It is one of the odd parts of the Christmas Season -- the name of the "major shopping day" going in is "Black Friday". The name, of course, is shared with a major financial scandal.
A friend who works in retailing said "It's the day we hope to sell enough to get out of the red for the year and back in the black." That would mean that they were facing annual losses until the volume of this day pushed the chain into profit -- a pretty glum forecast.Amazon's own "Black Friday" sale will start on MONDAY of next week
-- because the day is successful enough that even the Internet doesn't have the capacity to record the sales. I'm guessing that more people will be shopping on the net this year just so they have time to consider whether Uncle Fred will actually WANT a motorized scale model of the crash of the Hindenburg with hydrogen gas supply extra.
What do you think?