Well, it’s that time of the year again. Thanksgiving feasts with the stuffed turkey as its centerpiece. And this year too, offline and online shoppers better get ready to avail the BLACK FRIDAY AND CYBER MONDAY discount bonanza that will make its appearance soon this November! Because, as any dedicated shopaholic can swear, the best deals can be found only during these two awesome shopping days!!
The website https://www.internetretailer.com/commentary/2016/11/12/science-behind-black-friday-and-cyber-monday-pricing recently brought out some interesting facts regarding the origins of these two days dedicated to the zealous shopaholics. Did you know that even shoppers, who are not interested in buying stuff online, tend to look at the discounts offered by online stores, before heading out to regular retail shops?
Let’s take a brief look at exactly what the Black Friday and Cyber Monday days are all about.
· Black Friday
It is the day that comes after the Thanksgiving Day. This particular day was chosen as most people have holidays on both Thanksgiving and the day after, which makes it the best time to go out shopping. As early as 1932, Black Friday has been considered as the event that kick-starts the Christmas shopping season in the United States. A shopper can avail some of the best end-of-year discounts during this day. Most retail shops open very early on Black Friday, some as early as 4a.m.
Black Friday has now become a tradition of sorts. You can expect most shoppers rising early in the morning so as to beat the crowds that throng the doorways of all the major retail stores in the country. Many see it as the day that can be advantageously used to get a head start on their Christmas shopping.
Black Friday is the best day that shoppers can use to avail offers on electronic items like computers and laptops, etc. It’s also the best time to get big savings on home appliances. Apart from the tremendous discounts that are offered that day, Black Friday is not really very different from regular shopping days. A shopper can definitely see and try out the products just as he/she would have done on any other day. The only major disadvantage would be the immense crowds that can be found thronging the stores and the ensuing chaos. This is the only downside to an otherwise amazing shopping experience.
· Cyber Monday
This is the internet’s alternative to Black Friday. This is a virtual shopping experience that aims to rectify the disadvantage of Black Friday- Convenience. An online shopper can avail the same, if not more, deals than a customer who physically visits a shop during Black Friday. And, that too, without standing in a queue that starts in the early hours of the day.
Cyber Monday was a concept that began as an incentive for shoppers to shop for products online. The best discounted products that can be bought on this day are the non-electronic goods like fashion apparels, accessories, makeup and beauty products, etc.
These two days are the best days to shop till you drop, so don’t miss out!