Black Friday or Cyber Monday?


Cameron Peters, Staff Writer

The Christmas season is right around the corner, so it’s that time of year to get gift shopping. This brings up the heated debate of which shopping holiday is better, Black Friday or Cyber Monday.

Black Friday is the shopping sale that happens immediately following the Thanksgiving holiday. Many stores around the globe have special deals and sales on items in their stores on this day that aren’t available any other day of the year. Since this sales day happens only once a year, many people choose to sit in lines outside in cold weather overnight with hopes of getting these good deals before others.

Amazing Black Friday deals bring many people flocking to the doors. This day has been known worldwide to cause chaos, with record numbers of people migrating to the stores as soon as they can. Some people go to the stores only looking for a couple things but end up getting stuck in a huge jumble of people that are on the hunt for any good deals they can find.

Whether you are a parent looking to get some early holiday shopping done as the season kicks in, or just a student looking to pick up some gifts for family and friends, Black Friday is sure to have fantastic deals on anything and everything.

Cyber Monday is another shopping holiday that occurs on the Monday after Thanksgiving. This is aimed more towards the online shoppers of the recent decade—on this day, many deals can be found online for  items that are on sale in stores. Like Black Friday, many people participate in this sales day, and items go out of stock quickly. Although this holiday doesn’t require you to stand out in the freezing cold weather all night, it still requires dedication and early shopping if you don’t want to miss out on deals.

With the entirety of these deals being online, the only big factor that can hinder your success to purchasing the items you want is your internet. Many people can miss out on these deals because their internet crashes due to the amount of usage a website goes through, or they just overwork it too fast. If you want to participate in this holiday, make sure your internet is as fast as it can be so you don’t miss out on these amazing deals as well.

As a whole, the sales days can be very hectic, but offer some great deals that you don’t want to miss. If you are willing to put aside the chaos you may encounter while competing for these items, you can actually have a good time while shopping and get a lot of your holiday shopping done. Whether you choose to do your shopping on Black Friday, Cyber Monday or both, make sure you are fully prepared for the events that will unfold on these days.