Friday Feuds: Black Friday vs Cyber Monday

Dane Denniston and Drew Hasson

Dane (Cyber Monday)

Black Friday used to be when shoppers would wake up early on the Friday after Thanksgiving and go look for Christmas gifts and great deals. Stores now open on Thanksgiving evening, meaning the people looking for great sales have to leave family dinner early. Black Friday also has the danger of getting trampled while going into the store which has happened multiple times in the past. Instead of leaving the comfort of your home and going out in the cold, shoppers have the easier alternative of Cyber Monday shopping. Cyber Monday often offers the same deals as Black Friday, but is only online. It is also a great benefit to shoppers online because they do not have to worry as much about running out of stock because there is a bigger supply online. Cyber Monday is a much easier route to finding cheap goods than Black Friday by far.

Drew (Black Friday)

Black Friday is held every year the day after Thanksgiving; A day where stores nationwide lower their prices and offer a multitude of deals to customers who travel from near and far to receive the best deals of the year. Most stores typically open at midnight, but starting last year an abundance of stores opened on Thanksgiving night and offered better deals the earlier consumers came. The people that shop on these nights will admit that it gets pretty intense. People rush in just to get good deals. Cyber monday seems like a great idea, but with everyone trying to make orders at the same time, people's computers may be very slow, and they often shut down entirely. The positive thing about going out on Black Friday is that you physically can find your deals at the store and you are able to ask the questions you need to ask to the store, unlike online. Another pro about Black Friday is that you can meet new people and that you are actually getting out and being active. Black Friday is the easiest way to get your deals during the holiday season.

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