what is black friday?

@Ritchelle (3797)
Philippines
November 13, 2009 6:23pm CST
hello. am from the philippines and i had been seeing again this super sale (?) on black friday. is walmart the only store that does this? why is this day called like that? is this annually?
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• United States
14 Nov 09
The greatest day of the year. It's were all of the stores lower their prices on as many items as they can and people go to buy everything that they can for Christmas. It's huge in the states. We love it. I am thinking about getting some more toys for my new great-niece, just born yesterday. Now she gives me a reason to really go Christmas shopping.
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@Ritchelle (3797)
• Philippines
20 Nov 09
is it any different from any other sale? in the philippines, almost quarterly, there is a sale...
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• United States
20 Nov 09
It's insane! The stores will slash prices on just about everything in the stores. In fact, one time, my brother and I needed CDs that you could record music on, and Fry's Electronics, K-Mart, and Target all had them on sale Memorex 100 CDs for $5.00. That was a steal! We went as early as we could so we could get them, but that was not all that we got. We bought a lot of things that day. My family and friends go nuts on Black Friday. We get anything and everything that we need and want.
@Pplaya123 (126)
• United States
14 Nov 09
Black Friday is a day where MANY stores have sales. Not just wal mart lol. I think you have to go early in the morning though. My friends went last year at 6 oclock =P.
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@Ritchelle (3797)
• Philippines
20 Nov 09
i have this idea that there is low attendance rate in classes and workplaces during this day . or is it a holiday there?
• United States
14 Nov 09
Black Friday is a big shopping day the day after Thanksgiving. Most of the stores have sales as early as 5AM. I had only shopped the day after Thanksgiving once and that was because the laptop was on sale for a great price. I am hoping that this year the stores will let me order things online for the sale price because I found a great deal on a camcorder that my husband wants. I remember when I went to Salt Lake City two weeks ago (my husband had to go to the Veteran's Hospital) we had stopped at the mall on the way home to get him some candy from See's Candyand the mall is starting their Black Friday sales at midnight.
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@Slewis77 (47)
• United States
14 Nov 09
Black Friday originates back the the 1800's for many different reasons. Today, Black Friday is the first day not only of the holiday season but the first day a lot of business come out of the red and into the black. What this means is that most of the year January through most of November retailers show a negative which is recorded in RED INK. The day after Thanksgiving business offer unbeatable prices which consumers can't resist. Since the retailers are selling more quantities and making less gross their profits sky rocket. Sales typically run up until the new year. These sales are recorded in BLACK INK. Therefore, becoming BLACK FRIDAY. But that one day - those HOT ITEMS - the hard to find MUST HAVE'S - that you can only get at 4:00 am - that is what draws the traffic to the stores which 9 out of 10 you will not walk out empty handed even if you couldn't get what you came for!
• United States
14 Nov 09
One more thing... the best part about Black Friday, it's a lot of fun and exciting. If you plan your day right and maximize your time you can finish most of your holiday shopping for a fraction of what it would cost if you did it last minute.