Have a Good Black Friday and Make Mine Good, Too!

| November 25, 2011 | Reply

Call me crazy, but I’ve never seen the need to flock to the stores on Black Friday to catch a really good deal, not when I can sit in the comfort of my own home, eat delicious Thanksgiving leftovers, and plunder Amazon’s Black Friday deals for bargains. Seriously, what’s not to like about that? The site is running a big-time sale on movie and TV show deals through the weekend into Monday and there is a lot of quality entertainment you can get for very cheap.

Now, I do have an ulterior motive here. If you click through any of the Amazon links in this post, or anywhere on The Shack, I get a small amount of your total purchase price. My haul starts at 4 percent and goes up, depending on how many items you and other shoppers buy through my links. I can top out at 8.5 percent if a whole bunch of you buy over 3,131 total items, which is an awful lot. It’s much easier to get me to the 6.5 percent mark, which only requires 31 items. That’s easy to do if four or five of you do half your Christmas shopping through The Shack this month. However, if you buy movies through the Amazon Instant videos and music from the Amazon MP3 section, I get 10 percent!

Here’s the best part of this deal: you don’t have to do anything special to send money my way. You’ll probably shop Amazon a time or two this month anyhow, so all you really have to do it get there through the link in the sidebar. That’s it. You get good stuff at very good prices and I get a bit of cash to pay the bills and keep me in good reading material.

Well, okay, there’s one more really good part of this deal. Every item you and your friends buy this month, and every month hereafter, will add one tear to the face of an Occupy Whatever protestor who believes that your freedom to shop where and for what you wish should be subordinate to their moral outrage. Smart capitalism, the sorrow of hippies, and a happy blogger and podcaster. What could be better on the day after Thanksgiving?

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