It's just marketing. "Black Friday" is associated with GREAT sales, so stores like to do "Black Friday In September" or "Black Friday in January."
In some cases, those sales are better than average sales, but in other cases they aren't. Personally, I could care less what a sale is called. I go straight to the items and decide if it's a good sale or not by myself.
bbattag (rep: 6.8k) posted Sep 21, 2012
This is what business is all about, they want to lure their costumer and costumer wants some great deals like blackfriday, and they go for it.
Last blackfriday, i started shopping 12am and ended up 11 am in morning, almost 12 hrs.......Bank balance was almost nil.
Dexterous (rep: 69.7k) posted Sep 21, 2012
I agree with the others... I have yet to be there, but I think that it is used just for marketing- I mean, who else would be there after eating such a big meal on Thanksgiving...? Just to be trampled on to save a few dollars?
I think cybermonday is way better as it can be done in your pjs.
MdavidK30 (rep: 3.6k) posted Sep 23, 2012
I agree with everyone. I guess I just get annoyed by marketing tactics after a while. The BF thing didn't use to bug me, but this year it started getting excessive for me. Every other sale is a BF sale it seems.
Oh well. Not much to do about it other than see if the prices are actually worth buying. Same as any other sale.
For whatever it's worth, I don't respond well to advertisements. I assume some people do, because I really don't think marketing departments would be in business if everyone was like me.
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