Archive for November 26th, 2005

Black Friday

My friend John told me it’s Black Friday in US now. Definitely not about 13 November, but the Friday after thanksgiving holiday, while retail stores’ account turn from red to black today because of all kinds of crazy sales after thanksgiving holiday.

He sent me some newspapers’ scanning about those crazy sales ad. I found there’re some items’ price tagged $0 after rebate. Great deal! Retail stores open at 6:00 in the morning, and he said he’ll queue outside there at 6:30. It’s just unbelievable, until I watch Bloomberg tonight.

I learnt from the Bloomberg that stores are giving less discounts this year, and they expect a drop in sales on Black Friday. People are quite conservative in spending money, because of the ever-changing oil price tag.

Web stores are getting the highest traffic in this week, since customers are all busy checking price on the web. Next Monday, called “Cyber Monday”, the web stores are expecting increase in sales volume after the “Black Friday effect”.

I wish I can be there, buying a piece or two affordable electronic devices and audio gears in good deal. On the other hand, I’m glad I’m not there, for it saves my pocket.

Having watching Bloomberg for an hour, it brings me back the days studying business and marketing. Good old days!

Last and importantly, I’m glad to know that I don’t have problem watching English-speaking TV programmes. Thanks to “The Apprentices”, “The Amazing Race”, “The Rebel Billionaire: Branson’s Quest for the Best”, “Nip/Tuck”, “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” and “Lost”. :D