Cyber Monday vs. Black Friday

Natily Hall , Writer

The week of Thanksgiving is upon us, and with Christmas just a couple weeks away, holiday sales are beginning to pop up. During the holidays Black Friday and Cyber Monday gives shoppers a chance to buy some of the best products at lower prices, making them debate whether they should go to the store or shop online

According to Business Insider, “Black Friday is a better time to buy newer, big-ticket items. It’s also the best day to shop in stores. Cyber Monday is a better day to shop for tech deals and smaller gifts. You’ll also see slightly better discounts online”

Many local shops and chain retailers are affected by by Black Friday, especially when full capacity strikes and the lines start.

A Lot of people will come here [Fenton’s Open Book] instead of going to the malls and still may get the same type deals as they would there,” Karen Piacentini, owner of Fenton’s Open Book Book, said. “If you’re looking for a certain book or wide variety you’re going to want to go to a bookstore, that’s what a lot of people do during the holidays. They come with their lists so they can get what they are looking for.”

Cyber Monday has been making more and more money every year, while technology advances and websites make it quicker and easier to make and deliver purchases. Cyber Monday can be easier than Black Friday, and with no lines.

According to Adobe News, In 2016 online shopping for Cyber Monday is on track to hit a new record of $3.39 billion,a 10.2 percent increase from last year. This will mark the largest online sales day in history, with Black Friday at $3.34 billion dollars spent.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are both times to buy gifts for the holidays, with sales just in time for Christmas. This is the time for shoppers to get the deals on expensive brands, online or in-store.