24.09.2019

Summer is over, this means many things are approaching … crunchy leaves, cozy blankets and books, vivid sunsets, Halloween shenanigans, scary movies, pumpkin pie lattes, thanksgiving and most importantly shopping on BLACK FRIDAY! 😱

Black Friday is referred for the Friday following Thanksgiving Day in the United States. On this day, stores offer highly promoted sales, discounts as well as great deals and offers on literally everything.

Here are some frequently asked questions regarding Black Friday

When is Black Friday 2019?

Black Friday is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November. This year, Black Friday is on Friday the 29th of November and Cyber Monday is on the 2nd of December.

Is Black Friday before or after Thanks Giving?

Black Friday is celebrated the day after Thanks Giving. Thanksgiving 2019 is on Thursday the 28th of November while Black Friday is on Friday the 29th of November. However, some stores open up and start the deals on Thursday or even a couple of days before Thanks Giving.

When was Black Friday founded?

Black Friday, the Christmas shopping season day was founded in 1952. However, the term “Black Friday” was first applied not to holiday shopping but rather to the financial crisis that happened on September 24, 1869, regarding the crash of the U.S. gold market.

Why is Black Friday called Black Friday?

The term “Black” in Black Friday is referred to the creation of chaos, traffic jams, shoplifting opportunities, as well as violence caused by shoppers on this day.  

Which countries participate in Black Friday?

Black Friday was originally celebrated only in the United States. Back then, many tourists would travel all the way to the United States to shop for less on Black Friday. Today, many countries are participating on this day. Countries that participate with the highest Black Friday weekend sales besides America are; United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Russia, Mexico, China, India, Japan, and Pakistan.

What is the difference between Black Friday and Cyber Monday?

Before the internet was invented, Black Friday was the day when people used to go shopping by visiting the stores and shops. In 2005, when eCommerce started to become more popular, the concept of Cyber Monday was invented. Back then, people used to hit the mall to go shopping on Black Friday, and on Mondays, it was the online shopping holiday, hence Cyber Monday. Today, Black Friday and Cyber Monday have almost the same concept. Online shops and stores such as Amazon, start their Black Friday sales on Friday and Monday. Since every store has now its own eCommerce shop, sales, and discounts happen on both Friday and Monday.

How to get prepared on Black Friday or Cyber Monday?

1 – Jot down the items you need that may be on sale.
2 – Set a total budget on how much you will be spending.
3 – Go through your social media and check whether your favorite stores have hot deals on items you wish to buy.
4 – If you’re shopping online, add the items to your wish list beforehand.
5 – If you’re heading to the stores, make sure to be there as soon as they open.
6 – Search online for coupons to reduce the price of desirable items even further.
7 – Search for your desired item on several stores or websites and compare the prices.
8 – Read each store’s Black Friday policy before purchasing an item.

What to buy on Black Friday?

It is preferred to buy expensive items such as electronics on BlackFriday since they get the most discounts. So, if electronic gadgets are on your list, make sure to buy them first since it’s on everyone’s wish list too. Below are some products you should consider buying.
1 – Laptops
2 – TV
3 – Camera
4 – Smartphones
5 – Kitchen appliances
6 – Tables
7 – Amazon Gadgets

Which stores offer the best deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday?

1 – Target
2 – Sears
3 – Macy’s
4 – Amazon
5 – Walmart
6 – eBay
7 – Aliexpress
8 – Best Buy
9 – Kohl’s
10 – J.C. Penney

Should I buy now or wait till Black Friday?

Depends on whether you need the item urgently. If you’re thinking of buying electronics, it’s better to wait till BlackFriday. However, if you’de like to buy clothes, especially if they are not a brand, you could buy them now since discounts on clothes don’t get as cheap as they do on electronics.

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