Looking for a bargain this weekend? A bunch of stores have kicked off their
annual round of online Thanksgiving weekend sales. Here's a
cheatsheet to the ones that have crossed PCSTATS Newsdesk - If you've got a tip send it in.
- BestBuy Black Friday Sales (here)
- Circuit City Thanksgiving Blowout! (here)
- Buy.com Thanksgiving Sales List (here)
- Target 2 Day Sale (list here)
- Newegg Sales Items page (here)
- CompUSA Thanksgiving Sales Bin (here)
- Futureshop $50 Coupon good Nov23-Dec2 (here) for all us Canuks who are
wondering why there is a Thanksgiving day sale now, when we had the
Thanksgiving weeks ago
The history behind "Black Friday" according to Wikipedia:
"Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving in the United States, is historically one of the busiest retail shopping days of the year. Many consider it the "official" beginning to the holiday season. Most retailers will open very early and usually provide massive discounts on their products. One theory is that retailers traditionally operated at a financial loss for most of the year (January through November) and made their profit during the holiday season. When this would be recorded in the financial records, common accounting practices use red ink to show negative amounts and black ink would show positive amounts. Black Friday is the beginning of the period where they would no longer have losses (the red) and instead take in the year's profits (the black)."