Every Friday and Monday after Thanksgiving, as many as 115 million people will flood the stores nationwide for the shopping spree known as Black Friday and another 164 million will surf the internet during Cyber Monday, according to fortune.com. Since nearly 70 percent of the nation’s population participate in this event three students have provided their own experience and tips on having the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday experience possible.
The shopping experience
Jayden Watson, a senior from California studying peace building, explained, “I remember preparing for Black Friday with my mom after Thanksgiving dinner; going through newspapers, cutting out coupons, and preparing the stack according to which store we would shop at first. We waited in long lines in the cold, but it was always fun because we packed warm drinks, snacks and played games while in line. When I was old enough, I finally went Black Friday shopping with some friends, but it wasn’t the same as with my parents.
Stephanie Gaertner, a senior from Orlando Florida studying TESOL Education said, “I really enjoy Black Friday shopping at the Florida Mall. Another thing is it was fun to people watch, because we were not very serious about gifts. My dad is really interested in electronics, so sometimes we would visit Best Buy and get what he was wanting. I would never go alone. I always went with my aunts, uncles, and my best friend Flavia.”
Was it worth it?
Josh Meyers, a sophomore from Mililani studying art revealed, “Shopping on Black Friday has been a friendly and exciting experience. The experience is different depending on the attitude of the person and who they are with or the deals that they are after. The first time I went, I was with my father and brother. I bought the Nintendo DS, but in other deals I have gotten a …