Friday, November 28, 2008

Christmas is Next

Bah Humbug!
Black Friday Black Christmas Black President

The term "Black Friday" originated in Philadelphia in reference 
to the heavy traffic on that day. (see 'Origin of the name' below)
 More recently, merchants and the media have used it instead to 
refer to the beginning of the period in which retailers are in the
 black (i.e., turning a profit).

The news media frequently refer to Black Friday as the busiest 

retail shopping day of the year, but this is not always accurate. 

While it has been one of the busiest days in terms of customer

 traffic,[1][2] in terms of actual sales volume, from 1993 through

 2001 Black Friday was usually the fifth to tenth busiest day.[3]

 In 2002 and 2004, however, Black Friday ranked second place,[4]

 and in 2003 and 2005, Black Friday actually did reach first place.[5] 

The busiest retail shopping day of the year in the United States

 (in terms of both sales and customer traffic) usually has been the

Saturday before Christmas.[6]

from wikipedia here

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