Post # 1
I’m a bride on a budget and we are buying all of our wedding party’s outfits. I’ve been bugging the guys for their sizes and FI and I picked out shirts and dress pants that match the vest we’re ordering from Korea for them perfectly. I was thinking I could try to take advantage of Black Friday in order to save some money. I just checked the store’s ad and the sales on the items we chose are doorbusters, they are only available from 8PM on Thanksgiving to 1AM on Friday. I think that stores opening on Thanksgiving is disgusting and I don’t want to encourage that behavior by spending money, but at the same time saving 60% on the groomsmen’s attire would really help me out financially. What do I put first Bees, morals or my pocket book?
FYI the current cost (there is a sale on right now) is $216, the Black Friday deal would be $132
Post # 3
Would it change anyone’s mind if I said I found an online code that drops the price to $162 right now?
Post # 4
At $162, I would just buy them now, not give in to the madness, and relax on tgiving!
Post # 5
@Eckle: Yeah I’d do the online thing! $40 is worth keeping my morals and being able to sleep at night IMO 🙂
Post # 6
- Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta
@Eckle: I live in a town that thrives on holidays! So I don’t really get the problem :S I’ve worked the last three Christmas days, let alone thanksgiving!
Post # 7
I’d have no problem getting them on Thanksgiving. But I’m the kind of person that doesnt see the big deal about working on it, so I’m probably not the right person to answer. 😛
Post # 8
I agree with BrownPlaidBook, especially if you have an ethical stance. Its still much cheaper than you were originally going to spend.
Post # 9
@208bride: It’s actually $30 (we don’t have sales tax on clothes here), and considering that my FI works retail and has to work 13 hours on Black Friday which is his birthday this year I’m leaning towards online ordering. I even get free shipping to my house so I don’t have to deal with the madness at the store.
Post # 10
I’d definitely do the online ordering!
Post # 11
If I were you, I’d order online. Get a deal, relax on a holiday, avoid the crowds, and keep your morals. Sounds like a win win to me.
Post # 12
All is fair in love and….wedding budgets.
If it makes you feel better, buy a $5 starbucks card and give it with a thank you note to the cashier who helps you. Done correctly, it could make a difference. I know because I used to work at a restaurant that was open 365 days a year and I worked more than my fair share of holidays.
Post # 13
- Wedding: April 2013 - A court...
Go for it! That’s a significant amount. I’m never out on black Friday either but thus year I need a washer dryer si who knows …
Post # 14
You won’t be going out on Black Friday but on Thanksgiving, right? I think you should go ahead and save the $30 by going out next week.
Post # 15
I’m a little confused… why are you morally opposed to stores operating on a day celebrating this year’s harvest?
I totally get that it’s complete silliness — the mayhem is insane and no one likes to go to work on a holiday. But lots of people have to work on holidays — anyone in a patient care setting (hospital, nursing home), many food service providers (restuarants, coffee shops), rescue workers, snow plows, any many other types of jobs. I could see being morally opposed if it was a sacred religious celebration… but it’s not. It’s a day of football and entertainment through parades of celebrity and advertistements. I like having an excuse to eat good food with people I care about, but it’s not something I feel morally entitiled to.
I think black friday is crazy, and I wouldn’t fight through crowds to do it — but I might pop into a shop at 10pm to save a few hundred bucks — sure.
Post # 16
I’d do the online coupon code, avoid the madness, keep your conscience clear, and not risk getting to Black Friday and the stores being out of what you’re trying to get. Doorbusters go so fast, you might not be able to get everything you need. Do the online coupon, and that way, you’re certain you’ve got everything, and you aren’t encouraging the Thanksgiving shopping insanity.