Black Friday continues to start earlier and earlier every year. Now, it's creeping into the actual Thanksgiving holiday. Some are pleased that it's become so popular, but most hate it. I have gone Black Friday shopping the last three years. Each time, a success.

I am not as hardcore about getting the "best" sales as others. I have no desire to stand in long lines outside of stores as if it were some sort of high-end nightclub. I simply want to see what's available, and if I see what I want is affordable, and the line is reasonable, then count me in.

I alternate every year. I either shop exclusively for myself or I get all of my Christmas shopping done. This year was a "me year" and I ended up buying everything I was looking for at a discounted price.

I do not hate on others who go to excessive lengths to get what they have to get on Black Friday. I wish it was less hectic, but I will say I enjoy the tradition.

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