has anyone go to black friday shopping

@zabawaus (1732)
United States
December 1, 2008 7:20pm CST
For who doesn't know what black Friday is : Black Friday is the Friday after Thanksgiving in the United States, where it is the beginning of the traditional Christmas shopping season. Because Thanksgiving falls on the fourth Thursday in November in the United States, Black Friday occurs between the 23rd and the 29th of November. Black Friday is not an official holiday, but many employees have the day off, which increases the number of potential shoppers. Retailers often decorate for the Christmas season weeks beforehand. Many retailers open very early (typically 5 am or even earlier) and offer door buster deals and loss leaders to draw people to their stores. Although Black Friday, as the first shopping day after Thanksgiving, has served as the unofficial beginning of the Christmas season at least since the start of the modern Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in 1924, the term "Black Friday" has been traced back only to the 1960s. The term "Black Friday" originated in Philadelphia in reference to the heavy traffic on that day . More recently, merchants and the media have used it instead to refer to the beginning of the period in which retailers are in the black (i.e., turning a profit). It was previous Friday and i went to this shopping madness , has any one did too? what did you get? Were they good deals ?
2 responses
• United States
2 Dec 08
Hi zabawaus...i personally don't like the crowds or the madness. my sister one year got up at 2am on black friday to get to a sale with specific merchandise in mind. when she got near the store she wanted the cars were lined up outside the parking lot and into the main road. by the time she actually go into the desired store all the specific items she strongly desired for her children were all gone. needless to say she was very disappointed.
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@zabawaus (1732)
• United States
2 Dec 08
Hi green, actually you are right it doesn't worth to go because i can never find what i am looking for and i re4alise it after waiting for hours , it is a waste of time. But sometimes if you are with friends it can be fun too :) thank you for your answer!
@katrhina23 (1282)
• United States
2 Dec 08
Yes I did. I went to walmart and got toys. they were really cheap . also went to the shopping outlet and got some Ralph Lauren shirts. I think they were really good deals.
@zabawaus (1732)
• United States
2 Dec 08
hi kathrina, yes at walmart there were really good deals on toys , i remember! I went to target and got digital picture frame and vacuum cleaner , they were really cheap. Thank you for your answer have a good day!