Good Day World!
I’d like to start your Black Friday with a great song by Brandon Fulson titled “The Black Friday Blues” It exposes the hypocrisy of our society nicely!
In the News:
A loose network led by African Americans in the film and arts world called for a quiet riot in response to the Ferguson Grand Jury’s decision not to indict a white cop for shooting a black teen. They are asking people to boycott Black Friday shopping today.
Are you feeling blue, even guilty or left out? You did not participate in the Black Friday madness.
Alternatively, you indeed might have been lucky and perhaps smart as well to have avoided following the crowd of more than 100,000,000 Americans who were stampeding in and out of stores and cyberspace.
In a New York Times article, the research by a University of Washington professor revealed the truth about Black Friday.
“It's not until early December that prices are likely to be lowest for electronics, products that are among the biggest sellers on the Friday after Thanksgiving.”
Also in the News
If you're experiencing déjà vu this Black Friday, there's a reason: Retailers are repeating products and prices from last year.
A whopping 93% of stores surveyed are offering customers year-old products for the same "discount" that was offered last year, according to a recent study from NerdWallet.
While that may not be a huge issue for things like furniture and cookware, it does matter when it comes to tech and electronics that can be outdated or of poorer quality.
"It's probably not worth waking up very early for," said Matthew Ong, an analyst at NerdWallet.
Time for me to walk on down the road…