Monday, November 29, 2010

Cyber Monday

WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 27:  An online shopper looks over a catalog while waiting for a web page to load during a shop and lunch event in the boardroom of the National Retail Federation November 27, 2006 in Washington, DC. The National Retail Federation, a retail trade group, provided laptop computers, personal shoppers and lunch to encourage shoppers who stopped by to participate in Cyber Monday, the online retail world's equivalent of Black Friday.  (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

It's Cyber Monday, closely following Black Friday, and while I have bought a few things, I haven't given into the Christmas shopping frenzy. A few of my friends started shopping at 10pm Thanksgiving Day, and honestly I think it would have been fun to join -- realistically I'm glad I didn't because I would have given into my avaricious spirit and bought much more than necessary! We're actually scaling gift-giving down just a tad bit this year (and part of our extended family has informed me they are doing the same!), trying to be wise with all the deals out there, maybe perusing consignments stores also, taking advantage of free swagbucks earned from searching/"googling." According to a Yahoo news article, deals should be lasting more than just today, with some companies offering specials all through December.

So I'm going to keep my greed in check, sampling doses of humble pie and reality, and enjoy the shopping process -- there still are excellent deals to be had, but don't forget about shipping costs!

1 comment:

  1. I haven't started Christmas shopping yet. I definitely don't do Black Friday, and Cyber Monday is news to me.