The secret behind Black Friday

23. November 2018

Friday and sales, what a great combination this is. For those of you who never heard how “Black Friday” actually happened, here’s a short explanation of the event.

The late 1950s, Philadelphia. It was the day after Thanksgiving and the local police were having a headache every year on this day. The streets were packed and they would have to work extra-long shifts to deal with the additional crowds and traffic. On top of that, shops and business started taking advantage of this and began to drop their prices in order to make more sales.

By the early 1960s, “Black Friday” was a real thing around Philly and by the 1980s the phenomenon had extended to the whole country. “Black Friday” was taking place in the entire nation and years after, it got to Europe.

Besides offering great prices, this Friday is an unofficial commencement of the Christmas shopping time. So, if you are an early planner, this might help you save some coins while shopping for some gifts this year.

Psssst… And don’t forget, for those of you who won’t be able to make it into town on Friday, you might want to wait until Monday. “Cyber Monday” is just as good (but from home…)! In that case, here are our favourite online pieces:


DEUTSCH

Heute beginnt mit dem „Black Friday“ das inoffizielle Weihnachtsshopping. YAY! Wer es allerdings nicht in die Stadt schafft, keine Sorge … am kommenden Montag ist „Cyber Monday“ – ähnliche Angebote entspannt von zu Hause bestellen.

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