If you were hoping to snag some deals this Black Friday, but fear the wrath of mall-shoppers all across America, Amazon has got you covered. The online shopping website is running sales all week, with additional discounts popping up on Friday. Here are sixthings you can get at great prices during Amazon's Black Friday sale this year.
Firstly, here's a little background on Black Friday, and why retailers offer such amazing discounts on the fourth Friday in November. Black Friday always falls on the day after Thanksgiving, and the first official use of the term traces back to the early 1960s, according to Thinkmap Visual Thesaurus. The term "Black Friday" was actually a term that the police used to describe terrible traffic conditions, and a Philadelphia-based reporter named Joseph P. Barrett appropriated the phrase to mean what it still means today. A day that used to be an extra post-holiday day off from school and work to hang with family has become a day to wake up at 5 a.m. and head to the mall.
The age of online shopping means never having to miss a sale, but still, websites like Amazon opt to offer additional discounts on Black Friday. So if your Black Friday shopping style is spending about 10 minutes from the comfort of your own home browsing deals instead of playing tug-of-war over a purse with a fellow shopper, here are six departments Amazon is majorly discounting this Black Friday.