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Black Friday Used To Be A Negative Day

Black Friday  Used To Be A Negative Day

 

Black Friday Margaret Rome 410-530-2400

 

 The day after Thanksgiving was originally called Black Friday because so many people were out shopping causing  traffic accidents and sometimes even violence.  The Philidelphia police named it Black Friday. 

Another reference to Black Friday  was in 1951 when a huge amount of workers called in sick  the day after Thanksgiving.

 

The retailers felt if they couldn't beat this negative connotation, then why not join in this busy shopping day.

They needed a positive spin to encourage even more shopping.

 

One explanation:

 Accountants use black ink to show a profit and red ink to show a loss.

They used the name, Black Friday, to reflect their business success.

  This is the day that many retail operations show a profit, getting out of the red and getting into the black.

Therefore, Black Friday means profitable Friday to retailing and to the economy.

What are you doing on Black Friday?

 

Black Friday  Used To Be A Negative Day

 

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