The History behind Black Friday
The first recorded use of the term "Black Friday" in history is not related to post-Thanksgiving holiday sale shopping but to a financial crisis: specifically, the crash of the U.S. gold market on September 24 of 1869. Jay Gould and Jim Fisk, two well known ruthless Wall Street investors worked together to buy as much gold as possible, hoping the price of gold would sky-rocket as a result of their idea and sell it afterwards with astronomical profit. On this particular day of September the conspiracy unraveled and sent the stock-market in to huge fall, bankrupting almost everyone in Wall Street from barons to farmers.
Nowadays the official but inaccurate story behind the tradition
related to retailers and their style of accounting. If retailers had
sold a whole year at a loss, they were "in the red" as losses were
marked with a red pen in the accounting book. But the day after
Thanksgiving, with the help of holiday shoppers and tourists splashing
so much money during the holiday, the retailers "went black" as
profitable sales were marked with a black pen. The story in general is
real but it's not the real backstory behind the term Black Friday.
The real history of what is now known as Black Friday is based on 1950s Philadelphia, where police in the city used the term the day after Thanksgiving, when suburb shoppers and tourists flooded into the city before the big annual Army-Navy american football game. Police lost their day off and the chaos adding to the law enforcment headaches. In the late 1980s, what is now known as Black Friday was finally born and expanded across the U.S. as a "positive" day of shopping with huge discounts. In Finland, the first Black Friday discounts began to appear in the second half of 2000s.
Black Friday on LightShop - Energy Saving
LightShop.fi offers you great discounts on lighting-related products throughout the Black Friday weekend. Whether you are in need of new or old ligting technology, we are sure you will find a suitable solutions and replacements for your old components. The theme of our Black Weekend offers this year is energy saving. You get energy savings directly by using our selection of high-quality LED components that save electricity consumption and are very long-lasting, energy savings also occur when you replace a broken component of your product with a similar component and extend the life of your product with a new component. This way you don't have to throw away, for example, your old lamps and luminaires that still have many years of lifetime left.
The Black Weekend offers include e.g. Hella luminaires, various constant current and constant voltage LED drivers from high-quality lighting industry manufacturers such as ELT and GE Lightech. The products on offer also include sensors, NEW PRODUCTS such as aLED SUVISPOT downlights! Also check our heating products, electric foot warmers and bed warmers are perfect solutions for upcoming colder evenings. Heat yourself rather than your home.
Black Weekend campaign is in effect from 24.11.2022 to 27.11.2022
(A free LightShop canvas bag will be added to the package for all Black Weekend product customers, discount coupons will also be drawn among customers for future orders.)
These delivery terms are valid from 1.6.2020 .
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