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    Black Friday > What good deals did you get?

    Did anyone do Black Friday shopping? What good deals did you get?

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    Re: Black Friday > What good deals did you get?

    Black Friday is (any) Friday the 13th

    Thats why it's called Black Friday. Where in the world can it possibly be Friday the 13th at the moment ?

    Mayan Calender I presume ?

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    Re: Black Friday > What good deals did you get?

    I scored some good deals on memory at Newegg, although I bought them through the pre-Thanksgiving sale. They have some good stuff over there today though, like 1 TB WD drives for $94.

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    Re: Black Friday > What good deals did you get?

    Quote Originally Posted by Swagman View Post
    Black Friday is (any) Friday the 13th

    Thats why it's called Black Friday. Where in the world can it possibly be Friday the 13th at the moment ?

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    I'm pretty sure today has to do with like...Sales or stock I suppose or something like that 'cause everything has drop dramatically in price so everyone buys stuff to make stocks go up suppose. I don't know...Anyway, it's called black friday 'cause everyone goes out and buys crap that's on sale.
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    Re: Black Friday > What good deals did you get?

    A Macbook 2.1ghz 2gb ram for £568 sterling
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    Re: Black Friday > What good deals did you get?

    Quote Originally Posted by Swagman View Post
    Black Friday is (any) Friday the 13th

    Thats why it's called Black Friday. Where in the world can it possibly be Friday the 13th at the moment ?

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    not sure if this was answered or not...but its black friday because for the most part department stores lose money all year round...until christmas...today is they day they want to be in the black (black ink to show positive, red to show negative) so that they profit

    i did not do any shopping but my birthday is tomarrow so i hope i get a deal...

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    Re: Black Friday > What good deals did you get?

    Happy birthday for tomorrow.

    And thanks you two for explanation.

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    Re: Black Friday > What good deals did you get?

    Not to kick the definition thing to death, but here's the full explanation of the term "Black Friday" here in the U.S.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Friday_(shopping)

    Edit:

    Well, that's the correct link, but it doesn't seem to want to work. As an alternative, just search "black friday" in Wikepedia, and you'll see the full article. Very interesting...
    Last edited by OrangeCrate; November 28th, 2008 at 04:28 PM.

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    Re: Black Friday > What good deals did you get?

    No way am I going shopping today. The big box stores are going to be absolute ZOOS. Also, from past experience, the things that are marked down are things that are already overstocked or outdated items. You won't find too many deals on the "must have" or "hot" items this holiday season. In fact, you will see price INCREASES on many of these items.

    Solution, avoid brick and mortar and shop online and price hunt just like you normally would. I've watched several DSLR cameras that I've been wanting for many months, actually increase in price the closer we get to Christmas.

    IMO, black friday == scam.

    Example:

    Big Box store price on: Big name HDTV 42" (say $700) July 2008

    Box Box store price near Christmas: Big name HDTV 42" ($800) November 2008 But wait! Black Friday price marked down to $700! Woo! What a deal!

    lulz, good luck with your shopping

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    Re: Black Friday > What good deals did you get?

    Why is the day after Thanksgiving called "Black Friday"?

    It's a simple answer. Before the holiday season, most store chains are at a loss - selling in the "red". Despite the seemingly lower prices and abundance of deals, the massive sales achieved on the day after Thanksgiving actually bring chains out of the red and into the "black". Hence, "Black Friday".

    And now you know!



    Didn't go shopping. Tried it last year while I was in Minnesota with the rest of my family, didn't go well. Not doing it again.

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