The legendary lines, the door-buster deals, the 60-inch TVs for $12.12, the…Black Friday is upon us, complete with all its mania and mythology. But what is fact and what is fiction about this day? Here are four major myths, debunked, to consider before you head into the fray.
1) Black Friday started on a Thursday. MYTH. Friday, by definition, cannot be a Thursday. And the Thursday before the last Friday of November is Thanksgiving, and Thanksgiving is not Black Friday.
2) You Missed Every Deal If You Didn’t Get to the Store before it opened. MYTH. Deals happen all season long, and many stores offer the same deals online (DealNews reported that 70% of Black Friday deals people went to the store for were also available online)
3) You Get the Best Shopping Experience on Black Friday. MYTH. Just check out Small Business Saturday on November 30 this year to blow this myth right out of the water.
4) The Best Black Friday Discoveries Come in Big Boxes. MYTH. Rather, you’ll find it in a bottle…of the Long Ireland Beer Company’s Black Friday Imperial Stout.
Share your Black Friday stories and discoveries in the comments below!