Monday, November 29, 2021

Cyber Monday may set another record while Black Friday sales lag

Happy Cyber Monday! NBC's Today Show has the story of today and Black Friday in Black Friday And Cyber Monday Sales Battle Shipping Delays And Inflation.

Black Friday has been a retail staple for decades – but the longstanding commercial holiday shopping sprees are complicated by shipping delays and inflation amid the coronavirus pandemic. NBC’s Jo Ling Kent reports in this week’s Sunday Focus.
Including the first mention of Black Friday in 1961 alone made this report worth embedding. The police and bus drivers would know how bad traffic is out there.

Supply chain issues are a major focus of ABC News asking Will supply chain issues affect Cyber Monday?

Millions of consumers prepare to take to the web in search of good deals.
Consumers are buying earlier to avoid shortages? Retail desperation — it's not just for retailers anymore.

Since this is a Metro Detroit based blog, I conclude with WDIV/Click on Detroit's Help Me Hank Cyber Monday: Stock, savings and safety.

Cyber Monday means deals, deals, deals. But will the items you want be in stock? And do you know how to shop safely online?
Stay safe as you shop online.


  1. The only legitimate function of Black Friday is to provide us with entertaining videos of idiots in stores fighting over things. Hopefully we'll still get a few, since only the most hard-core idiots would venture out into that mess with the pandemic raging.

    1. Black Friday was pretty dull this year. It might be more interesting next year, but online shopping may have taken away the urgency. I think that's a good thing.