• I went to a mall on Black Friday - and it confirmed the holiday isn't the shopping bonanza it once was

    19 days ago - By Chron

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    Black Friday has long been known as the biggest shopping day of the year.
    Now, thanks to mobile and online shopping and year-round discounts, Black Friday is becoming more than just a single-day event - and shoppers aren't going into the stores like they used to.
    We went to Brooklyn's Atlantic Terminal Mall to see how the in-store shopping scene had changed. It was desolate.
    Black Friday sales are surging, but you wouldn't know it by visiting Brooklyn's Atlantic Terminal Mall.
    When its anchor store, Target, opened at 6 a.m. on Black Friday, I went to see for...
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  • BLACK FRIDAY NIGHTMARE: Macy's credit card system reportedly crashes on the biggest shopping day of the year

    19 days ago - By Business Insider

    Macy's credit card system reportedly crash nationwide on Black Friday.
    Customers are stuck in stores, unable to pay - and furious.
    Macy's credit card system has reportedly crashed on Black Friday.
    "Macys credit card system down nationwide," Ken White tweeted on Friday at 1:29 p.m. ET. "They are not informing shoppers standing in long lines. Getting ugly out there."
    Many other people reported similar problems on social media.
    "All the credit card machines at Macy's broke down fifteen minutes before the door busters expired, and I think I've now witnessed hell," reads one tweet from a Macy's...
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  • These are the most popular items sold online for Black Friday so far, according to the data

    These are the most popular items sold online for Black Friday so far, according to the data

    19 days ago - By Business Insider

    Black Friday is one of the biggest shopping days of the year, and it can predict what the most popular gifts for the holiday season will be.
    Adobe Analytics, which has data from top retailers, crunched the numbers for a list of the hottest sellers for the shopping holiday so far.
    Sales on Black Friday can cement an item's status as an "it" gift - or cause it to fall off the radar altogether.
    Adobe Analytics crunched the data - measuring 80% of all online sales using figures from the 100 largest US retailers - to find the most popular items so far.
    Many of the items, like Apple's AirPods...
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  • Dan Ariely On Making Better Financial Choices This Black Friday, And Every Day

    19 days ago - By Forbes

    Dan Ariely weighs in on why many of us lack the tools to adequately investigate and evaluate our decision-making. Most worrisome: It is almost impossible to correct an error you don't know even you're making.
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  • Black Friday is the busiest day of the year for plumbers - but not for the reason you think

    Black Friday is the busiest day of the year for plumbers - but not for the reason you think

    19 days ago - By Business Insider

    Black Friday is the busiest day of the year for plumbers, who receive up to 50% more calls than they do on a normal Friday.
    Clogged sinks are the most common problem, since people try to improperly dispose of food scraps.
    Plumbers like buying discount TVs as much as anyone, but don't expect them to join you in much Black Friday shopping.
    For plumbers, the day after Thanksgiving is "Brown Friday."
    Roto-Rooter, the largest supplier of plumbing, sewer, and drain services, says Black Friday is busiest day of the year for plumbers. Calls for services increase by up to 50% compared to a normal...
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