View Full Version : What's black friday?
I keep seeing this mentioned on the boards, surely I can't be the only one who doesn't know what it means.
Can someone help me out?
11-27-2002, 05:33 AM
It refers to the day after Thanksgiving when there's all the big sales and insane shoppers :)
11-27-2002, 05:46 AM
Sept. 24, 1869, in U.S. history, day of financial panic. In 1869 a small group of American financial speculators, including Jay Gould and James Fisk, sought the support of federal officials of the Grant administration in a drive to corner the gold market. The attempt failed when government gold was released for sale. The drive culminated on a Friday, when thousands were ruined—the day is popularly called Black Friday. There was great indignation against the perpetrators. Several other days of financial panic have also been occasionally referred to as Black Friday.
11-27-2002, 05:48 AM
the "black" part refers to how it helps retails get into the black financially.
11-27-2002, 06:07 AM
Oh, THAT Black Friday.
Originally posted by zenbooty
Oh, THAT Black Friday. seems as tho we have more than one "black friday" :hmm:
with all the black weekdays and only 7 names to choose from, maybe something more descriptive could be used?
oh, and welcome back. glad to see you're in classic zb form :D
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