Worker dies at Long Island Wal-Mart after being trampled in Black Friday stampede.
Is Black Friday worth it? Do you really need this stuff on sale? Are you really saving enough money to make all this worth it?
Maybe it's just that I am not a fan of large pushy crowds, but I decided that getting up in time to stand in line at Cost-Plus to be one of the first hundred through the doors for a 7 a.m. opening, which would score me a free pretty little glass Christmas ornament and a chance for a huge prize, was just not worth dealing with people in mind of a Black Friday deal.
Some stores opened at 4 a.m. Macy's opened at 5 a.m. Other stores had midnight madness sales. People left their family Thanksgiving dinners early to stand in line to score deals on stuff.
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Gabrielle Mitchell, 28, from Rockville Centre, was out at the stores in Hicksville at 3:45 a.m. waiting for them to open. Almost four hours later, she said she had spent more than $1,600.
But did she need the stuff she spent money on? Does it make her happy? Does it make her happy even through the paying of the bills?
For me it's much nicer to stay home today and read the paper back and forth over breakfast with his nibs and let the glow of family Thanksgiving keep me warm on a grey day.
Dinner tonight with friends. Money will be spent not for durable goods but for transient pleasure.
And no one dies.