The nationwide phenomenon, Black Friday, has struck again. Bringing over 52.4 billion dollars into stores and out of people’s pockets. Black Friday is the nation’s biggest shopping day of the year.
But what is it that causes all the rowl? Is it the deals or the chaos?
Black Friday is known for the rare, great deals in apparel, home goods, and electronics.
“I like black Friday, it’s such a crazy rush with your family and you always find that one steal,” said Senior Matthias Cabbell.
“My favorite thing about it is shopping with my family. I usually go with my mom, sister and friends,” Senior Devin Morton said.
Many stores during this day have deals exclusively on that Friday. Discounted Xboxes, PS4s, and apparel.
“I actually go for clothing, you can always find cool deals.” said Cabbell.
Another contributing factor to the Black Friday chaos seems to be the dangers. Last year a man was stabbed over a parking space. There have also been other accounts of stabbings, shootings, and tramplings.
“Just when you walk into the store and think you’re safe, someone could come along and harm you for an item,” says Cabbell.
Recently stores have been opening up on Thanksgiving day, rather than the following Friday. Again this year, many stores such as Target, Macy’s, Best Buy, and Walmart are opening their doors at 6pm that night.
“My family’s not too crazy about it, but we never seem to go out early anyway.” said Cabbell.
Devin Morton seems to have a different opinion. He stated; “I think it’s okay, everyone seems to be done dinner by that time anyway.”