10 Smart Tips for Buying an HDTV

For all the incredible things our phones and tablets do, everybody wants to spend at least a little time kicking back on the couch in front of a big screen. Some of us want to spend a lot of time doing that. In either case, Read More …

This Is What You Weren’t Missing If You Stayed Home On Friday

Black Friday is a modern “shopping holiday” that was created fairly recently. The term was coined in the 1950s when office managers would refer to the day after Thanksgiving as “Black Friday.” They would do so because their employees, in an effort to stay home Read More …

Consumer Culture at Work

Amazon Opens Black Friday Store 3 Weeks Early

In a bid to capture the first rush of holiday shoppers, Amazon has opened an online store for Black Friday offers 22 days before the national shopping event is scheduled to take place. Many online retailers won’t post their offers until Cyber Monday, which takes Read More …

Black Friday Sales Surge as Shoppers Stick to the Web

This year, shoppers avoided early-morning lines, customer stampedes at megastores and Black Friday-related deaths by browsing deals online. U.S. shoppers put aside their trypophan hangovers, and increased online sales by 17.4% on Thanksgiving Day and by 20.7% on Black Friday compared to last year, according Read More …

Twitter Generated Zero Percent of Black Friday Sales

Looks like social media stayed at home this Black Friday. An IBM study found that shoppers referred from social networks like Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube generated only 0.34% of online sales on Black Friday — a decrease of more than 35% from the year before. Read More …

Shoppers Storm Best Buy Gate At Black Friday Opening, Staff Quickly Closes The Store

For years now it has become a common occurrence to see rampaging mob videos on Black Friday. Maybe it’s just the tough economic time, because people just lose it when prices are slashed on expensive consumer goods. This video is from a Best Buy in Puerto Rico. Read More …

iPad Wins 88% of Black Friday Tablet Traffic

Nearly nine in 10 consumers who shopped online via a tablet during Black Friday used an iPad, a new study suggests. The IBM 2012 Holiday Benchmark report indicates the iPad brought 88% of traffic to the mobile web on Black Friday — more than any Read More …

25 Things You Should Know Before Shopping On Black Friday

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, which means so is that hyper commercialized day called Black Friday. With all the hype of discounts and doorbusters, you can hardly blame people for sacrificing sleep, comfort, and even a good ol’ fashioned Thanksgiving meal for the sake Read More …

Oh My: A Weed Store In Colorado Will Offer $1 Joints On Black Friday

Tumblr A Colorado pot shop is expecting stampeding crowds and lines out the door for a series of absolutely ridiculous Black Friday specials. Some local weed store owners are calling the day after Thanksgiving “Green Friday,” an appropriate title considering the array of once-in-a-lifetime (or once-per-year) offers. Read More …