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The Real Story Behind Black Friday

Black Friday is the shopping madness taking place in the United States each year. But how did it come to that?

Nov 20 2012, 1:28pm CST | by

The Real Story Behind Black Friday
 
 
 

Black Friday 2012 is just 2 days away. Black Friday creep pushed Black Friday sales to start on Thanksgiving Day. Consumers will be lining up at stores on Thanksgiving afternoon to get in the stores first to make sure they score doorbuster deals. The shopping madness goes on the whole night and the whole Black Friday. How did we arrive here? Business Week published today a very interesting story that reveals the real origin of Black Friday

The article reveals that the common believe Black Friday marks the day retailers start to turn making the yearly profit. I thought that too. The real origin of the name Black Friday is from the 50s. Factory workers called the day after Thanksgiving Black Friday, because a lot of workers did not show up for work.

The use of Black Friday in sales started in the 60s in Philadelphia. Police man called the day after Thanksgiving Day Black Friday because of the mad traffic in downtown as holiday shoppers and football fans pored into downtown.

The article has some more neat facts I have never heard about Black Friday. Read it on Business Week and the check out our comprehensive Black Friday 2012 Deals coverage.

 

I4U News will keep you up to date on the best Black Friday 2012 deals throughout the whole Black Friday Week. Find below our Black Friday 2012 deals guide by product category and by Black Friday ad.

The 2012 Black Friday Deals Guides:

2012 Black Friday Laptop Deals Guide

2012 Black Friday TV Deals Guide

2012 Black Friday Apple Deals Guide

2012 Black Friday Tablet Deals Guide

2012 Black Friday Smartphone Deals Guide

2012 Black Friday Video Game Deals Guide

2012 Black Friday Movie Deals Guide


Top 10 Black Friday 2012 Ad Lists:

Top 10 Walmart Black Friday 2012 Deals

Top 10 Best Buy Black Friday 2012 Deals

Top 10 Target Black Friday 2012 Deals

Top 10 Sears Black Friday 2012 Deals

Top 10 Kmart Black Friday 2012 Deals

 

 

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/2" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi Lugmayr (Google) is the founding chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com.

 

 

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