My Contribution to Black Friday

Posted by: Michael Mandel on November 23

I’m about to go out to Bed, Bath, and Beyond to buy a new shower curtain. I will check out the stores to see who is out shopping today. But I will restrain myself from making any bigger purchases.

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November 23, 2007 09:31 PM

I too refrained from most purchases today - most shopping is complete thanks to the wonders of catalog merchants like eddie bauer, lands' end and L.L. Bean. Today I did get sucked in by one purchase though... Rite Aid had all designer fragrances at 50% off. 50%! So that $42.00 bottle for the significant other was only $21.00. THAT is nuts.. a good deal for me by far, but wow... Is this really how desperate merchants are to get me to buy?

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