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Apple Store vs Microsoft Store on Black Friday

Regardless of what I think of Black Friday, this is a truly remarkable video. It tells a tale of two stores, one owned by Apple the other by Microsoft. One was packed on Black Friday, one was empty. I’m sure you can figure out which of the two was the crowded one.

Now in fairness, it does appear that the Microsoft Store is a bit bigger than that particular Apple Store, but even still that just means more people could fit so what’s stopping them from going in? That being said, I think it’s also worth noting that the Apple Stores by me look like that on most weekends so it isn’t too much of a surprise.

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Black Friday Is A Sham

Oh, Black Friday, the one day every year that retailers make every effort to convince consumers to wait in long lines with the promise of one-day-only deals that can’t be beat. But is it really worth it? The answer, is actually, no — it’s often not worth it.

I’ll admit, I’ve never been a fan of Black Friday, I’ve always thought it was a sham and a day of “bad/medicore deals” for consumers that have been packaged nicely to look appealing. I can guarantee on any of the other 364 days in the year, most people would do some kind of price and feature comparisons and shop around before making their purchase.

That isn’t the case with Black Friday and that’s exactly what retailers bank on (pun intended). Until consumers smarten up and don’t blindly trust the retailers word, the Black Friday madness will continue.

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How To Get the Best Cyber Monday Deals

For ages now, “Black Friday” has been an important day in the sense that large retail stores discounted their prices significantly in an effort to bring their finances from the “red” into the “black”; hence the name “Black Friday.”  However, as society as a whole has drifted towards online shopping, many have neglected to engage in “Black Friday” promotions simply because they could get the same (if not better) deals online.  After all, who would want to subject themselves to crowds of people on a cold Friday morning when they could just as easily do their shopping from the comfort of their own homes, all whilst wearing PJ’s and slippers?

In recent years a new trend has emerged called “Cyber Monday.”  This is a day where many online retailers opt to lower their prices in order to get users to purchase goods from their sites.  Cyber Monday takes place on the Monday after Black Friday.  This year, it is November 29th.

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