11 insider facts most Black Friday workers know - and you probably don't
No one has more insider knowledge about Black Friday than the sales associates working that day.
To unearth 11 lesser-known facts about Black Friday, Business Insider surveyed more than 40 Black Friday workers.
Whether you want to know what's a terrible deal or how to not get duped, read on for the inside scoop:
If you want Thanksgiving back, stop shopping on Thanksgiving
When associates say they're out of something, they usually mean it
If you're not nice, you may pay the price
Some items are made specifically for Black Friday and are lower quality
They'll even sometimes increase the 'normal' price of an item before the holidays to make the discount seem deeper
Stores will use all sorts of tricks to get you to spend more
In fact, many begin before Black Friday
You rarely ever need to be there when the store opens — the sales last all day
These products would probably have gone on sale anyway
Black Friday sales are usually on older models and are often the same deal as last year
The mall doesn't open until its 'anchor stores' do