Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Black Friday sounds scary

I’m a bit scared of this Black Friday thing.

It’s first time I heard about this kind of shopping event, because it’s not in common in Europe, especially in Estonia.

We have had some sales here that drive people crazy. Lately a new shoe shop opened doors and offered for their 99 first clients any of the shoes for price less than $9. Means, grab a pair of $300 boots and if you’re in 99 first buyers, you will pay only $9.
After first 99 clients they had to close down again for cleaning the mess, because hundreds of people tried to grab a bargain.
But no one was insured, no one was dead.

Last year at least 3 people died in Black Friday events in US. One was Wal-Mart’s worker and two people in Toys R Us were shot and killed during an argument. It makes me chary. No matter how good the price is, it shouldn’t be the reason for hurting someone else.

That’s why I like the idea of Cyber Monday more. People buy online, sites may crash under big amount of visitors, but there’s no need for ambulance or coffin.

It seems that people forget the real meaning of Christmas. It shouldn’t be about shopping and great gifts. For our family it’s time of caring, commitment, attention and love.

But even if I’m not a big fan of shopping events, I’m tolerant to people who likes it. That’s why I’m offering some deals in my Etsy shop too.

Merino fingerless gloves have a special price and free worldwide shipping until the end of Cyber Monday.
And some other items are offered without shipping cost too.


Vilt à la Kim said...

great article! I fully agree with the online shopping being sfaer and healthier, hihihihi
goodluck on your sales!!

Vivi said...

I completely agree with you!! I never participated in "Black Friday" when I lived in America. The feeling is quite scary, the people turn into a mob and it can turn bad so quickly. It just isn't worth it!!

Lora said...

Yes--I love going shopping on Black Friday but I'm a pro...I know where the quiet areas of town are that I can still get a good deal!
I'll be doing quite a bit of shopping online this year too. I'll be sure to check out your shop!

Visiting from SITS--have a wonderful day!

Anniki :) said...

Lore, maybe you should share your tips for quiet shopping :)

M said...

Oh my gosh, I LOVE the stuff on your blog!!

In Canada, we have BOXING DAY, December 26, which is very similar to Black Friday. People literally start lining up at malls right after opening presents Christmas Morning. What a Way to ruin the spirit of the day.

I usually avoid it, and order all the good deals online.

Cairo Typ0 said...

Hi stopping by from SITS! :)

I've been perusing Amazon's week of Black Friday sales. :))