Boxing Day sales used to be a one-day type thing in Canada. Then they became a week-long event. Now they seem to start December 1st and ends March 30th! A period like this is not a sale folk. It is an excuse to get you in the darn store to buy crap you do not want or need. My Mother used to buy wrapping paper, and that was about it.
If you go to one of these sales, know what you will buy and don’t be enticed by the first shiny bobble you see. I looked at all of my favourite electronic stores. These sites have been having an On-Line Boxing Day sale since 8:00 PM on December 24th and see a couple of things I’d like. However, not enough to attempt to get into the stores at 6:00 AM when they open to get one of the ten guaranteed in each store, that is for sure!
Why not enjoy another day of peace and quiet and maybe go out on Friday? Yes, all the “best buys” will be gone, but at least you may not get run over by overzealous shoppers in the parking lots?
Previous Boxing Days?
I have written on the topic of Boxing Day a few times.
- Boxing Day? Big Bloody Deal! was my first rant about the day. In 2006 there were sales, but were they that exciting?
- Let the Boxing Quarter Begin does sum up the entire concept of Boxing “day”, it just keeps going on.
- Just because it’s on sale, another classic rant about impulse buying the day after Christmas, 2008.
- Holiday Cheer Volume 4 got lazy in 2009 and just put out a list of posts from that year.
- Carnival of Money Stories: Happy Pseudo Boxing Day! Back in the day when Blogging Carnivals were all the rage (2009).
- Sales and What is the Price?!? started to figure out the connection between Black Friday and Boxing Day sales. Neither really saved you much, did they? Not really in 2010.
- Happy Pseudo Boxing Day was just really a best of kind of post, no real commentary on Boxing Day itself.
- Mayhem and Sunday’s Best (on Monday) it seems that Boxing Day was an excuse for me to post a best of posts list? This article seems to prove the point?
- Advice for the day in 2012? Don’t buy crap, which is good advice any time. If something you need is on sale, buy it, if not, don’t!
- One Thing You Can Buy on the day is to buy something you need.
- Mayhem is always present on Boxing Day, but remember just because it is on sale, doesn’t mean you have to buy it.
- The 12 Days of Christmas Debt is something to think about on Boxing Day? Maybe think about that at Thanksgiving?
- Weirdest Boxing Day Ever? What do you expect during a Pandemic, I suppose?