It sounds like such an ominous thing. BLACK FRIDAY; it almost sounds like the latest scary movie or something. "Tommy Lee Jones in Black Friday, The Day Black Cats Attack!" Actually it got its name because its the day that a lot of retail businesses make enough sales to "get in the black" for the whole year.
Are you going to brave the crowds in Springfield this year? Is it worth it to get up at the wee hours of the morning, slurp down some coffee, fight for a parking spot, and go elbow to elbow with hundreds of other shoppers to find a bargain? Absolutely!
You have to attack this with a plan. Get a newspaper, scope the ads, make a list, plan your route; its like a strategic mission! When you get to the store, parking can be a challenge. Grab the first place you see! Once inside, don't get a shopping cart, it will just slow you down! If you take family members with you, you can separate and divide and conquer.
I have to admit something though. Last year I was in a store packed with shoppers and I tried to cut between clothing racks and there was a woman there in a wheelchair and I didn't see her until it was too late! I just about ran over her and landed in her lap. It was so embarrassing!
Some of the best places to find bargains here in Springfield Missouri on Black Friday are Bass Pro Shop, Best Buy, Target, K-Mart, Wal-Mart, and of course the stores in the Battlefield Mall.
If you do brave the crowd this year, I promise not to step on your toes or snatch anything out of your hand. Parking places on the other hand are up for grabs!
About The Authors: Betty Knowles is a full-time REALTOR® with Coldwell Banker Vanguard REALTORS® in Springfield, MO and proudly serves on the board of the Greater Springfield Board of REALTORS®. She also served as President of Women’s Council Of REALTORS® in Southwest Missouri. Betty’s genuine passion is helping people buy and sell homes in Springfield, Ozark, Nixa, and surrounding communities.
John Knowles is likewise a full-time REALTOR® with Coldwell Banker Vanguard and a member of the Greater Springfield Board of REALTORS®. A self-proclaimed computer geek, John is talented at developing real estate websites, videos, photography, blogs, search engine optimization and other technical skills essential to marketing and selling real estate in Springfield MO.
Together this dynamic team makes up TeamKnowles REALTORS®, Spouses Selling Houses! They are dedicated to doing what it takes to sell your home in the greater Springfield real estate market, or help you purchase a home that fits your particular needs. Give TeamKnowles a call today; you’ll be glad you did!
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