Yes, its that time of the year, popularly known but unofficially regarded as the beginning of Christmas shopping – Black Friday!
Not surprising, the big players in online sales are prepared for massive and discounted sales. The Xbox won’t be left out as its Black Friday store kicks off tomorrow November 18. According to a Gamespot report, the sale of Xbox starts tomorrow November 18. That is a full week before the real Black Friday, on November 25.
Microsoft still hasn’t released a full list of the deals for its Black Friday sale, but the company has now put out a new video that teases what to expect from the sale. Check out the video and see for yourself.
In addition, the Xbox One and Xbox 360 owners who don’t have a Gold membership can get one for $1 for the first month. The video also says that more deals will be revealed on Black Friday itself, November 25.
Black Friday is the day following Thanksgiving Day in the United State, that is, the fourth Thursday of November. Over the years, this day has been regarded as the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. The most perculiar feature of Black Friday is that, most major retailers open very early (and more recently during overnight hours) and offer promotional sales.
Black Friday is not an official holiday, but it is unofficially or officially the start of holiday shopping season.
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. Many retailers report some of their highest profits on Black Fridays. Many non-retail employees and schools have both Thanksgiving and the following Friday off, which, along with the following regular weekend, makes it a four-day weekend, thereby increasing the number of potential shoppers.