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Old 11-14-2012, 09:30 PM
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Black Friday - The Origin

I didn't know much about it and for others who also would like to know...

Black Friday as a term has been used in multiple contexts, going back to the nineteenth century,
where it was associated with a financial crisis in 1869 in the United States.

The earliest known reference to "Black Friday" to refer to shopping on the day after Thanksgiving was
made in a public relations newsletter from 1961, where it was associated with a financial crisis in 1869
in the United States.

"Black Friday" is the name which the Philadelphia Police Department has given to the Friday following
Thanksgiving Day.

Black Friday is popular as a shopping day for a combination of several reasons. As the first day after the
last major holiday before Christmas it marks the official beginning of the Christmas season. Additionally,
many employers give their employees the day off as part of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend,
increasing the potential number of shoppers.
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:04 PM
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That's why I sleep in and not shop that day! :P
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:03 PM
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We had an Australian online "Black Friday/Cyber Monday" LOL

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SYDNEY (AFP) - It was supposed to be Australia's first national, online shopping mega-sale but "Click Frenzy" sparked angry reactions Wednesday after its website crashed, with shoppers dubbing it "Click Fail".

The widely promoted Click Frenzy, seen as Australia's answer to Cyber Monday online sales in the United States, had promised huge discounts on everything from white goods to baby clothes from major retail stores.

But angry users complained of spending hours after the sale began at 7:00pm Tuesday fruitlessly trying to access the site, while the websites of some individual stores were also frozen by the traffic created by the promotion.
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:32 PM
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i always thinking it was related to remembers day for the people who die in the black plague of Europe some reason it was a Catholic holiday lol

never had a real clue what it was meant for

today it big sells event i know, but how it all started out had no clue ether
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