Black Friday has officially arrived in Vancouver.With duty-free limits doubled, Canadian shoppers are able to spend $800.00 if they spend between two and seven days down south. This means more freedom and less stress around picking up a few coveted items that are, frankly, dead ass cheap in the States. It’s all good, right? But then you have to actually go there.
Don’t get me wrong. I love my American neighbours, really I do. But the fact that we have to wait so long at the border gives me pause. There are so many other things I would rather do than sit in a freakin’ line.
If you’re like me, when you get to the border you’re not prepared to sit in line-ups that can be as long as a World Series game against the Yankees.
But I digress.There is one big reason to keep your money in your pocket this Black Friday.
The Bomb that is Cyber Monday
Monday November 26th, 2012 will be the 2nd biggest shopping day in the US. That translates to big savings for Canadians too. You can shop till your fingertips drop and never have to wait in line! That suits me grandly.
Here’s what I’ll be grateful to be doing while I’m shopping on Cyber Monday.
- Sitting in my coffee-stained p.j.s. ‘Cause who need to get dressed to impress Magic Mike when he’s only a vision on the screen? Oh did I tell you I’m dying for the fully extended version? Ya, I’m on the hunt and I don’t mind pleasing myself. For Christmas shopping!
- Farting. Cause it’s the only way I can keep OLM happy while in front of my Mac. Otherwise he’s in my face. And Magic Mike won’t mind, right?
That’s about it.
So, I’m grateful for Cyber Monday. I can skip the whole mess at the border and the pathetic attempt of Canadian retailer to compete with their US counterparts this Black Friday.
I prefer Boxing Day for in-person shopping experiences anyway.
By the way, I am grateful, hence this 50 Days to Grace post, that my readers care enough to read this shit. But, sometimes being gracious is tough. Lack of sleep has a lot to do with it. I never said that was an excuse for being bitchy. But right now, it’s all I got.
Thanks for reading.