What the Hell is Cyber Monday Anyway?
As someone whose main livelihood revolves around holidays, and not in the, “what’s my tablescape going to be this year?”-kind of way, I’ve learned a lot about the shopping habits of my fellow Americans. Our culture embraces a lot of corporate-created holidays for the sake of selling shit, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t consumed entire boxes of conversation hearts that say “Text Me”. While Black Friday brings to mind hordes of desperate sales junkies and mean mommies, Cyber Monday is whole other animal altogether. It’s still a shopping holiday drummed up by the retail powers that be, but it has its advantages, such as dicking around at work, saving money, and keeping an acrylic-claw free complexion by avoiding all mass hysteria shopping altogether.
I’m no coupon clipper, but I’d be lying if I didn’t admit I was hooked on getting stuff on discount. Due to the economy in the past year, we all are. I can’t remember the last time I paid full price for anything. There are the obvious things you don’t want to scrimp on, like pacemakers and brake-pads, but as far as I’m concerned, everything else is fair game. While Cyber Monday sounds like the name of a dirty chatroom circa 1997, it’s really just the internet’s version of Black Friday for lazy people like me. So maybe my idea of Christmas shopping is mostly self-gifting, a deal is still a deal people. There’s a number of go-to sites that list all the sales in one place, on everything from LCD TV’s to perfume for your ladyfriend. Let the money saving commence.
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