Why do people spend so much money on Black Friday and why is it called Black Fri

  1. DaveL profile image88
    DaveLposted 7 years ago

    Why do people spend so much money on Black Friday and why is it called Black Friday?

    As someone from the UK, I'm pretty clueless about why Black Friday is what it is and why it's so popular? It's starting to make it's way in to UK parlance now, as Amazon UK has had Black Friday offers, but we don't do Thanks Giving so it seems a bit odd for us to do it to.

  2. CaravanHolidays profile image60
    CaravanHolidaysposted 7 years ago

    The UK tends to follow the US in many ways, irrespective of rhyme or reason

  3. ron0540 profile image61
    ron0540posted 7 years ago

    Very quick and easy to answer this one.  "Black" refers to the start of profit time for retail outlets, as opposed to "Being in the Red" or not making a profit for the rest of the year, again for retail outlets.
    This day has come to symbolize the beginning of the Christmas Shopping season.  All the stores and all the on-line retail outlets, Amazon, Ebay, etc,etc, bust out all the really special deals, sales prices, and the shopping public goes crazy, going to stores at 2am, 3am, some stores allow people to "camp out" the few days before the sales begin.  It has gotten totally out of control, but it is or has become an icon kicking off the Christmas Holiday Season.
    "Only In America".

 
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