It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Carolers are singing, mom is baking in the kitchen, and your favorite stores are opening at the most insane hours to ensure that you, the savvy consumer, can stumble through the aisles, groggy and still sporting bed head, to find the season’s hottest deals.
When did Black Friday really get big? This Caveman believes the Black Friday tradition is rooted more in the novelty of the idea than actually trying to save money. Think about it: your entire family is in town, you have spent the evening before gobbling up turkey and yelling at the football game. Then you make plans that sound fantastic while you are sipping on your third glass of wine and enjoying some pumpkin pie. Get up early and shop!? Sales and Christmas decorations?! I’m in!
But then the alarm goes off. It’s 4:00am and you still feel a little drunk from the night before. Whose idea was this anyway?! Every year I hear people say they are giving up on the tradition of Black Friday and yet still manage to wake up at the most obnoxious hours of the morning to partake in the craziness.
The lines are long, it’s snowing and freezing cold. Everyone is miserable from little sleep, or lack of it entirely. The sweet elderly woman you let ahead of you in line then turns around and snaps at you for getting too close. You’ve found some good deals, but it’s nothing that you’d wait in line two hours for. It’s now 9:00am and you’re ready for bed. We are NOT doing this again next year, you say, knowing full well that you’re telling yourself a huge lie.
Black Friday has become a hot topic of debate on social media in years of late. Some people find it “disgusting” that stores are opened on Thanksgiving day. “Let these people stay at home with their families!” While the other side chimes in with their rebuttal: “if they didn’t want to work on Thanksgiving, they shouldn’t work in retail!”
It’s madness, truly.
However, there is a way to stop the madness! The vicious cycle of early morning Black Friday shopping can be stopped and you can still take full advantage of something we all have at our disposal. You may have heard of it, it’s called the internet.
This year, like years of recent past, Black Friday horror stories can remain a fond memory if you have a golf lover on your list this year. (Or, since we are all being completely honest, if you want to take full advantage of the holiday deals to upgrade your own golf paraphernalia). Perhaps it’s because I am the cute little mascot for an internet merchandiser, but I’m a strong supporter of online shopping, myself.
Lucky you, you’ve come to the right place. It may take a little effort, as in just a click of the mouse, but we’ve got some hot Black Friday deals for you.
Fill the stockings with these great stocking stuffers this year. Make it a Golf-Themed Holiday with personalized golf balls, the perfect pair of socks, and some tees. By the time they empty their stocking, they won’t know what else they will need for the spring.
But wait, there’s more! For the electronics lover on your list, check out these great gift ideas. GPS units, GPS watches, and Rangefinders, galore!
And of course, if you’re not quite sure what to get that picky person on your list, gift cards are always a safe bet. It’s the perfect combination of thoughtful and not overparticular.
Rock Bottom Golf has some great deals this holiday season, and you won’t have to move off your couch. TaylorMade drivers for under $100?!? What else do you need?
So jump into modern times and ditch the hassle and headache of Black Friday shopping this year. That way you can spend your Thanksgiving evening with family and friends and enjoying that fourth and fifth glass of wine.
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