Black Friday sales boom
I heard people talking in nostalgic tones about how waiting in line in the dead of night, for stores to open on black Friday, is a tradition. Pass the leftovers, I’m tired. And besides, pretty much anything you could get at 12:01 a.m. Friday morning was for sale on your laptop – the same laptop that sits beside your bed. The same bed you can go to sleep in two minutes after you make your black Friday sale purchases online. According to ComScore, online Black Friday sales were up 26% over last year. Somewhere, Jeff Bezos is crying tiny gold tears of joy.
There’s a lot happening in the world. Through it all, Marketplace is here for you.
You rely on Marketplace to break down the world’s events and tell you how it affects you in a fact-based, approachable way. We rely on your financial support to keep making that possible.
Your donation today powers the independent journalism that you rely on. For just $5/month, you can help sustain Marketplace so we can keep reporting on the things that matter to you.