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    Black Monday vs. Black Friday
    The expression Black Monday commemorates the US stock market crash in 1929 which precipitated the Great Depression.

    Black Friday is, in the US, the day after Thanksgiving when holiday shopping begins in earnest.

    This has been a paid public service announcement on behalf of nitpickers everywhere.

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    Haha, you public service announcements are so helpful!

    I've seen it called Black Monday as well:

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6619657/

    Although CNN has a more recent article calling it Cyber Monday.

    By the way, love the quote in your signature.

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    I am a big fan of both Black Friday and Cyber Monday. In fact, I am already looking forward to sitting at home in my jammies, with a big cup of coffee, just watching the numbers go up, up, up! Screw football! (GO BEARS!)
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    Cyber Monday, yes. Black Friday, yes. Black Monday? Nah.

    What I've seen is that the weekend of Thanksgiving online sales are pretty dead. Everyone's run off to the mall to take advantage of the sales. Heck, we'll probably be at Macy's that weekend. Online sales really kick off on Monday, usually I'll see a spike in traffic at lunchtime and then it's PAR-TAY until the last shipping day before Christmas.

    But hey, that's just my viewpoint and I already toldja...I'm a nitpicker.

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    That's why we're having our Black Monday promotion! But just for your Rhea, we'll change our name for it to Cyber Monday next year. But only because it's you.

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    Thanks Brian, that's mighty nice of you.

    Truth though...until just now I'd never heard of Cyber Monday so apparently I'm totally clueless!

    Regardless of what we call it, all that hard work is starting to pay off. The day after Christmas I'll bet most of us will be comatose. Prosperous, but comatose!

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    It was actually Cyber Tuesday last year..... but Monday/Tuesday... matters not!!!!! It's all good!!!
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    Haha. It is relatively a new thing, with some truth to it and some hype, like Black Friday. There is definitely a large spike in online sales nationwide on the Monday following Thanksgiving, but it's not the biggest online sales day of the year. That is more hype than anything.

    However, any excuse I can get to get you guys great coupons is fine by me! In fact...I think I will start my own day...Brian's Bargains Day...date to be determined. Hopefully the hype machine will pick that up and I can get merchants to offer great discounts then as well!!

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    [QUOTE=Carolyn - ShareASale]In fact, I am already looking forward to sitting at home in my jammies, with a big cup of coffee, just watching the numbers go up, up, up!

    Sounds like a normal workday to me.

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    Brian always looks at me funny if I come into the office in my robe and slippers.

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    Carolyn, Brian has a good sense of humor. Why don't you see if you can convince him to make Cyber Monday an official working holiday at SAS? You change the dress code for the day to jammies and robe instead of regular work clothes. I bet you could get him to buy into that! Heck, contact the local newspaper and see if you can get some free PR out of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhea
    Carolyn, Brian has a good sense of humor.
    Hmm...okay, you suggest it. See Here

    (I'm kidding, he does have a great sense of humor )

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    Problem with the phrase cyber monday

    People think of Cyber as Cyber Sex. Just ask 10 idiots what cyber is and you will see what I mean.

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    What if I don't know 10 idiots?

    Well apparently I'm not an idiot since until you mentioned it I hadn't even thought about sex.

    Actually, this might make a good test for whether someone is an idiot or not.

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    ...that wasn't a party of my thought process at all when thinking of which name to go with...not...at...all...

    ok i'm an idiot. but like mastermike said, i wanted to make sure it was a safe name.

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