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 Black Friday madness is only 1 week away! Below are some fun facts about Black Friday that will make you either want to go shop or stay at home!


  1. In the 1800’s, the term “Black Friday” was used in reference to a stock market crash.
  2. Black Friday began in 1961 (reportedly), 2005 (more officially).
  3. Black Friday is the busiest day of the year for plumbers.
  4. Black Friday was once called “Big Friday”.
  5. Black Friday wasn’t officially claimed to be the busiest shopping day of the year, until 2001.
  6. Black Friday has spread to over 15 countries in the world.
  7. In Mexico, it is referred to as “El Buen Fin”, which translates to “the good weekend”.
  8. 12% of Black Friday shoppers are drunk.
  9. More than 30% of Americans shop on Black Friday.
  10. Millennials are the biggest Black Friday shoppers.
  11. Black Friday sales are usually on older models and are often the same deal as last year.
  12. 174 million people shopped in the US on Black Friday in 2017.
  13. In-store traffic actually peaks at 4 pm.
  14. Americans spend more time shopping on Thanksgiving weekend than they do visiting Disney hot spots.
  15. More people die while shopping than in shark attacks.
  16. Pajamas are a big seller.
  17. Black Friday is not an official holiday, but some states and companies observe “The Day After Thanksgiving” as a holiday, sometimes in lieu of another federal holiday such as Columbus Day!
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Dörte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland

Dear Ernie,

Not sure, where you found these, but definitely interesting. Having so many drunk people around may be a reason to stay off the streets yourself.

Nov 16, 2018 06:47 AM #1
Jeremy K. Frost
Keller Williams Realty - Dripping Springs, TX
Associate Broker, CNE, CRS, ePro, PSA

Thank you for keeping us posted and up to date. Best of luck!

Nov 16, 2018 06:58 AM #2
Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

Great info Ernie Steele  seems now Black Friday has moved up to 6PM on Thanksgiving  - Crazy shoppers

Nov 16, 2018 12:40 PM #3
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

I believe 12% of shoppers are probably a bit tipsy. I'll be riding out all the Black Friday fun in front of my computer to avoid the "craziness" each season brings.

Nov 16, 2018 03:14 PM #4
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I always wondered why they called it "Black Friday."  Now I know!

Nov 22, 2018 01:20 AM #5
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