Quiz: Should I buy it? Black Friday edition

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Ah, it’s the day after Thanksgiving and nothing can beat that satisfying, carb-loaded dinner, except for a little retail therapy. Chances are, you have an item in mind you’ve been wanting to purchase as you’re reading this. Take this quiz to decide whether you should reach for your debit card right now or keep your wallet closed and save up. 

  1. How much do you need this item? 
    1. I can’t go back to Berkeley without it
    2. I like it, but I don’t *love* it
    3. It’s more of a last-minute whim
    4. I think I like the idea of spending more than the actual item
  2. How long have you been thinking about this item? 
    1. A couple of weeks
    2. Just this week
    3. I just saw it a few hours ago
    4. Literally months 
  3. Which buy is a Black Friday staple? 
    1. Electronics
    2. Clothes
    3. Personal care items
    4. Home supplies
  4.  How are you feeling right now? 
    1. Excited
    2. Meh…
    3. Ready to hibernate 
    4. Hungry 
  5. What’s the most exciting shopping deal for you?
    1. Free shipping
    2. __% off
    3. Buy one, get one promotions
    4. Lots of freebies
  6. Pick a fall closet staple
    1. Fall boots
    2. Plaid skirts
    3. Knitted sweaters
    4. Cute beanies
  7. If you had to, who would you give your biggest coupon to?
    1. My sibling
    2. My college bestie
    3. My significant other 
    4. My parents
  8. Finally, what’s the best part of Thanksgiving?
    1. Just being able to take a break and sleep
    2. Food
    3. Black Friday shopping, obviously 
    4. Reconnecting with family and friends 
    1. Buy it! — Run to your wallet right now and whip out your debit card! The Black Friday gods are telling you to buy this item.
    2. Skip it — Oops, looks like today is the day for you to save up. Maybe next year? 
    3. Buy it! — Run to your wallet right now and whip out your debit card! The Black Friday gods are telling you to buy this item.
    4. Skip it — Oops, looks like today is the day for you to save up. Maybe next year? 

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