Black Friday Roundup

Nov 29, 2016 | Blog | 0 comments

If you are like us, you went a bit comatose after the Thanksgiving meal and didn’t leave the couch. Or maybe you did leave the couch. Either way, we need to catch up on the stories from this crazy sales-filled weekend. Here are a few of our favorite headlines about Black Friday: the good, the bad and the ugly.

Good: Increased sales and record-breaking mobile shopping created a hot online environment for retailers starting off this holiday season.

Black Friday’s $9B Weekend Haul Shatters Records
Black Friday Sales Numbers: PayPal Reports Mobile Shopping Now Accounts For Third Of Holiday Shopping
Black Friday Could Dethrone Cyber Monday as Online’s Biggest Shopping Day
Black Friday online sales to hit a record-breaking $3 billion, over $1 billion from mobile

Bad: Website troubles, stalled apps, deals that aren’t really deals and debt are just a few of the bad things that can happen when insane online traffic meets having a glass of red wine while browsing for boots.

Black Friday Bust? Macy’s Website Crashes on a Big Day
Black Friday Complete Shopping Guide: Best And Worst Deals For 2016, When It’s Worth Standing In Line 
The Slow, The Crashed, The Out Of Stock: #BlackFriday #Fail Twitter Report
Consequences of Black Friday debt: Collection calls, wage garnishment

Ugly: The following videos of people being crazy are somewhat amusing but also completely horrifying.

Video of Black Friday brawl at Northern California mall goes viral
Black Friday shoppers leave Nike store in ruins
Your Black Friday brawl videos, in all their glory

So there you have it folks. The holiday season has officially begun with its customary Black Friday bang. Stay tuned for more holiday season updates @minisoft or on the blog.