Black Friday…what a gimmick, am I right? I don’t mean to sound slightly acrimonious, but a dear friend of mine said it’s a ploy for stores to rid themselves of off-season items to make room for the influx of new releases and I sorta feel the same way. That being said, PlayStation 4’s were on sale for about half the price they were last year – thanks to a little deal-finding birdie I know.
If you played-it-safe during Black Friday as I did, then perhaps you are beginning to come out of hiding now to do your Christmas shopping. But as we cautiously exit our blanket forts, I would just like to say that traffic has changed significantly since the summer. In the past few days I have seen approximately four accidents! So please, be vigilant and don’t be swayed by the emotional stratagems to get you to buy something now – especially those based on scarcity-selling. “BUY NOW CAUSE THE SALE ENDS TOMORROW,” or “LIMITED STOCK!”
These marketing techniques seem to bring the worst out of people – and ’tis the season for giving, brotherhood and thankfulness. Besides, there are still plenty of deals going on from now until Christmas….be cool, calm and collected Springfield! Just chill!
Deals at Battlefield Mall From Now Until Christmas
Andrews Jewelers – Up to 50% off, Brilliant Sale – deal ends December 24th, 2016
Buckle – free gifts with qualifying purchases – deal ends December 24th, 2016
Go! Calendar Games and Toys – 30% – 70% off sale – deal ends December 8th, 2016
Melissa and Doug Bogo 50% off – deal ends December 8th, 2016
50% off all coloring books – sale ends December 24th, 2016
Payless – Clearance Sale
Rack Room Shoes – but one get one – deal ends December 31st, 2016
See’s Candy – $5 off $35 purchase and free samples – deal ends December 12th, 2016
Soma Intimates – Buy $100 worth of gift cards and receive additional $20 for you – deal ends December 24th, 2016
Buy $15 get $15 – deal ends December 31st, 2016
Sunglass Hut – buy a pair of sunglasses and get a second pair $40 off – deal ends December 31st, 2016
Naturally, there are deals all over the place until Christmas – you can always hit up Gordmans, Shoe Carnival, le Walmart, and other big-chain stores for clearance sales. If you are a name-brand kinda guy or gal, you could always check out Dillard’s clearance sale here. Just make sure you have the honey browser extension installed (it’s free).
Regardless where you look, there will be deals everywhere so don’t believe the scarcity-minded marketing gimmicks. First, there was the black Friday sale, now there is the EXTENDED Black Friday sale, soon to be followed by Christmas and the after-Christmas sale. Let’s not forget the New Year’s clearances!
There is always a sale going on somewhere, and while there are companies that really REALLY play on the animalistic side of people by limiting the supply of a product – such as the old “tickle me Elmo” and the newer NES Classic Edition from Nintendo – there will always be something you don’t need that someone is trying to sell you. Regardless what you decide to buy and not buy, we at WeDames wish you all happy and safe holiday shopping!
*whispers “Remain Vigilant”*