Why Is Black Friday A Frustrating Experience For Some Shoppers?
For many reasons, Black Friday could be a frustrating experience for some shoppers.
Here are a few of its main reasons below:
- Long lines of shoppers in front of stores
- Massive traffic jams on the road and inside stores
- Chaos such as rush, fights, unnecessary arguments
- Lack of shopping items
1. Long Lines of Shoppers In Front of Stores
This is the first reason why Black Friday is a frustrating experience for most shoppers.
Nobody wants to wait for so long in line. But on Black Friday, this becomes mandatory for a lot of shoppers.
Even, some shoppers visit at midnight and start making lines for shopping.
Do you know? In 2011, a woman in Porter Ranch, California, in front of a Walmart store used pepper spray on 20 of her fellow shoppers.
Later, when police asked her about the incident, she told them that she was getting frustrated waiting for so long in the long line.
2. Massive Traffic Jams On The Road And Inside Stores
Black Friday is the beginning of the Christmas shopping season in the United States of America.
In this case, massive traffic jams on the road and inside stores are very common to see. It continues for almost a week. In fact, the term Black Friday became popular because of this reason.
It is said that in the years between 1952-1961, the Police administration of Philadelphia and Rochester used the term to describe the first Friday after Thanksgiving.
The police administration used the term in a negative sense.
Not all shoppers enjoy this massive crowd.
3. Chaos Such As Rush, Fights, And Unnecessary Arguments
On Black Friday, it is not uncommon to see fights, rushes, and unnecessary arguments among people.
Every year, more than 12 people die in the United States during Black Friday shopping and more than 100 also get injured.
Even, I have some experience to see people fight like cats and dogs for a single product.
Do you know? In 2008, more than 2000 crazy shoppers broke the doors of a Walmart store in New York and entered trampling a 34-year-old employee Jdimytai Damour. The man died on the spot.
4. Lack of Shopping Items
Black Friday is a day of huge discounts and so much shopping.
But at the same time, due to a lot of shopping, sometimes some people lack buying products at stores.
It frustrates some shoppers too.