UK has Black Friday now but not Thanksgiving.

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Is UK having Black Friday but no Thanksgiving stupid?

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  1. The Rhetoric of Life

    The Rhetoric of Life Well-Known Member

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    Is that stupid?
     
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    How long has UK Black Friday been going on?
     
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    I'd say since 2012 / 2013...

    Of course, 2013 was the first Black Friday I personally remember being involved in here; helped my good friend find her her new PS4 that Black Friday, was madness looking for the last one in town since we missed the midnight launch we could have went to.

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/black-f...y-first-start-in-the-uk-and-how-has-it-chang/
    According to this though, it's been going on here for 8 years now, this year will be our 8th Black Friday ever.
     
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    One thing I'll never forgive the US for and it's bringing to us Black Friday, because it's commercial exploitation of the brain-dead; retailers increase price tags a few weeks earlier, then the gormless buyers think they're getting a bargain when they pay the the 'discounted' price ticket, :rolleyes: thus proving, if proof were needed 'There's one born every minute.' adage. Anyhoo, what's with the 'Black'? What's it supposed to signify? And more to the point, why am I wasting seconds of my life asking??

    PS Oh, and Halloween! :frustrated:
     
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    We used to have thanksgiving, kind of if you were Christians.We called it Harvest Festival but it wasn't really the same. Thanksgiving is sort of an offshort of that. Which in turn is something humans have been doing since they learnt to cultivate crops.

    I buy everything online from the cheapest retailers Black Friday doesn't exist for me lol. A good example is Screwfix has a Black Friday, powertoolmate does not. Screwfix is 33% more expensive with it's Black Friday deals like for like.

    Guess where I ordered from?
     
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    We plough the fields and scaaaaaatter the good seed on the land. [​IMG]
     
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    Actually learned this the other day. When people draw charts of there sales during the year a lot of The times They Are red signifying that they haven't reached their projections and on the Friday after Thanksgiving a lot of retailers get out of the red zone on the chart so when you're out of the red zone you're in the black.

    I watch too much history channel on days off.
     
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    I don't know, it's really a marketing ploy now, and used to be the point in which a lot of people began their Christmas shopping, a lot of things that were going to be on sale for the Christmas season would start being on sale that day and then it turned into what it is now.
     
  9. The Rhetoric of Life

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    I see...

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Friday_(shopping)

    Turns out even Romania and India, Germany and France are doing it now too.
     
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    Bit like these weird women (men too now, I've noticed :rolleyes: ) who cut holes in their jeans; it used to be only in this madhouse called the UK - now it's gorn global. I even saw a tv clip of the Moscow underground a few days ago where some female was sitting on the train with her knees poking out. I mean WTF?
     
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    Between Halloween and Christmas its considered the holiday season so they needed to incorporate one other big one in there to maximize profits.

    Thanksgiving is now about meeting the family and eating turkey dinner for the most part while we wait for Christmas to roll around.

    Gives us something to do and plan for during those two months.

    Its really a dumb holiday when you think about it but granted, its a nice break for a lot of people who are into the whole family thing.

    This whole time is actually my favorite time of the year so yes Thanksgiving does play a part in that so I can appreciate it for what it is.

    Still like Halloween and Christmas better though.

    I always get depressed after Christmas because there is nothing good to look forward to for ten more months.
     
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    What's to like about celebrating death and decay ffs?
     
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    It's All Souls Day/Hallow's Eve...

    Like, Memorial day to remember loved ones, friends & family passed.
    Probably also a celebration of life and of our own mortality? IDK.

    Edit:
    According to Google it's actually All Saints Day on November 1st and All Souls Day November 2nd and... I guess Halloween is the eve of all of that.

    Day
     
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    I'm not gonna lie though, I kinda wanna go see an NFL game now, just because I can.

    I wonder, when's the next time Philadelphia Eagles are back in town?


    IDK, it looks fun.

    Can we drink at them, I mean, IDK, I've never even seen the local/Crystal Palace F.C. play Selhurst Park yet, so, IDK, I guess they have beer, but, IDK, I think glass bottles are banned or something.

    I've installed Craven Cottage flood lights in the summer in my day job, where Fulham F.C. play; They're owned by the same person who owns The Jacksonville Jaguars too, which plan to move to London. :(
     
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    That can't be done and I guess someone better whip those Jacksonville Jaguars into shape if they're not to embarrass me or London.

    Like the worst team in the NFL or something, and now they're coming to London.
    May God help us all.
     
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    I didn't even know the Jaguars had colonized the UK. Although to be fair, the owner of the Jags was born in Pakistan so maybe settling in the UK was just second nature.
     
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    He also owns a team Fulham F.C. in the UK, so, IDK, he seems to want to bring his two teams together in London, but it seems this team will be based at Wembley Stadium and not Craven Cottage.
     
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