Here comes one of the best times of the year for shopping: Black Friday. I have no idea how black this Friday is going to be this year, but, certainly, it is going to be huge and exciting! While some big online shops have already started their special offers, some are going to start today. You need to be ready to take the best deals for whatever you need.
You can find your desired items in any category, and save cash. Clothing, shoes, health and beauty products, books, dolls and toys, television sets and so on. Be sure to make a list of your requirements, because some deals stay for a short time. And make a plan for your purchases, whether you are going to do them online or on the stores themselves. Take your time and do some research to find the best deals for anything you want.
For many years, Black Friday has been the most crowded shopping day in the United States. In 2019, it will happen on 29th, the day after Thanksgiving, which is the beginning of the Christmas shopping season as usual. Some local shops may open their Black Friday sale midnight, and if there is a doorbuster deal around you, you need to be there as soon as possible. Online doorbusters are not uncommon these days. So keep an eye on the websites and the exact timings.
If you want to avoid the hustle and bustle of this big shopping day, you can easily do your shopping online, because the rivalry among online shops for offering the best prices is big, and you will be able to search and compare your desires items, to have the best deals and best prices, instead of wasting time in the traffic, or getting lost and desperate for buying a specific items in the overcrowded shops.
But why is it called “Black Friday”? The term “Black Friday” as a reference to the day after Thanksgiving was used for the first time in a magazine named Factory Management and Maintenance in 1951, but it had nothing to do with shopping. In the early 1960s, Philadelphia and Rochester always experienced an insane amount of traffic and crowd congestion with the start of Christmas shopping time, and in order to describe that condition, the police picked up “Black Friday” to explain this phenomenon.
The former Philadelphia Bulletin reporter, Joseph P. Barret, says: “The term “Black Friday” came out of the old Philadelphia Police Department’s traffic squad. The cops used it to describe the worst traffic jams which annually occurred in Center City on the Friday after Thanksgiving. In the early 1960s, Kleger and I put together a front-page story for Thanksgiving and we appropriated the police term “Black Friday” to describe the terrible traffic conditions.”
It was November 29, 1975, when this term appeared in The New York Times, referring to it as “the busiest shopping and traffic day of the year in Philadelphia”. And in the 1980s, retailers started to use this term as a reference to one of the most important days for shopping, occurring a day after Thanksgiving. It was the time for gaining more profit and marking the amount of profit in black, as highlighted in the book “The Origins of Black Friday”.
Such events helped to popularize this term, but according to theblackfriday.com, this term was chiefly popularized through the internet. Since 2003 deals some websites started to highlight “Black Friday sales” and the retailers took advantage of the idea to increase their profit. Nowadays, the majority of Black Friday deals are available on the web. And they are common in many parts of the world.
More often than not, Black Friday deals are the best you see during the year. While some offers last for days, price drops in shops may only last one day or only a few hours. So get prepared, take your chance and do your best shopping in 2019.