Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Foundation Digital shares some facts about Black Friday-related deaths.
Is a deeply discounted television, laptop or smartphone worth risking your life over? For years, Black Friday has asked American shoppers this very question, and for years, they’ve responded with a resounding, “Give me that Xbox One or I will stab you in the face!” The front lines of Black Friday have become consumer war zones. Getting into a store just as the doors open means you risk getting punched, trampled, stabbed or shot. Lots of unlucky shoppers have left stores in the backs of ambulances. Some even unluckier ones have left in body bags. Black Friday may be the official start of the holiday shopping season, but if you’re not careful, it may also be the official end of your life.