November heralds Black Friday and, in our endeavour to help you provide the care your eyes deserve, we are participating with special promotions from 23 – 29 November 2020.
Traditionally, Black Friday is the busiest shopping day of the year. To avoid a rush, and a consequential uncomfortable shopping experience, we have taken the decision to extend our campaign from one to seven days.
Our offer includes up to 50% off selected frames, instore, for this period.
There are a few opinions on the history of Black Friday. We shall highlight some, and we welcome your input, if you have any further information on the subject.
Since 1952, the day after Thanksgiving Day (which is on the fourth Thursday of November) has been considered the start of the Christmas shopping season in the United States. The term Black Friday only came into use in 2005. A popular explanation states that this day turned retailers’ finances from being ‘in the red’ to being ‘in the black’.
Another view is that the term Black Friday was found in the Factory Management and Maintenance journal and referred to workers calling in sick on the day after Thanksgiving. This would give them a four-day weekend.
It’s said that police and bus drivers in Philadelphia and Rochester used Black Friday to describe the crowds and traffic congestion that accompanied the start of the Christmas shopping season.
There are claims that Black Friday has origins in the sale of slaves in the American south after Thanksgiving.
Love it or hate it, Black Friday has become a big part of South Africa’s shopping calendar. The trend was adopted in our country relatively recently, yet it is said to have seen more growth here than anywhere else in the world. It’s our biggest shopping day – yet it doesn’t even belong to us!
So, with that said we invite you to pop into Vision Works Overport Optometrist. We are in The Atrium Berea, 430 Peter Mokaba Ridge, in Overport.
We offer a safe, welcoming environment, follow all the Covid-19 health protocols – and implore you to follow good eye-care practices.