Black Friday Sales have begun and so has the madness. Every year, the post-Thanksgiving weekend on the calendar is marked as a shopper’s delight, what with heavy discounts, crazy price drops and reasonable offers crowding the market. A primarily American tradition, the popularity of Black Friday – which this year falls on November 26 – now extends beyond into other countries across the world as well.
Digital stores and e-commerce establishments have greatly bolstered the global culture of intercontinental festival celebrations, an upcoming example of which is Black Friday. From Africa to India to Australia, businesses are taking slices out of the pie to encourage sales around what is the busiest shopping time of the year in the United States.
Home appliances, technology and clothes have remained among the top popular sale items during Black Friday sales. Shoppers find savings are most profitable when investing in enduring objects of use. It’s not as ‘adult’ as that though. Netizens flocking to social media to relay ideas of what they plan on buying this time around show that hoarding up on indulgences like scented candles that will probably never be lit and hauls of heels that will never be worn are still consumer favourite choices.
Here Are Some Things Women Have An Eye On, This Black Friday Sales Season
1. Adulting hard with furniture and kitchen solutions
This Black Friday haul is all about furniture and kitchen appliances. Also, I’m thrilled. This is 28.
— Dev Machette (@DevMachette_) November 22, 2021
2. Classic DVDs to settle in with during the holiday season
Final Black Friday haul. pic.twitter.com/zfClYqs4UG
— Reyna Cervantes (@Jfcdoomblade) November 22, 2021
3. Of course, every thrift shopper’s heaven
The SHEIN haul I’m about to do on Black Friday… pic.twitter.com/P7jsfIG7mG
— E. ❤️ (@_explicitlyerin) November 22, 2021
4. Work clothes return to fashion with the world opening back up post-pandemic
the black friday sales* coinciding with my actual need to buy a whole new bunch of work clothes and shoes is so wonderful
*still very unsure why this has become a thing in aus, but i’m not complaining 🤷♀️
— georgie carroll (@fansumption) November 23, 2021
5. Makeup and beauty products, just for hoarding thrills
I've lived in pajamas for 2 years. I gotta take advantage of Black Friday sales and get some "going into the office clothes." Instead I'm buying more makeup.
— Becky Blackman (@beckyb89) November 23, 2021
6. Workout clothes are big in demand; (Has living for months in pyjamas left anyone with any gym motivation though?)
The only thing getting my money for Black Friday is the workout clothes I’ve been waiting to treat myself to pic.twitter.com/IQ2uvmMtg6
— ann (@inthangelavong) November 22, 2021
7. Dishwashers, among other appliances. This is good investment at lowered costs
Anyone see any Black Friday deals on appliances? I need a new dishwasher.
— One Ordinary Girl (@audri_em) November 23, 2021
What Else Social Media Is Saying About Black Friday Sales
Meanwhile, there’s a bunch asking valid questions on the high-value stuff that actually needs to go on sale – from flight tickets to gas to love.
the gas station gonna have any black friday sales ❓
— keanu (@kuhnoo_mk2) November 19, 2021
Can't wait for the Black Friday Sales. Maybe I can find a man on sale
— ᏚᎢᎬᎬᏞ ™ (@TheWidowmakerX) November 16, 2021
wake me up when they have black friday sales on plane tickets
— rhyjell. (@jellzman) November 22, 2021
Many online are simultaneously drawing attention to the fact that small business owners may feel undue pressure to offer Black Friday sales, even without the capacity to do so. Netizens are showing solidarity with that section of sellers, telling them it is okay not to participate in massive price drops.
Dear small business owner,
Do not be pressured into offering Black Friday sales. If your business can’t afford it, it is okay.
— Anne-Marie (@Anne_MarieSx) November 22, 2021