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Thursday, November 28, 2019

Vanessa Friedman: [T]here's no such thing as Black Friday anymore, not in a literal sense. It long ago escaped -- or transcended -- its original meaning and location, leaping beyond United States borders to establish itself in other countries and continents, to become just another shopping day in a sea of shopping days. ... "Black Friday used to be the greatest day in retail all year,"[market researcher Marshal] Cohen said. "Now it's becoming background noise."




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I was never into getting up at o'dark thirty to fight the masses to save a few dollars. Now I do Cyber Monday if there is anything I want.

#1 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2019-11-28 10:19 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Stores should shut down for Thanksgiving and the day after. Make it a real family holiday, like it used to be.

#2 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-11-28 10:41 AM | Reply

It means the day the Catholic Church went gunning for the Knights Templar.

#3 | Posted by Zed at 2019-11-28 10:45 AM | Reply

It means the day the Catholic Church went gunning for the Knights Templar.

No it doesn't, what a myopic view of the world.

"black" means profitable, and BlackFriday is named as the supposed day companies are finally profitable, or "in the black".

#4 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-11-28 10:59 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

No, it means people can go out and buy stuff that's been marked up twice and marked down once.

#5 | Posted by Twinpac at 2019-11-28 11:02 AM | Reply


Nope it was actually coined by the employees because hordes of cheap ass customers jamming your store being just the worst.

Then the owners stole it for the reasons you mention and now it's common vernacular.

#6 | Posted by TaoWarrior at 2019-11-28 11:05 AM | Reply

Black friday in one pic:


#7 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-11-28 11:41 AM | Reply

No it doesn't, what a myopic view of the world.

#4 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2

There's no room for humor in your personality.

#8 | Posted by Zed at 2019-11-28 11:57 AM | Reply

There's no room for humor in your personality.

#8 | Posted by Zed

Hahahaha. That's hilarious coming from humorless Saint Zed, the retort's wannabe Robespierre.

#9 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-11-28 12:05 PM | Reply

What Does 'Black Friday' Even Mean Anymore?

WTF did it ever mean?

#10 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-11-28 01:39 PM | Reply



Black Friday is meaningless now. All the stores are jumping the gun. My wife was looking for a Laptop at Bestbuy the other day. The clerk said that all the Black Friday prices have been in effect since November 1st.

#11 | Posted by shane at 2019-11-28 02:00 PM | Reply

If you never worked it you'll never know.

I've been in retail before.

#12 | Posted by HanoverFist at 2019-11-28 06:43 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"The blacks love me".

#13 | Posted by LesWit at 2019-11-28 07:33 PM | Reply


#14 | Posted by hamburglar at 2019-11-28 07:40 PM | Reply

#14 It makes you a jolly good fellow.

#15 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2019-11-28 08:02 PM | Reply

>black friday
It's definitely rayciss, especially when hordes of melanin-enriched individuals cause a stampede and preemptively exit without paying.

#16 | Posted by berserkone at 2019-11-29 01:16 AM | Reply

White supremacists need to F! off from this site

#17 | Posted by hamburglar at 2019-11-29 06:59 AM | Reply

Black Friday is mob rule.


#18 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-11-29 08:14 AM | Reply

#11 | Posted by shane

They weren't in effect since 11/1. Trust me on that one. They let some of the actual black Friday pricing out on Sunday but not all and it wasn't all month for sure.

#19 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2019-11-29 12:01 PM | Reply

Black Friday is everywhere. In Europe, it lasts from the end of November through early December.

Europe has a bit of an advantage though, because they can market it alongside Weinachtsmarkt, sell gluhwein, and make it an event.

Far more enjoyable then waiting at the door at Best Buy.

#20 | Posted by madbomber at 2019-11-29 01:03 PM | Reply

In east Texas, it means the hicks will line up in Walmart starting at 7 pm, insulting anyone who crosses "their" spot to dare buy groceries.
For this, they earn the right to be first to buy second-rate movies, Chinese electronics, then go home and tell each other how Gohmert and Trump are pwning China.

#21 | Posted by e1g1 at 2019-11-29 05:50 PM | Reply

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