Every year stores open up earlier and earlier to attract the post- turkey crowd on Thanksgiving.This year stores opened up as early as 3 p.m. to make sure everyone came there first. We see all the flashy adds about mark downs and new products being sold for ridiculously low prices. But why are these prices so much better than any other day? Are these prices really better than any other day? The simple answer is No.
Research has shown that the lowest prices for all these must have items actually is cheaper as it gets closer to Christmas and before Thanksgiving. It also shows that products are temporarily marked up and then prices are cut to give the illusion of higher discounts.
Another trick that big brands have come up with is making inferior products that are only sold on Black Friday, they give the illusion that the product is the same quality as the brand that has been sitting on the shelf the rest of the year, when its made of cheaper materials and isn’t of the same quality.
Not only are the products of lesser qualities and the illusion of saving not real, but there are also the crowds of people that line up for days in advance. These people are willing to go to great lengths to be able to save a mere couple dollars on a new TV. Not a year goes by that there isn’t some type of trampling or incidents.
At the end of the day, even if the deals are real. You still end up spending way more than you would on a normal trip to the mall. Even though you may be saving hundreds of dollars not he new tech gadget it might have been something you weren’t going to buy in the first place, you are still spending money.
In conclusion, Black Friday shopping just isn’t worth it.