November 22, 2015
“Creep” is when something slowly and carefully moves. You’ll hear me mention the term “wardrobe creep” for those times when my wardrobe total has increased slowly over time without my conscious knowledge. I’ve noticed the same trend for Black Friday sales, thus the term “Black Friday Creep.” The start of the holiday shopping season has slowly crept up in date over the years.
Over the past 2 weeks, I’ve seen multiple signs displaying “Black Friday” sales. And in my local outlet mall today, more than one store had their Thanksgiving Day Sales signs already on display and the discounts already available in the stores. Except Thanksgiving, isn’t for another FOUR days!
Clearly my wardrobe isn’t the only thing that can creep up in number. Black Friday has crept up in calendar dates.
This has me wondering, are the sales as good today as they were in prior years? When a sale is offered every single day, I no longer consider it a true “sale.” As far as I can tell, a daily sale just means that the offered “sale” price is the “regular” price for the product. After all, the item can’t REALLY be on sale every day, right?
Do you think the Black Friday sales are as good today as they were in the past?