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.
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