35 Burst results for "Black Friday"

Best Buy's Plans To Encourage Shoppers This Pandemic Holiday Season

All Markets Summit

02:11 min | 4 d ago

Best Buy's Plans To Encourage Shoppers This Pandemic Holiday Season

"It shaping up to be a bizarro holiday season to say the very least What efforts are you putting into to keep people safe but also to encourage shopping. I mean countries in rough shape. Yes so i'm going to start with Where you landed. Which is encouraging shopping. And i think that's less about doesn't have to be in the store and that's much more about. We want to be there for the customers. In whatever channel formed style they want. We want to be there for them. So everything that we're doing. We're leading with the customer experience and putting the customer in charge. They defined safety for themselves. Which means they get to be in charge of how they want to shop sorta to serve that customer need their three big focus areas the first. And you've already seen it. You've covered it at ad. Nauseam is the idea of the holiday starting sooner lasting longer seeing more promotional cadence throughout a longer period of time. Now part of that is so that you can actually spread out those peace and provide a safer experience over time. So many of the black friday deals you saw some of them already without Last week you're gonna see the ads. Come out toward the end of the month so everyone has full visibility to. What's in there. And i think what we're trying to avoid is the kind of natural response of lines at stores on black friday. That just can't happen and so instead. We're we're definitely using all the channels and all the tools to help get people what they need but do it in a little. Bit more protracted way which. Then the second major location is around fulfillment people want to get the stuff in whatever way they want forty percent of what we sold online and q two was picked up in store and so offering this combination of whether you want it on your couch whether you want at curbside or whether you want at the counter of the store we can do all those things for you and you're the one who gets to define and then finally you started with. It is the idea of creating a safe shopping experience. And that's been a priority from day one and we will continue to make it a priority that we have a maximum capacities are stores. We have cleaning. Protocols masks are required social distancing still very possible given the size of our stores. So we're we're trying to make sure the customer feels like they're in control and then making sure whatever they choose we. We delivered safely as possible.

Sweats Are Beating the Pants Off Office Wear

Business Wars Daily

04:56 min | 3 weeks ago

Sweats Are Beating the Pants Off Office Wear

"More than six months ago producer. Gwen moran wrote this story about the new fashioned way that swept the country early in the pandemic admit it you succumbed as well to the sweatpants craze what we didn't know back in may's how long lasting that trend would be although as you'll hear some sartorial pundits predicted. Then that sweats were here to stay now. Whether that's a good or bad thing we'll leave that up to you. Take a listen back to this story about the rivalry between champion and lululemon. The late great fashion designer. Karl lagerfeld once sneered sweatpants. Or a sign of defeat with apologies to mr lagerfeld. He never had to do as seven. Am zoom meeting as stay at home. Orders have stretched well beyond their original end dates. Our work lives are increasingly blending with her home lives nowhere. Is that shift. More apparent than in our pero dressing down has become the norm as a result sales of apparel and accessories dropped nearly eighty percent between march and april but there is one bright spot on the otherwise dismal retail horizon. Sales of active wear or at leisure are soaring in particular sweat pants or having a moment in april g kua. We are living in the age of sweat pants and never going back. Even the devil is traded product. For more downscale duds folks editor-in-chief in style icon. Anna wintour posted an instagram shot of herself working at home in tracksuit bottoms this despite once swearing she would never wear them. Just how much growth are we talking about well. Data from tracking firm edited found that sales of sweat pants are up a whopping thirty six percent over the same period. Last year it makes sense. A recent harris poll found that more than half of employed. Americans are working from home. At the same time videoconferencing has skyrocketed as meetings and interviews have gone remote. You may need to be picture. Perfect from the shoulders up but down below. All bets are off sweats. Yoga pants were tracked bottoms. Call them what you will. They're stretchy comfortable and exceedingly forgiving of those late night. Pandemic sour dough bread and butter benches wall street is betting on the trend at least for now analysts susan anderson from be riley. Fdr told fortune that what selling is casual active in lounge wear last week. Shares of lululemon athletic inc rose more than ninety percent hitting a record high. The brand is credited with kicking off the athol leisure segment and simeon seal from b. m. o. capital markets call lululemon an at home kobe winner while the luxury leading may be the it brand of the moment. Lou may have some competition from classic competitor. Hanes brands champion during a call with analysts early. May hanes brand. Ceo gerald evans said the champion dot com sales had tripled. He said volumes. Were at black friday or cyber monday levels. Champion success lies. In the brand's cool factor. Being on the upswing recently and company has been smart about partnerships to in march hanes. Brands unveiled an exclusive multi year agreement with amazon to carry its popular c nine champion line which had previously been sold at target in april. The company announced a new partnership with sesame street for the un's but for those who don't care about cool or if you stop carrying when you stopped going outside champion has a significant leg up in another arena and that's price while some lululemon bottoms will set you back more than one hundred. Twenty five bucks. You can score a pair of champions for less than a third of that price. If sweatpants newfound social status is making you think about tossing all your old suits and ties. You might just want to wait a bit. It seems a backlash has already begun the los angeles times. Deputy fashion editor admonished readers. Dress like the adults are getting paid to be and recent articles like thirteen stylish ways to dress up sweat pants on business insider indicate that even the work from home crowd may wanna feel a bit more put together as leisure brands battle to get people in their pants. Some questions remain record. High unemployment will continue to affect consumer spending and more companies announced. That remote work is here to stay casual everyday. May also be here to stay with no nosy co workers around judge fashion choices workers to fault more minimalist wardrobes after all as long as they pass the sniff test how many pairs of stretchy pants does anyone really need. The answers will come as more businesses open and people go back to work. We'll traditional dress code stand or will homebody style find its way into the office while athletes. Your manufacturers are pulling up. They're not so big kid pants and making the most of the moment. Employees may be hedging their bets over memorial day weekend data from edited showed shape wear one of the top five apparel categories. Selling out so maybe all that sour dough bread can't be ignored after all

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Holiday shoppers shift spending habits during pandemic

KCBS Radio Weekend News

01:15 min | Last month

Holiday shoppers shift spending habits during pandemic

"Well, it's been a mixed year for retailers as online shopping surged in store purchases have lagged. But as KCBS is Matt Boone reports with five days until Christmas. The mall's certainly aren't empty unless you're willing to spend big bucks on that overnight shipping charge last minute shoppers are being forced to buy presents in person. People are still willing Make it an event and you? Solanki is the national retail director at Collier's International and has been tracking holiday spending online Black Friday, fields grew by 48% from 2019. In addition to online shopping, there's a newer form of ordering. That's also gained popularity ordering online but picking up in person special stores. That offered curbside pickup. Oh, a 241% increase in their actual spend. Even his retailers limit the number of shoppers inside due to health orders. Good old fashioned browsing has not disappeared on black Friday. This year, she says sales at stores were down about 8% from last year nationwide, but particularly at luxury stores. In store sales have recovered quality field from prior year. But you know not too far off. Matt Boone,

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Retail sales fell 1.1% in November, biggest drop in 7 months

AP News Radio

00:35 sec | Last month

Retail sales fell 1.1% in November, biggest drop in 7 months

"It's a troubling sign for retailers Americans have been holding back on spending Black Friday was a bust the U. S. commerce department reports that retail sales fell one point one percent in November that's the biggest drop in seven months much deeper than Wall Street analysts had expected the department also revised October's report finding that retail sales fell point one percent instead of rising point three percent as previously reported that's a weak start to the all important holiday shopping season which usually accounts for a quarter or more of retail's annual sales economists expect retail sales to fall again this month is virus cases spike and states add more restrictions Jennifer king Washington

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US retail sales fell in November for the first time in seven months

Pat McCrory Show w/ Bo Thompson

00:32 sec | Last month

US retail sales fell in November for the first time in seven months

"The Commerce Department today, reporting that retail sales were down last month, his holiday shopping began down 1.1% larger decline than expected. It's the first decline since April. It's been a different holiday season as consumers pull back on spending and limited holiday shopping and stores. Amazon moved its prime day to October, and retailers were stretching out their black Friday shopping starting in the fall. Also, his people stay home again because of Corona virus outbreaks. Rest. Bronson. Other businesses are impacted. Jenny Cho

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Apryl Beverly's 'I Want All The Sales Campaign'

The Email Marketing Show

02:50 min | Last month

Apryl Beverly's 'I Want All The Sales Campaign'

"We're gonna talk about this campaign. The i want all of the sales campaign. Tell us why this came from. What's what's the background on this campaign. The background of the campaign is that a lot of times i is. It is especially with women. So i've been hearing a lot of women online about how they don't wanna be sylvie aren't don't want to be too aggressive. And so i. I'm i'm gonna flip that i'm gonna call this campaign the i want all the sales campaign because that's what we want but a lot times we feel like saying it and actually eaten into existence is like we're being too much we're too much resented too much. We're trying to be too aggressive. I said we're gonna we're gonna put it all out there. Credit six to seven point e mail campaign that helps you get exactly what you say. He want okay. That was going how we need. All s were a bit afraid of it. Let's do it anyway. That's really june as before we get into this. It's a pretty damn good attitude to have any of our business. Lives are going. This is what a warm. This is what i'm afraid of. Let's do it anyway. Let's find a way of making that work and bringing those two worlds together. So when is this campaign to give some context when it's really useful. So when would you actually use this campaign so the so. The campaign is pretty good for both sales. So if you're like a sale for in the day you're doing a sale for like black friday anything like that where you want to quick cash injection. That's where this flash sale sequence comes into by because the emails are really sequential. Really makes sense. Relief takes your subscriber through the twists and turns of a story of purchasing from you like each e-mail weaves into the next versus having six or seven individual emails. I love are absolutely love that one of the things. That's really interesting. I don't think we need to wait until it's black friday. Orients what i you know. Some some thing somebody else invented. We can look at this a special day every year. Every day of the year is a now. You can look through and go. Oh it's national stand on one leg day. I was starting on one leg this morning for you can really do with the discount on this thing. Like you in all seriousness. If you if there's a day for what you just email day so if we want to do a a day flash sale we could choose. Oh it's national email day we're gonna launch. We're gonna launch this campaign or it could be that the campaign is gonna close on email day so you could link at twenty thing. It doesn't have to be one of the big ones. does it now. It doesn't it could be the sunny day sale designs. The sun is shining. Today is the sunny days sale. It doesn't have to be linked anything

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FTC and states sue Facebook, could force it to divest Instagram and WhatsApp

Android Central Podcast

09:43 min | Last month

FTC and states sue Facebook, could force it to divest Instagram and WhatsApp

"Ftc is suing facebook along with forty six states attorneys general. This is a huge lawsuit. They contend that. Google or sorry. Facebook made things anti-competitive when they purchased instagram and whatsapp promising to maintain privacy standards but knowingly rooting them over time of obviously facebook purchase instagram and twenty twelve for a billion dollars spent. I think nineteen billion dollars on whatsapp two years later. This is been a longtime coming. There have been whispers of this lawsuit coming for for a long time. In fact facebook has been unifying services. They've unified the back end messaging. Api's for facebook messenger. Instagram and whatsapp. They've launched Both end to end encryption and more robust two factor authentication across all of its services but that was probably to prepare themselves for this exact thing so jerry this is not this is not news to anybody of they have to see Started looking into facebook a year and a half ago there have been finds that the company have had to pay But this is a massive salvo against facebook One of the biggest ad suppliers in the world one of the biggest tech companies in the world one of the big employers in the world. At this point what do you think it says that all of these states are on the same page as the ftc regardless of what side of the aisle they're on. And what does it mean for facebook. Will they actually have to break up from instagram and whatsapp. I think that the states and it's it's great to see that. This is mostly bipartisan. Because you know our government should look out for all of us regardless of what political party we you know. Look too but they they. They've seen enough evidence to convince them that. This really needs investigated. A you know a lot of little things. Add up when the house judiciary was interviewing all. The ceo's a lot of what they had to say zuckerberg was about the instagram acquisition. And how from the outside. It looked like you know facebook. Strong-armed instagram into finally saying yes. That was like a. You know an advertisement for the ftc to look into it and it's good it. It needs to be checked and made sure that facebook is doing the right thing for its customer and even though we don't pay where the customer on the facebook side i don't think they're gonna have to sell off any of these services but if you remember there was google before there was an alphabet and the way they did that was alphabet is a corporation and it has subsidiaries and other corporations under its umbrella so i could see you know a facebook corporation that also has a facebook side and instagram side whatsapp oculus etc. That operate mostly independently. But they're still under the same basic group you know. I don't know what that's called. I'm not a business man. But you know some master that controls all the other groups right umbrella okay. That was right the first time then. Yeah yeah that makes sense. So i guess the question here that that people wanna know is i think we talk about facebook as a direct to consumer company right. They make products that you and i interact with either willingly. Begrudgingly refusing lee. Whatever they also hardware right and they have the portal of the portal smart displays and webcam they make oculus which has become an increasingly vital part of the vr community and facts. The oculus quest to is one of the most popular products. That people are buying this christmas. We know this because we wrote a lot about it over black friday and prime day. We know that it's been sold out for months or it was sold out for months. They got their their their production line up to speed so facebook has a lot of tendrils and a lot of areas of our lives. And as much as i may dislike the core products. I still use instagram. i still use. What's whatsapp and what the fcc. Maintaining here is that facebook bought both of those companies knowing that it would suppress competition in fact. It bought instagram instead of with instagram. And then right after its acquisition. It recognized in whatsapp a rise in user in user stats it. Bought of a vpn called onalfo that would give people basically asked users to install own apple. Gave them free vpn access in exchange for data about what apps they were using. They found out that people were using whatsapp. They then decided to spend a lot of money. Nineteen billion dollars in twenty thousand. Fourteen on whatsapp again. To quash the competition that whatsapp would have been been giving facebook messenger which was a product that facebook was investing a lot in at the time and then over the years. The ftc contends that facebook shutdown api access for companies that had direct comp competitor's products with facebook so they had to sign agreements saying that they would not build directly competitive products if they were integrating into facebook's various. Api's all of that brings us to today where the company is being sued by basically every state in the us and the federal trade commission. This is a bigger deal than google's lawsuit That that the justice department filed against them around search. Explain why that is. They're going after the big guy. The nobody's suing alphabet just because they're alphabet. They're suing the alphabet corporation over. How google handles search. That's one small part that does make a lot of money. It's a big part of the business but it's just one division among many where facebook. It looks like they're just going right at the throat but also what facebook did is more integral to its business and impacts more of his business because since facebook has acquired instagram. And what's up. It's just been pushing and pushing to get all of it together. They want to. They want instagram to become facebook. Which is why they started emerging messaging between all of them and and we want to see. Oh we we hope that they really cook facebook's goose and make him the line that's what we want but you can't really blame facebook. They didn't do anything illegal. What they did may have been unethical. But there are corporation. They did it to make more money and they got away with it because they didn't really break any laws yet now. The ftc is gonna decide if what if they went too far. It was worth the gamble. They probably made a lot of money. Even if they're forced to sell off an asset or diversify and one of the things that. I think a lot of people are not really thinking about from a business perspective. I mean i. I would love to have an instagram without facebook. Integration but one of facebook's i strongest advantages as a as a content platform is even though it's it's had some Some problems with in the past. They have a really really strong team of of content. Moderation you know making sure things that aren't illegal aren't ending up on their services and an just keeping anything that that doesn't follow their guidelines off of their platforms if if instagram twitter from facebook again. They're going to have to basically rebuild their own moderation system from scratch like they're gonna lose everything that facebook has already invested. So much money into right. I that the question though is has facebook even done. it's due diligence. In that area we've had many reports saying that. The companies hired out to third party contractors. Those people have been inundated with horrible and and just traumatic imagery. It had to quit. The companies have had to apologize. They've they've facebook a severed ties with many of these third party. Contractors as results. The the circumstances that you know this is not only facebook's issue we'll talk about google and moderation in a bit but facebook has had to hire thousands of condom moderators because of the scale of its business and the argument here is that would facebook have. It's with the scale of facebook. Be what it is if it hadn't purchase instagram and whatsapp if it had had to develop all these features on their own instead of acquiring these two companies and then really spending as much effort as possible integrating them. So if you're a whatsapp user your inevitably a facebook user if you're an instagram user. Your inevitably a facebook user.

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How To Shop Safely Online This Holiday Season

NPR's Business Story of the Day

04:07 min | Last month

How To Shop Safely Online This Holiday Season

"The three biggest holiday shopping days of the year. Our thanksgiving black friday and cyber monday american spent twenty five billion dollars online this year. A record and if you're crooked an opportunity washington post columnist michelle. Single terry covers personal finance. She talked to steve about what you can do to protect yourself from scammers. You have given a list of things not to do. List of don'ts let's run through them and you can tell me why you say. Don't use your debit card. Why not right. You should think of your debit card like flying coach. Not just coach the middle seat. It just doesn't give you a lot of protections it doesn't give you the same protections as your credit card and it's also tied directly to your bank account so that if someone compromises you debit card. They're going to be taking money. That you might need to pay your rent your mortgage whereas with the credit card. You're not liable for fraudulent charges. And so you don't wanna use your debit card online. That is connected to your cash money in your bank account. Okay you also say. Don't be fooled because you're looking for a bargain. Lots of people are out of work or their income has been reduced. And so they're naturally looking for discounts and rewards and the scammers know this so they're sending emails shaw. You've won fifty dollar gift card to amazon for all your shopping enemies. You've been shopping a lot on these platforms. You like okay. That might make sense but it does. So that's how people protect themselves. Just a blanket. I don't click anything. Even if i'm expecting a delivery and i get a note i go to the website to double check and track from that platform. You also say don't be so loyal. Loyalty sounds so nice. Though why not be loyal to a merchant. Well anybody who has had an account with just about any company these days knows that data breaches has been happening like a diamond doesn't and so your data is out there. When you sign up for these loyalty programs now a retailer or maybe a grocery store that you frequent often then sure you get your discount but if you're just shopping for something and and a website is all just join our law program. Now try to limit the amount of your personal information that is online now in addition to the don't you have some things to do and one of them seems related to that checkout as a guest rather than giving all of your information permanently to a merchant is that for the same reason it's for the same reason the more information that you put on these sites the more likely that your data is going to be out there hackers going to hack them. Just check out as a guest. Don't store your credit card information that increases the likelihood that it's going to be compromised. You've just got to really protect yourself and take that extra step to look and check out sites before you use them. Do you have a sense of whether the problem of fraud has increased as online sales have increased during the pandemic talking to consumer advocates and experts at the federal trade commission and they have seen an uptick in scams the scammers playoff with news. So they know lots of people shopping online. So that's why you probably have seen an increase in a number of emails that you're getting about discounts and things like that so there is more scamming out there the to become so sophisticated you have to think like a criminal almost to save yourself from being scammed. Do you enjoy shopping online. I don't enjoy shopping at all. I look at it as a chore. And so i have a lot of anxiety at this time of year. But if you're gonna shop if gift-giving is your love language. Just be careful because the scammers are coming for you. Michelle single territories a pleasure talking with you. Thank you so much thank you.

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Dollar General Earnings Beat Expectations

MarketFoolery

03:20 min | Last month

Dollar General Earnings Beat Expectations

"Quarter. Were up fourteen percent and yet shares of dollar general down a little bit. And i'm i'm assuming dollar. General has now entered the category of stocks that when they come out with really good earnings and really good results. the market says that's not going to cut it. This is this is really good but we were looking for even better than this. Yeah i feel like there are a lot of companies are now and that good but not quite good enough stage. I think one of the problems of dollar general is they don't have guidance. They aren't updating their guidance. But like you said revenue was really strong was up seventeen point three percent there net net income and operating income or both up fifty seven percent. I didn't know how many stores dollar general has it has over sixteen thousand seven hundred stores and in twenty nineteen at brought in almost twenty eight billion dollars in sales and i feel like a lot of times especially right now during the coronavirus pandemic. We're talking about all of this shift to online shopping but dollar general. I think is proof. That retail isn't going away brick and mortar retail. They had like you said those same store sales up there was a rise in transaction amount which offset that lower customer traffic and their store foot traffic was up twenty one percent the saturday before black friday and even up a little bit less than one percent on black friday so it's still doing really well in a physical retail space. Which i think is not something that we talk about that much during right now during current times. Let me go back to the guidance for a second. Because i'm curious where you think we're going with companies issuing guidance early in the pandemic pretty much every company said we're not offering guidance and every one of us said we get it we who could possibly provide meaningful thoughtful informed guidance and environment like this. Do you think at some point. In two thousand and twenty one. We're going to see the pendulum. Swing shift back to the point. Where i don't wanna say punished because i you know look dollar general. That stock is up more than thirty five percent year to date even with the slight pullback that we're seeing that so it's not like the stock is getting hammered. But i'm wondering if you think there's gonna come a point. In two thousand and twenty one where companies do analysts collectively start to a ding companies. A little bit more for not offering guidance. Do you think it becomes. We get to a point where it's like. No you don't have an excuse. You should be offering guidance. I guess it depends on how long until there are some semblance of normalcy. Returned right if you know the vaccine happens in the next couple of months people are anticipating that and then people are going back to work. I do think it'll be interesting in terms of compatibles right so you will see companies on both the positive and the negative so zoom twenty twenty. One what is their quarter going to be. What will that revenue guidance be vs a place like target was saying well now same store sales can kind of bounce back or a restaurant or something so i think the comparables are going to be really hard throughout twenty twenty one and maybe even into twenty twenty two. It's also going to be interesting to see what

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Video game sales surge for 2020 holiday season amid console war, pandemic

Lynda Lopez

00:24 sec | Last month

Video game sales surge for 2020 holiday season amid console war, pandemic

"Video game. Sales are on track for a record this year. They have been popular ways to pass the time while we spend more time at home, but the research firm, Super Data says gain purchases and downloads fell between Black Friday and cyber Monday. Super data data says says many many gamers gamers appear appear to to be be waiting waiting to to buy buy the the new new Xbox Xbox and and PlayStation PlayStation consoles consoles before before they they buy buy new new games games and and their their consoles consoles have have been been

North Texas Researchers Track Data To See If Thanksgiving Holiday Was A COVID-19 Superspreader, Dallas

CBS11 News Dallas/Fort Worth

00:23 sec | Last month

North Texas Researchers Track Data To See If Thanksgiving Holiday Was A COVID-19 Superspreader, Dallas

"Health experts feared. It would be based on tracking user cellphone movements. Experts don't expect a surge from black friday but the jury is still out on the impact of thanksgiving day itself. Experts say we're going to see the full impact of that day on cova transmission until the beginning of next week at the earliest. Now here's meteorologist analyst parks with a quick check of your weather good wednesday north

Washington Post Black Friday, Cyber Monday sales disappoint, another sign the economic recovery is stumbling

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:26 sec | Last month

Washington Post Black Friday, Cyber Monday sales disappoint, another sign the economic recovery is stumbling

"49. Retailers are reporting disappointing sales numbers for the five days tracks that includes Black Friday and cyber Monday. The National Retail Federation says shoppers spend an average of about $312 on holiday related purchases from Thanksgiving to cyber Monday, a 14% drop from last year. The number of Ian Store shoppers on Black Friday was down 37% from last year, while the number of online

Record $10.8 billion in sales were rung up on Cyber Monday

10 10 WINS 24 Hour News

00:23 sec | Last month

Record $10.8 billion in sales were rung up on Cyber Monday

"Sales on Monday top $10.8 billion more than 15% increase from a year ago. Despite the record tally, Adobe was expecting an even bigger day. Initially forecasting that cyber Monday sales would hit $12.7 billion. Many big chains kicked off their holiday sales earlier than ever. And that pulled forward some spending before the Black Friday. Shopping bonanza. Meantime, a word

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Record $10.8 billion in sales were rung up on Cyber Monday

Gaydos and Chad

00:38 sec | Last month

Record $10.8 billion in sales were rung up on Cyber Monday

"Was that you frantically refreshing your cart yesterday to snag the best deals for cyber Monday this past weekend kicked off the holiday shopping season and, according to the vet, Pandya, senior Digital Insight's manager with Adobe, the items that did well this year were video game consoles like the PS five and the Exports obviously do well and then gains associated to these consoles. And then we also see Airpods. We see smart speakers. Online sales for Black Friday generated On $9 billion and Cyber Monday is estimated around 10.8 to $11.4 billion

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Self-employed? Your state may owe you money

Colorado's Morning News with April Zesbaugh and Marty Lenz

00:30 sec | Last month

Self-employed? Your state may owe you money

"Shorted on unemployment benefits. The government Accounting Office says gig workers, independent contractors and other self employed people are on the short end. The G A. O says that most states are paying those workers on Lee the minimum benefit. Instead of the amount they're eligible to receive Based on their actual earnings, those workers should be receiving higher benefits mandated by the pandemic Unemployment assistance program that went into effect last spring. You might think there's no one employment if you look at the sales numbers for Black Friday and Cyber Monday

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Overflowing (MM #3541)

The Mason Minute

01:00 min | Last month

Overflowing (MM #3541)

"The minute with kevin mason for the last few days. My email box has been overflowing. It makes sense black friday cyber monday. All those things effect what's going on. Of course the need to get business back is also affecting that. But i've received more emails from the same stores over and over and over again. Usually you get them once a week. Maybe once every couple of weeks today. Three and four times from the same store and while i appreciate what people are trying to do. I think it's the wrong approach. Because i only have so much money to spend christmas. So they're sending me emails for things that i can buy for myself especially things like software companies here to your software here things you can do to buy the new version of the software. And that's fine. But i'm not spending money on me right now. What's cove in nineteen down to the sale cycle this year. Nobody knows were all confused but there has to be a better way. We've got to create a second sale cycle for the things. I want to buy for me for the company for the office. That i just can't even look at right now.

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Overflowing (MM #3541)

The Mason Minute

01:00 min | Last month

Overflowing (MM #3541)

"The minute with kevin mason for the last few days. My email box has been overflowing. It makes sense black friday cyber monday. All those things effect what's going on. Of course the need to get business back is also affecting that. But i've received more emails from the same stores over and over and over again. Usually you get them once a week. Maybe once every couple of weeks today. Three and four times from the same store and while i appreciate what people are trying to do. I think it's the wrong approach. Because i only have so much money to spend christmas. So they're sending me emails for things that i can buy for myself especially things like software companies here to your software here things you can do to buy the new version of the software. And that's fine. But i'm not spending money on me right now. What's cove in nineteen down to the sale cycle this year. Nobody knows were all confused but there has to be a better way. We've got to create a second sale cycle for the things. I want to buy for me for the company for the office. That i just can't even look at right now.

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Cyber Monday deals abound

Clark Howard Show

05:35 min | Last month

Cyber Monday deals abound

"The clark deals crew has been working literally around the clock for a much longer period than historically. The clark deals team would work with most of the effort prior years being black friday week through cyber monday but this year not like prior years. The sales spread out the entire month of november bleeding into all the way into this. Friday is cyber monday for most retailers has become cyber week and it can be overwhelming. It's obviously overwhelming for our deals. Team can be overwhelming for you as a consumer with every E mail message. You get or text you might get from retailer you've done business with in the past or do currently screaming. How great their deals are so it really requires action not reaction on your part to plan out number one that you don't overspend and number two that you are getting real deals not non deals and so i know that if you are among the more than one third people somewhere roughly a little more than a third whom look at shopping during the month of december for christmas as more chore than joy. This is even harder for you to think through this way. But i'm more concerned about people who get really excited by deal deal and spend money. That is really more than your wallet is designed for and so that's why back to basics. I want you to think about coming up with a budget. Not too late even if you've already been clicking and buying black friday week and now in cyber week you're like oh look at this. Do you look at that one. Go ahead and assess what you've already spent and how that fits into what you really can't afford to spend through this. Christmas selling cycle second win. They're things you're interested in. Just take the time to write down the offers for example like Historically have been the top draws in the friday and now cyber week deals and they get really really confusing so no this the real deals come with. Tv's and various forms of electroncs that our current technology not state of the art. The very best doorbuster kind of deals are those that are off brands or More minor brands an example Sam's club has a hot item today where they're selling a seventy five inch. Tv four k whole bit from philips philips is not a premiere brand in the united states anymore and it's five hundred and ninety nine dollars. There was a cheaper roku. Tv seventy five inch with best. Buy for four nine thousand nine that when sold out five nine thousand nine for seventy five inch. tv really really great. But it's Yes you'd call that a second tier brand and then when you look at the first tier brands samsung. Lg sony the tv's. That are the best deals for black friday. Cyber monday in this week of cyber week our. Tv's that may be Last season's models or models that they had oversupply of or they made specifically as value additions for retailers. To sell this week and there are great. Great great deals especially when you step down to the second tier or third tier brands. Listen this when if you want a jain normal. Tv best buy has an eighty five inch imagine eighty five inch tv. A high sense. Four k nine hundred ninety nine dollars. I mean that's ridiculous and they have an l g eighty six inch for fourteen forty nine so there are a variety of really really great deals on. Tv's and for people looking at more reasonable sizes like looking from thirty two inch. Tv's that right now are seventy nine dollars and up Sixty five inch. Tv's cheap is two hundred fifty dollars and there are great. Great deals available and avoid with electronic spying state-of-the-art because today's state of the art is much more money than current technology and we'll be current six months from now or whatever at a fraction of the price that state of the art is right now

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"black friday" Discussed on Bob and Sheri

Bob and Sheri

03:47 min | 1 year ago

"black friday" Discussed on Bob and Sheri

"Was great great. God bless you have a great day at School Jessica. Today's Jessica Live Christmas music right here but you do the the stuff you won't hear on the show the Bob and Sheri I've cast on the Bob and Sheri APP get it now in itunes store or Google play we're talking about Black Friday and holiday shopping adventures caroline. Welcome to the show. How are you caroline? How are you happy Thanksgiving to you? Thank cute. Yeah we'RE GONNA WE'RE GONNA start wishing people happy Thanksgiving the fifth of July. Yeah we'RE GONNA start. It gets really every single year so You spent the last ten years where on the sidewalk either. At Best I used to be circuit city Various places and now my the children do it with me. We saved thousands of dollars every year. I do not normally. Can't I will not go camping because I have Catholic Christie however on Black Friday hey We always camp out. Always this last year is part of it is just because you know it's kind of an adventure venture that we don't have adventures in our lives anymore in. This is as close as we can get. Is that part of it. It absolutely is. I don't know if you've ever been out to an area where they do sleep out but I don't know how it is everywhere else but in our area you see the same kind of people every year. It's like you start to recognize them. You don't really know their names. You recognize him for driven by these places where people camp out. I've I've seen them as I've been driving by to a comfortable hotel or bar. Never uh-huh never actually single best deal you've ever gotten Well TV's obviously. I saved thousand dollars on the TV but I think last year alone. Now you're before we bought. We saved a thousand dollars on a TV. We got three laptops talks that we say I don't know seven hundred dollars a piece on. That's a huge. Are you sure. Are you sure you save seven hundred on each of them. Yes what was the full full retail. And what did you pay paid to Twenty nine I think and they were thousand dollar laptop were they dell or hp or what were they were each piece. I think see I could see. I could see standing in line in the cold to save seven hundred bucks fan. Can't we sleep art to it. How many days? How many days do you stay outside of the store in order to go on that a evening before before? Okay what's your gear situation describe. How are you decked out are? We sat down. We have to sleeping bags. We took on the ground and we put ourselves in it but we put on Men Thermal outerwear that they wear out when they're working. You know what I'm talking about that really thick stuff. I've seen these sort of things but we're not we're not pretty and we climb down under the bag and we pull all the sleeping bags up over us and we sleep. We only come out to go to the bathroom. You and your husband know. They'll Lord No. My husband would never do this. It's it's me and my four daughters and then when it's time to go in the store you just slept on in there and your thermal outerwear holding. You're sleeping bags. Well usually we get brought before we put all of our stuff away in the behaved goal. And then we're standing in line like normal people and you're not all cranky cold and hungry and irritable and disheveled..

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"black friday" Discussed on Bob and Sheri

Bob and Sheri

10:34 min | 1 year ago

"black friday" Discussed on Bob and Sheri

"Oh this is so sad. What were you able to get the kids that year Allah we still have the kids presents a a lot but now my kids and my husband I got married after this? I got remarried and my husband's like that's it one glass of wine on Thanksgiving if you WANNA get Black Friday shopping. That's a while supplies. We've learned this morning haven't we. He's he's out wrong. Oh no he's not wrong. Show how we're really embarrassing when you you have to the end of the counter and the lady says Oh you're that lady hold on just a moment how weird is to see yourself on video doing something like that but have no memory of it at all all it was. It was funny actually Jim Bob. That's not the response that the Walmart security people clearly really. That is not very nice. They were not happy to see me back that morning. That yeah this. Don't ever get that drunk and get in a shopping cart with your best. The single greatest black Friday story I've ever heard and I've heard some good one I would like to obscene it. There that somewhere on Walmart Dot com security guard is actually posted a footed somewhere. I have never found it but I'm sure it is there. Well Michelle. What can we do in this life but learn and and go on try to do better and look forward? That's more than some people could say. Well a very early really happy Thanksgiving Michelle. She goes Haggi and Jay and after today I will. I will never touch that confusing and stuff. You won't hear on the show the Bob and Sheri odd cast on the Bob and Sheri APP. Get it now in itunes store or Google play. I know there for a lot of people out in their cars right now heading the malls and stores for Black Friday shopping. I know there are a lot of people heading home from all night. Black Friday shopping and Sinus. It's kind of a tradition. That the day after Thanksgiving you know were all out there trying to get all of arc. Christmas and holiday shopping done well Adobe crunched inched all of the data on merchandise and prices and sales discounts and came up with things that you should never ever buy on black Friday today and one of the things that will surprise you is the first item on the list. Is the thing that everybody gets into fistfights on Black Friday four electronics really yup. According to this adobe marketing cloud that's what they use Electronics is not a good day. Day Black Friday is not a good day for electron ix and the more you wait between now and Christmas the more likely you are to have things be out of stock. Yeah Yeah Yeah So. You've missed it if you if you're waiting to buy electronics today you missed it. I didn't know that did you. I didn't know that either. Are they saying that. Don't wait until the last this minute Because because you won't it won't be there the items won't be there. Wouldn't the prices be better though if they were there. Nope they're not know. The next thing is now this is is. This is a good news. Bad News thing. The bad news is that today is a really bad day. pricewise toys cyber Monday. which is coming coming up? Is your toy day. Now the problem is is that the prices are better on cyber Monday but there are three times more out of stock notices notices on cyber Monday than there are today because black Friday's because the black Friday. So here's what you WanNa do if it's the must have toy of the season and your child is just it's all they want your. You got to buy it today. Even though you'll see it for less on Monday on Monday you might save ten bucks but the chance of getting it for Christmas could be scratchy. Gotcha so you're going to pay for the aggravation you're gonNA yeah so the money you'll save on Monday. You might not get whatever the toy is so go ahead and buy that today. Jewelry Lori Jewelry Go ahead and get it yesterday. Thanksgiving was the best day if you could find a jewelry store open to get jewelry or if you could buy it online if you think that waiting until Christmas is going to get you a better deal on jewelry think again. It's not the prices are not going to drop all that dramatically in K. Now you may you may be. I don't understand what's the best day. What's the best day to buy the Julia Day? Yesterday was Thanksgiving thanksgiving. How about but not today? Well today a is tomorrow's okay. You didn't buy jewelry yesterday. You're already a day late but does the reasoning. But don't hold on wait do you. Well I guess they wouldn't be dropping it would they. Would they drop it. The this data was all just about the best. Stay to buy it if you want to save money and have your stock I don't know why there aren't bigger deals leading up to Christmas. 'cause don't you have a kind of in your head that Oh yeah yeah black Friday black Friday but by bet if I wait until December twentieth I I think the jewelers know what the rhythms are and that people who buy jewelry for people around Christmas are going to buy it in advance. Because you don't want to screw that all right you don't WanNa make a mistake now. Clothing Thanksgiving Day yesterday. That was your day day to buy clothing clothing. You'll get some deals today but clothing is the one thing that if you can wait if you can push it right up until the deadline MHM YOU'RE GONNA save tons of money on clothing right before Christmas and carry. So here's what you WANNA buy today. Okay go ahead. Jewelry and toys. Not Because you're going to get the best price but because you're gonNA get the best selection problem with clothing I've found. Is that if I see something that I like and it fits me because I'm kind of an odd shape I have to buy it right then. 'cause it's never there when I go back now I don't like when you say that you're odd shape 'cause people that have never seen you in person are picturing I don't Humpty dumpty. I don't know what you are not an odd shape. Well I spied not in. There's no trunk. There's enough there's enough trunk to keep your head from scraping scraping the ground with Mr Moore but you know my sizes. Though are unusual they are well you. You don't way anything. I mean it's depressing. You're like one hundred fifty pounds. I'd like you to bulk up a little bit if you'd be interested in doing that in the New Year I am. I'm not I would like you to be happening bit. But don't don't be saying stuff like I'm in charge. He because people are going. What are you a parallelogram? uh-huh around us. Yeah what are your this. I'm not like a forty regular. You know what I mean these guys that are forty regulars and they always brag but all of a forty regular. I'm not a forty regular ever hear that you hear that radio show the woman on it. Seems like a regular human maybe. The guy is a parallel he. He's he's a senator. He said he's your regular regular. He's an attractive man. uh-huh it's Bob and Sherri Sherri morons morons in the news. This is a first somebody in Florida. Florida was that a pool at a hotel and there was the woman sitting on the edge dipping. Your feet in the pool while watching your kids perfectly perfectly fine very responsible. While she was sitting there she was also shaving her legs and using the pool. Water to wash the blade off as I've seen that never seen that but the video is all over the place right now is so nasty you know a lot. US like to embellish our resumes like Sherry and I had to apply for a job. I think we probably would lie and say we want some Marconi awards for the best. Show that we we knew how to use. Microsoft Excel something like that back in two thousand fifteen forty one year old cindy white landed us. We job in human urban resources at a food company in New Orleans but she was not qualified for it so she found a woman on linked in with a similar name to cindy white copied her entire resume passed it off as their own negotiated a starting salary of ninety five thousand dollars in a year among the things that she put in her fake resume. She went to lane that she got her masters degree from Hebrew University in Jerusalem. And the funny part about the story is for a body year. She did great. They bumped her up to one hundred and five thousand dollars. How does she get caught? She got caught to somebody in. Hr just looked. It's a little more closely at her resume and now she has been charged with fraud and is looking at. Check this out ten years in prison Chris. She probably thought she'd gotten away with. He's done it before to today's Moron of the day was spotted at a bus. Stop In clearwater Florida at eleven twenty in the morning so full daylight primetime. He was taking care of himself in the way that a man will sometimes when he thinks he's alone when the police approached and Questioned him about these accidents which they described as quote corrupting the public morals and the sense of public decency. They asked him his name and he said he was. James Kabiri is Kirk so what we have here is a gentleman that was trying to set the old phaser to stun the captain his ear. They arrested him for disorderly conduct He did not have any idea on him but since he has said he was the commander of the starship the USS Enterprise cops did a once in warrants. Check back on the to- James Tiberius Kirk name which came back negative. Then they use their brand new facial recognition program and discovered that. Captain Kirk was actually James. Roger Bundy who at fifty six years old ought to know better in a park than to do that at a bus. Stop in clearwater Florida. These are more on of the day. He's he's got unbelievably great hair. We'll send it to your phone when you text the word Moron to eight eight eight two six two seven four three seven after doing that in the parking. Can I hope he didn't use his hand to make that sign live long in process nine. The bulk fluid..

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"black friday" Discussed on Bob and Sheri

Bob and Sheri

06:38 min | 1 year ago

"black friday" Discussed on Bob and Sheri

"And I don't mind I honest to God walking around all all day without a phone. I kind of like reminds me of doing my homework. It's a I don't know how you function the other day. I walked out without my phone. I got almost to the end of my neighborhood turned around with that can guide it. I'm not going to know. But here's here's the main reason I want you to Texter. If if she tried to call me or text me and I don't respond. She goes out of her mind if I get her. I assume that I don't know she's with a girlfriend girlfriend or you know she's shopping or whatever the first time she. This was several years ago when we were first married The first time she tried to get a hold of me and I left my phone at home. She went completely out of her mind when she walked through the door. She said all day. What is the story? I forgot my phone what you don't like you could have driven off a cliff. I live nowhere near cliff fairly. I'm glad there's there's if Jesus came to me and said I'm going to need you to drive off a cliff so you can come and live with me eternity. I don't know where I would go. I am cliff cliff Lewis there a heart no cliffs plus. I'm not Mr Magoo just driving around like a crazy person. Oh there's a cliff if I think Oh my God. I'm going off the cliff. I'm a fairly stable guy with both hands ten in to drive like a maniac. There's nothing that's going GonNa Happen to me all day long. Here's the thing with the phone And this is a symptom of a anxiety for me. If I don't have my phone I'm awesome constantly aware of the fact that something terrible could be happening to someone I love and they can't reach me and I won't be. I won't get there in time. And that is the loop that place for my head. Is that healthy. No is it good. no is it real. Yeah it's real. It's happening having my phone. It's not like it. Protects attacks me against the terrible thing happening but it makes me reachable. If the terrible thing happens I understand that. Now you're feeling of you're getting away with something by not having your phone. I feel like that every day that my phone doesn't ring I feel like I dodged a bullet. Data's real anxiety. I suffered terribly from as I told you one time when my after my father died and I was working with the TV show. We had a phone in the In the truck doesn't doesn't that sound just absolutely so of another will. It is of another era actually and when I tried to call the ex wife you know we were married at the time and I couldn't get her. I went out on my mind just because because the trauma of having lost my father so I kind of understand it and I. I've had a lotta loss in my life but you can't. You can't just say Bob's not picking picking up his phone there must be it's he's he's in taken he's been he's been taken. We need to call. You know it's just this at this particular moment home. And my life when my kids are free ranging like yeah get that if I didn't have I rent back for my phone yesterday and here's why my one daughter order was going to go to work. My other daughter was going to take herself to her dentist appointment for the first time in her whole life because her dentist appointments just for cleaning was in the morning. And I'm you know at work and so we live really close to the Dennis. I'm like you can. There's no reason why you can't just walk over there and do your dentist appointment. She's perfectly capable at her age. I was working fulltime in supporting myself right right but all the you know many things could happen in those two scenarios of one going off to her job and the other one heading off to the dentist not to mention you know my husband. Something could happen to him A. There's no way I cannot have people for centuries got along without it. Yeah I'd be. I'd be gone all all day long as a kid and and no phone. If this were the dark ages I would be known as that nervous. Witter woman with all the cats. Okay like I I have. I've terrible anxiety terrible and you don't think about it because I mask it and I don't talk about it I have all of these things that I do due to manage my anxiety including having my phone with me having a portable charger with me. In case I lose my battery at some point guy. Do all these things to run my anxiety exciting into the ground but this this notion of Youth League you forget your phone all the time that must be so liberating. I can't do it. I don't do it all the time. You're making me sound like you know I don't I just more no more than anyone. I know more than the three of us for sure. Yeah you can look at ten times a month though. I can look at my tax to marry about his lordships phone and count them go back yeah. Well there's a there's a full tape for you right there. Well I have my phone with me so I'm never. I'm never unable to track you if I need to. Just before we go to a break your can I do a Can I do a joke on you. This this is actually a true story okay. A Dog Georgia saved seven kittens abandoned in the woods. Thanks for rescuing my future. Family responded Sheri Lynch mob Sherry Stuff. You will hear on this. Show the Bob and Sheri podcast on the Bob and Sheri at all right. We have Michelle on the line and Michelle. You did a little shopping while you were under the influence. He's the Unfortunately my best friend had the brilliant idea of going black Friday shopping with me to go buy presents for my kids and and we had a bottle of wine on Thanksgiving and he decided while we were waiting for the stores to open. We were GONNA drink a bottle of IAN J between the two of us I weigh like a hundred and ten pounds so bodily Nj is GonNa do. Some justice didn't know what that is. What is interesting day is well? It's like a type of it's not with the I wanna say it's more like a brandy or I see okay. Okay Wa- Anyway. I remember the. She'll could give me a minute just to cry over the idea of a woman with a man shopping for her kids on Christmas drunk. I just need a few minutes just to come to terms with it hang. It helps any. He's gay so he loves going shopping. Anyway but I remember our forty minute trip into like the nearest place where there was a shopping mall all and stuff.

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"black friday" Discussed on Dateline NBC

Dateline NBC

07:16 min | 1 year ago

"black friday" Discussed on Dateline NBC

"It was late Saturday morning the day after Black Friday? Twenty thirty five year old Carter Savant was talking to detectives at lying through her teeth. I know what I did this morning. I know where I was. I know where Wing detectives certainly knew where she went. The he will in law but she kept insisting she'd been at home all morning here about to make the biggest mistake of your life. You understand me. But she's still wouldn't confess to US wouldn't budge. I got up. I went and put the laundry in and I went and checked the email. That's all you found me on the line. Then from the detective stepped out of the room. She did something interesting maybe incriminating. It took a drink puts the bottle down. She picks it up again before she can take the second drink she stops mid air. Spills watering herself puts the bottle down and just stares at had it for about ten to fifteen seconds she then reaches over and grabs a tissue from the table and starts wiping down the bottle. And then wipes down the mouthpiece. What does that say to you well that she was afraid that we were going to attain her DNA from the bottle after that police? Let her go David Mallory too but detectives had a theory cooking. The Carter and David Killed Ashley out of revenge for being fired for the burglary. But they also wanted Ashley's she's keys to the American Eagle because they were planning to rob the store again. Those keys were the only thing missing from the murder scene and went store manager. Chris Chris gravy looked at his surveillance video from earlier that morning. He told police that they wanted to hear. Describe what you saw the videotape. Somebody dressed in breath dark clothes. What their face wrapped walk right up to the store and try to get in with keys that he said was Carter trying trying to pull off another bigger burglary? Police just knew one day after killing actually and taking her keys. Carter was trying to break into American Eagle where this time tens of thousands of dollars the Black Friday prophets were in the safe but the key didn't fit because after Asti was murdered. Chris Crazy changed. The locks wasn't gonNA take any chance on whether it'd be a deposit or them harming somebody else in the store when you tell locked them out. Good detectives pulled the surveillance video and look at this Carter. Slipping away from the mall. Having already changed from her sweat. CLOTHES GOES INTO PINK. SCRUBS had to be trying to fool potential trackers. They thought this was after she would have spotted. Police talking to David in the parking lot and then she. She walked all the way on over the next few days. Police got a warrant for Carter and David Cell phones that camera APP so useful cool. Well we learned that they had conducted surveillance at Ashes apartment weeks before that that a picture of her apartment Her actual door to her apartment and they had pictures of her vehicle in the white dodge. Ram Pickup in early December. Two thousand fourteen Carter Savant. Doesn't David Mallory were arrested and charged with the murder of Ashley harassed. Cold Comfort for Ashley. Sister it's just such a loss and it so pointless. I just don't understand how people could do that. Separately the cases against them we're virtually identical asked assistant. Da Kevin Russo led the prosecution a that actually diener assistant from the witness stand. Detective Sedillo help lay out the case. Surjit her apartment parmenter vehicle and or find her seat. That's the sales receipt showed them. Aw Purchases on Carter's credit card. She had purchased to shovels. She had purchased a tarp. She had purchased gloves. Why I was fat significant because of a discovery way out in Texas Scrub Discovery Worthy of a horror movie? The the key to finding is right there on Carter and David cellphones each other longitude latitude coordinates and led us to to a remote area near Abilene. What was there As soon as we got to where spot says you're there we look up and there's an actual human grave sweats been Doug I grieve. Fresh grave prosecutors believed the original plan was to kidnap Ashley. Kill her and put what her body in that grave. She was killed in her apartment. The prosecutor thought because she fought so hard. What is that they in fact? Investigators believed Ashley. Harris was pistol whipped so when this block nineteen was found in the black infinity prosecutor. You had it tested. The results are both sad conclusive came back positive with Ashley's DNA on the gun so that was very significant. Can't what's this was not hearing all. This was so hard and Ashley's mother other Monica. I'd love ones like nope so I went and I went back into the room. Remarkable is and. She was consoling me. And she's pulling me. The brutality of the murder was never far from the prosecutor's minds. I just thought how painful and how awful the last few minutes of her life and absolutely terrifying absolutely terrifying. Ah even that said even that appear to be part of the plan. This wasn't just about robbery. Or even revenge said prosecutor Security Russo was Discussions Carter Savant has had had with people where she expressed Certain I guess you can call them. Fantasies fantasies involving killing people. Lies are shown. Paul Remembers one such discussion at work. And he's just us and we were folding clothes and she mentioned isn't that she had thought about killing someone before and whether or not she could watch them die. As if the murder wasn't shocking enough prosecutors were pretty sure Ashley's Ashley's murder was a thrill. Kill plan by a sadistic young woman. Thought she was smarter than everyone else. But tiny meek Carter's avantis admitted none of that. She still had a plan concocted all by herself to explain why she too was a victim coming up a vicious killer. You wanted to see the death penalty yet. Don't here's what I want or a young woman forced into a life of crime.

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"black friday" Discussed on Dateline NBC

Dateline NBC

07:05 min | 1 year ago

"black friday" Discussed on Dateline NBC

"On the Saturday morning after Black Friday two thousand fourteen homicide detective Jerry Sedillo followed a black infinity into the parking lot of the law. He watched as the passenger a woman dressed in dark disclose headed inside. She fit the description he'd be given a twenty five year. Old Carter Cervantes a former coworker of actually Harris. The male driver driver stayed in the car so deal called his partner. Earning fate asked him to check up on the guy and when I approached the car then the person identified themselves self as David Mallory. David Mallory was Carter's live in boyfriend you to was a former employee of American Eagle. I asked him what he doing here at the mall. He said he had dropped his girlfriend off to pick up some papers on Air Apostol where she was at manager so perhaps it was just APP APP. David giving Carter a ride to pick up some paperwork at her new job aeropostale so decided to go inside. The mall was open but the stores were still closed. And I happen to go up to pasta and there is a A manager that's actually in there. Working and I was able to confirm that Carter Cervantes do not work for hammocks. He hasn't even novitiate as well. So much of that story. Yes sir. Scipio turned his attention to finding. Carter's Avantis no luck. You didn't see her at all and lesser. Did anybody see her lesser so so deal had a disgruntled employee coming back to the mall where she'd been fired hired. Her boyfriend was telling lies about a job. She didn't have an a car. Looked bikers had been spotted at the scene of a murder to take pates still. I've had David Mallory out in the parking lot. And he's looking for a reason to hold him decided he had a driver's license but he didn't have his driver's lessons with him. Reason enough us. He arrested Mallory and brought them in for questioning. But Carter seem to have vanished wasn't anywhere in the mall but then police went to her apartment complex at their she was now where was she in the apartment complex. Well she initially was in the In the laundry room. 'cause you please. She agreed to answer questions without a lawyer down at the station. Eagle by Carter or Carol Patter Kamau. She'd switched her dark closed for bright. Pink scrubs Do Nothing for work. I had a job opportunity. American Eagle outfitters. Oh Yes Carter's American Eagle connection detectives to do already heard a thing or two about that. Carter had worked at the Fort Worth store for about four months and it was business. Like but unlike Ashley. She wasn't a very friendly assistant manager. She did however make an impression on some younger clerks. Like Weiser Sean Toll. Carter is very smart very deep. She was good at reading people and knowing how to converse with thank you tell that she was well. Educated just had a lot more to her than most sales retail managers. Do but detective. So you knew something else about Carter and David Mallory. Something very important. Remember that burglary at American Eagle three months earlier Carter and David Mallory were the primary suspects and Ashley. Harris was the one who discovered the money missing and when actually came into open opened the store she found the safe open actually knew it was Carter who closed the night before and when she showed her boss the security video view of the burglary. She he pointed out the Monitor and she said that's David Mallory. I said WHO's David Mallory and they said it's Carter's boyfriend amass was easy actually figured Carter Ryder set up the burglary and David carried it out. Carter got fired. David sort of disappeared and both heard that it was Ashley who identified mm-hmm They hadn't been charged not yet but the case was basically actively being investigated when this happened and now three months later. Here Chris Carter talking to the police who were growing suspicious that she and her boyfriend were connected to Ashley's murder. Why am I here? Well which do you started off easy and see so we raise Morello or from Lubbock. Your family's still there. Mom Dad Brothers Sisters Brothers by deputy sisters and they all have you seen your mom and dad and awhile now. I've talked to him every day on text message and snapchat but I haven't been home more friendly family questions. And where did you go to school. Hoekstra Phenom University so. Do asked about Thanksgiving small. Would you make and I made Turkey A and they're stuffing mashed potatoes and green bean casserole and this cabbage bacon salad that my mom really likes to make but I don't think David liked it very much. This wasn't really small. Talking detective was paying close attention. All right so let's start with this morning all right this morning. What time do you get up about? Seven thirty cutting. I'm in what happens in and then we talked and I went back to sleep when I woke up. He wasn't there okay. Eat hurt enough. I know that's a lie. You know it's not what I know. It's a lie why because I saw so you come out of your apartment and get in the passengers fuel. That car and I saw him drive out of there. That's why I know it's a lie. A deal was tough. Your Car Carter. Savant wasn't giving an inch coming up. If Carter's lies weren't reason enough for suspicion suspicion. This was she starts wiping down the bottle. She was afraid that we're going to attain her DNA. And what was this all about. And who was it for. There's an actual human grave that's been Doug Christie fresh grave when dateline continues. 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"black friday" Discussed on Dateline NBC

Dateline NBC

06:30 min | 1 year ago

"black friday" Discussed on Dateline NBC

"Story begins here in Fort Worth Texas which turned out to be the perfect growing up place for a rough and tumble free. Spirit named Ashley Harris. I was around ten when she was born and so perfect age to pretend she was my baby. Melissa Hill is actually as eldest sister. She marched to abate of a different drum. She would wear just things that did not match her hair was just didn't seem combed princess. I know there were three three girls in the family. Ashley was the baby. Their mom Monica remembers. How actually loved sports and Music and art and Bingo? nope are mom and daughter bonding kind. And she'd just get on getting excited by the time she got to high school. Ashley had lots of friends even the boyfriend and she was devoted to her two dads her father. Tommy and her stepfather chuck both retired police officers. Didn't you talk at one one point about getting into actually your line of work. She was interested in policing I think that she took naked understand but after after high school. She ended up working for a short time at blockbuster video. And that's where she met a customer named Laura Love and and I walked around the store for a little bit and just what cannot arcus you so beautiful Laura wanted to meet a girl behind the counter. They became friends friends. And then something more. We hung out for a few months for like eight months before it ever really got there there by that. She means she and actually fell in love. It was a lot of growing up. She had to work through her feelings. Being gay isn't necessarily an easy thing. It definitely wasn't easy. Fourteen fifteen years ago. Oh No it wasn't coming out period during which she sort of I believe is two thousand four. She come over to the House and she goes Mama got something to tell you and check. I just want you to know that I was gay and I said well Ashley I already Eh but you need to give me some space. I need some time so Monica took some time prayed about it came to this conclusion fusion. I can imagine I'd given this child and living with her embracing her that he would want custodian. We'll have hang her would make any sense at all yet for a long while. Monica wasn't comfortable with these new relationship. Though the Laura Ashley Good together she was just always very giving and very what else can I do for you to make you happy. The romance lasted more than three years. Then it was over but they remained friends. Laura remembers how Happy Ashley was when she started working. Yeah the Merican Eagle outfitters at the Ulan Mall in Fort Worth Nasty loved it. She was an assistant manager. And good at it sitter boss Chris Gravy just personality caring loving compassionate. She just loved life and she loved taking videos of her life. Lots of them at work. I'm extremely tired. And this right here is not even helping with my eyes. It's it's horrible. She had this laugh. It was so infectious than she. All like that however employees. Lindsey Green said another assistant manager. Carter Carter was very different from Ashley. S- Tummy out to love myself to appoint Carter just taught me a work. Related things jokester poster right but Ashley Polar opposite and popular. This is what it looks like. I'm so hood. So so work was going her love life too much and then one night Ashleigh went out with friends and April moffitt was there and I was there waitress and she was having a bad line and track coach trying to pull her out of her shell. She wasn in having it so I just fine. April gave up on her grumpy customer until months later they connected on social media media. They met for a dog. Walk Ashley brought her dog. Nala April brought cooper and everyone clicked. What was it like when you I started going out with her? See has a magnetic force to her like. It's hard to not insanely thinly. Love her so by the summer of two thousand fourteen life was good for Ashley Social Life. Her job does. She did hit a bump of sorts in August when someone stole eighteen grand from the store. Safe and was Ashley who realized the theft occurred and reported ported to you correct. She even helped ide- suspects with her interest in police work. Ashley thought she might have a calling here. She wanted to go onto loss prevention and a work for our Home Office at American Eagle. She was thirty one. She had all kinds of plans but on the morning after Thanksgiving Black Friday the biggest shopping day of the year. Chris Cravey's phone rang at home. It was our other assistant manager saying Chris Ashes apartments on fire and we can't get her on the phone for close on as fast. I could get started driving a fort worth and you followed the smoke trail and the sirens coming up. No one would have guessed where that trail would eventually lead. We were asking if we could talk to Ashley or where she was at that. You said that she's unavailable right now and Ashley's friends weren't the only ones with questions. The police shuffling us into the office..

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"black friday" Discussed on The Andrew Klavan Show

The Andrew Klavan Show

03:16 min | 1 year ago

"black friday" Discussed on The Andrew Klavan Show

"Hey everyone it's Andrew Klavan and it's black Friday if you're anything like me you're probably lying on your SOFA. Stuffed with Turkey just disgustingly Justice League fat and Hungover. It's great I love it just reading the joys of the Holly. We're now entering. Officially we are entering entering the Christmas season. which is my favorite season of the year? I am insane for Christmas. We have a rule. I'm so insane for Christmas that my wife wanted to stop playing Christmas music all year long so she rule that Christmas does not begin until Santa Claus reaches macy's now if you're not a New Yorker you don't want to watch the macy's macy's holiday Thanksgiving parade which is a great parade. Santa Claus is the last guy in the parade and the parade starts somewhere on the upper west side of Manhattan and then marches down and he Santa close ends up at macy's and when he ends up in macy's I'm allowed to play Christmas music because if we didn't have that rule I would play Christmas music all year long. I mean a lot of people talk about. Oh it's too early for Christmas. Why do we have to go into Christmas? Forget it I'm gone. I'm gone the minute beat. Santa Rich's macy's on done and I would. I would be done before that if I could get away with it but I just can't and I've always loved. Christmas is always been an incredibly important holiday for me. People complain about it they complain about the commercialization of it. They complain thing that Santa Claus and Santa Claus was made up by the Coca Cola Company. I'm like bring it on. Bring it all on. I love it all. I would those stores that have they just all Christmas all year long on I would be in those stores all the time before up to me and I think the thing I love best always is Christmas stories. There aren't that many good ones I mean if he wants the hallmark channel. They've got these sentimental love stories and I will tell you that I am like up all night. I'll sometimes sit there like you know drinking scotch and watching hallmark Christmas stories. But it's such a a beautiful story but I love the stories. I'm sorry I told you that. I pretend you didn't hear that it's too much information but I love the great stories. I remember when I was a the kid. There was a cartoon called Mister Magoo. If you don't remember this I why this was funny. I don't know he's an old nearsighted man who got banging into things and that was funny and for some reason. They decided that he would be a good guy to tell classic stories. So they have Mr Magoo Place Frankenstein. And they have Mr Magoo in treasure island and they have Mr Magoo in a Christmas Carol. And that was my introduction to a Christmas Carol. A tiny little kid. I've loved ghost stories even then when I saw this wonderful story about Ghosts and Christmas miss and greed and love all this swept away. What by it and has become one of my favorite stories ever since then of course the message of a Christmas Carol is that money isn't isn't everything and that is why the daily wire is just giving stuff away this holiday season? If you're wondering whether daily wire is going to do anything to mark dark black Friday it definitely is. They have got a special deal. It may be too special. This may actually drive us out of business in which case coming to live at your house so little bit worried about about this but here it is. I tell you about all the great things that come with your daily membership all the time you've always heard about this when you're an insider you get access to our live shows. You get two extra hours of Ben Sapiro if you pay a little extra you get to fewer hours of Ben Shapiro. Now I'm joking you get the Ben Shapiro. Radio Show.

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"black friday" Discussed on The Dark Side Of

The Dark Side Of

06:52 min | 1 year ago

"black friday" Discussed on The Dark Side Of

"Trends due suggest that online shopping is slowly bleeding? Black Friday dry business insider reported that in two thousand seventeen seventeen black Friday foot traffic decreased by four and a half percent and in two thousand eighteen. The Wall Street Journal reported that the decline in was as much as nine percent meanwhile the journal also found that online black Friday sales. Were Up Twenty six point. Four or percent in two thousand eighteen so the billions in profits are actually deceptive when compared to the growth trends this was perhaps best said in a two thousand seventeen. USA Today Headline Black. Friday isn't dead but it's dying of course just because it is moving moving on line doesn't mean black Friday won't still have. It's dark side a well-watched last week tonight episode featured an expose on warehouse conditions for workers fulfilling online orders. It took aim specifically at Amazon workers reported walking fifteen and miles in one day back and forth across the warehouse. That's over half. The distance of American an Amazon workers are required are to do this every day. If they want to keep their jobs they are expected to meet a demanding quota of packages so much so that many reportedly skip bathroom breaks not going to the bathroom once all day. It's a job that leads people to ignore their basic needs. Vox Interview with the warehouse. Area Manager revealed that on top of that managers often skip their breaks. And don't eat lunch in order to meet their quotas. That's a full twelve hour day of ignoring your bodily needs multiple sources report electronic monitoring that senses when no worker hasn't packed something within a certain amount of time. Every last minute of their day is regimented. These conditions plague lake factory workers all year long. But the vox interview found that things were even worse during Black Friday and cyber Monday employees were are expected to work six days a week. During this holiday period managers often worked shifts in excess of fourteen hours they were paid overtime time but these extended shifts were mandatory. The anonymous manager said Amazon is also really strict about taking time off during Black Friday. You weren't allowed to use your PTO for Black Friday and if you missed it you were at risk of getting fired in in Europe. These conditions boiled over during Black Friday. Two thousand eighteen. Thousands of workers from multiple countries protested for twenty four hours. As a result Amazon had to reroute many of its orders. Protesters pointed out that. Jeff bezos Amazon's founder. Her is literally the richest man in the world. The company should be able to afford more seasonal workers to take the stress off its regular employee's instead of threatening their jobs whatever form it takes black. Friday has historically relied on the Labor of others in order for some families to have affordable gifts different segments of the population have to give up their own holiday whether it was the police officers of nineteen nineteen sixties Philadelphia the Walmart workers of the early two thousands or the Amazon workers of today discounted pricing and free shipping incomes. Had A human cost. There are no easy answers in this case people will continue to shop year round whether on Black Friday or not and as long as there are workers needing a paycheck. They will allow themselves to be exploited by this system rather than go home without a job. One person refusing to shop on black Friday won't make a significant impact but perhaps the change needs to come on a larger cultural level at its inception. Every holiday is founded on ideals of togetherness compassion and taking in time to observe the good in life but the desire to achieve those emotions leads us to pursue the material objects that spark them certain foods foods certain decorations and of course the perfect gifts. These things become an end unto themselves like spoiled children children. We forget to appreciate the people behind the festivities. We just want our treats and we want them now. Some retailers retailers are actually fighting back against this mentality business insider reported that at least seventy seven stores were closed during Thanksgiving two thousand and eighteen. This is in stark contrast to past years when stores started their black Friday deals as early as Thanksgiving night. One of these stores I recreationally equipment outlet. Rei encouraged shoppers to skip black Friday and go hiking or camping instead. Additionally there opt opt outside movement hosts cleanup events on Black Friday aimed at removing trash from wildlife areas of video on their website depicts children children opening presents and leaving packing peanuts all over the place. Wrapping paper is everywhere. The video then cuts to this trash uh-huh floating in the ocean. It's a powerful image of. How're holiday fun? Always has an unintended consequence. A dark side Loyd. We are reminded that year after year retailers and shoppers take advantage of black Friday without considering not only the human human cost but the cost to the planet may be if the focus were more on the human elements of the holidays on spending time together on cherishing rushing our connections than the emphasis on consumerism. Might go away. Our world will be a better place for it and on. That vaunted day. Hey maybe everyone not just the privileged will get to stay home the day after Thanksgiving maybe black Friday will come to an end. But until then if you're going out shopping this year don't forget to pack your pepper spray. East.

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"black friday" Discussed on The Dark Side Of

The Dark Side Of

11:04 min | 1 year ago

"black friday" Discussed on The Dark Side Of

"In order to subdue him the police had to resort to the use of non lethal eighth a force. That's right more pepper spray pepper spray. The official weapon of black Friday the retailers is create the perfect storm of black Friday. The chaos is fueled by the shoppers. Themselves there are plenty of examples of black Friday craziness is before shoppers. Even arrive at the store take the relatively benign but nevertheless surprising story of Lazzaro Gomez. ABC reported in two thousand eleven. He drove three hundred and sixty miles from Santa Ana California to Tempe Arizona just to buy a TV. That was two hundred dollars off. Apparently he considered the stores in California to be too crazy but one has to question the sanity of going to such lengths just to get a discount on a TV. He even had a family friend. meet him in the TEMPI Walmart Line to give him a home cooked meal. He reportedly left the store. Exclaiming I'm so happy we have to wonder if he remained that enthusiastic asterik once he realized how much he spent on gas but there are much darker examples of black Friday traveling in two thousand twelve sixty two year old Jerry Leon. Po of Clinton Tennessee showed up at a local Wal Mart to buy a stereo for his grandson. He waited for five hours from midnight to five. Am It was thus bitterly disappointing when he arrived at the counter only to be told. Hold that the Stereo was already sold out. Apparently undaunted he got back in his car and drove to another neighboring Walmart but on the way there he ran into some traffic or rather he was stuck behind a car. That was too slow for his tastes. Didn't the driver know that he was trying to get his grandson the perfect Christmas gift. Didn't they know that he had already waited for five hours and now they were going to make him wait more war they might even cost him his second chance to get the Stereo at the next Walmart. He couldn't let that happen. He was determined to do whatever he could good to get his grandson the gift he tried to swerve around and pass the slow car but the road was too narrow instead he drove right up to the other cars bumper hoping to get them to pull over and let him pass but that didn't work they just kept driving slowly. The munsters on sisters Jerry was at his wit's end people were so selfish so rude the whole world was conspiring hiring against him this morning reaching into his glove compartment. He removed a forty caliber pistol. He lowered his window. Pointed the gun out and fired off into the distance that would scare them into moving but then the whoop of a police car driving behind him was sergeant. Michael Butcher of the Union County Sheriff's department the driver that Jerry had just shot at that was butcher's wife. Needless to say Jerry never got the Stereo. He was arrested telling police. I don't know what came over me. Jerry's lapse in judgment likely stemmed from the same holidays dress that we discussed earlier this season the need to perform to get the perfect gift and make the perfect. The holiday for our loved ones when any of these black Friday shoppers see obsctacles to buying something on sale. They fly into a rage not just because they are getting what they wanted but because they see their entire holiday as under threat their relationships with their family by their ability to create happy memories. It's all in jeopardy black. Friday capitalizes on these fears. Is it says. Want your loved ones to have a really good holiday. Well we have the answer right here on sale. You couldn't afford Ford before but now it's enough to make you WANNA give up on holiday shopping altogether but of course that may not be necessary because black Friday is under siege. Not For many activists are protesters but from a different corporate monster entirely next. We'll see how not all black Friday. Violence can be blamed on the holiday and how this shopping day maybe baby an endangered species now back to the story. We've seen how Black Friday the retail holiday aimed at generating and gift sales. The day after Thanksgiving can often give rise to bad behavior in a rush to get the perfect present for a discount price. Customers customers get into fights and the consequences can be dangerous sometimes deadly but it's important to note that not all black Friday day. Violence is explicitly linked to the holiday. Sometimes the media ascribes crimes committed on the holiday to black Friday madness in in an attempt to spice up a headline for example. Take the case of the toys R.. US Black Friday double murder in two thousand eight eight headlines such as black Friday lives up to name with us. Sales killings suggested that the murders were shopping related but a closer investigation of the details. In this case reveal it didn't have anything to do with holiday shopping to men Alejandro Marino. The and one Mesa apparently had a personal dispute that turned violent. CBS News provided the most complete picture according to to their report shoppers described an extremely disturbing scene. In which the two women who were with the men entered into a physical altercation meanwhile one Mesa flashed the gun in his pocket. At Alejandro Marino Marino escalated the situation drawing his own gun and trying to fire before realizing he hadn't cocked it. This momentary pause gave Mesa time to run to the back of the store but not before Marino fired again hitting him Mesa Then drew his own gun firing back killing Merano but Mesa then stumbled to the cash register dropping dead from his own injuries. Meanwhile the twenty-five witnesses including several children ran screaming from the store. Holiday nightmare sure greed motivated killing driven by corporate retail holiday not really palm desert councilman. Jim Ferguson. Said I think the obvious question. Everyone has is who takes aches. Loaded weapons into a toys R.. US I doubt it was the casual holiday shopper. The police reports seemed to confirm this sentiment with the riverside. County sheriff's Sergeant. Dennis Gutierrez saying that the fight was not over a toy. Finally Toys R. US itself released a statement saying being our understanding is that this act seems to have been the result of a personal dispute between the individuals involved therefore it would be inaccurate threat to associate the events of today with Black Friday and yet many news reports lump the story in with the stampede death from the same year claiming that black Friday was completely out of control. This is a clear lesson. In how media coverage can warp public perception of an event event though black Friday has more than its share of terrible stories. The holiday is not responsible for every death that happens to take place on retail tale grounds. The day after Thanksgiving and so while the dozens of casualties linked to black Friday might make you want to stay home your chances this of being injured or killed while bargain shopping still remain relatively low though the black Friday death count website is shocking. One hundred twenty nine casualties over the course of twelve years isn't a huge amount when compared to the larger population of three hundred thirty million again however this all may soon be a moot point because the landscape of holiday shopping has changed dramatically in recent years. Here's the meteoric rise of online shopping and Amazon Dot Com in particular has meant that in store black. Friday shopping is less popular than it used to be. Consulting firm accenture found that in two thousand seventeen fifty two percent of poll respondents. Ondon said they were less likely to shop on Black Friday that year. They claim that they wanted to avoid crowds accent. You're also found that sixty Steve. Four percent of those polled claimed that they now shopped for holiday gifts throughout the year Amazon Prime Day usually in July was cited as one popular option outside of black Friday an option where the merchandise is often even more heavily discounted and of course swear it is delivered right to your door. There is certainly less of a chance of having your baby spat upon or getting pepper sprayed when you shop online best. Black Friday DOT COM reported that in two thousand seventeen seventy six percent of Amazon Prime Day. Prices were better than comparable burble black Friday prices so the data seems to suggest that the bargains worth fighting for have moved to the Internet. That being said the Wall Street Journal reported that in two thousand eighteen consumers spent around eight hundred fifty billion dollars during the holiday season of that online black Friday sales accounted for only about twelve billion so clearly plenty of dollars are still being spent in physical stores doors. Will the horror of black Friday persist then. Are we doomed as a nation to hear stories of mayhem and murder after every Thanksgiving though the statistics around online shopping. Don't seem that impressive. When you look at overall sales.

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"black friday" Discussed on The Dark Side Of

The Dark Side Of

09:02 min | 1 year ago

"black friday" Discussed on The Dark Side Of

"Black Friday? Friday is an annual tradition observed primarily in the United States the day after Thanksgiving millions of shoppers flocked to malls and department in stores to get discounts on all kinds of hot items. It's the height of capitalism the zenith of retail the Mecca of holiday commercialism Eliza each year. There are billions of dollars in sales at best black. Friday helps people afford nice gifts for their family and at its worst it is one of the most toxic observances on the American holiday calendar every year people are trampled stabbed ebbed pepper sprayed or shot all in the name of getting the best deals in fact as we explore the dark side of black Friday. You might find that it gets harder and harder to see any light side at all. The origins of black Friday are particularly bleak rooted in the morally bankrupt practices of the slave trade back in the eighteen eighteen. Hundreds as winter approached and the harvest needed to be brought in slave drivers brought their captives to market and offer them up at a discounted discounted price plantation owners rushed to the stage money in hand. They bought up all the workers. They could to assist with preparation for the long winter months. Now every time you think of black Friday remember it's terrible origins except that's all completely made up an bourbon. Legend of the most pervasive kind according to the fact checking website snowpacks. This popular explanation for the origins of black Friday started started floating around in various email chains in the two thousands retail giants such as macy's Walmart and target don't in fact take their marketing accused from the nineteenth century slave trade. The actual origin of black Friday is not nearly that bleak but it does speak to the chaotic commercial Mersal Melee that the holiday would eventually become in the late nineteen fifties. The day after Thanksgiving was a historically directly hectic time in downtown Philadelphia the Popular Army Navy football game took place on that date every year and thousands traveled it into the city to cheer from the stands. The increase in crowds led retailers to capitalize on this event they covered their storefronts with festive Christmas decorations and advertised sales to the throngs of football fans ads in newspapers and on TV beckon more or in more shoppers to make a trip to downtown philly thousands turned into hundreds of thousands and before long the city infrastructure could hardly only handle the massive crowds win. Parking Garages reached capacity. Some shoppers park their cars in the middle of lanes. Boxing others in out out on the streets. The remaining drivers had nowhere to park this free for all lead to gridlock throughout the entire city. And you thought camping camping outside of Walmart at one. AM was bad. As a result of this chaos the Philadelphia Police Department implemented extreme security thirty measures on this day every year. Nobody in the department was allowed to take the day off according to Philadelphia Bulletin reporter Porter Joseph P Barrett. Even the police band was conscripted into a twelve hour. Shift to officers were placed at every intersection. Multiple officers were placed in each parking garage. They all faced a full day of blaring horns irate. Shoppers and Rowdy football ball fans made all the worse by the knowledge that most people got to be home with their families. The day after Thanksgiving it was every officers least favor. Ver- day of the year in the early nineteen sixties Barrett and fellow journalist. Nathan Kluger put together a report on the phenomenon. They appropriated a term that the police had adopted to describe this miserable work shift. That term was black Friday and it has stuck duck ever since according to retail scholar. Michael J. Louis. CK The popularity of this term actually started to deter shoppers retailers retailers saw their black Friday profits diminish a December one thousand nine hundred sixty one issue of public relations news claimed retailers consulted with Pr. Executive Abe S.. Rosen about turning this trend around. He suggested that they relabel the day. Big Friday and emphasize emphasize the newly implemented police security presence. That chipper article seems to suggest that this plan worked saying business over the weekend was so good that merchants are giving downtown Philadelphia. A starry eyed new look but clearly that name name didn't stick slopes reports that around nineteen eighty-one retailers tried to embrace the black Friday moniker by claiming a different origin for the term. They said that this was the day they turn the most profit when previously read ledgers officially went in in the black but retail scholar. Michael J.lo's Sickie says that this is pure spin for one. Most stores are profitable notable year round. Any business has to be if it wants to stay open and for another black Friday's not always the most profitable day of the year here. It certainly wasn't back in one thousand nine hundred eighty one. That honor belongs to the day before Christmas when millions of procrastinating eating shoppers rushed to buy gifts that their loved ones may or may not appreciate but we still can't say for sure how the Black Friday okay we know today really originated historians. Note that it's impossible to draw a perfect line of causality from the Philadelphia origins of black Friday to the larger national observance given that it's a retail event and not an actual federal holiday. It's history is not etched in stone on some argue that the term may have begun even earlier in the nineteen fifties business managers also referred to the day after Thanksgiving as black Friday and it had nothing to do with crowds of shoppers. In this case it was because all of their employees called in sick the Friday after Thanksgiving not wanting to go back to work for one day in between the holiday and the weekend one enthusiastically capitalistic stick article from a nineteen fifty one issue of factory management and maintenance read Friday after Thanksgiving itis is a disease second the only to the bubonic plague in its effects. When you decide you want to sweeten up the holiday kitty? Pick Black Friday to add to the list. We're not suggesting more paid holidays just to get out of a hole but if you can make a good trade in bargaining there are lots of worse things than I'm having a holiday on a day. That was half holiday anyway. So even though the origins of black Friday aren't quite as bad as the slave trade version they are brutally cynical. It possibly arose from factory owners begrudging cold hearted realization that they might might as well give their employees. The day after Thanksgiving off or it arose from the jargon of the overworked Philadelphia police officers who who weren't allowed to spend time with their families after Thanksgiving also that retailers could have better sales but none of this rises to the the level of a stampeding crowds and murderous shoppers. That Black Friday is known for today it will take another few decades before the holiday became mhm known for that it all started in two thousand eight at a superstar known for the tag lines always low prices and save money live better a store that would soon also be known for death next we revisit visit the two thousand eight Walmart stampede and the many acts of violence that followed.

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"black friday" Discussed on The Dark Side Of

The Dark Side Of

01:58 min | 1 year ago

"black friday" Discussed on The Dark Side Of

"This episode features discussion of theft accidental death and outrageous bargains that some may find offensive listener discretion is advised especially for children under thirteen. It was Friday November twenty fifth two thousand eleven. John Lopez stood among a busy crowd at his local Walmart in Puerto Ranch California. The shoppers were packed in tightly sometimes shoulder to shoulder. Everyone was trying to snag the newest xbox on sale or a huge TV or the perfect Christmas gift for their loved one despite despite the crowd John was trying to enjoy himself. There was always a certain energy to these sales. He was excited about what he might find. The the only thing that he couldn't get over was how loudly some people around him more coughing he thought. Perhaps some people had a cold or allergies. Yes they were being very loud coughing practically right next to him but John Slowly realised that something else was going on. There were many people coughing too many and more than just coughing tears were streaming from their eyes. Snuck was running down their faces. Their skin was bright. Red is covered in hives. A crowd of these afflicted pushed forward struggling through the mass of shoppers. To get out out of the store. They screamed my eyes. My eyes it burns. Someone shouted call an ambulance. Was it a biological weapon. Outbreak a terrorist attack of some kind a zombie plague. No it was just another black Friday.

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"black friday" Discussed on Airline Pilot Guy - Aviation Podcast

Airline Pilot Guy - Aviation Podcast

02:20 min | 2 years ago

"black friday" Discussed on Airline Pilot Guy - Aviation Podcast

"Ailing nice air lane. I don't know what that is. I love to build the Jim I think we're going to be having an interesting tongue. Stay technical aspects. With not list envy. Yeah. Well, we never have technical issues. They'll never know. I don't know if you noticed on the last show a lot of the little things that I normally take out of the show like things that I say, I'm gonna take care of in post. I just left them in there. Because I thought that it was it would be interesting for our audio only people to hear some of the little foibles that we make. And also, I think captain Nick, you did something you said something that just made it almost really impossible for me to fix it. So yeah, I I tend to do that. Because I know you want to anyway. Students too much out. Yeah. It's a labor of love though, labor of love. Absolutely. So. Yeah. So how is everybody? We had thanksgiving here in the United States yesterday. And today is I think something that celebrated. I'm not sure why. But all around the world black Friday, which sounds like a very negative thing. But actually, I think it's a positive thing for the retailers because they can go into the black maybe which is good and because people go and buy lots and lots of things from their establishments. And but again, I'm not sure why the whole world kind of does the thing now. But is that true Nick over in absolutely mainly online? I mean, the high street shops do do it. Embraced with the same enthusiasm that it is in the states. But it's a bit like guide to Hong Kong. They're they're on a launch number of Christians. But they celebrate Christmas. Fashion talk about over the top. And it's really just because it's a chance to sell more goods, which is always good for the economy. Wow. Melissa's in Canada. Black Friday started happening there about five years ago. And now, it's huge. It's huge tell you..

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"black friday" Discussed on talkRADIO

talkRADIO

01:46 min | 3 years ago

"black friday" Discussed on talkRADIO

"And sinker for black friday but we do need to take a bit of water with ethic dummy take care yeah we day which looked uh black friday deals last year we looked at some of the most popular product and say i love in the day and then we try the price of them abraham oh yeah we found actually that six in ten what cheaper all the same price at other times but not everything on sale on black friday itself is the cheapest and that's why you're gonna get this advice in oakland out today dui research get your list about what you actually want and make sure that you all read getting a good deal rather than you know uh shopping sort of slightly wildly on black friday and going for something that actually isn't a good deal of hope the dealers lot of them all that good put it but the stories of the papers today said that a lot of retailer to want to involve themselves in this because in offering fifty percent a more discounts there are actually doing themselves the most disastrous selfharm well it three that some retailers starting join in but i think an awful lot of retailers all very very much opium bardai today and you have to look at my email inbox more more than fifty twenty p kerfi miles from different retailer saying liking black friday dale on this on the other it not all just hack and tvs and county you know it's it's even things like holidays it things like gig kick it sucks at this mauling by all kinds of things that retailers getting behind but black friday and trying to put it but it can't compete and that's what they're saying a lot of them are saying that in discounting so heavily it actually damages damp profits rather than juice them well clearly a look of retailers are having to compete it at the moment and particularly in the runup to christmas so i think an awful lot of them thing they have to get involved in the black friday sales because otherwise they can i lease even more money the.

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"black friday" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1

MyTalk 107.1

01:40 min | 3 years ago

"black friday" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1

"Should reconsider opening on thanksgiving just in and of itself because it's ridiculous to open on thanksgiving it is ridiculous versus on black friday your door open things giving it i me what's happening more and more yup i mean i think people are opening later on thanksgiving but i dunno i agree would also like to just throw out there since i did this yeah i worked in the accessories department in in gaurd men's which includes i had a key to unlock perfume at a cab vets i had a there were broz actually they have shoes and accessories to a a huge wall of scarves purses um if you are trying on shoes don't like put uh somewhere else in one or just you wouldn't believe this young together here just throw them on the floor they won't even put them back on the shelf and we're like constantly running to try to uh the sewer look okay and or scarves like people a big wall of scars and take one down and then just throw it on the floor it would be like a mountain of scarves and i'm just constantly hanging the backup only people are in running over them with their carts unlike god he added his isis is oh yes they pull so uh so many people you know what show us how many people steel all line sin and it's hard to deal with that as a worker watching you like yes i literally saw somebody have their kid helping them steal all those sad yeah apple do that no bag of this one lady got this big duffel bag from the you know like a luggage department.

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"black friday" Discussed on Marketing School

Marketing School

01:33 min | 3 years ago

"black friday" Discussed on Marketing School

"Through the roof during black friday and all the times around it but what you'll find is your profit margins are also going to go down your steeply discount of your products and services to make the sales one advantage you have to take is upon check out do ups and downs els it's a great way to increase your average or value size and increase your profit margins without doing that sure yeah you're revenues going to be through the roof for your profit won't look as healthy so ensure that your company is healthy you have to be doing ups and downs els yeah and don't forget i mean you could also the power of inperson lemme neil i just it alive event yesterday in in los angeles i mean the the power of in person goes without saying so if you can run some kind of campaign asking people you know before black friday after flight from black friday when you're making the most of the traffic you'll get them to come into the store offered him a special discount there and you know you're probably you're you're going to be able to you don't perhaps get them they spend even more money neil and he us yellow thing for me is when people purchase the purchasing certain types of products so if you're just selling let's say belt that spine you now know that hey everyone come to your say is looking for belts but you could have kids belts men's bells woman's belts a different type of color balance leather belts clocked belts accenture you name it the possibilities are endless were a lot of people don't do is segment and this is even more important if you have a more broad ecommerce at like a amazoncom or you're selling products around everything the reason you wanna segment is when people purged from you from black friday 'cause you're gonna get a ton of sales coming in you.

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"black friday" Discussed on 1A

1A

01:32 min | 3 years ago

"black friday" Discussed on 1A

"This balance the real issue is what is called had done the treadmill is that we start doing these things we start spending more money and then we get we get used to that from that perspective i actually like black friday i know people spend an awful lot of money in black friday but he was something that we find in some experiments if you going indulge on black friday you buy extra whatever you don't take that as an input instaed spending more the rest of your life if you just go on the random tuesday and in by more things you've kind of elevated your own decisions and now you more likely to start spending more on any particular day so having fun is great but you want to balance it out so so for example people people who go to really expensive dinner on valentine's day dawned on are unlikely to keep on dugit than the regular basis but if you just pick a regular friday and you go to inexpensive restaurant next week you'll go to consider it as well so we should we should try to have fun bush we should try to balance that front and then in the other thing about kind of irrational spending is the way we spend compared to a neighbors you know this this expression keeping up with jones's yeah there was a study recently that showed that a when people win the lottery done neighbors start spending more money in in the neighbors thought spending more money to to an extent it some of them go go bankrupt.

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"black friday" Discussed on MYfm 104.3

MYfm 104.3

02:00 min | 3 years ago

"black friday" Discussed on MYfm 104.3

"Man uh black friday liane always day meanwhile they were in whisky in a field very good maye linnea he a yeah thing two the.

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