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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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Comment balloon 16 commentsMargaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland • November 26 2015 10:26AM

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Here in Southern California it's turning into Black Thursday with many of our stores opening from around 3:00 pm on to midnight...

Posted by Ronald DiLalla, No. Orange Cty Real Estate (Century 21 Discovery DRE 01813824) about 3 years ago

Ronald DiLalla Pretty soon it will be the whole week not just black Friday and Saturday.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) about 3 years ago

Margaret, I am working at home and buying a few things online, although most everything was bought before on our trip to Italy. Yesterday that was a road rage accident on the main street outside my neighborhood that rammed a car into a fence, breaking it down and also breaking a light pole in two that cause a 7 hour balckout in our neighborhood. Just too much distracted driving and also road rage.

Posted by Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties (The Virtual Real Estate Team) about 3 years ago

Joe Pryor Sounds like the reason it was originally called Black Friday. Congratulations on being the winner of the ActiveRain Thankful contest!

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) about 3 years ago

Hi Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland 

Whoo Hoo....congrats on your 2 million milestone.

I totally agree with Ronald as CA is so commercialized that more people are concerned with shopping than getting ready for the Thanksgiving holidays.

 

Posted by Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning (Sun Lakes Realt) about 3 years ago

Only internet shopping for me tomorrow, none of the crowds.

Thanks for sharing on this special day. I hope you have a great Thanksgiving!

Posted by Kathleen Luiten, Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales (Resort and Second-Home Specialist) about 3 years ago

I know Margaret, so true. My how things have changed. Happy Thanksgiving to you.

Posted by Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917 (Coldwell Banker) about 3 years ago

All things change with time, some good and some not so good. Have a safe day if your one of the many thousands out on Black Friday.

Posted by Bob Ratliff, "Sold with Bob" (Robert Ratliff Realty) about 3 years ago

Noah Seidenberg Happy Thanksgiving and yes things have changed.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) about 3 years ago

Bob Ratliff, Broker Associate - REALTOR® CRS, GRI ~ 512-587-5689 

Hoping someone is doing home shopping tomorrow. I will be doing a one hour Impromptu Open House. 

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) about 3 years ago

I will be back behind my desk on Black Friday Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland after a quick trip to pick up a HD camera equipped drone for some awesome listing pics.

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Bob Timm, Project Coordinator for Tivoli Homes (Tivoli Custom Homes) about 3 years ago

Enjoy today and your new camera equipped drone..looking forward to those photos! Bob "RealMan" Timm 

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) about 3 years ago

Good morning Margaret. I am from Philadelphia and knew that part. My Dad, of blessed memory, drove a cab and dreaded it.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) about 3 years ago

Good morning Margaret! I will be going to the gym and then back to my home office. No black Friday shopping for me. There's no way I can handle the crowds and chaos!

Posted by Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com (Zion Realty) about 3 years ago

That's an interesting bit of history. As for me, I don't go anywhere near the stores - I'm catching up on some work and preparing for a few weekend appointments!

Posted by Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat (Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com) about 3 years ago

Kat Palmiotti Enjoy the rest of the long weekend.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) about 3 years ago

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