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Shopping the day after Thanksgiving

Updated on November 15, 2012

Another Black Friday is approaching us as of next week. I'm sure that some of us are looking forward to it because we want to catch those good deals that we do not think we will see at any other time. I know of people who camp over night at their favorite store because there is that one item that they need to buy and if we know how stores work, they only put so few out there on their shelves.

Most of the time some of these sales start right on the day of Thanksgiving after they have eaten their hearty meal with their family. I know a year or two ago my mom would say lets go to Kmart and see what they have knowing that they would be busy with a lot of people there. But I do it for my mom even thought she is the one who will be the one making most of the purchases. What really surprises me is that on Thanksgiving day it is a day when family unites and just get to enjoy each others presence. Now they have added a little more and that would be going shopping for the best deals that begin early Thursday and continue on to Friday depending what the stores have on sale.

Who can remember the first time that they waited outside their favorite store because they wanted to buy that one big TV or that one stereo that they just had to have? Was it worth it to wait outside in the cold, to find out that someone else beat you to that one big flat screen TV? The answer to that question may be not really for most, however that wasn't the only item that was on sale.

Before it used to be that you can only purchase items from the store, in person, but things have changed over the years. Now it seems that you can find more items to purchase online where you don't have to wait in line. I know some people prefer to purchase items online now because it is done in the comfort of your home and you don't have to get out of your pajamas. However some of the things you cannot always buy online and you have to go to the stores.

Lots of times many stores have special deals but when you think about it all year round they have different prices for that same item, however, when Black Friday comes up it seems that certain products just seem to catch the eye of the customer then on days during the year. I have learned to not go crazy on Black Friday, sometimes I even stay home and just relax after a nice day of being with my family. Maybe to some this day is the best day is the best time to shop, maybe to others this is just another day, no big deal. However it is shown that this is one of the best days for many retailers because they know how to catch the attention of their customers.


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    • Dancilla profile image

      Priscilla 5 years ago from El Paso

      I know, I try to avoid Walmart out of all the stores, it is full enough without it being Black Friday.

    • Michele Travis profile image

      Michele Travis 5 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Thanks for writing this hub. Great helpful hints. Just don't shop at Walmart. I am scared of that place.