Majority of Black Friday shoppers are online for the first time

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Black Friday 2015 has seen a shift in how Americans engage in the annual post-Thanksgiving shopping frenzy. It looks like the days of crowds going wild at stores over a $100 TV may finally be ending. According to Fortune, this year’s Black Friday weekend was the first year where the number of online shoppers (103 million) … Read moreMajority of Black Friday shoppers are online for the first time

Tech thoughts: Black Friday 2011

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Yes, it’s time once again here in the US for “Black Friday.” Black Friday, as we recall, is nickname retailers have given to the Friday after Thanksgiving, when they supposedly earn a profit (“in the black”) for the year. It’s also the biggest shopping day of the year, and usually has bargains on various things, … Read moreTech thoughts: Black Friday 2011

Black Friday sales are finally here (such as they are)

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Thursday here in these United States is Thanksgiving, our annual holiday for family get-togethers, eating food by the metric ton, and these days, bargain sales the day after. I’m currently visiting family (so posts here will be infrequent until I’m back home). Like much of the country, I’ll also be hitting the “Black Friday” sales … Read moreBlack Friday sales are finally here (such as they are)

Black Friday 2010: the year we make contact (with the annual holiday shopping onslaught)

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Aside from the use of yet another “2010: The Year We Make Contact” pun (only a bit under two months of that left, folks), I’d also like to note that the holiday shopping season kicks off in three weeks with what the media and retailers have dubbed “Black Friday.” Black Friday refers to the day … Read moreBlack Friday 2010: the year we make contact (with the annual holiday shopping onslaught)