Though Black Friday has plenty of upsides, one of its cons is that it distracts people from Thanksgiving. It is easy to oversee the importance of Thanksgiving since stores over-advertise their Black Friday sales. Rather than being with family and showing gratitude on Thanksgiving, some people are more focused on getting the best deals of Black Friday.


As we know Black Friday is all about shopping at discounted prices, however it’s hard to keep track of how much you’re spending. Low prices can cause a shopper to constantly add items to their cart, which could potentially lead to overspending. It’s hard to resist Black Friday shopping and some people are easily fooled by its deals and spend more money than anticipated. 


A major con of Black Friday is its tendency to be referred to as a “violent” holiday. Black Friday is extremely popular in the United States and creates a huge crowd of shoppers in stores, and sometimes these crowds are hard to control. Since there is a limited stock of discounted items, people want the most expensive items to buy at a cheaper price before they run out. People will push and shove to get items like flat screen TVs, gaming consoles, or the newest phone just to save lots of money on the newest gadgets. Clearly, Black Friday can inflict violence upon aggressive shoppers. 


As previously mentioned, Black Friday can be a great day of fun and spending time with your family. However if you aren’t careful, you can easily spend too much money in one store or even risk getting hurt by aggressive shoppers. Most importantly, we mustn’t forget the importance of Thanksgiving and to shop safely this Black Friday.