Black Friday...

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  1. Erector

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    OK this might sound like a stupid question but... what the hell IS Black Friday??

    I see a lot of people going on about it in different threads (notably about MP SS) but have no idea what the hell it is (we don't have it here in the UK).

    Anyone wanna shed some light?
     
  2. ranoobu

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    It's the day after thanksgiving when stores have crazy friggin sales to try and attract customers to shop there..

    It begins the christmas shopping season.. and is suppose to be the busiest and most profitable day or some crap..

    Black as opposed to being "in the red" .. i think in terms of profit.

    Hence.. Black Friday. Oh.. and you can only eat fish on black friday


    (kidding)
     
  3. Erector

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    Ahhhh ok :)  thanks for clearing that up. One less confused foreigner here now ;) 
     
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    Its basically a huge sale that goes on in various stores the day after our Thanksgiving...which is on Thursday, usually the last one in November. Basically stores sell stuff for ridiculously low prices, to the point where they take a loss. Here, when a business takes a loss, its said that they're in the black.

    Edit: Doh, too late on the explanation.
     
  5. ranoobu

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    Not too late! I explained black being profitable

    THERE ARE NOW TWO SIDES TO THE STORY

    Mine's probably wrong.. i'd google it.. but i'm having too much fun running around these boards right now! :lol 

    Edit: Oh what the hey.. googled "what is black friday" and the first thing that came up:

    Definition: What is Black Friday?
    The day after Thanksgiving in the United States, is frequently referred to as Black Friday.
    General Use: One of the major U.S. holiday shopping days. The day many U.S. consumers begin Christmas shopping. The day is heavily promoted by retailers.

    Origin: The origin of Black Friday comes from the shift to profitability during the holiday season. Black Friday was when retailers went from being unprofitable, or "in the red," to being profitable, or "in the black", at a time when accounting records were kept by hand and red indicated loss and black profit.
     
  6. FreshDebesh

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    Not only was I late, but my facts were reversed! I must be tired.
     
  7. ranoobu

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    or maybe .. IT'S OPPOSITE DAY in FreshDebesh land :lol 

    but yea.. as you see.. i'm tired too... OFF TO READ A CHAPTER/ISSUE OF G.I. JOE BEFORE I HIT THE SACK
     
  8. FreshDebesh

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    That means I have to call myself DebeshFresh.
     
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    No, that is wrong. Retailers loose money up until black friday. They where in the red the whole time. Retailers only make a profit after black friday.
     
  10. ranoobu

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    :lol 
     
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    Reading the whole thread FTW!
     
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    Black fridays have been sucking these last couple of years. The sales have been only like 10% off on most things or stores will take 60% off on something but itll only last until noon that same day. Not to mention that you have to wear elbow pads and carry a bat in order to fight all the other people off. But thats ok, I dont mind seeing the sad face of another person when I grab the last item that they were wanting. Muahahahaha
     
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    Im surprised we havent seen notices about what stores have what for sale by now. Its only a couple of weeks away. The past couple of years have been kind of crappy, imo, but you never know. The last good thing I got was a black leather desk chair with a high back for like $20 bucks. I can't remember where I got it though, I think it was Staples.
     
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    I actually got a huge Target toy catalog in the newspaper last week. I think its funny that they advertise video games for $59 and call it a sale. Like that wasnt the original price to begin with.
     
  18. Mr. Jiggles

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    I noticed.


    Because I'm still waiting for Debesh to send me my totally awesome 500 dollar Macy's card.
    ;) 
     
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    Ya rly Fresh. I need new table linens! And a gravy boat!
     
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    Screw you guys, I'm going home.
     

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