Although the Christmas holidays come annually, some people begin their shopping the day after Thanksgiving. And unless you have been living in a cave for the past month you will probably have heard the Black Friday sales mentioned a lot recently. I was reading and came across some interesting Black Friday facts and figures which I thought I’d share here. So here is some Black Friday Trivia you may not know…
1/ The Name – The name Black Friday comes from the 60’s when account books were written in red and black ink. The red ink referred to losses and black as profits.
2/ Black Friday Attracts More People Than Disneyland – Last year Walmart stated that 22 million people visited their stores on Thanksgiving Day. That is more than the 18 million who visited Disneyland, Florida in the whole year!
3/ Half of America Shops Over The Thanksgiving Weekend – Over 55 percent of Americans are expected to shop over the Thanksgiving weekend this year, with the number expected to climb to 135.8 million (up from 133.7 million last year).
4/ Fatalities (Shopping vs Sharks) – Since 2006 seven people have died and 98 have been injured on Black Friday. This compares to one fatal shark attack occurring every two years.
5/ The Biggest Sellers? – You may think TV’s and X-Box’s would be the big sellers on the day, but surprisingly it’s pyjamas! Walmart stocks over 10 million for the Black Friday event! And some locations still sell out!
6/ The Biggest Shopping Day of the Year? – Surprisingly, no! This title goes to the Saturday before Christmas, as this is when the biggest discounts of the year are available (as much as 17.5 percent).
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