Black Friday Is it worth it? Videth delude
“Black Friday” Coined in 1960s to mark the kickoff to the Christmas shopping season “Black” refers to stores moving from the “red” to the “black,” back when accounting records were kept by hand, and red ink indicated a loss, and black a profit. Since the start of the modern Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in 1924, the Friday after Thanksgiving has been known as the unofficial start to a bustling holiday shopping season. In the 1960's, police in Philadelphia griped about the congested streets, clogged with motorists and pedestrians, calling it “Black Friday.”
Retail Stores Competition Hours Prices Sales Doorbuster Ads in advance
Consumers: Ritual Enjoy the competition and shopping energy Christmas shopping Best deals List /Map out their target Camp out/ Wait in long lines
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