Since I think this is strictly a US thing…for those of you outside the US, the day after Thanksgiving most stores have huge sales/promotions in an effort to kick off holiday shopping called Black Friday. Malls become filled with pushy shoppers, streets become littered with idiotic drivers, and wallets become empty and abused. But man, some deals can be had!
So the question this week is split:
Do you normally buy or rent movies?
If you are in the US, what Black Friday deals are you taking advantage of?
I am a big fan of buying movies. Some may say I have an addiction but I say I have a hobby, dammit! Still, I do rent or stream a lot of movies, but there’s something special about owning it, you know? Usually I only buy movies I think I would watch more than once and/or watch the special features on. Otherwise, I don’t feel like I’m getting value from it. The exception to this is my collection of Criterion blu-rays – I will buy and keep a Criterion almost regardless of whether or not the movie holds my interest.
As for Black Friday deals, I’ve already started thanks to Amazon.com. I tend to avoid getting in line super early to shop, it just doesn’t appeal to me but online shopping deals make me go wide-eyed with delight. I’m hoping to lighten my bank account a little more before the weekend is over.
What about you?