Black Friday with Finest.im
Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving and is widely considered the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. The term “Black Friday” gained popularity in the early 2000s through its use on websites for online sales intended to compete with sales at physical stores. As the term spread across the USA through the internet, traditional retailers officially adopted the term as well.
What Does Black Friday Mean?
In the USA., Thanksgiving Day is the fourth Thursday of November. The next day, Black Friday, is the most popular shopping holiday of the year, with many retailers reserving their largest discounts and best sales for that specific day.
The name is also connected to the term “in the black,” which represents profits in accounting. Many retailers operate at a loss for most of the year (in the red) and make a profit during the holiday shopping season in November and December.
Beginning in 2013 and 2014, more and more retailers began moving back the start time of their Black Friday deals from the early morning hours of Friday morning to the evening of Thanksgiving Day to lengthen the popular shopping day. Some retailers have gone further, kicking off Black Friday sales as early as the Monday before Thanksgiving Day.
History and Origin
The use of the name Black Friday to refer to the day after Thanksgiving reportedly began in Philadelphia in the 1950s. At the time, police officers in the city used the term internally to reference the large crowds of pedestrians and vehicles that congested Philadelphia’s shopping district annually on that day. The crowds of people and cars resulted in accidents and often violence that required every officer to be on duty to keep order and manage the chaos.
Online Shopping and Black Friday Deals
The most popular Black Friday deals often focus around consumer electronics, such as TVs, computers, tablets, and game systems. While some shoppers are willing to wait in line for hours for a great deal, many more are opting to avoid the crowds and shop online instead.
In response, retailers now offer online shoppers many Black Friday deals that kick off simultaneously with the in-store sales. In addition, stores that provide limited-quantity door-buster discounts may also offer different door-busters exclusively for online shoppers.
The desire to avoid long lines and crowds paved the way for Cyber Monday. Cyber Monday is the Monday directly following Black Friday and is dedicated to online shoppers, with special deals available as often as every hour on some shopping sites. Many Cyber Monday deals start even earlier than Black Friday deals, so it’s a good idea to shop around and check your favourite sites frequently for new sales.
Black Friday with Finest.im
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