November 28, 2008

Black Friday

Sounds ominous, no?

It means today is the day many retailers hope to get into the "black," or show a profit for the year.

It is not, however, the busiest shopping day of the year. No, my friends, we procrastinate too much for that. Usually the Saturday before Christmas is the busiest. Black Friday is in the top 5 or 10, though. I know because I've worked retail in a big mall. Close to the big holiday, the people are dazed and shuffling, ready to buy anything you put into their hands. It freaks me out because they look like they are straight out of Dawn of the Dead.


Doret said...

I love when men come in at last minute because bigger is always better, with is great for stores since it will me more expensive Though I wish customers knew the mark up on books isn't that high and that's why bookstore can't offer deep discounts like Walmart or Clothing stores

Kim Kasch said...

You are sooo right. I re-read my post for today and see I could be wrong. I read the wikipedia definition:

"The news media frequently refer to Black Friday as the busiest retail shopping day of the year, but this is not always accurate."

So, I guess we'll have to wait and see to know for sure. But I'm hoping that whichever day is the busiest, retailers enjoy a good year. The economy needs it.