Tuesday, November 22, 2011


By: Diomassi Sissoko

Black Friday is the day people have being waiting for many months. It is the day in which people in United States spend millions and millions of dollars. Many people start their holiday shopping in Black Friday especially gifts for Christmas

According to Orange County Register, in 2010, 212 million shoppers visited stores and websites over Black Friday weekend, up from 195 million in 2009. Total spending last Black Friday reached an estimated $45 billion. The number of people who began their Black Friday shopping at midnight tripled in 2010 from 3.3 percent to 9.5 percent . In last Black Friday By 4 am., nearly one-fourth (24%) of Black Friday shoppers were already at the stores. Thanksgiving Day shopping – both online and in stores  has doubled over the past five years, from 10.3 million in 2005 to 22.3 million in 2010

Many people spend hours and hour sat the doors of stores so they can buy what they need in cheaper prices


Like you can see in this video, people are going crazy so they can have what they need.

This year, stores like Target, Best Buy, Kohl, and Walmart are opening their doors at 12:00 am in Black Friday.

To conclude, this year many people may not have the time to enjoy their Thanksgiving dine if they want to have best deals in Black Friday because many stores will open at 12:00 am in Black Friday.

1 comment:

  1. I really never understood why they named the day of the event "Black Friday", If it was my choice I would have named it Shop until you drop day. Some people camp out before the store opens and other wait a couple days in advance. The fact about how nearly 24% of black friday shoppers are at the store before 4 am was an informing one to me. As your passage say its a day people wait for, for months. 212 million shoppers is just portion this very large of number of people actually seems small on a day like black friday. You describe the day as being crazy well If i was to describe it i would say crazy also, but add in maddness and aggresiveness. The day can really get intense. The video was a good example to back up what you were saying. As you stated it's crazy how people are willing to give up their thanksgiving meal for a bunch of deals, but hey i cant complain because i will be in the front of the line this up coming friday despite the maddness (laughing).