How to Survive Black Friday
This Friday is the official start to the holiday shopping season. Love it or hate it, Black Friday is the day most of us look forward to when thinking about our Christmas shopping lists. Most retailers advertise their deepest discounts on a small number of popular items to get customers in the door then have even deeper discounts on products that are more utilitarian or even frivolous. For some, Black Friday is all about getting the best deal. People will stand in line for hours so they can be among the first in a store and ensure they receive one of the few big-ticket items at a ridiculously low price. Recently, many stores have chosen to either open late on Thanksgiving or not even close the store for the day making Black Friday seep into Thursday. Here are a few ways you can survive Black Friday this year.