Linky Friday: Black Friday

Black Friday

“And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in the latest styles from Old Navy, and laid him in a shopping cart, because they were waiting in line to get into Walmart.”
– Adam Kotsko

Linky Friday: Black Friday

[Bf1] Black Friday is longer, and tamer, than ever: Black Friday crowds aren’t what they used to be. That doesn’t mean the holiday is going anywhere.

[Bf2] How Walmart is trying to reinvent in-store shopping to win Black Friday: To better compete with Amazon and other retailers, Walmart is increasingly using technology to improve its in-store experience

[Bf3] Costco’s Black Friday 2018 Ad Has Nasty Expensive Surprises

[Bf4] Black Friday sales could be targeted as “prime pickings” for cyber-crime, the UK’s cyber-security defence agency has warned shoppers.

[Bf5] Why the annual Black Friday shopping event sounds like a disaster: From a Wall Street crash to Australian bushfires, ‘black’ days usually denote catastrophe. So what makes this day of runaway consumerism any different?

[Bf6] Gunman killed during Black Friday sales at Alabama mall: Multiple witnesses said they heard as many as 10 shots after an 18-year-old man and a 12-year-old girl were injured when they were struck by gunfire.

[Bf7] Worst Amazon Black Friday Deal Confirmed As Customer Data Is Leaked

[Bf8] Is it time to put Black Friday out of shoppers’ misery?

[Bf9] Our own Vikram Bath’s thoughts on Black Friday

[Bf10] A family of Black Friday super-shoppers explain the holiday’s appeal

[Bf11] Why Black Friday shopping is especially dangerous in Tennessee – and how to be safe

[Bf12] ummm….they, and more specifically Amazon, already seized on it, which is why it no longer exists. Walmart and Target seize on the first Black Friday without Toys ‘R’ Us

[Bf13] Amazon Workers In The UK Are Planning to Protest on Black Friday. Here’s Why.

[Bf14] Nope. The last Kmart in Tampa Bay welcomed buyers on Thanksgiving. Is it enough to save the chain?

[Bf15] Amazon does a little shopping of their own: The complicated reasons why Amazon might buy Fox Sports Southwest and its siblings

[Bf16] ‘Wallywood’ fire camp begins to disband after Walmart asks evacuees to leave. Will it hurt the store’s image?

[Bf17] The infamous scrum for 23-inch TV’s at Walmart:

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3 thoughts on “Linky Friday: Black Friday

  1. Black Friday was not a thing in my family. It is not something that I get or see the appeal of. Why wait outside in the blistering cold and black dark when you can be inside? The Vox link doesn’t really do much to explain its appeal. The shopping seems to be at random, a look for deals rather than things that are needed or wanted. From what I’ve read about it previously, this is the norm. The biggest sales item on Black Friday is apparently towels. Towels are good and necessary but you don’t need to buy them every year.

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  2. Canada is starting to get black friday sales now apparently even though it’s unrelated to our Thanksgiving.

    Boxing Day sales are still a bigger thing though. We sometimes go do some shopping on Boxing day, specifically at places that don’t do Boxing Day sales – it’s so nice and quiet at those stores…

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