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Retailers might abandon the term “Black Friday”

Located in Business and Marketing, started by equity78, Aug 15, 2020

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  1. equity78

    equity78 Top Member TheDomains Staff TLDInvestors.com PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    The .blackfriday extension has always been a head scratcher for some domain investors. An extension for one day that many think they know the history behind, actually it's a myth. The real history comes from where I live, Philadelphia. The true story behind Black Friday, however, is not as sunny as retailers might have you believe. Back in the 1950s, police in the city of Philadelphia used … [Read more...]
     
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  2. JB Lions

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    I can't imagine retailers abandoning the 2nd busiest shopping day of the year. They'll still use that term.

    Last year:

    "Black Friday and Cyber Monday remained the most popular days for online shopping this year."

    https://www.digitalcommerce360.com/article/cyber-5-highlights/

    Cyber Monday is the busiest and with what's happening, will be even bigger this year.
     
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  3. Sutruk

    Sutruk Established Member

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    Once it's established, I don't think the Black Friday name will disappear.
    Ok maybe better to resume it like Cyber Week :)
     
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  4. equity78

    equity78 Top Member TheDomains Staff TLDInvestors.com PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Well I agree JB on the day, I think the author was saying the term. In their advertising.
     
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  5. Samer

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    What will we do about Uni's ".blackfriday" :ROFL:

    Not Godaddy's problem (Guess they did know something..)
     
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  6. CraigD

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    I started seeing the term used in Australia over the last few years in relation to online technology sales. Never understood why, and it seems silly to import terminology that the general buyer is ignorant of. Halloween has become a thing with the younger generation recently, and we'll probably have thanksgiving day sales next!
     
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  7. lock

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    If you don't like history just change it record it in your own light.
     
  8. CraigD

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    In Australia, if you use 'black' to prefix a day, it generally refers to a disastrous fatal bushfire season.

    eg:
    Black Friday (1939)
    Black Saturday (2009)
    Black Thursday (1851)
    Black Tuesday (1967)
    Black Sunday (1955)
    Ash Wednesday (1980 and 1983)
    Black Christmas (2001)
    Red Tuesday (1898)

    Adopting the term in Australia as some retailers have done, is in very poor taste IMO, and brings to mind the term 'fire sale' which is also not widely used here for obvious reasons.

    As for the implied connotations in the US, I simply don't know enough to comment.

    EDIT: Ironically, I just received a NP notification "Your on fire!" because I have been given an award for my 1000th post ;)
     
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  9. Mister Funsky

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    My very first memory of my father when I started kindergarden was saying "did you learn something?" when he picked me up at the end of the day or the next time he saw me. He continued doing that until he died when I was a freshman in high school.

    Thanks for the information...if he were here, dad would be happy I learned something today. :xf.smile:
     
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