black friday
black friday

Question – What is Black Friday?
Answer – The Day After Thanksgiving (Friday) is known as Black Friday. This used to be unofficially or officially the start of holiday shopping season. Almost all stores come out with Doorbuster Sales with the early bird special to attract consumers to their shop. People stand in line hours before the stores are opened, to grab the bargains of the year. In last few years, we have witnessed a trend towards bringing those Black Friday Sales online before Friday.
Black Friday is no more a one-day event
In last few years (starting from 2013 to be precise), Black Friday Sales have started way before Friday-with some stores starting their Black Friday sales on Thanksgiving day & some even starting on Wednesday and Monday. It would not be surprising to see Black Friday sale starting on Monday on the Black Friday week. As a result, revenue-wise Black Friday is NOT the biggest day for stores. Biggest sales day now include Thanksgiving day, Green Monday and Cyber Monday.

Question – Why it is called Black Friday? 
Answer – Closest reason as to why it is known as Black Friday is given in Wikipedia – “Many retailers report some of their highest profits on Black Friday. The black portion of the name, “Black Friday” relates to businesses recording their losses in red ink and gains in black. This tradition lives on in modern accounting software, hence the name.”. The term Black Friday got traction with the Internet. Deals websites like started to highlight “Black Friday sales” from 2003 and the retailers picked it up. Essentially, Black Friday is an Internet term. Prior to it, people used to refer the sales as ‘Day after Thanksgiving Sale’ or some variation of it.

Question – So When is Black Friday? 
Answer – Jumia black Friday starts on November 13th, 2017

Question – When do Retailers Officially Publish their Advertisements? 
Answer – Most ads are published in the newspaper on Thanksgiving Day. (The day before Black Friday). But more recently, many stores are starting to publish their Black Friday Ad early in November or sometimes they leak it even in October. Some stores then have additional black Friday doorbuster items that they only reveal on their website.

Question – Are there black Friday sales online?
Answer – Most Black Friday Sales go online when their Black Friday store sales start. As we pointed out earlier that many stores offer their Black Friday Sale online – before Black Friday Online stores like Jumia and Konga start their Black Friday sale on 13th and 24th respectively. However, Some in-store only Black Friday deals from few stores, may not be available online. Many of such Black Friday like or even better than Black Friday deals can be found at throughout the year, including right now. Every day is like Black Friday @ so please bookmark & visit often!

Question – When will you post the Black Friday Ads or Flyers 
Answer – As soon as we learn about the advertisement or we receive the ad, we will post it.

Question – Are Banks Open on Black Friday? 
Answer – Yes, Black Friday is NOT a Federal Holiday. Most banks are open on Black Friday. Though Black Friday is an unofficial shopping holiday, some financial institutions might be closed on Black Friday to allow their employees a long weekend off.

Tips for Black Friday Shopping

  • Visit every day. Black Friday deals or similar may be available before Black Friday itself. If they are available, we will cover them from Just bookmark this site and you are covered.
  • Decide what you want in advance. You may NOT be able to cover all the stores and may not be able to get ALL the early bird Specials. So decide in advance what is the most important item that you absolutely need.
  • Give preference to the big-ticket items as you will save more on those items. For example, you likely save few hundred dollars on an expensive TV of over thousand dollars than on a pair of shoes costing $20. While both may be available at very good prices but may be in two different stores, so you may only be able to get one (assuming both are doorbuster deals), and saving on the TV may be in a range of few hundred dollars while saving on shoe may be in under $50. 
  • Buy Only what you need. 
  • Shop Online. These day’s most Black Friday items are available online as well. Check out for all online deals. This is one of the best and most frequently updated website on the web so you are sure to get all bargains there. With rising gas prices, sinking temperatures (harsh winter) and many online deals with Free Shipping Offers, Online Shopping is gaining ground.
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Excerpts from Wikipedia and TheBlackFriday


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