Shop Til You Drop


Black Friday shopping is a annual tradition that millions of people partake in.

Adayah Trickel, Staff Writer

Tis’ the season and people bought, borrowed, and bargained these insane holiday deals in stores from dawn to dusk. Black Friday deals had everyone going crazy. People swarmed local malls and stores for any minor sale they could get. With Covid slowly dying down, more people become less afraid and more open to human interaction.

The Friday after Thanksgiving is called Black Friday because it is used for the biggest shopping day of the year; the official start of the holiday shopping season. Black Friday is for retailers who heavily rely on seasonal sales for customers to purchase holiday gifts or for the experience. 

Shoppers were looking for value and worth; stores were even offering early holiday deals before Black Friday had arrived. Many deals were mediocre discounts designed to make you believe that you were getting the deal of your life when it was just one hectic day of the year.

Black Friday 2019 saw 93.2 million buyers shopping online; sales hit 7.4 billion, an all-time high. Even 30 percent of all retail sales come from Black Friday until Christmas. The average amount of savings is 37%, according to Spendmenot. A fun fact about this is that 50.4 percent of millennial women are Black Friday shoppers. Amazon accounted for 54.9% of all sales. Hundreds of people waited in lines, and especially with Covid, the number of people allowed inside a room was limited. Agreeably, Black Friday is the busiest shopping day of the year.