Below you will find our collection of quotations about the insanity that is known as Black Friday collected over the years from a variety of sources.
I just stay home and drink my coffee, in the lovely morning peace and quiet. But however it is you celebrate, ignore, or protest Black Friday or Cyber Monday shopping, I offer you these great quotes on the topic.
As you know, Black Friday is the day shoppers go berserk for holiday deals.
~Trey Parker and Matt Stone
Christmas comes only once a year,
Which is lucky, I guess, for me;
For if it should come more often,
In the poorhouse I’d surely be!
Money seems to just melt away
When Christmas begins to draw near;
For, boy! I surely love to buy
For those who, to me, are so dear.
I have the best of intentions
When I go downtown to the store;
I vow I’ll not spend very much,
But, oh dear, I spend more and more!
~Gertrude Tooley Buckingham
Here’s wishing your Black Friday injuries aren’t so severe that you can’t click a mouse on Cyber Monday.
You may have heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. There’s another day you might want to know about: Giving Tuesday. The idea is pretty straightforward. On the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, shoppers take a break from their gift-buying and donate what they can to charity.
Only in America do people trample others for sales exactly one day after being thankful for what they already have.
Shopping is a woman thing. It’s a contact sport like football. Women enjoy the scrimmage, the noisy crowds, the danger of being trampled to death, and the ecstasy of the purchase.
Thank God we’re living in a country where the sky’s the limit, the stores are open late and you can shop in bed thanks to television.
A Christmas shopper’s complaint is one of long-standing.
People will buy anything that is one to a customer.
Consumerism has a religious day called Black Friday.
A bargain is something you can’t use at a price you can’t resist.
~Franklin P. Jones
Shopping tip: You can get shoes for 85 cents at the bowling alley. ~Author Unknown
Once again we find ourselves enmeshed in the Holiday Season, that very special time of year when we join with our loved ones in sharing centuries-old traditions such as trying to find a parking space at the mall.
We traditionally do this in my family by driving around the parking lot until we see a shopper emerge from the mall, then we follow her, in very much the same spirit as the Three Wise Men, who 2,000 years ago followed a star, week after week, until it led them to a parking space.
The odds of going to the store for a loaf of bread and coming out with only a loaf of bread are three billion to one.
The Christmas season has come to mean the period when the public plays Santa Claus to the merchants.
~John Andrew Holmes
Buying something on sale is a very special feeling. In fact, the less I pay for something, the more it is worth to me. I have a dress that I paid so little for that I am afraid to wear it. I could spill something on it, and then how would I replace it for that amount of money?
Whoever said money can’t buy happiness simply didn’t know where to go shopping.
We used to build civilizations. Now we build shopping malls.
Only one shopping day left ’til tomorrow.
Christmas is the season when you buy this year’s gifts with next year’s money.
I shop like a bull — I charge everything!
Advertising may be described as the science of arresting the human intelligence long enough to get money from it.
~Stephen Butler Leacock
Be glad that you’re greedy; the national economy would collapse if you weren’t.
Creditors have better memories than debtors.
The other line moves faster.
Anyone who believes the competitive spirit in America is dead has never been in a supermarket when the cashier opens another checkout line.
Shopping: The fine art of acquiring things you don’t need with money you don’t have.
We realize we can’t have everything, and so begins the mad scramble to have everything else.
Once again, we come to the Holiday Season, a deeply religious time that each of us observes, in his own way, by going to the mall of his choice.
If you camp out at the store for a TV, you are a good consumer. If you camp out for social justice, you’re a dirty hippie and will be pepper-sprayed.
When women are depressed, they eat or go shopping. Men invade another country. It’s a whole different way of thinking.
If men liked shopping, they’d call it research.
A bargain ain’t a bargain unless it’s something you need.
Who recalls when folks got along without something if it cost too much?
Credit buying is much like being drunk. The buzz happens immediately and gives you a lift…. The hangover comes the day after.
Today, there are three kinds of people: the have’s, the have-not’s, and the have-not-paid-for-what-they-have’s.
To perceive Christmas through its wrappings becomes more difficult with every year.
~Elwyn Brooks White
Money is like manure. You have to spread it around or it smells.
~J. Paul Getty
There must be more to life than having everything!
A consumer is a shopper who is sore about something.
The quickest way to know a woman is to go shopping with her.
I haven’t reported my missing credit card to the police because whoever stole it is spending less than my wife.
Oh, for the good old days when people would stop Christmas shopping when they ran out of money.
I always say shopping is cheaper than a psychiatrist.
~Tammy Faye Bakker
Shopping is better than sex. If you’re not satisfied after shopping you can make an exchange for something you really like.
But it is a cold, lifeless business when you go to the shops to buy something, which does not represent your life and talent, but a goldsmith’s.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
It used to be that people needed products to survive. Now products need people to survive.
If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give.
May Peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through!
A hug is a great gift — one size fits all, and it’s easy to exchange.
The only gift is a portion of thyself.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Stuffocation: being overwhelmed by the stuff one has bought or accumulated.
On the one hand, shopping is dependable: You can do it alone, if you lose your heart to something that is wrong for you, you can return it; it’s instant gratification and yet something you buy may well last for years.
The only reason a great many American families don’t own an elephant is that they have never been offered an elephant for a dollar down and easy weekly payments.
~Mad MagazineBudget: a mathematical confirmation of your suspicions.
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