Lincoln shopper says Black Friday is for old people & takes a backseat to Cyber Monday

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN)- Over 166 million Americans were expected to shop during Black Friday and Cyber Monday, according to the National Retail Federation.

During Black Friday Channel 8 spoke with dozens of shoppers who shared they enjoy the deals, but some said otherwise.

Lincoln resident Elizabeth Ross said, “I’d say Cyber Monday is a lot bigger these days.”

She wasn’t the only person who felt this way, one Twitter user went viral over the weekend saying “This is the least talked about Black Friday in History.”

Ross added the convenience solidified her choice to participate in Cyber Monday.

“I’d prefer to do most of my shopping on Cyber Monday unless I have specific things that I’m going out for,” she said.

In Lincoln, the only lines to be seen we’re at Bath and Body Works at SouthPointe Pavillions in South Lincoln.

Ross believes Black Friday’s momentum has stalled due to younger generations wanting to shop online instead of in person.

“I would say it is more of the older generation, most younger just choose to do Cyber Monday shopping,” Ross said.

Many older shoppers were asked to speak on the topic but declined.

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