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Zambians in mad rush for Black Friday deals

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Some Lusaka residents braved the night to flock to Game Stores in Lusaka to grab shopping bargains as part of the Black Friday frenzy.

Game Stores had announced that it will be opening at midnight on Thursday to allow for more shopping hours.

Their Stores at Manda Hill and Cosmopolitan Mall had formed long queues before opening time and people rushed to grab discounted items.

Excited shoppers continued flocking in way past 04 Hours.

Some of the shoppers interviewed were however disappointed that the discounts offered on some selected items do not qualify for Black Friday deals.

A survey in the Manda Hill store showed that discounts on selected items especially electronics range between 20 and 30 percent.

Black Friday, originally associated with the US retail market is the last Friday of November, the day after thanksgiving and refers to the single day of the year when retail companies finally go “into the black” (i.e. make a profit).

22 COMMENTS

  1. Black Friday,,, hahahaha, this is historical day when black slaves were sold off after Thanksgiving in the USA. That’s were the terms black Friday comes from… So don’t just follow this

    • Fake! Don’t mislead people here with all the historians and black conscious movements in America they could have protested this day if indeed this was its origin. You cannot post here and pretend to know better….This is really black in terms of profit! But in Zed surely those sort of discounts don’t deserve to qualify for Black Friday

  2. Fooooolish Africans they embrace everything western met to steal from them and brainwash them…”Black Friday” my foot!!

  3. It means careless spending for most but opportunistic spending for the wise. How I which there can be black 30 November or Black 1 December for Dangote and Mpamvu cement.

  4. Ndobo get your facts right not all black relate to black race.
    Black Friday (1688), imprisonment of the Seven Bishops of the Church of England (8 June), on the eve of the Glorious Revolution.[1]
    Panic of 1866, sometimes referred to as Black Friday, an international financial downturn that accompanied the failure of Overend, Gurney and Company in London
    Black Friday (1869), the Fisk-Gould Scandal (24 September), a financial crisis in the United States.
    Black Friday (1881), the Eyemouth disaster (14 October), in which 189 fishermen died.
    Haymarket affair (11 November 1887), four Chicago anarchists hanged, without evidence, for the deaths of seven police officers during a labor meeting.
    Black Friday (1910), a campaign outside the British House of Commons (18 November) of the Women’s…

  5. I know the meaning of black Friday, I was wondering why they gave such name. The day after Thanksgiving they call it black Friday. Thannk you.

  6. Black Friday means profitable Friday to retailing and to the economy,the day after Thanksgiving, regarded as the first day of the traditional Christmas shopping season, on which retailers offer special reduced prices.
    “shoppers were snapping up deals on Black Friday”
    The American Thanksgiving is the last Thursday of the month of November.

  7. In this context, Black Friday is the day when retailers finally begin to turn a profit (in Black) for the year. In accounting terms, operating at a loss (losing money) is called being “in the red” because accountants traditionally used red ink to show negative amounts (losses).

  8. Whatever it’s origins are it has been turned into a positve and works out well. Please investigate the origins of Christmas too, they are not pleasant at a?l.

    • Christ never existed in the first place. The character is a concoction of the Council of Nicea.

      That’s why you hear nothing from him, however much you pray. You stand a better chance getting a response to the letter you send to the pope than to a prayer to Jesus. No evidence of his existence except in anthology of Jewish village legends which they themselves have rejected.

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