Every year it gains popularity. Is it like a train-wreck we can’t turn away from, or has it just become another part of our culture we have come to endure? Whether you like it or hate it, it’s here to stay, and it’s probably best to embrace it you can. ORIGIN OF BLACK FRIDAY The term “Black Friday”, in relation to being the busiest shopping day of the year, was likely first used in the early 60s, when city officials began dreading the traffic and chaos caused by the masses of people swarming the streets and stores to begin their holiday shopping. Over the years, it has picked up momentum and spread nationwide. In 2005, $26.8 billion in sales were being reported on this record-setting weekend, while just last year that number jumped all the way up to $61.4 billion, with 141 million shoppers spending an average of over $400 throughout the weekend following Thanksgiving. This year, the numbers will likely become new records once again. For retail employees working on this day, it can be a long one. For police officers and other public officials, it can be hectic. And for some of the shoppers that get caught in the midst of the fray, it can be downright ugly. However, on a positive note, it’s a good day for our economy. It’s a day for retail stores around the country to make a profit and get in “the black” (if they weren’t previously). And, if you’re able to find some great deals, hum along to your favorite holiday tunes and enjoy the day with good family and friends, it might just be an ideal way to start your holiday season. MAKING THE BEST OF IT At Batteries Plus Bulbs, we appreciate our stores and owners who relish this day and weekend as an opportunity to serve their many customers during this busy and wonderful time of year. While offering great deals on LED light bulbs, Rayovac AA alkaline 36-packs and 10% off batteries and bulbs sitewide, we’re happy to help consumers get ready for the holidays. Here are some other items you might want to consider as stocking-stuffers or gifts for whichever holiday you are celebrating this year: Have a safe and happy Black Friday Weekend! Please visit your local Batteries Plus Bulbs store for any questions about your holiday shopping battery and light bulb needs.
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In-store services include (among others):
• Cracked Screen Replacement
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With the opening of the first all-battery retail store in 1988 in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Batteries Plus, as the brand was then known, quickly became the uncontested leader in the battery market, differentiated by superior product knowledge, product availability, helpful service and advice.