Black Friday this year will be November 29th, 2019 with Cyber Monday falling on December 2nd.
A story that talks about Black Friday being the day retail store ledgers goes from red to black might sound good but is not in fact the actual origin of the name.
What Black Friday actually means stems back to the 1950’s when Philadelphia police coined the term to describe the chaos following Thanksgiving, when crowds of local shoppers and tourists would flood into the city in advance of the big Army-Navy football game held on that Saturday every year.
So in other words it is the exact same situation as we still see today every Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Many retailers that we feature on Bootstrapps have the same deal for the entire weekend of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Some have one day only sales only to be reopened again on Cyber Monday. We have also noticed an interesting trend where some retailers actually save their best deal for Cyber Monday and not Black Friday.
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According to this website there have been a total of 12 deaths and 117 injuries at Black Friday events over the last 13 years.
It’s anyone’s guess how many more deaths and injuries there have been if we go back to the origin of Black Friday in the 1950’s.
The popular Black Friday history myth states that Southern plantation owners would buy slaves at a discount the day after Thanksgiving. This is purely a myth and has no basis in fact. Source History.com
This depends on your wish list but for us tech enthusiasts there is always a great deal to be had.