The day’s name originated in Philadelphia, where it originally was used to describe the heavy and disruptive pedestrian and vehicle traffic which would occur on the day after Thanksgiving. Use of the term started before 1966 and began to see broader use outside Philadelphia around 1975. Later an alternative explanation began to be offered: that “Black Friday” indicates the point at which retailers begin to turn a profit, or are “in the black.”
Wow! You learn something new every day!
We’ve been talking a lot about Black Friday recently, so I wanted to pose the question to you guys… do you think that shopping on Black Friday is worth it?
Do you get up earlier than the crack of dawn and wait in line for hours? Do you stay in bed and Black Friday shop online?
I’ve done both and for the most part I prefer shopping online, BUT like I mentioned yesterday in my 5 Tips For Surviving Black Friday post, I love to people-watch so I typically at least go to one store.
What advice would you give someone who’s thinking about trying out the Black Friday thing? Do you think it’s even worth it?