Black Friday


Black Friday flyers

Savannah Pence , Staff

Lines out the door, hectic drivers, and determined shoppers: you guessed it, it is Black Friday. One of the busiest holidays for everyone across America. Black Friday started in 1961 and became a bigger deal over the years. The most popular local stores to shop at are Kohl’s, Best Buy and the Valley Mall, all which have sales going on top of coupons to make the deals for the shoppers even better while promoting their store. 

Due to the busy nature of the day, shoppers tend to have to wait in lines to get the deal of a lifetime. Many think it is pointless and a waste of time, but others think it’s a deal to steal! 

“ I waited in line for 40 minutes at Target and to me, it wasn’t worth it. But I did get a $9 pillow!” said Emily Bailey (11).  

On this holiday you see the true colors come out in everyone. Everyone wants that 50” TV or new Nike Air Forces and they are willing to run the full mile to have it in their cart. Some shoppers will even extend to getting aggressive with other shoppers.

“It was just catastrophic. People fought over $9 pillows” said Bailey.

A big homerun for many teenagers on Black Friday is clothing. Black Friday is the  time to get all your nice popular brands such as Nike, Columbia, and Calvin Klien when it’s all on sale. However due to everyone knowing this, it can be stressful searching for your product because things become sold out quickly.

“ The most stressful thing for me that day was trying to find clothing in my size.. It was normally sold out.” stated Bailey.

The shoppers always think that they may have it rough, however it wouldn’t be made possible without the workers who were brave enough to work on the busiest day in shopping history. Cashiers work as fast as they can to make sure the lines move fast and swift. Garrett Working (11) who is a cashier at Marshalls in Hagerstown worked during the aftermath of Black Friday.

“ It wasn’t too bad when I got there, but it was definitely messy,” said Working.  “Everything was thrown around and out of order.” 

The cashiers worked quickly to move people through the line and to also answer customer questions while the rest of the workers worked to keep their store looking presentable for the upcoming days.

“I worked to help clean up the store for the following day” said Working. “They continue their sales and call it ‘Black Saturday.'”

Ending another year of a successful Black Friday shopping for both shoppers and workers. Until next year!