Sunday, 25 November 2012

Black Friday

I have been receiving emails from on-line retailers—publishers and the like—that refer to a "Black Friday".

In my world Black Friday is a superstitious term used for Friday the 13th. I checked my calendars and there is/was not a Friday 13th in November nor December. I consulted the fount of all knowledge, found this edifying video and all was revealed:

Black Friday


2 comments:

  1. It is a rather odd term, and obviously highly US centric, referring to what is traditionally the single biggest day for US retail sales of the year; the day after Thanksgiving, when most of us are off work and starting our Christmas shopping. In recent years, big sales and absurd opening hours (like 1 AM) at big chain stores have fed the frenzy. I actually took advantage of it this year, purchasing (on line) a long overdue new Dell desktop for $100 less than it was earlier in the week. I make sure to stay clear of brick and mortar stores on this day. Crowds and I don't get along well!

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  2. Ha ha yeah it had me stumped too James. I ended up asking on a TMP thread. To me it was suprising because I have never heard of it before yet this year it was everywhere.

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