Black Friday is approaching just after the Thanksgiving holiday, and most of us are excited about the nice deals that the stores will have.
The Black Friday sales are always a huge success to most stores because of their inexpensive items. Many sales start at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day because of limited edition items and door busters.
Different stores will start their sales at different times on Thanksgiving Day. Wal-Mart will open at 6 p.m., Kmart will have Black Friday door busters starting at 6 a.m., and Belk will start at 6 p.m. Other stores may start at midnight, creating a middle-of-the-night crush of shoppers.
Most people are eager and excited to go to these sales, especially when items are at low prices.
Hailey Faulkner, a senior legal studies major at MUW, explains how she loves to do Black Friday.
“I have been Black Friday shopping for about five years now,” Faulkner said. “I love the deals you get. A lot of stores release pre-Black Friday sales, but they are nothing compared to the deals you actually get on that day. I hate the fact that people seem to lose their minds. I’ve been doing it for five years, and not once have I lost my temper or fought over something. People act like they’ve lost their humanity sometimes and it can get crazy."
Black Friday may have great deals on items, and it may be fun to shop for those cheap deals, but the shopping day also has its advantages and disadvantages.
“The advantages include getting your Christmas shopping done early, getting everything you want at a huge discount and getting to spend time with friends and family while doing it," Faulkner said. “The disadvantages include losing sleep because of the crazy hours, having to deal with rude people that are acting like money is more important than being civil and standing for long hours because of lines.”
Of course, the crowds on Black Friday are hectic, but nothing can beat prices like those.
For instance, JC Penney’s will be selling name brand boots for women for $19.99, bath towels for $2.99 and will be giving away $100 coupons.
Faulkner says that shopping for cheaper prices than ever before is worth the wait.
“WalMart is my go-to place,” she said. “They have electronics, movies, clothes and everything. The lines are crazy and they are a bit unorganized, but in the end, it’s worth it.”