Holidays have quickly turned into excuses for the corporate world to run endless sales and promotions to get customers inside stores and purchase their products.
- The Black Friday sales have always been infamous for their low prices on hot items, but they were a big deal when I was younger and Amazon wasn’t on the scene yet.
It was one of the rare days out of the year where you could get high quality electronics for upwards to 40% off of the original price. I remember buying a DVD player for $30 in 2003 and thinking it was the greatest I had ever made. Other people would feed into the hype by getting each other excited over arguably passable deals on various products that many of us didn’t even need. I had a few friends who would camp outside of Best Buy all night just to keep their place in line, regardless of the temperatures outside. Nowadays the intensity surrounding Black Friday has lessened a bit because retailers are extending their sales to the whole week, including the weekend and Monday following Black Friday. Cyber Monday is a huge shopping day for online retailers, and this is a full three days after the initial Black Friday holiday. The only sales and promotions I’m interested in regarding Black Friday are the ones at the cannabis dispensaries. You can sometimes get 40% off all your favorite products at the cannabis dispensary. But there’s also the famous 420 holiday on April 20th and the 710 holiday on July, 10th. Most understand the 420 significance, but some don’t realize that 710 spells OIL upside down, making it the de facto holiday for cannabis oil and cannabis concentrates. It’s my favorite time to buy cannabis oils because they’re usually 50% off on July 10.