Black Friday

Black Friday has seem to become another holiday in itself, as it is met with excitement every year. Many people rush out of their homes the night of Thanksgiving to score all of the great deals they’ve been waiting for. For most, this is a good time to shop for the holidays, getting almost everything on sale. The stores typically have “door busters,” which are items at the best prices that are popular for the year.
For some, they can’t wait to go shopping and get their wanted items at a lower price. Many students go and purchase items as well, such as, Ezra Sims, Junior, who said she went Black Friday shopping to get all of the good deal. Sims said, “I went shopping at many places and didn’t mind spending time in the lines at the stores.” Stores like Express, Target, American Eagle, and Foot Locker had a large number of sale items, among other popular retail stores.
However, other people just don’t seem to find the pleasure and time to wait in long lines and shop on the busy Black Friday. Rees Olsen, Junior, said, “I don’t go shopping on Black Friday because I don’t like to deal with the crowds and waiting in lines.” Other students, such as Gian Torres, junior, said, ‘I can’t wait for Cyber Monday because there is similar sales and it gets shipped to me.” This year, online websites basically had the same sales with free shipping on Black Friday!
Therefore people didn’t have to wait in long busy lines and also didn’t have to wait until Cyber Monday. Cyber Monday is the Monday following Thanksgiving, which featured even more online exclusive sales, which seemed to be more popular this year over others. Shoppers can have the convenience of shopping in their homes and receive their items to their home in just a few days. According to CNN Money, “American shoppers spent a record $5 billion in 24 hours. That marks a 16.9% increase in dollars spent online compared with Black Friday 2016.”