So given my kids dumped milk on my netbook and my regular computer bought the farm on Christmas Eve, I was scouring the net for a new laptop... as it's hard to put together a lesson plan for online schooling without the computer to do it on.
Taking advantage of the Google Search engine I scoured high and low, and ended up with a rather promising lead that led me into a big box electronic store on Boxing day.
Holy cow, that was more painful than Black Friday. People were lined up early to get the steals and deals, and I just wanted the best bang for my buck - which may or may not have been the computer they advertised. Fortunately being prepared, coming early dressing warm and knowing that you may not get precisely what you want helps. For me - I wasn’t looking at a system that was advertised as the door buster special, so it helped infinitely. My system was still on sale and I found something I really would like.
Moral of the story, do not bring your kids to this. First of all, they will ask why Santa exists if all these people are returning presents. However if you are looking to teach them about consumerism, as well as economics and how to be thrifty - this might be something for an older child or early teen.