Friday, November 18, 2011


I have often wondered why the Friday after Thanksgiving was called Black Friday. If you know why please tell me.

It is a great day for shoppers who do not mind getting up at 3:00AM and getting to a store that does not even open up until 8:00AM just to get a special item that the store has understocked so they do not have to sell all the hot items at a cheaper price. It is amazing that on the following Monday or Tuesday the item will be overstocked so soon after Black Friday.

I also often wondered why people did that. I see no reason to get up so early to stand line for 3 or 4 hours freezing my butt off. It seems like a ritual to some. I have even heard some say "I can't wait until the morning to go shopping" and someone replying "Don't let me oversleep". Are these people normal? Don't the know about shopping on line?

Shopping on line is the best. You can do it in your jammies. You can do it any hour of the day or night. And you can find all kind of sales going on at Here are just a few items you can find on sale at

Avon Products Perfume Skin Care Body and Bath and more

Diva by Revelations 12 oz. Coffee Mug Cup with Dog - New in Box

To see what I have in my store go to the link bleow



Fleapirates said...

This is how I've always thought Black Friday got it's name:

(From Wikipedia)
By the early 1980s, an alternative theory began to be circulated: that retailers traditionally operated at a financial loss for most of the year (January through November) and made their profit during the holiday season, beginning on the day after Thanksgiving. When this would be recorded in the financial records, once-common accounting practices would use red ink to show negative amounts and black ink to show positive amounts. Black Friday, under this theory, is the beginning of the period where retailers would no longer have losses (the red) and instead take in the year's profits (the black).

And while not everyone stands in line for hours, (like me), there ARE some interesting deals to be found... and the planning, plotting, getting up early, and finishing up with a fancy breakfast with my daughter is always fun!

kornkountrytreasures said...

I always thought that, too, Flea!! Although, I'm sure the past few years, it's been dicey!!