In the United States, the Friday after Thanksgiving is called Black Friday in the retail world. It unofficially kick starts the holiday shopping period and there are some serious deals to be had. I went nuts over the four-day weekend and basically did all my Christmas shopping online, from Friday to Monday. Forget the stores, crowds, traffic and cold/heat duo… I’m an online shopper for sure! It is truly a time efficient option for a busy working mum.
I found great deals on the following sites –
Kitchen and dining, dresses, gifts and bedding
Coats and shoes
Jeans for me
Bedding for all and gifts
Jeans for Steve
Gifts and kids clothes
Shoes for all
Everything else for everyone else…
… To name a few. I love shopping online. It is quick, painless and easy. The online stores really do make it worth your while with free shipping and sometimes up to 50% off in savings.
Some of the retailers gave those that subscribe to their emails a ‘Private Sale’ preview with regular items up to 50% off. I certainly took advantage of these specials and savings. I love a good bargain… Don’t you?
There are some items I simply need to try on before I buy – shoes mostly and clothes of a label I’m new to (to ensure correct fit). Kids clothes and shoes are generally safe, accessories, home wares, home goods etc aren’t a problem.
Now I have to wrap everything and on that note, I best start looking to buy Christmas wrapping paper . At this rate, I’ll be busy for days!
Are you an online shopper or do you still like the personal experience of a retail store?
What are the pros and cons to each shopping experience in your opinion?