Sunday, November 14, 2004

Black Friday

It is soon going to be that time of the year again. I love to shop the Black Friday sales. I tried to convince myself that I should just stay in bed last year - but I couldn't do it knowing there were so many good deals for the people waiting in line @ 6am.

Please post any links you find out about.

Let the games begin!

UPDATED!!!!!!


Here's a link that has current sales:
http://shopforsales.com/sutra1213.html#1213

UPDATED AGAIN!!!!! 11/14/04

More links that I saw posted somewhere:
http://www.bf04.com/
http://blackfridaydeals.ebloggy.com/
http://www.blackfriday2004.com/

Here is a write up from bf04.com on the History of Black Friday:
"The day after Thanksgiving in the United States, is frequently referred to as Black Friday. One of the major U.S. holiday shopping days, it is the day many U.S. consumers begin Christmas shopping. The day is heavily promoted by retailers. The origin of Black Friday comes from the shift to profitability during the holiday season. Black Friday was when retailers went from being unprofitable, or "in the red," to being profitable, or "in the black", at a time when accounting records were kept by hand and red indicated loss and black profit.Last year, Black Friday was a huge day for internet retailers. Amazon.com received 2.5 times as many orders between midnight and noon as it did the same time a year ago, according to company spokesman Paul Capelli. Many other Internet retailers also saw a huge spike in sales as customers jumped online instead of into their cars. This year figures to be just as lucrative, if not more. "

4 comments:

Alison said...

Weird. I've never even heard of Black Friday.

Lame Shrill Owl said...

DIC : (teehee, you abbrv. is dic) People don't go shopping for early morning sales in CA?

Alison said...

On weekends they do I guess. I never do. Too many people.

Mean Dr. Lily said...

DIC --

Black Friday is a retail industry term for the Friday after Thanksgiving. It's the day when most major stores have huge discounts to get people in the door, where they'll hopefully buy other, more profitible, items.