Ahh Black Friday… a seemingly dark sounding day that actually brings mountains of joy to bargain hunters everywhere. It is a day filled with amazing deals and rock bottom prices, and it marks the true beginning of the Christmas shopping period (even though Christmas decorations have been up in shopping centres since October). Black Friday is the new Boxing Day Sales and we don’t have to wait long for this amazing shopportunity as it hits Australia tomorrow! Yep, that’s right, November 24th is one that you should all have marked in your calendars so not to miss out on these amazing deals!
Perhaps this is the first you’re hearing of Black Friday? If that is the case, firstly, you’re welcome, and secondly, this may mean that you’re not quite financially prepared to start your Christmas shopping. We’re almost a month out from Christmas so if you are slowly entering a heightened state of panic, jump over here and apply for a loan with us in just minutes. You’ll have your money by tomorrow which means you’ll be all cashed up and ready to go for Black Friday.
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Black Friday is typically an American tradition that, like most things, has slowly made its way over to Australia. It is a shopping extravaganza that immediately follows Thanksgiving in the USA. It may seem a little strange that everyone wants to trample others for sales exactly one day after being thankful for what they already have, but who are we to judge: sales are sales.
Black Friday also supposedly marks the day when retailers finally begin to turn over a profit for the year. While this international shopping spectacular hasn’t quite reached the frenetic levels of America, more and more Australian retailers are getting on board and offering more discounts and deals. Tomorrow, shoppers and retailers can prepare to cash in on some unbelievable sales.
The name ‘Black Friday’ is said to have started back in the 1960’s when the Philadelphia Police Department needed a way to describe the horrible conditions they experienced that day. Heavy crowds flooded through shopping centres and traffic jams completely barricaded the streets as shoppers flocked to make the most of the year’s best sales. It can be understood that the chaos of Black Friday may have cast a dark shadow over law enforcement everywhere.
Another, more romantic notion arose from the merchant retailers themselves. In the days before computers, accountants and bookkeepers used red ink to denote losses and black ink to denote profit. Therefore, as the shopping extravaganza always falls on the Friday after Thanksgiving, and it marks the day when retailers begin to turnover a profit, they would have been using black ink for the first time… hence ‘Black Friday’.
No longer will you have just one day to swim through the sea of people in the shopping centres on Boxing Day. You now have an extra opportunity to get all your cheap Christmas shopping done before Christmas even arrives. Imagine just sitting by the pool and relaxing on Boxing day, sipping an Aperol Spritz and smirking at the fact that you’re shopping is done for the year.
Well as the name suggests, you would think that once Friday is over, so are the sales, however this is not the case! The Monday after Black Friday is renowned for a startling array of deals and ones that don’t necessarily mean you have to get off the couch or take the day off work.
Monday November 27th is known as Cyber Monday and it was created to drive people to do more online shopping. Cyber Monday is yet another American tradition, however due to the fact that the sales are almost wholly online, Australians will be able to take full advantage!
Hundreds of retailers are raring up for the shopping crowds that will hit the shopping centres come 9am tomorrow. Here are some of the best sales that will be on offer to you!
And many more!
These Black Friday sales will range from 15% off to 70% off so you’d be crazy to miss out!
You’ll be able to take full advantage of Black Friday as soon as the stores open so be ready as this year will be packed with special surprises! Some retailers may even take advantage of the whole week, meaning that their sales will carry on through to Sunday.
As Australians, we all know how hectic the Boxing Day sales can get and Black Friday will be no different. Here are some nifty tips on how to make sure you don’t turn Black Friday into the dark day it sounds like.
So that’s all you need to know about Black Friday and we hope you’re prepared for an exciting day! If reading this has made you sink even faster into a heightened state of panic then come see what Nifty can do for you. We could help you make the most of Black Friday! You can apply in minutes and receive your money just in time for the shops to open tomorrow! Stop thinking ‘I should stop’ as you go to hand over your credit card! With one of our loans, you’ll actually be able to afford everything! Life isn’t perfect, but your outfit can be.
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