Friday, November 27, 2009

Black Friday


As I think of all my childhood memories celebrating with family and friends. It just occured to me how did the day after Thanksgiving become the biggest shopping day of the year "aka Black Friday"?  For those who don't know Black Friday is traditionally the day that retailers whose sales were in the red (i.e., posting a loss on the books) to being in the black (i.e., turning a profit) all year long, are now profitable. It is the unofficial start of the Christmas holiday shopping season.

Some of the larger retailers  have been reported to open as early as midnight on the start of Black Friday and remain open for 24 hours throughout the day until midnight the following Saturday. Upon opening, retailers offer doorbuster deals  and other shopping incentives to draw people to their stores. 

I will be home relaxing that day, eating turkey leftovers!

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