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What are you going to buy this Dark Friday?

  1. Nov 20, 2007 #1
    Black Friday Shopping is coming. As always, it tastes like dead...
    I want to know what every one is planning to buy.Here is my shopping list.
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    LOL. Any feedback is welcome.
     
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  3. Nov 20, 2007 #2

    DaveC426913

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    I have never heard of a Black Friday. I guess it's an American thing?
     
  4. Nov 20, 2007 #3
    I don't know why its "black", but the day after thanksgiving is the busiest shopping day of the year (in US)
     
  5. Nov 20, 2007 #4

    russ_watters

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    It's an American woman thing. The only thing I'm going to buy is beer.
     
  6. Nov 20, 2007 #5

    Mk

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    Oh. I was going to post the same thing. "What is black Friday? Why is it black? Isn't that day Thanksgiving or something?" Then I didn't because I Thought I was the odd one out and everybody else knew. I now pose the same questions! Why is it black? Why buy on that day? No taxes or something?
     
  7. Nov 20, 2007 #6
    It's the "official" start of the Christmas season.
     
  8. Nov 21, 2007 #7
    I think they call it black friday in reference to the fact that many retailer's bottom lines cross over from "red" (negative) into the "black" (positive) meaning they are making a profit, based on this weekend
     
  9. Nov 21, 2007 #8

    Integral

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    Which it the exact reason I STAY HOME!

    Spending money on something I do not need just because it is $5 less then normal is not my idea of savings.
     
  10. Nov 21, 2007 #9

    Mk

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    Well, it sounds like a holiday, but for shopping. A holiday, some made up reason to go have fun.
     
  11. Nov 21, 2007 #10

    Integral

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    Shopping in over crowed malls is fun?
     
  12. Nov 21, 2007 #11

    Astronuc

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    The "Black" in "Black Friday" refers to ink in the ledger books (assuming anyone uses ledger books these days) as opposed to "Red Ink", which was traditionally used to mark a negative balance. The Friday after Thanksgiving and sale period between Thanksgiving and Christmas usually determines profitability for many commerical places.

    I am NOT going shopping.
     
  13. Nov 21, 2007 #12

    Chi Meson

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    Over and over I hear the news about this day, on how it is supposed to be the busiest shopping day of the year, when the busiest shopping day is always actually the day before Christmas (in US). The advertising and sales forces that dominate and direct US culture decided that this Friday after Thanksgiving should be the busiest day, then they announced that it "is" (when it wasn't) and subsequently most Americans believe that it is, and therefore they try to make it so.

    These are the same folks who don't know who they will vote for until they know who will win.
     
  14. Nov 21, 2007 #13

    FredGarvin

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    I call it "black" because it usually demonstrates the lowest possible level humans can sink to in their quest for more crap. The displays of sheer "consumerism gluttony" is pretty appalling IMO.

    I agree with Russ. It's an American woman thing that the business suits picked up on and have exploited to the hilt.
     
  15. Nov 21, 2007 #14
    Same.
     
  16. Nov 21, 2007 #15

    BobG

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    Black Friday is the start of the Christmas shopping season.

    Men have football.

    Women have full contact shopping.

    When you compare the two sports, it's obvious that men are wimps.

    Ironically, the prize in this sport is that the men usually get a really cool Christmas gift while the women usually get whatever happens to be left in the store on Christmas eve. Even a toilet brush is a nice gift if it's wrapped nicely enough. Remember, it's the thought that counts.
     
  17. Nov 21, 2007 #16

    Evo

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    I need a toilet brush. I didn't move mine.

    Can I have a man with that?

    :blushing:
     
  18. Nov 21, 2007 #17
    wonders if the Ty-D-Bowl man is still around
     
  19. Nov 21, 2007 #18

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    What does it have to do with being a woman thing? I stay home too. I don't know how it's still the busiest shopping day of the year since everyone I know stays as far away from malls as possible because they don't want to be out in crowded stores.

    I think the best day to go shopping and get great sale prices is Dec. 26. :uhh:

    I've already done most of my Christmas shopping...I HATE going to malls between Thanksgiving and Christmas, so try to do as much shopping as possible in early November.
     
  20. Nov 21, 2007 #19

    DaveC426913

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    On my way...
     
  21. Nov 21, 2007 #20

    Evo

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    :!!)
     
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