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Why is Black Friday Called Black Friday?

Listen up class.

The term Black Friday was first used on September 24th 1869, when two mutha chukas called, Jay Gould and Jim Fisk, drove up the price of gold, causing the stock market to crash. Farmers suffered a 50% dip in wheat and corn harvest value. Was a Black Friday that day dudes.

In the 1950's, police in Philadelphia also used the term Black Friday because so many people went out shopping at the same time which caused crashes and people kicking off with each other, we've all seen the YouTube videos.

Many people believe it's called Black Friday because so many shops become profitable on this crazy ass shopping day and go into the black where most of the year they are in the red. This is a bullshit rumour.

Businesses tried to change the name to "Big Friday," but it never caught on.

Thanks to American retailers like Amazon and Wal-Mart owned Asda, the shopping fest has now spread across the pond to the UK and all over the world. Big up Uncle Sam.

Black Friday officially opens the Christmas shopping season here in the UK and has become a marketing field day, after all it's the busiest shopping day of the year.

People go absolutely nuts for it and retailers dream up a whole list of deals and offers for us good old consumers to gobble up, I mean who doesn't want to save a tenner on a shit TV, right? 

Make sure as a business you have your unique Black Friday offer locked down. Don't forget, you'll need a little something different to stand out from the crowd or your gonna lose out. It's all about the Benjamins baby.


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