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Black Friday Madness- Shopping and Safety Tips
Only hours after celebrating the joys of Thanksgiving with family and consuming massive amounts of food, people who were once filled with humility turn into shopping monsters, willing to tear down anything or anyone just to get the best deal. Many people wanting to venture out, get some good deals while not putting their lives in danger may ask, “How can I survive Black Friday?” After doing some research, there are some simple tips to follow in order to have a successful and safe Black Friday experience:
- First, do not venture out on Black Friday alone. Not only is it nice to have company throughout the long night, it is also a safety precaution; there is safety in numbers. Rather than walking to your car while handling too many packages for your hands to carry, you should bring a few friends along to help out.
- Second, study the ads of the stores you want to go to and make a schedule. Rather than running around like a chicken without a head through the mall, have a plan. Make a list of the things you want in their respective stores. By using this method, you will maximize the amount of products you can buy.
- Third, to avoid the mass chaos, perhaps you would rather shop online! Many stores are offering the same Black Friday deals online as they are in the actual store. Shopping online is a fast and easy way to get all the gifts you need while avoiding Black Friday chaos.
- Lastly, shoppers are advised to not carry large amounts of cash on their person and should not count out their money in public. Shoppers are also advised to not carry around numerous shopping bags; if you have to make frequent visits to the car to conceal your purchases, you should do so.
While Black Friday is one of the most popular shopping days of the year, it can be dangerous. Follow the above tips to ensure your Black Friday is fun, safe and successful. Happy shopping!