- Tram Ho
Black Friday, or "Black Friday," is set for the first Friday after Thanksgiving. Although it is not until tomorrow (local time) that Black Friday officially takes place, but from today, there are many Americans queuing to wait for shopping. With a discount of up to 80%, many people in New York City seem to have 'defied it all' to buy discounted items, according to the New York Times.
"I'm the first in line," screamed Maria Acosta, 58, leaning against the door of the Best Buy store near Columbus Circle. "There's no problem. You're the number two," shouted Ali Ammar, another shopper nearby.
On the afternoon of Thanksgiving, most Americans stay home to prepare roast turkeys – an indispensable dish for dinner on this year's most special holiday. But with Acosta, she got up early in the morning to grill turkeys, told her kids to watch the oven before visiting an electronics store from 8am to buy a discounted TV.
The price of only $ 199 for the 58-inch Insignia brand's 58-inch TV made Ascota 'defiant', even when she was carrying ovarian cancer. Every week, she had to go for chemotherapy at least once.
" I had just had chemo yesterday. The doctor told me to stay home to rest, " Acosta revealed. " I replied to the doctor, 'take a break? No, I'm going shopping tomorrow, '" she laughed and gasped. " I knew I might die of cancer. But anyway, you still have to live this life. I want a bigger and more beautiful TV ".
Hundreds of people lined up in front of JCPenney retail store in Queens Center shopping center in Elmhurst area to wait for the opening hours at 14:00, despite strong winds.
According to the New York Times, shoppers here are closely monitored by a police officer and a store security officer.
"They have to do this, because a few years ago there was a stampede when shopping," said a security officer working in the central business district.
Most of the people queuing here are attracted by the $ 7.99 discount program for many of the products on sale at the JCPenney store. With this super cheap price, shoppers can buy a Black & Decker toaster machine, which has the original price of about $ 70.
"I just bought a $ 10 iron and an iron pot set for $ 50. This store has very good prices," says Nilesh Shah, 46, an accountant in Queens district, New York City (USA) excitedly told the New York Times reporter.
"The whole family is waiting for me to come back to prepare the Thanksgiving dinner at 4:30 pm," Patricia Hurtado, a Queens resident, said as she waited for Macy's supermarket to open at 15:00. According to the sharing of Patricia Hurtado, she plans to buy a pair of diamond earrings with a discount of up to 70% to only 50 USD. With such a deep discount, Hurtado is ready to 'skip' dinner on Thanksgiving Day – often considered the most hearty dinner of the year for Westerners.
"I know it's hard to buy, because so many people are queuing here like I am. However, this price is too good to ignore, not to mention tomorrow the number of shoppers is crowded more than today, "said Hurtado.
Consult the New York Times
Source : Trí Thức Trẻ