For years, Black Friday has brought the crazy out in people. I mean standing out in the middle of the night in arctic temperatures brand of crazy. At the end of the ice-cold, wait-till-midnight-to-shop hysteria is an expensive piece of electronic equipment discounted by $100. Then, after great feats of effort, you wrap up the expensive piece of electronic equipment and give it to someone else. Sadly, I’m here to announce that Black Friday might be coming to an end.
Bloomberg notes that sales were down this last Black Friday. The biggest culprit was the number of retailers trying to get a jump on Friday by offering Thanksgiving sales. However, the article also notes that many retailers have been offering deals all week. This defeats the magic of Black Friday, which was that all retailers initiated holiday specials at the same time. As deals spread out, the need to hit the stores at midnight fades. This could be the beginning of the end for Black Friday.
What are your thoughts? Could Black Friday be drawing to a close?
Now that I’ve either made your day or ruined your life. I leave you with this week’s Yakezie Carnival.
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