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I was feeling a little bad about being broke on Black Friday, though, especially because this year there is a particular store I would have liked to check out during the sales. It turned out that their sales weren't that good this year, though, which made me feel a little better -- but then I saw this image circulating on Facebook, and that made me feel good, too.
So, again, remember: You're not really saving anything when a sale convinces you to buy something you weren't going to originally. You're only saving money if you find a sale on something you were already going to get. So waiting until Black Friday to buy something you want at a discount might be saving money, but buying something on Black Friday just because it's on sale is not.
In the end, I didn't do any shopping today whatsoever. What about you? Did you save 20 percent, 30 percent, 50 percent... or 100 percent?