Monday, December 1, 2014

It's Cyber Monday

It's after Thanksgiving and all I keep hearing about is Black Friday and Cyber Monday. And honestly, I'm already sick of hearing about this garbage. I am one of those who really hates going out and shopping no matter how good the deal is, except when The Perfumed Court or Surrender to Chance is having a good sale going on. But I hat going to brick and mortar store and dealing with other customers who are just outright nasty to other shoppers and the employees. I mean, folks, there is a reason for the season and no need to be nasty to others.

At this point, I can either keep Amazon Prime for $99 or I can ditch it. I'm really debating if I want to keep it or not. One one hand, the two day shipping is nice and having a Kindle makes it worth it to a degree but it's still $99 and I have until the 8th to decide if I really want to keep it or not.

Christmas shopping is just a huge pain in the butt for me. Christmas shopping does involve some kind of budget and figuring out who I am shopping for. I have decided to spend no more than $25 on every one that I am shopping for. At this point, I can check one of my grandmothers off my list due to the Fragrancenet Cyber Monday deal.

But I view Black Friday and Cyber Monday as days where people love to brag about what kind of new gadget or some hot toy or gaming system. To me, gift giving isn't about what you get someone or the cost of the gift, it's the thought that was put into the gift.

1 comment:

  1. You weren't asking for an advice but may I suggest a possible way of looking at your dilemma with Amazon Prime?
    You have a shopping history for the last year. Look at it to see if, in a real life scenario, remembering why you bought each of the things, you'd get a free shipping (with the purchase price >$35) or would be able to wait and group those smaller ones into $35+ combinations. For each one where your answer is NO, add regular shipping rates (approximately) and see if that makes up to the yearly fee. You do not watch Amazon video streaming, I guess. Because this is one more area where you can benefit from the membership.