I like to do some online deals, but that's it. There's a seed store that gives me 50% off everything that day as long as I have bought something in the previous several months and since they sell obscure items in small quantities, I like it. I price things all year for certain things, so I know if it's really a good price or not and usually it's not that special in stores, but online, I still find good deals.
I remember a long time ago, there really were amazing deals at the retail stores, but there just aren't now and it's crazy and stressful, so forget that! And yeah, I agree with Sincerely Yours N, you need to be careful to know if it's really that good a "deal".
I just ordered a "special buy" freezer online from Home Depot and since they have the 30 price adjustment policy, even if they offered a better price on Black Friday, I could get the difference. So, I got it now while in stock and don't have to worry about going anywhere during crazy time! In the late 70s and 80s, I remember people sometimes used to go out leisurely shopping with relatives at the mall the day after, as a social thing to do, IF you did it, because most stores were closed besides the newer malls. I guess that was the very beginning of this nonsense! I am the person that hates crowds of rude people so much that I often do my grocery shopping at the 24 hr grocery at 3 AM!! No way in Hell am I dealing with the madness of Black Friday!