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Thats what I had heard/read about it. I don't remember the pre-Christmas sales being called 'Black Friday' until Amazon introduced the term to the rest of the World about 3 years ago. In the UK we don't have a 'Thanksgiving' pre-chrimbo, as a nation pretty much everything shuts down (unless it DFS!, who the elephant needs a new dining table boxing day?)for two days...
Yeah, that's an effort to get a Pavlovian response out of US consumers that associate Black Friday with big discounts. And that's all that is.
There are entirely too many people that, when offered a rotary toaster for $20 (retail price $99.95!), will perceive that as value, even if they have a perfectly good toaster and have never even heard of a rotary toaster.
I don't think the US is unique in this regard.
I so hope there's no such thing as a rotary toaster.
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