Black Friday

The fourth Friday in November, just following Thanksgiving in the United States, is meant to signify the start of the holiday shopping season and typically comes with heavily discounted prices.

November 25, 2022

Eight months ago, I made a list. It’s not a naughty/nice list, nor did I check it twice. The list consisted merely of things I wanted to buy, so I could wait for around Thanksgiving, when everything supposedly goes on sale.

However, this year not may of the items on my list will be purchased. Not because these items did not go on sale (most did), but rather because these items went up in price (some over 40% increase) before going on sale. As a matter of fact, one item (an ice maker) I’ve been eyeballing for about two years not only went up in price, but the sale price is more expensive than the non-sale price listed earlier this year. ??‍♂️

Now, did this company suddenly have that much of an increase in inflation to warrant this type of a price hike? No, but their greed has pushed them to raise the price anyway.