Tackling the Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals


Photo by: "Saks Fifth Avenue Brickell City Centre" by Phillip Pessar is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Saks Fifth Avenue is one of many stores open on Black Friday. Pictured in the image, is a mannequin showing off an outfit that can be purchased on Black Friday.

After a delicious meal on Thanksgiving, many went out and braved the sales. Black Friday is always the day after Thanksgiving and some people can’t get enough of it. Stores have sales all day and sometimes even the day before. Lines are long and brutal, but it is well worth it in the end. Malls are filled and smaller stores have lines just to enter them. 

Sophomore Jaiden Brobst said, “I went Black Friday shopping because I think it’s fun to do, and you find lots of great prices. I wanted to get some PS4 games because I saw an ad in the paper for some that were going to be under $20.00.”

Junior Caley Potts said, “I went to get gifts for Christmas for friends. I got a luggage set for my Disney trip with the band. There were not a lot of people when I went. The best deal was on the luggage set I purchased.”

Cyber Monday was an alternative for many. After the Thanksgiving weekend, people went Cyber Monday shopping. Many online retailers offer great deals on many items. Stores like Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart offered great deals that didn’t last too long. 

Freshman McKenzie Androshick said, “I chose cyber monday instead because I don’t like how hectic the stores get. Online shopping also has a lot more options. The best thing I got was a Christmas present for my mom. I got these rings for the two of us because we had ones when I was younger. They ended up being cheaper than I expected.”

After all the sales had ended, many stores began restocking their shelves for the next large crowd of people. Many stores extended their sales and many customers took advantage of their extended sales.