There are several theories about the origin of the term "Black Friday", most of them being sad and dark stories.
The first registered use of the term was applied to a big financial crisis in the United States of America, specifically to the crash of the US Gold market on Friday, September 24, 1869. Two ruthless Wall Street financiers worked together to inflate the value of the country's gold and make astronomical profits, when the scheme was uncovered that Friday in September, it sent the stock market into free fall, bankrupting thousands of people.
The most frequently repeated story connects to US retailers. The story tells, after a year with losses ("in the red"), they decided to hold discounts after Thanksgiving thus signaling the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. The term "Black Friday" was supposedly applied because the goal was to make profits ("go into the black"), this version of Black Friday's origin is the officially sanctioned, but inaccurate, story behind the tradition.
In recent years another, even darker story has emerged, claiming that in the 1800s southern plantation owners could buy slave laborers at a discount the day after Thanksgiving. However this myth is not based on fact.
In the 1950s, Philadelphia police used the term "Black Friday" to describe the chaos that followed the day after Thanksgiving, when thousands of shoppers, and suburban tourists swarmed the city to watch the Army-Navy football game.
Because of these negative connotations at GIGAshoes we want to color Black Friday. And what better way to do it than with new friends.
Check out our terms and conditions to participate:
1.1 Offer: One (1) stuffed animal for each pair of shoes ordered at a cost of $0.00.
1.2 Duration: The Black Friday Colored campaign will be active from November 22nd to November 30th, or until the offer is out of stock.
1.3 Participants: all users of the website https://gigashoes.nl/
2.1 During the campaign period, make your purchases at https://gigashoes.nl/ and choose between the two offer options in the shopping cart.
2.2 If some of the offer options are out of stock, they will appear as out of stock in the shopping cart, in which case you can only select the existing option.
3.1. The offer will be shipped together with the ordered product.
4.1 If the ordered product is returned, the gift should also be returned.
4.2 In case the gift is not returned, a fee of 20€ per unit will be charged.
5. Other Conditions
5.1. By participating in this promotion, all participants will have accepted and will act in accordance with these terms and conditions.