/ 21 November 2023

Putting a shadow over your Black Friday

Image source: Getty
Image source: Getty

Look, we’re not the boss of you, but there are plenty of warnings around in this tight budgetary environment that the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales frenzy could lead you astray. According to the Australian Retailers Association and Roy Morgan, Aussies are predicted to splurge a whopping $6.36 billion across the 4-day shopping bonanza this year – a 3% increase from 2022. But before you get carried away, we’re being warned to scrutinise those deals, make a list of what you actually need, and stick to it. And no, you probably don’t need another pair of black stretchy leggings from your fave online retailer despite the 40% discount, which almost makes them affordable in AUD (or are we talking about ourselves again?)… So, as you get that dopamine hit from snagging a deal, remember to keep your wits about you. Happy shopping, and may the odds be ever in your favour…

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