It's a Big Deal to some folks. Maybe you're one of those whose family traditions include getting up at 4 a.m. and hitting the stores as soon as you can to get those door buster prizes and big big discounts. Others, like myself, roll their eyes at the mere thought. As far as the ritual itself goes, there doesn't seem to be a lot of middle ground and it seems either you love or hate Black Friday.
I'm not sure retailers aren't slitting their own throats by emphasizing Black Friday as much as they do. I'll let the economists among us address all the downsides of BF in detail, but generally speaking if a business is going to depend on a single event for a healthy chunk of its' sales they DON'T want to be discounting their products heavily. That and it tends to promote a boom or bust sales environment.
So how about you, do you do Black Fridays?