Black Friday shopping may not be as busy


Saher Asifi, Reporter

Black Friday has been a tradition for a long time, and the shopping always begins right after Thanksgiving, sometimes even on Thanksgiving Day. It is a day when many stores are willing to offer extremely promoted sales, in which some stores would even open early for the annual shopping spree. However, with the COVID-19 pandemic spreading rapidly, how different will the annual Black Friday shopping spree be?

Usually, stores would be packed with so many people that are ready to buy items such as electronics, holiday decorations, clothes, household items, and many more. Every year, it would be the repetitive cycle–shelves would be empty, excitement would be filled in every store, and sometimes robbery or violence would even happen. This year, Black Friday seems as though it is the least important thing now that the COVID-19 cases are rising rapidly. In fact, some major retailers such as Wal-Mart have announced they will NOT open on Thanksgiving Day and will have reduced hours on the annual Black Friday for the safety of their staff and their customers.

Typically, all of the Black Friday sales would not even begin until after Thanksgiving, but this year’s annual Black Friday sales are a little bit different. To be more specific, some stores have already started their Black Friday sales early, that way people won’t have to wait until Black Friday in order to buy something.

Even though this year might be different, that doesn’t mean that Black Friday deals will be miraculous. If you start your shopping early, the better chance you could have on purchasing what you want.