Black Friday NOT Black Thursday

Black Friday. Good sales, crazy people and no limits it seems.

It  is the Friday following Thanksgiving every year. People use it to their advantage for Christmas shopping because the majority of major stores have huge  sales. Walmart, Target, Best Buy, Old Navy, and Kohls are just a few of the most popular stores that Black Friday shoppers love to go to. Sales may go up to over half off on everything ranging from the newest pieces of technology to your favorite shirt.

It is nothing new for people have go late at night and stay out till the early hours of Friday. In fact, it has become almost a Thanksgiving tradition for some families.

Stores tend to open at 12 o’clock in the morning, and some people don’t even get home until 8 o’clock in the morning. Doing this, people may shave off a couple hundred dollars of their Christmas shopping. So, you’re trading in one night of sleep for tons of great deals. Seems worth it, right? Not necessarily.

This past week on November 29th, 2013, stores did not follow the usual Black Friday schedule. For the first time, instead of opening at 12, stores opened at irrational hours like 8 and 6 o’clock on Thursday night.

It is called Black FRIDAY for a reason, because it is known to start right when the clock strikes 12. Beginning so early, this takes the fun out of it. Thanksgiving is a day meant for family and being thankful for what we have, not for rushing out to buy everything in sight. It is a day that shouldn’t be rushed, and having stores open so early that is exactly what it does.

Black Friday is a fun tradition and a good way of saving money. Everyone should experience it at least once in their lives, but the right way. Stores need to respect Thanksgiving. They can have Friday but Thursday is off limits.