Black Friday: I’m Opting Out!

Considering we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving in Belfast, you wouldn’t think we would be affected by Black Friday either. However, as I walked through Victoria Square yesterday, the shops were frantic with Black Friday pre-sales. Apparently, a pre-sale is a thing now. Who knew?

This year, on my debt free journey, Black Friday could have went one of two ways; I’d either use it to purchase a lot of stuff I wanted at a reduced price (which I may or may not need later on), or opt out completely.

I’m pleased to say I’ve chosen the latter. I will not be shopping. Not even a little bit. Simply, I don’t need anything right now. Choosing the former would be buying ‘stuff’ because it was ‘a bargain’. Therefore, regardless of the price reduction, would cost infinitely more than not buying something I wouldn’t have otherwise bought.

I have to admit, four months…

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