This is Justin reporting live from New Jersey (yes feel bad for me) with your Black Friday Update! The news goes thusly: New Jersey does NOT care about Black Friday. Maybe it's a regional thing.
This morning on Long Island a Walmart greeter was killed when crazed shoppers blew through the doors to save 40 dollars on fondue pots and zen waterfall office desk fountains.
Meanwhile, here in Jersey at Menlo Park Mall, you would think that it is any other shopping day. The only mobbed area of the shopping central was the food court (just my luck, I wanted chick fil a!) The deals are the typical buy 2 get 1 variety. But my khakis at Gap were as expensive as they've ever been and I bought three pairs.
Online, Black Friday is doing poorly as well, with Amazon shoppers bitching and moaning that they were up and at their computers at 4 am for sales that did not surface. They then spun around in their chairs and went back to bed. The poor souls. Perhaps Cyber Monday (which, despite its sexy connotations, really has nothing sexy about it) will provide bigger and better deals.
Our co-blogger Kristin is facing the masses in her favorite olympic event, Competitive Shopping for the gold medal on Long Island. We are anxiously awaiting her report. Kristin, if you need the Justin Plus One weather chopper to airlift you out of the bloody chaos, shoot me a text.