I KNOW, all the Black Friday deals. But something about the collective buying frenzy tends to turn me off just when prices are at their lowest. I learned a long time ago that settling for something close-to-but-not-quite-right on sale only backfires: I end up with more stuff, I often still want what I originally wanted, and now I have less $ and more clutter. Blargh.
So I will probably abstain from shopping for the most part this week, which is consistent with my usual practice. That said, I am on call. Via some dopamine-related brain hijinks, my “wanting stuff” meter always goes through the roof when on call. Jetpens probably knows my call schedule by this point! ALSO, Hanukkah is coming up. I tend to let Josh do most of the kid-gift-buying but it would be nice to get it done a bit farther in advance this year. SOOO maybe Black Friday would actually be a logical time to get some of the requested gifts.
A wants things like: skincare/cosmetics from brands like Glow Recipe (they have their teen marketing DOWN); nicer athleisure (think Nike + Lululemon)
C wants: games for his Nintendo switch; unlimited gaming time (lol)
G wants: everything (the good news: she’s delighted by most things; the bad news: she wants them all)
I want all kinds of ridiculous things, but no one is going to get them for me. (PS: People that say they don’t want anything — do they really mean that!?? I am entirely content with what I HAVE, but I still want things even if some of them are more like experiences/services than tangible goods.)
((PPS I wish we could all stop wanting things because it would probably be much better for the earth + humanity. Hmm.))
If I do get anything for myself, it will be stuff I was going to get anyway such as:
- next pair(s) of running shoes
- bras (I am due)
- do contact lenses go on sale?
- that’s about it.
If I hadn’t already procured my 2024 planner lineup this would be a great time (lot of 25-30% deals out there!) but I’m all set. Also, Hobonichi does not really have sales though sometimes amazon will mark down older versions of their planners.
Will you go shopping — IRL or online — later this week?
Do you prefer to buy things on sale?
Top wish list item for yourself?