Americans have Black Friday (which I only heard of this year!); in Australia we have Boxing Day sales. Perhaps they’re in America too, but we don’t have Thanksgiving, so there’s no post-Thanksgiving-holiday sales.
Actually Boxing Day is a public holiday: only the main city stores are open for the sales. Thank goodness for that — I like my day-after-Christmas rest. I have little choice but to stay at home, go to the beach, a park, or something like that.
We ventured into the shops today to grab some bargains. We’re not especially into sales. In fact, I usually avoid taking my husband to the shops at all because he hates it and goes a bit weird. However, this year my tactic for presents was to ask for gift cards so that I could save up enough for an iPod nano. Hubby’s grandma wanted to buy him trousers for Christmas and I got a bit of cash for some clothes too. I’ve also been itching to get some sunnies, since mine were stolen in June (it’s bright Down Under!).
Hubby got his trousers; I got my iPod nano; I found some sunnies that were 50% off $59.95 — category 3 and polarised lenses. The sunnies scanned in at $14.95! 75% off! As well as a few DVDs and CDs and clothes I think we can call it a successful shop. It was also nice to get up at a reasonable hour and have many hours of daylight left. 😛