Happy belated Thanksgiving, everyone! I sincerely hope it was a wonderful day filled with loved ones, a warm place to be, and enough food. N and I spent this year at my family’s house. It was a lot of fun, and very relaxing.
One thing that we did not do this year was jump up after dinner and run to the stores. For someone who has never actually gone Black Friday shopping, I guess I shouldn’t speak out against it. However, I just don’t like the thought of all the pushing, rushing, fighting, and standing in line — never mind the earlier opening times that are now taking shoppers and store workers away from their families on Thanksgiving. I also don’t believe that all the “sales” advertised are actually sales. Yes, there are some very good deals out there around this time of year; I just believe that “Black Friday deal” advertisements make people want to buy things they wouldn’t ordinarily buy, at a price that isn’t so far off what it normally costs!
My biases aside, I do look online every year for sales so that I don’t need to defend myself from aggressive sales hunters (and so I can stay in my PJs in bed in my post green bean casserole coma). I’m very excited with one deal that I found this year: a new desk for $99.88 at Walmart. (No, this is not an affiliate link).
The desk I have right now is barely big enough to fit my laptop. With all the books I have been using for my thesis, a new desk is long overdue. I’m also very happy to see the storage on the side of the desk — while I have a bookshelf separate from my desk, it’s great to have a spot to keep my research books, notebooks and files (besides on the floor next to my desk!).
I also found a fantastic deal on a wireless printer! (Again, not an affiliate link.) It included a $10 coupon that I can use on another purchase, which was an excellent incentive.
My husband was also on the prowl for good deals, and he was able to snag a great one on a new oven (much needed!). Did you shop this year? What are your great finds?