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    Black Friday Frequently Asked Questions


    All new for 2006! Bear with us, this section is under construction.

    The day after Thanksgiving is often referred to as "Black Friday." It is arguably the busiest shopping day of the year in terms of the number of people. Little known fact, but Black Friday is NOT the busiest shopping day of the year as far as sales. Generally, the highest sales day is either the last Saturday before Christmas, or December 23.

    The origin of Black Friday comes from the shift to profitability for many retailers. Black Friday was when retailers went from being unprofitable (in the red) to being profitable (in the black), at a time when accounting records were kept by hand and red ink indicated loss and black ink indicated profit.

    The official Black Friday sale ads generally appear in newspapers on Thanksgiving Day, though some may appear a few days earlier in newspapers, direct mail or in the store itself. Some websites (this site included) receive the ads in advance, often weeks or even a month in advance (usually from store or newspaper employees).

    Here are some tips to getting the most out of Black Friday. First, keep an eye on this site for the newest sale info. Second, use a buddy system with friends or relatives so you can be at as many stores as early as possible and share lists. For example, you can wait in line at Wal-Mart, getting all the items you and your friends/family members need, someone else will wait in line at K-Mart and get the items everyone needs, another person waits in line at Toys-R-Us, etc. No more having to run all across town and being disappointed that everything's sold out. Another good tip is to find one store that has all the items you want (but not necessarily the cheapest price) and get them to pricematch the other stores' prices. You may want to check what their pricematching policy will be for that day, many stores are starting to not honor their pricematching policy on Black Friday.




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