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Black Friday and Boxing Day

November 25th, 2006 at 06:26 am

With a boyfriend in the US and living in Canada I am quite aware of many of the differences between the US and Canada. Heck I'm in the US at least once a month, have many American friends etc. But every once in a while a difference in culture between the two countries hits me in the face.

Hearing all the US hype about Black Friday just hit me as "weird". Ready, steady, go shop! Here the Xmas season gradually comes upon us once Halloween is over with a Christmas parade (at least in my town) that really gets things ramped up. We just don't have that go nuts and shop day before Christmas. Well, unless you consider that to be Christmas Eve when all the procrastinators are in full panic!

However we do have the go nuts and shop day after Christmas. We don't have Black Friday Sales, we have Boxing Day Sales. Boxing day is the day after Christmas. Its the same thing as Black Friday to the deal happy consumer. The best deals, special sales, line ups, electronic stores with only 3 of that really great deal item, early openings, stampedes and craziness.

I didn't do the black friday shopping not being in the US that day. I think I'll balance that by skipping the boxing day sales too.

No deals, but I'll keep my sanity.



Cartoon from www.statehousereport.com by Bill McLemore

3 Responses to “Black Friday and Boxing Day”

  1. T_I_N_A20 Says:

    eum... I went to boxing days before and it wasn't that crazy. I didn't get shove or push by people from what I remembered xD.

  2. Broken Arrow Says:

    I don't understand what boxing days are. Is that when they'll box your presents, or do you literally mean a gloved match against another shopper in a square ring? Big Grin

    Seriously, I don't understand the appeal of fighting for deals in Black Fridays either. Oh sure, I understand about wanting to get something for a great price, but the whole thing has just gotten blown way out of proportion in my opinion.

  3. baselle Says:

    Seriously, don't you save more by not buying anything? Smile

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