Consumer experts do not expect a big rush on Friday | So Good News
WASHINGTON – Black Friday is known for its huge sales and huge crowds. But while retailers are offering deep discounts, consumer experts say they don’t expect a huge rush to stores.
FOX 5’s Ayesha Khan went to the Tanger Outlets in Oxon Hill and noticed it was busy. Khan says the lines “do not exist as we have seen in previous years.”
According to experts, the reason retailers may not be in a rush this year is that consumers are expecting bigger and better products, especially as rising prices affect their wallets. The background is different from a year ago when buyers bought early because of the worry of not finding anything on their list.
Meanwhile, early Black Friday shoppers at Oxon Hill’s Tanger Outlets are taking advantage of the small crowd.
“I came early because, one, I wake up very early in the morning, I woke up. But all I had was Friday, “said Aly Roy, a Black Friday seller. “I just thought I had to pack something really special for my lovely daughter. She has a field trip so I can’t wait to see her carry this. [backpack]. She’s so beautiful, so hardworking, so I just want her to keep having fun. “
A second shopper, Kuinta Lum, also shared his thoughts on Black Friday.
“Big sales are happening today, so I’m just trying to buy things. I just like to be in shape, I like to go to the stores and buy,” said Lum. “I don’t like to shop online. I like to work; I like to be physically active.”
Shoppers shouldn’t take prices for granted when shopping on Black Friday, experts say. Some say retailers will have the best deals, but you should always do extra research to make sure you’re saving as much as possible, both in-store and online.