Black Friday, if not on Cyber Monday), and it frustrates me.

Here are a few things I’m looking to snag online on Cyber Monday…

Matchless: A Christmas Story I’m a huge Gregory Maguire fan (and so is my Mom). I had the chance to meet him and go to a reading he did here in his “hometown area” of Saratoga, NY. I’ve seen so many copy-catters out there, and no one compares to Maguire. Matchless is the story of “The Little Match Girl” – revisited.

When the story was first translated from Danish and published in England in the mid-nineteenth century, the match girl’s dying visions of lights and a grandmother in heaven were often interpreted as metaphors of religious salvation. In Matchless, Maguire adds a different dimension to the story, intertwining the match girl’s tale with that of a young boy, Frederik, whose own yearnings are the catalyst for a better future for himself and his family. Maguire uses his storytelling magic to rekindle Andersen’s original intentions and to suggest transcendence, the permanence of spirit, and the continuity that links the living and the dead.

Gregory Maguire is also the mastermind behind the famous book-turned-Broadway-musical Wicked, and other great “prequels”.

cutting-toolRockwell RK5102K Sonicrafter Deluxe 72-Piece Kit – Okay, so you’ve seen the infomercials for another product just like this, and I’m so not usually the kind of person to go nuts for infomercial products, but this thing is amazing (and on sale). You can cut through anything, and this one’s got 72 pieces! HELL-O!? Hehe Yes, I’m a home improvement junkie, but as much as I want this one for myself, I’m probably getting it for my Dad. (Hope he’s not looking!) I’ll borrow it, no doubt.

My friend Eva is a yoga junkie. She’s really gotten into it, and made a special request for Happy Yoga: 7 Reasons Why There’s Nothing to Worry About by Steve Ross, her favorite TV yoga dude. I’m telling you, I’ve tried yoga. Twice. I just can’t get into it. I don’t know what it is about it, be it that I feel like it’s too slow, or too tough, or too… I don’t have a clue. I just am not a fan. But my oldest friend is obsessed and has flat out put in a request for this one. Hey, it’s on sale, cool! LOL

I’m looking for a little bit of a better price on this, because I bought myself one not too long ago for $100, but the bottom line is that everyone I know who works on computers, especially those doing graphic design, photography, and the like can use one. It’s the Western Digital My Book Mac Edition 1 TB USB 2.0 Desktop External Hard Drive. Hopefully this one will go on a bit of a better price for Cyber Monday, no?

So there you have it – a few items on my shopping list for Cyber Monday – what are you getting? How are you planning to shop?

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One thought on “Black Friday or Cyber Monday – How Do You Shop?

  1. Great post. I love both Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Nowadays, Black Friday is like another Cyber Monday with a lot of deals being sold online also. I was able to grab a nice HP laptop Core 2 Duo from Office Depot this Black Friday online for $449. Had to buy it at around 3am though so didn’t get much sleep but it was fun to see all the deals poster and worth it. I didn’t have to wait in line in the cold, just had to stay close to my computer.
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