My Zone asked pupils from the coast if they think Black Friday has any significance and whether is it a good or bad practice.

03 December 2019 | Opinion

Lindley Appollis

Emmatjie Gaoses

$30. I agree with what my dad says that they just put on fancy colours and say something is on special, when in fact it’s like a Venus flytrap.

Even though many people see Black Friday as a waste of money, I think that it is a good thing. It gives people the opportunity to buy gifts for their loved ones, seeing that Christmas is just around the corner. This gives regular consumers the opportunity to be able to afford certain things that they couldn’t afford before.

I think it’s a good way for shops to clear their old stock and make space for new stock, especially for those special December gifts and items with festive themes. It also promotes more sales, due to a dedicated day being set aside for Black Friday. In my opinion it’s a win-win for both businesses and customers.

From my point of view, Black Friday only brings negative vibes. Firstly, as seen before in Windhoek and South Africa, it can get dangerous and violent, with people storming shops to get their hands on a certain item. Honestly, the shopping rage isn’t worth it. It also encourages people to spend money they don’t have.

It is a good thing. It gives people who aren’t as well off an opportunity to buy the really expensive things at a cheaper price. I feel it gives them a chance to feel like ‘I can have it all’, even if it is just for that day. It also gives businesses the opportunity to make more money, which in the end gives our economy a boost for the day.

In my opinion Black Friday gives people the chance to buy things at a much lower price, which are normally much more expensive. By now people know Black Friday is celebrated in November, so it gives them a great chance to save a little something extra throughout the year.

Black Friday isn't a good thing because it leads to chaos; it's just a way of institutions making more money out of people by coming up with ideas that look like the consumers are benefiting, but they aren't.

Black Friday has its negative and positive sides. The bad thing is how crowded it gets on the day and how everyone doesn't get what they want. Some people even get hurt in the process. On the other hand, it’s always great to have specials and marked down prices on items and it’s a time of the year that everyone awaits eagerly.

I do like purchasing cheap stuff on this day, but that doesn’t come close to the traffic lines and rude drivers you get to experience on the day. We are all aware how bad traffic sometimes gets, and it only increases on Black Friday. Crowded stores and long lines can turn the calmest people into terrifying lunatics and any store can turn into a mob scene or into a fight club.

I think it is a good thing as people who can't usually afford certain things get to buy luxury items.

Black Friday is a good way to kick off the festive season. You can now buy that one thing you’ve been wanting for months that you couldn’t afford or you can use it as an opportunity to buy Christmas presents.

I think Black Friday is good because a lot of people get the chance to buy things they cannot normally afford, in order to improve their lives.

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