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Emily Starbuck Crone

Holiday weekend shopping

Today is loved by many and hated by just as many. It is Black Friday, which falls every year on the Friday after Thanksgiving. On this date, most retailers drop their prices and offer killer sales, so consumers flood to the malls and stores like rabid animals. So much money is spent that it often puts retailers who are in the red (debt) into the black (profitability).

On Black Friday, many of us will abuse our credit cards.While there are incredible deals to be had, much money is also spent unnecessarily in the frenzy. It's hard not to go nuts with the credit cards when you see blowout sales everywhere you turn. But the crowds can be wild, with lines out the door for hours.

Last year, a store employee was actually trampled to death at a Wal-Mart. So if you choose to face Black Friday, be careful and spend wisely!



2 Comment(s)

Laura said:

Emily, it was a Walmart employee, not a shopper, who was trampled to death last year on Black Friday.


Dan Ray Author Profile Page said:

Thanks, Laura, for the correction. We should have caught that; I blame triptophan poisoning.

The text has been updated to reflect the change.


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