Black Friday and Self Storage | All Weather Storage
November 21, 2023
Get Ready to Shop ‘Til You Drop – It’s Black Friday
Ready. Set. Shop! The day known as Black Friday is notorious for its incredible sales and early morning lines filled with eager shoppers. It is a day we look forward to as soon as the end of October rolls around. Whether you’re looking for the latest tech gadgets, fashionable clothing, or the perfect Christmas gifts, Black Friday has it all. Let’s take a closer look at the history of Black Friday and how it has evolved over the years, as well as some tips to help you navigate this shopping frenzy with ease.
As we know it, Black Friday is known for early morning doorbuster deals, with shops opening their doors at 5 or 6 a.m. and sometimes even staying open all night long, offering crazy discounts on a range of items. But do you know how this annual shopping event started? The term “Black Friday” dates back to the 1960s, with reports of the Philadelphia police using the term to describe the chaos surrounding the heavy foot traffic and downtown congestion the day after Thanksgiving. It was not until the 1980s, however, that “Black Friday” became more widely used.
If you’re thinking that Black Friday is bad for the economy, think again. According to the National Retail Federation, Americans spent well over $700 billion during the holiday shopping season, with over $60 billion being spent on Black Friday. These numbers show that Black Friday is not only beneficial for shoppers but for retailers too, helping to boost their profits and ultimately grow the economy.
While it used to be a tradition to wait until the early hours of Friday, Black Friday has expanded over the years to become an entire week of deals with some retailers offering discounts as early as the week before Thanksgiving. Cyber Monday, where online retailers offer massive discounts the Monday after Thanksgiving, has also become an essential part of the shopping craze that follows Thanksgiving. It’s easy to see why Black Friday has become so popular, with retailers trying to outdo each other by offering incredible deals.
If you’re planning to hit the shops this Black Friday, it’s essential to be prepared. Make a list of the items you wish to buy prior and research the deals available. Prepare to be patient and expect long lines and lots of people. Don’t forget to wear comfortable clothes and shoes, and bring along snacks and water to keep you energized throughout the day.
Black Friday is an exciting event that many Americans look forward to throughout the year. It’s an opportunity to snag great deals and save money while shopping for holiday gifts and personal items. As Black Friday continues to grow, it’s essential to prepare accordingly and take advantage of the fantastic deals offered by retailers. Additionally, if you’re struggling with storage woes, consider renting a self storage unit to keep Black Friday purchases secure until Christmas. Happy shopping!
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