In what is quickly becoming a tradition as steeped in tradition as Thanksgiving itself, Black Friday is traditionally the day after Thanksgiving in the US. It is marked by retailers offering heavily discounted ‘door crasher’ merchandise in an effort to spur holiday spending and entice shoppers to purchase other more profitable products as well.
There was a time when the busy holiday season marked the first point in the calendar year when retailer’s balance sheets would go from red to black. Red is the standard accounting practice of using red ink to represent negative values, i.e. a net loss. Inversely, black numbers on a general ledger represent positive values, or on an income statement, a profit.
The Early Bird Catches the Worm
Some Black Friday Humor, overhead in a WalMart lineup:
Customer 1: Hey, have you heard about Black Friday Sales that start on Thursday?
Customer 2: On Thursday, well, what do they call that sale?
Customer 3: I don’t know what its called now but it used to be Thanksgiving.
This bit of humor couldn’t ring more true as retailers are pushing their Black Friday sales earlier and earlier into Thursday. In what used to be sacrilegious for retailers to open on a Thanksgiving Thursday, more and more retailers are doing just that. Most KMart and ToysRUs locations are opening at 8pm on Thursday followed by Target at 9pm and Walmart at 10pm.
While many shoppers who line up for hours are often left disappointed as door crasher specials instantly sell out, WalMart is to be commended for offering what the behemoth retailer has coined as their ‘1-hour Stock Guarantee.’ The guarantee states that if any of their door buster specials sell out in the first hour after opening, shoppers can get a Guarantee Card for that item ensuring the item will be back at the store for pickup prior to Christmas.
Show Me the Game and Console Deals!
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GameStop: 250GB Xbox 360 with Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Call of Duty Black Ops & Forza Horizon - $249.99
Target: Xbox 360 Kinect Bundle for $199.99
BestBuy: PS3 250GB Console with Uncharted & Infamous Collections + Wireless Controller - $199.99
Walmart: Sony PS3 with Infamous and Uncharted Bundle - $199
With the holiday season now upon us, gamers looking to make the market-leading PS3 and Xbox 360 consoles a feature of theirs, or somebody else’s living room, will have a vast array of bundles to choose from. Xbox 360 Bundles are a better deal than ever as Microsoft has cut bundles prices by $50 saving gamers tons of money on the Xbox 360 Kinect Holiday Value Bundle, Xbox 360 250 GB Holiday bundle, Xbox 360 250GB with Kinect Value Bundle and Xbox 360 250 GB Racing Bundle. As if that wasn’t incentive enough, we have now learned that Amazon has lowered pricing for their Kinect Holiday bundles by as much as $115.
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