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    What's with Black Friday? The retailers are all having Black Friday sales. But it's not Black Friday.

    I was taught that Black Friday was when Friday fell on the 13th of the month. But it's not the 13th, let alone Friday 13th.

    Apparently the Yanks have Black Friday (for some unknown reason) after thanksgiving.

    But so what? Just because the Yanks have Black Friday. Why should we have Black Friday?

    Do you really want to be like the Yanks? Particularly with their gun culture.

    So why can't we have a Kiwi Sale?
    It is better to wear out than to rust out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roscoe View Post
    Apparently the Yanks have Black Friday (for some unknown reason) after thanksgiving.
    i'm told black friday sales is all to do with USA tax laws. afaik its basically the end of "tax season" and any money they get on those items is tax free, or the stock is written off to tax, something like that. hence they can do crazy prices and get rid of stock without having it cost them much.
    in NZ its just yet another marketing fad.
    Tweak it till it breaks

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    It's also to do with Thanksgiving weekend over there I think

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    Default Re: Black Friday

    its a US thing, and as Tweak'e mentioned its just anotehr excuse over here for a sale and rip people off. Sales here stat in some places a week before and run for god knows how long.

    If you google it, theres lots of articles, but the following I found explains it in plain english along with its history https://www.thebalance.com/what-is-t...friday-3305711

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    Heard on Coast radio today the price on some items actually is increased for Black Friday.
    Its amazing how Potatoes give us chips,fries and Vodka.

    Get your s*** together every other vegetable.

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    Picked up 2 LT's of weedkiller (Roundup) for $5 on Friday from Mitre Ten,their store sure was packed with shoppers

    Black Friday sale https://www.cheapies.nz/node/21877

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    There was an article showing the sale here is bollocks. It was an average of 12% off, and many crank the price up before the "sale". Pricespys price history shows you that....(That was in the article too)

    Much like Boxing Day "sales"
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