What is Black Friday?

Is everyone else fed up with Black Friday? Has anyone found a real bargain? I haven’t. What I did do was stop buying something that was on offer, do a bit of research on the web and then not buy it.

I nearly got taken in by the hype and massive “savings” on offer on something that, it turns out, was not actually that good. Thankfully I looked into it, and now have the product I need sorted, and now I just need to wait now for the right price.

This is how it should be – find what you need/ want then get the best price you can. Don’t rush into buying something you didn’t want just because it has 65% off!

It is 6pm here in England now so Black Friday is nearly over, although rather bizarrely Black Friday has morphed into a week of ridiculous emails from people I have never heard of trying to sell me things I do not want. I will be glad when it is all over!

This all begs the question - what is Black Friday anyway?

I went over to Wikidepia to find out.
“Black Friday is an informal name for the day following Thanksgiving Day in the United States, the fourth Thursday of November, which has been regarded as the beginning of the country's Christmas shopping season since 1952 and the day shopkeepers balance sheets turned black (positive) from red (loss).”

And exactly what has this got to do with us over here in England?

Nothing. We have just copied someone else’s commercial event and made it our own.

And I have no idea why.

It will soon be over and we can get back to pre-Christmas fun and games.

Bah humbug I say!

And a happy Black Friday one and all

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