Black Friday Discounts – Is it Real or Scam?
Black Friday is an informal name for the day following the Thanksgiving Day in United States, the fourth Thursday of November, which was considered the beginning of the country’s Christmas shopping season since 1952, although the term “Black Friday” did not become widely recognized or used until the 1980s or later in some regions.
Black Friday shopping has just about become a national holiday.
But are the deals really that good that they’re worth skipping your turkey to hang out in line?
Black Friday brings the sounds of savings for customers and the sound of profit for business.
While there are some opportunities to save money on Black Friday, you can often find some of the most popular Black Friday items at lower prices at other times during the year.
Fitness equipment and winter clothing will always be cheaper later in the winter, with fitness deals peaking in January and winter apparel prices plummeting as the weather gets warmer. Toys are actually significantly less expensive nine to 10 days before Christmas. And, though you may see dozens of television deals, now isn’t the best time to get a new TV.
“The problem is the brands you’ll find on sale are typically unrecognizable.”
“If you’re a college student and looking for a disposable TV from Best Buy for your dorm room you’ll want to head out Black Friday morning. If you’re looking for a quality TV that will hold up for the long run, you’ll want to look for deals right after Christmas through Super Bowl Sunday.”
Black Friday used to be the day that officially kicked off the holiday shopping season. But in recent years, retailers have started their Black Friday sales earlier in the month in order to attract more shoppers. As a result, the appeal of Black Friday has diminished.
According to the website Black Friday Death Count, seven people died and 98 were injured in Black Friday-related accidents from 2006 to 2014. Dangers include stampedes, fights, and falling asleep while driving home from shopping due to lack of sleep.
These days, many stores begin Black Friday sales on Thanksgiving and sales continue through Cyber Monday. Friday isn’t necessarily the best day to shop.
“If you shop smart and seek the real Black Friday deals like clearance apparel, budget laptops, small kitchen appliances, pots and pans, and video games, the day provides a great opportunity to save some money”.
So do not buy what you do not need for your life!
“When women are depressed, they eat or go shopping. Men invade another country. It’s a whole different way of thinking.”