This is how much an average Black Friday shopper spends


The average Black Friday shopper plans on spending over $500 this year, according to new research.

The fascinating new statistic emerged in a new study examining the upcoming shopping holiday and found the average American thinks they’ll spend $520 this Black Friday.

The survey, conducted by Slickdeals, polled 2,000 Americans on all things Black Friday and found that not only is Black Friday still thriving, but over half of us will be hitting the stores that day.

So what’s at the top of Black Friday shopping lists this year? Clothes (53 percent), a laptop or computer (47 percent), and a TV (37 percent) are the most coveted items, per usual.

But most people may not be buying those items for themselves. In fact, 33 percent of Americans say they’ll only be shopping for others come Black Friday.

Respondents also said they’d endure traveling to three different stores just to find the products they have their eye on this Black Friday.

But one in five easy-going Americans say they’d rather avoid the stores and shop online from the comfort of their own homes on Cyber Monday.

During the Black Friday season, sometimes Americans are forced to choose: Thanksgiving dinner or shopping for great deals.

In fact, the average American said they would leave their Thanksgiving dinner to buy an item that was 44 percent off retail price.

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