I hope that someone makes a saving but Black Friday seems to be a sales gimmick. The UK has a consumer organisation called ‘Which’, it recently reported that sellers put up prices before Black Friday to give a false ‘sale’ discount … same old, same old story. Maybe someone will strike lucky, hope so.Has anyone had a good black friday deal? LOVE to read it!!
About 15 years ago the family went to Best Buy on Black Friday and the spawn jumped into a small sea of people because some poor kid was getting trampled. After I pulled him out I was checking to make sure he was okay and he actually had a couple of footprints on his back. We stayed with the kid until his mom tracked him down. The mom was angry that the kid got away from her and then grabbed his hand and started walking away. The CFO tried to tell her what happened to the kid but she just kept walking, didn’t acknowledge us in any way. We left without even going into the store, it felt pretty trivial whatever deal it was we were chasing. Since then, we don’t do BF anymore. We don’t even go to any stores between Thanksgiving and New Years if we can help it. It was disheartening to see people behave like that, Christmas or not.I stopped participating in Black Friday sales when I found out that they force people to work at midnight, or earlier on Thanksgiving day. I have extended my boycott of these events to the internet.
I never buy strings from Amazon. They have a poor selection and prices are often significantly higher than music stores. In the past, Amazon has had a problem with counterfeit strings (don't know if they have solved this). Amazon does have a good selection of ukulele music books.The only deal I’m interested in is for strings. I’m aware of Strings & Beyond’s sale, but I have $35 in Amazon credit that I’ve been sitting on for over a year so I’m hoping there are some good string deals.