An analysis of this year’s most-touted Black Friday deals by The Wall Street Journal and price-data firm Decide Inc. found that many of the bargains advertised as “doorbusters” were available at lower prices at other times of the year—sometimes even at the same retailer.
Sears, for example, is advertising a KitchenAid Artisan Series Stand Mixer for $319.99 this Black Friday. Decide data found the retailer offered the same mixer for $296 in March.
Other than the occasional gun shop I rarely set foot in a retail store these days and as for those idjits who defile Thanksgiving by getting up at three in the morning to buy more crap to fill their otherwise-empty lives (now now, that’s a bit judgmental, isn’t it? Ed) they deserve every suckers’ game that’s played on them.