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Black Friday

In the states and during the past year years, black Friday has also become popular in Europe.  It is the day of sales of all sales and sets the tone for the businesses for the holiday season. One of the things I dislike about black Friday is the incessant amount of adverts.  It is literally overwhelming.  Of course, many of the coaches on Facebook have short clips about being grateful.  This one in particular really struck me.  There is a coaching company that has been in business for several years. They have various ads and short clips which primarily focus on becoming a success and making a great deal of money.  However, as yesterday was Thanksgiving in the states, the preceding days had special ads by this company. Basically, as the spokesman said we should all be grateful and thankful for everything. His next phrase was about black Friday. He said that it was foolish to buy all the gadgets and items for yourself that are costly. What you should do instead is buy his programs.  Don’t you find that a little hypocritical?  I could not get over it.  Everyone who advertises is putting themselves out there with huge sales.  They remind people that if there is anything on their Christmas list or that they need in their homes, this is the day to make your purchases.  You can save a fair amount of money because once the weekend is over, the prices return.  Frequently, many items are still on sale just not at the same price.  Years ago department stores would open late on Thanksgiving.  There were also horrific lines with violence at the opening of stores on black Friday.  However, with online discounts the waiting in line is not really popular any more. I went out only a few times but to less populated areas.  One time, while living in San Diego, California, I went out on black Friday to a store that is now longer in business. I went to buy a cashmere sports coat for my son at an extremely low price.  I always felt it just wasn’t worth it but this was my one exception as they had a limited quantity. How do you feel about black Friday? The Good Gus Series is available online at Kindle, Nook and Waterstones. Hard copies, personally autographed, are available through our website www.goodgusbooks.com along with past blogs for your reading enjoyment. Now available audio and videos for the Good Gus series on YouTube! Digitizing for all the books are available now on YouTube! “Misplaced Trust” is now available on Amazon in e-book form. It is also available digitally at www.misplacedtrustbook.com. If you are thinking of a Will or a Living Trust, “Misplaced Trust” will give you the information you need to make an informed decision. Please check me out on IHeart radio. “The Special Gift” is now available at the Morgan Mill Mail/UPS.

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