Black Friday, the so-called beginning of the Chrismas shopping season where folks hit up department stores and duke it out over discounted goods right after giving thanks. Twitter took a moment to highlight all of the horror stories brought on by the day.
This is precisely why Cyber Monday is better.
With great discounts comes fades, trampling and full-on mayhem as people fight over the last television down or a toaster oven. While the day has taken a backseat in favor of folks sitting home and completing their holiday shopping safely on the internet, there are still some who will venture out immediately after their Thanksgiving meals in hopes of landing that highly sought after gift for a great price.
In honor of the day Twitter users made sure to reflect on the turmoil that day usually brings by sharing videos and photos from shopping malls, Best Buy, Wal-Mart and wherever folks like to do their Black Friday shopping. If these don’t scare you out of risking it all to get a PlayStation 4 on sale nothing will.
Hit the gallery below to see the madness that accompanies the doorbuster sales that Black Friday brings every year.
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that time when the uk press turned up at pc world to catch the black friday madness and one guy showed up pic.twitter.com/Zac04sRyRb— Jonno (@jonnohopkins) November 23, 2018
Here’s another angle of the chaos in the first post of this thread. pic.twitter.com/y0wQbtdbGl— @MF_Brown (@MF_Brown) November 23, 2018
I don’t know where this is, but multiple people getting trampled here. https://t.co/P6Lmyf1nHs— @MF_Brown (@MF_Brown) November 23, 2018
They are removing injured people at this Caribbean location pic.twitter.com/xDLcJrX9OQ— @MF_Brown (@MF_Brown) November 23, 2018
The glass is close to shattering in this video. People really want those deals. pic.twitter.com/tbTwgNNU08— @MF_Brown (@MF_Brown) November 23, 2018
This one is spectacular. There is so much pressure from people being pushed on the entrance of the store that they have employees trying to keep the glass panes in place. Who do you think will win this battle? pic.twitter.com/fohJ1c62zD— @MF_Brown (@MF_Brown) November 23, 2018
This one is a bit different. This man was found at a restroom in Wal-Mart. pic.twitter.com/aWUfWwtJxg— @MF_Brown (@MF_Brown) November 23, 2018
https://t.co/IDgOsjeYVl #Alabamamallshooting! Black Friday Horror gunman killed, two injured. The shooting sparked horror and panic among the crowds of bargain hunters who had flocked to the mall after Thanksgiving dinner to snap up discounts. pic.twitter.com/KnTd5HkHk0— What In The World! (@sharingmore) November 23, 2018