Today is Black Friday, the biggest shopping day of the year. I’ve ventured out on Black Friday before. Shoulder to shoulder, combat shopping. Needing to get that deal TODAY, because today is Black Friday. And after filling the shopping cart with amazing deals, I’ve gone home wondering ‘what was I thinking?’ This Benjamin Franklin quote is insightful.
Several years ago, I got to the store early to get a 42″ plasma TV that was on sale for $1,200. It was a smokin’ deal! I got the 2nd to last one, and the person 2 people behind me really started a commotion. All for a TV. The interesting thing is that a week later, the same TV was now in stock. For the same price. A month later, the price dropped even more.
I’ve also been out on Black Friday and have gotten killer deals on other things, that I never even opened the package for. It’s easy to blow money on things we don’t need. And as Benjamin Franklin says, if we buy things we don’t need, we’ll likely be selling what we need.