Today is Black Friday, at least in America. The day after Thanksgiving when retailers expect you to do your duty and spend oodles of your hard-earned cash on items you don’t actually need.
This video shows a Best Buy store opening its doors at 5am on the morning of Black Friday 2006. As you can see, there aren’t exactly a lack of people waiting to grab a bargain.
The thing is, as good as the price reductions may be, I don’t think I could stand battling hordes of rampaging crowds such as this in order to save myself $100. Is it actually worth the hassle?
With the worldwide recession now in full swing, this year’s Black Friday is probably more important to retailers than any before, but I can see most people staying at home. Which should at least prevent dangerous crowd surges such as this.