Black Friday and Cyber Monday
Black Friday is the Friday following Thanksgiving Day in the United States (the fourth Thursday of November), often regarded as the beginning of the Christmas shopping season.
In recent years, most major retailers have opened extremely early and offered promotional sales to kick off the holiday shopping season, similar.
For many years, it was common for retailers to open at 6:00 a.m., but in the late 2000s many had crept to 5:00 or even 4:00. This was taken to a new extreme in 2011, when several retailers (including Target, Kohl’s, Macy’s, and Best Buy) opened at midnight for the first time. In 2012, Walmart and several other retailers announced that they would open most of their stores at 8:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day
Cyber Monday is a marketing term for the Monday after Thanksgiving in the United States. The term “Cyber Monday” was created by marketing companies to persuade people to shop online. The term made its debut on November 28, 2005 and it has became quickly in one of the biggest online shopping days of the year”
Black Friday Season: Currently major retailers such as Amazon and Walmart kick off the month offering discount a day after Halloween so Thanksgiving isn’t a day anymore but a season.
Black Friday Conversation Questions
- What have you bought during the Black Friday?
- Do you think that the Black Friday is pure consumerism?
- Have you ever bought online during the black Friday?
- What do you think about black Friday deals?
- What’s the Cyber Monday?
- Do you get excited about sales and discounts?
- Do you shop online? What kinds of things do you buy online?
- Are the Black Friday deals really that good?
- How much of the stuff bought in the madness gets returned shortly after?
- What do you think about the people who have to work Black Friday?”