What You Should Know About Black Friday
Winter is a great period for shopping. All of us save money so we’ll be able to buy presents at the end of the year, both for us and for our beloved and friends. Retailers know that also and they are trying to attract more and more buyers in their stores every year. And how can they do that? By offering more and more discounts, coupons, price cuts and special prices for different products, so we won’t buy from the neighbors, but from them.
The official start of the winter shopping season is at the end of November, in the day after Thanksgiving, known as Black Friday. This year, Black Friday is on November 27th. It will be followed closely by Cyber Monday, on November 30th.
Ever since the 70s, black friday 2021 deals is a day of huge discounts. Most of the time, on Black Friday you’ll get better prices on many products than you’ll ever find in the rest of the year. In the last years, many of the big shops have offered incredible bargains and discounts, but this was translated in huge lines and chaos atmosphere inside, once the store doors get opened: people running towards what they need, kicking and hurting others on their way.
People tend to get up at 1 or 2 in the night to get in lines, while other prefer to camp outside the store from the previous day so they’ll be able to get some of the best deals. That’s not really my idea of spending Thanksgiving evening though… Shops and stores open early in the morning, at 5 or 6 and don’t close until late in the evening, between 22 and 24. During all this time, most of their stocks get depleted, thus making Black Friday the most profitable day in the whole year.
In order to attract buyers, store used all kind of tricks: firs they announce their ads and discounted products, then they use early birds (products with incredible low prices that are only available in a limited number or in the early hours of the morning) to make shoppers get inside their stores, discounts and coupons available in stores randomly, etc.
However, the craziness around this day has grown too big in the last years. People got hurt by the lust of others, some even died. It’s unimaginable what some can do to save some extra bucks. This year I’m expecting things to get even worse; with the whole economic crisis and all, more will try to catch the rebates.