It's 23.11. again and young and old are looking online and offline for the best bargains. On "Black Friday" you can get shoes, mobile phone contracts and even cars cheaper in almost every country.
But where does the "Black Friday" come from?
Like so many trends that we take over in Europe, this one also comes from America. There it traditionally takes place on the day after Thanksgiving. But companies have long since been offering their services not only on this Friday. With the growing competitive pressure and the expectations of the customers, not just the discounts but also the duration of the offers rose. Meanwhile, there are whole days long, partly even throughout several weeks, discount campaigns, also known as "Cyber Week" or "Black Week".
For the origin of the term, there are various theories. Even if there are assumptions that "Black Friday" has a reference to the "Black Friday" known to us - 29 October 1929. However, the day of the New York stock market crash has little in common with the day of bargains.
It is more likely to derive from the crowds of people flocking to the streets of America on the days after Thanksgiving. Many Americans are now beginning to buy their Christmas presents, leading to many traffic jams and crowds, also described as "black crowds".
Another theory goes back to the fact that the Philadelphia police first used this term. Due to the already increased traffic after Thanksgiving, combined with a big football game on the following Saturday, there was such a chaos in the city in one year that they said they only called it "Black Friday".
Another explanation can be found in the expression " to write black figures". If we assume that on the weekend after Thanksgiving the shopping streets were particularly busy, we can also believe that the companies achieved increased sales.
No matter where "Black Friday" comes from, the fact is that we will again be able to look forward to many offers this year. By the way, of course also with us - we give you a full 20% discount on our assortment! Have a look at our "Black Week".
Have fun with the bargain hunt!
Your Kapten Crew⚓