Black Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year!

Abigail Donahue ‘15
Feature Editor

 

The day after Thanksgiving is one of the biggest shopping days of the year. Thousands of people line up outside of stores waiting to get the advertised deals.
“I line up all night until the morning to get the good deals while everything is cheap,” Elise Provost ’15 said.
She may not have to because many stores will open on Thanksgiving evening this year.
With black Friday being one of the busiest shopping days of the year, some will actually fight so they get the best deal.
“One of the funniest things to watch is seeing all the people get into big arguments about parking,” Cathy Verheye, social studies teacher, said.
Mall parking lots are crazy on this day so drivers will yell to try to get a closer spot by the stores.
Although black Friday is a huge day, some people do not like it or shop somewhere else.
“I used to go black Friday shopping but now, because of the internet, I do not go. I do all my shopping online and I start at midnight looking for the sales online,” Verheye said.
Most stores offer the same low prices online.
Some people avoid shopping on black Friday altogether.
“I think it is the biggest waste of time and the deals are not even that good,” Jordan Belfiori, history teacher, said. Unlike most people, Belfiori would rather spend his time doing something else like watching sports instead of being in all of that madness.
“I think it is way too busy out,” Andrew Pratt ’17 said.
The lines can be very long and the stores are all crowded which can be dangerous.
“One year, I was almost ran over by a crazy shopper because they weren’t paying attention; they just wanted to beat everyone to the line,” Provost said.
The majority of people do not care about this because they have gotten a great deal in the past and want to get an even better deal the following year.
“The best deal I have ever gotten was a comforter set for my bed for only $19.97 at Kohls,” Verheye said.
A sale like this is what causes all the madness. With the deals being that excellent, it persuades people to come to the stores and shop so that they get the best prices.
“Even though the stores are very crowded and have very long lines, I will still continue to go every year with my mom to get the good deals,” Breana Nead ’15 said.