There are many different beliefs about why Black Friday is so “Black.” Some people say that it increased the amount of traffic jams, and created a large amount of pedestrian traffic. On the night of Black Friday, parking is incredibly difficult to find. Therefore, most people either have someone drop them off, or they walk to nearby shops so they would’ve have to worry about parking.
Another belief about why Black Friday is “black”, is that it moves retailers from being “in the red”, or experiencing loss of business, to being “in the black”, or showing profit. Although stores worldwide all make everything much cheaper than their original prices, studies say that people would also buy additional items along with their discounted clothes. For example, you are shopping on Black Friday with your friends, and you find the most amazing deals. But, you also see this shirt that you really like, but it is not discounted. Chances are, you will still probably buy that not discounted shirt, because you already got deals on the other clothing.
Black Friday is the Friday after the Thanksgiving Holiday. Therefore, Thanksgiving holds the record for one of the biggest holiday shopping, between 1993 and 2001. During the year 2002, people speculated the shopping on the day after Thanksgiving, and it gradually became more and more popular. Employees had work off for the Thanksgiving season, and they extended their hours. This made Black Friday made its way through most of our shopping culture. It is also the only day that items will go up to eighty percent off the original price!
But, there are some consequences of Black Friday. Everyone usually tries to push, shove, and yell rude comments to each other, while fighting for an item that both of them wanted. You may not think that’s too scary, but it causes serious injuries, and even deaths. At a local Walmart in Valleystream, New York in 2008, a stampede of shoppers trampled one of the employees to death.
Some people enjoy Black Friday more than others, because they claim that it is getting them ready for the Christmas Presents. But, health is always more important than getting a good deal in something.