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Black Friday

BY: Caris-Christen Watson

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What is Black Friday? It is the day following Thanksgiving Day in the United States. Since 1952, it has been regarded as the beginning of the Christmas shopping season and most major retailers open very early and offer promotional sales. This is most families are preparing themselves for: crowded stores, parking lots and also packed stores filled with customers that are more than likely to be looking for the same thing that they’re searching for.

Black Friday is not only always hectic with angry people, but other times it could be calm too. It may still crowded due to other people looking for deals on the items they wish to buy and possibly having problems with finding what they’re looking for. Black Friday is also a great way to get gifts for someone that you believe deserves it or as Christmas gifts for next season that can be tucked away until then.

If you are looking for gifts to buy for a loved one or two here are some suggestions to prepare yourself to get it on sale: toys for children who are at the ages of three and up, cheaper baby clothes in stores in the city, electronic devices for teenagers who are into phones, tablets, and game stations and also gifts that are thoughtful, as well as from the heart, that are not only gifts that are surprises but also gifts that the person may have asked for or hinted at.

Black Friday is not for everyone. Some would rather order online such as Robert Wiley, because he doesn’t like chaotic events where people act as if they don't know how to behave themselves. He says, “If I order online I will have a better chance of getting it here on time and I don't have to worry about someone else finding something before I do.” This may not be the same case for other families but this is not a bad idea for those who don’t want to have to worry about the stores being hectic. Ordering online could be more convenient than searching a store for hours for only one simple gift.

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