Friday, 28 November 2014

Black Friday Madness


One question that perfectly sums up this post: Is Black Friday really worth it?!. So after all the hype from adverts, shops and companies about big black Friday discounts me and my boyfriend decided we'd stick it out till midnight- despite it being a school night and us both being shattered. Don't get me wrong we're not materialistic or any of lables that're placed upon you if you remotely hint at the idea of a 'BFB' (Black Friday Bargain) but we have a pretty extensive list of some of the more expensive home items and if we could get them any cheaper- Why not!

However, when we finally got to the sites we wanted to check out at 12:01 we were met with broken pages, timed out pages and pages that just weren't working. Even worse, for Curry's we ended up queueing for 1 hour!! before we even got to mooch on the website. We has stupidly miss-read the Argos website and mistaken a midnight launch for a 1am launch. Eventually we got onto Curry's and had lasted till 1am to see the Argos sales and for both we were largely dissapointed! All that was available was everything we didn't need and even though the big lables said 'SAVING £200' we still found that the figures didnt seem much better.

All this, paired with watching the news this morning to see the extend that people go to in order to get a cheap TV was shocking and did in fact make me question why the hell are we even taking part in Black Friday?! 1. It's an America event (do we really need to follow their footsteps in anymore stupid traditions- no!) and 2. How materialistic is it to be fighting, hair pulling and pushing for discounted electricals when people are starving and dying in third world countries- it made me feel bad thinking about it.

Depsite this however you can't help but quench your curiosity and when we in fact went back on it at a much more sensible time and in a more engaged metal state we found a lovely "discounted" fridge/ freezer (even if it wasn't actually discounted it's still lovely and would still be willing to pay the price).

I think we should think before depriving ourselves of sleep and putting ourselves and others in harms way for such a consumerist event, because it's madness and there are far more important matters in the world than if we didnt get a cheap TV.

What are your thoughts on Black Friday?!

-Ioana x

1 comment:

  1. I must failed in my first attempt to post a comment, let's try again:
    If you ever, ever see me fighting a herd for a "bargain"...shoot me! It means I lost it and there's no hope.


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