Normally, I make a point of not buying anything on Black Friday, but in a moment of madness, I checked my Amazon wishlist for price drops on books that I’m waiting to buy. One had dropped from an untouchable $7.99 to $1.99, so I grabbed it.
I try to avoid buying anything during the holiday madness, and what little I do get, I order online. I desperately need a new pair of sweatpants and haven’t been able to find anything that fits me in the thrift stores, so Amazon will probably get one more sale out of me this year. And maybe another book or two.
I’ve been going to thrift stores more frequently than usual, lately, because my son prowls them on a regula basis, building up a book business on Amazon. If you hear squeals from my direction it’s because the Salvation Army is so overloaded with books that the price has dropped to a dime. I don’t find many that I really want, but it’s nice to be able to pick up a bunch of stuff that might be worth trying out, without investing a lot of money.