Black Friday marks the beginning of the holiday retail season and with it comes a variety of shopping choices.
Some students took advantage of Black Friday this year to get Christmas Shopping done and buy a few items for themselves.
For example, Target’s Black Friday sale started at 6 p.m. and went until 12 a.m. on Thanksgiving. The store re-opened on Friday at 6 a.m.
Target also offered online sales. Free shipping was available for any order regardless of size.
According to Target’s website, the store had offered “some of the best prices this year on video games and televisions.”
Walmart’s sale began at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving and went all day online.
Walmart, like Target, offered major deals on electronics, with prices as low as $79 for a television.
Students also chose to shop online in lieu of the in-store rush some try to avoid.
After all, many of the deals are still the same online as they are in the store.
Although it may be good to see some items in person before purchasing them, online shopping is perceived by some as much less stressful without having to worry about how crowded a store will be.
Yet, there are other reasons to enter a department store or mall on Black Friday than shopping.
“More so than the deals, I enjoy the people watching,” Bryce Gressani said.
For other students, the day after Thanksgiving is still just another day of their fall break.