I am always a little bit perplexed by the whole Black Friday thing. I have never been the camp-out-in-the-Best-Buy-parking-lot-to-get-dibs-on-sale-items type. In fact, I wouldn’t drive to Best Buy in the middle of the night and stand shoulder-to-shoulder with my fellow citizens in the pitch dark even if they were giving things away for free.
Here’s how I see it. People are so seduced by the idea of a mega-sale that they fall out of touch with the reality of what it really means. Getting 30% off an HDTV is not “saving” you money if you had no intention of buying that exact same TV before you were told about the sale. No, buying that TV falls under the category of “spending money” – quite the opposite of saving it.
But the fact of the matter is, we all have holiday shopping to do, and the day after Thanksgiving is not a bad time to do it. We usually have the day off from work, nobody’s having any parties, and working off the previous night’s 5,000-calorie feast at the gym is an unfortunately futile effort. Call me crazy, but online shopping in the comfort of my own house, leftover turkey sandwich in hand, is oh-so-much better than braving the mobs of winter-cold wielding strangers at the mall. Moreover, buying an over-priced, plastic-clad, wilted chicken salad from the food court is super wasteful and kind of depressing when you consider all of the homemade deliciousness you have in your fridge.
We’re there for you. Visit EcoFriendlyGreenThings.com on the day after Thanksgiving for some good buys on green goods for everyone on your holiday shopping list. You don’t need to do any camping out to be eligible for our deals. All you need is a computer. And the desire to save the planet. See you on Green Friday.