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With Christmas a few weeks away I am getting into shopping mode. I have participated in black Friday two years in a row and have not regretted it. The first year I was out at 5 a.m. and I got just about everything at unbelievably low prices, but the second year my husband waited until 9 a.m. and we got scraps. Black friday is one of the ways that we keep our Christmas spending cost as low as possible.
For those who don’t know, Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving in the United States. It it one of the major U.S. holiday shopping days. in which many U.S. consumers begin Christmas shopping. It’s also the most heavily promoted shopping days by retailers.
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.
This year I am ready. I will be in the car at 4:30 a.m. on my way to Walmart, Best Buy and Toys R Us. I am subscribed to 2 black friday websites. They are supposedly giving me pre black friday top secret sale information. If you want to check some out for yourself click any of the following links.
Do you participate in Black Friday? and What are your Christmas shopping plans? Please leave a comment.