How was your Black Friday? Where on earth did they come up with that term, anyway? Isn’t this supposed to be a happy day for the economy, with all these people pouring their recession-squeezed dollars into the coffers of business?
I was working on a freelance assignment and the computer monitor went dead. (It’s been dying for weeks.) So it was off to Best Buy. I was grumbling. My wife reminded me that a computer monitor was a necessity for my writing work and for the young miss’s homsework. What a sensible spouse.
She also mentioned that our printer has been dead for the last few months, so I made a deal. If we could find a scanner/printer combo for less than $100, we’d get that too. (I confess I’ve been getting tired of having Brit send her homework to my office and having to plunk down 5 cents a copy into the personal use envelope.)
Well, we found “best” buys for both items under a hundred. A good bit under, in fact. No more 1999 clunky television set on the computer desk.
It was our second venture into the High Holy Day of Materialism. The young miss had saved up some money for a cd player. She thought one of those under-the-counter models would be a perfect mount on the headboard of her bed. She was curious about why they also had timers. I told her the usual use wasn’t on a bed, but under a kitchen cupboard. So we had been out earlier this morning looking for such things. The local Target was pretty crazy. I was glad to escape from there.
Any good deals?