Black Friday

on Nov 12, 2007 @ 10:22 pm

We've been working hard in the deals section to find the best sales and bargains we hope will interest you. With Black Friday coming up, we want to focus on the door-crashers and other specials you are waiting for.

Tell us what you're looking for, and we'll scour our sources to find them in an upcoming blog post! Canadians, don't feel left out - we'll do a similar search for your Boxing Day shopping.

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Ah, Black Friday on Nov 15, 2007 @ 05:44 pm

Ah, Black Friday. Such an American institution. I gave it a whirl several years back and it sure is something else! But, I think I live by the credo "been there done that" re: black friday. But I love hearing about everyone's deals. Can't wait to hear what people scored!

??? on Nov 16, 2007 @ 12:39 pm

At the risk of sounding ignorant... what is Black Friday?

Feisty Redhead
ugh... on Nov 16, 2007 @ 02:49 pm

I loathe shopping as it is; crowds bother me. I avoid shopping after Thanksgiving till mid-January if I can possibly help it. Unless there is something I really need to pick up myself, I just write up a list for my dad and let him do the shopping, since he isn't as bothered by the crowds as I am.

Anonymous - black Friday = the day after Thanksgiving when most if not all the stores open early and kick off their Christmas sales. Not sure how they came up with "black Friday" for it but I'd be willing to guess it has something to do with the big headache it seems to give a lot of people. lol My experiences the few times I've braved the crowds because I actually needed something it seems *everyone* feels a need to be out shopping and rather than being all jolly and Christmas spirit-y they are more rude and ignorant than usual on black Friday. *shrug*

the wisdome of wikipedia on Nov 16, 2007 @ 04:08 pm

This is Wikipedia's explanation of the origin of the term "Black Friday":

"The term "Black Friday" has been traced back to the 1970s. "Black Friday" was originally so named because of the heavy traffic on that day, although most contemporary uses of the term refer instead to it as the beginning of the period in which retailers are in the black (i.e., turning a profit)."

Hmmmm, perhaps a better phrase is "Green Friday."

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