Alleged Target Scam Exposed On Black Friday
There’s an alleged Target scam that was exposed on Black Friday and it was all done by someone on TikTok. Black Friday is a big day for retailers. They set prices to get you good deals just in time for Christmas. Well, one person on TikTok was looking at the prices at their local Target store. Firstly, she found a Samsung television that was originally priced for $649.99. That was a Black Friday deal. Secondly, she ended up pulling out the price sign and discovered that the Black Friday deal was the exact same sale price as the original price. Finally, she also found two other televisions that had the same price for Black Friday as the original price.
Check out the Tik Tok discovering the issue below.
According to WalletHub, Black Friday isn’t what it used to be. In 2022, 130.2 million shoppers went online to make purchases where as 122.7 million hit the ground running, in stores. Shoppers used to have to wait in lines, starting late on Thanksgiving night. Over the past few years, deals have started as early as October making the rush and excitement of Black Friday not as intriguing.
Why Is It Called Black Friday?
According to britannica.com there are many people who believe that Black Friday comes from businesses that operated a financial loss or in the red until the day after Thanksgiving. They say this is not true and that the term dates back to the early 1960’s. Britannica.com says, “when police officers in Philadelphia began using the phrase “Black Friday” to describe the chaos that resulted when large numbers of suburban tourists came into the city to begin their holiday shopping and, in some years, attend Saturday’s annual Army-Navy football game. The huge crowds created a headache for the police, who worked longer shifts than usual as they dealt with traffic jams, accidents, shoplifting, and other issues.”