The Evolution of Black Friday and Cyber Monday in Canada: A Shopping Spectacular

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Origins and Growth of Black Friday

The Early Beginnings While Black Friday originated in the United States, it has become a significant shopping event in Canada as well. The term “Black Friday” was first associated with a financial crisis in the U.S. in 1869. However, its retail connotation began much later, representing the point in the year when retailers begin to turn a profit, moving from “in the red” to “in the black”​​.

Adoption in Canada Canadian retailers adopted Black Friday much later than their American counterparts, primarily to dissuade Canadians from crossing the border for deals. With the rise of online shopping, the distinction between Canadian and American Black Friday deals has blurred, as Canadian consumers can easily access U.S. deals online.

The Rise of Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday’s Online Boom Cyber Monday emerged in the early 2000s, as retailers noticed a spike in online shopping the Monday following Thanksgiving. This event has also gained traction in Canada, with many retailers offering exclusive online deals​​.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals in Canada 2023

First and foremost shopping locally matters. Keep an eye out for Black Friday deals and Cyber Monday deals from local shops.

Crafting and Woodworking Deals Canadian shoppers interested in crafting and woodworking can expect several deals.

Michaels in the Intercity is offering 40% off coupons on a single item in your purchase. There are some restrictions, but a good deal nevertheless.

Tooltown on Memorial is also a great place to find deals, not just on Black Friday buy year round.

Canadian Tire with their two Thunder Bay locations is offering significant savings on big brands like DeWalt and Mastercraft, along with discounts on holiday decorations and home essentials​​.

The Home Depot’s Black Friday event is already on.

Online, Woodcraft’s Black Friday sale includes discounts on various tools and woodworking supplies, with savings of up to 20% on brands like Powermatic, Jet Woodworking Tools, and Rikon​​.

For woodworkers, Marks in Thunder Bay is already offering Black Friday deals. Those shop clothes you want just might be on sale.

Computers and Electronics

The electronics and computer segment in Canada is buzzing with deals.

Marnics on Memorial Ave in Thunder Bay has already posted their Black Friday flyer.

Best Buy Canada is offering significant discounts on products like the Toshiba 55″ 4K UHD HDR LED Fire Smart TV and ASUS Vivobook laptops​​​​.

Amazon Canada has kicked off early Black Friday sales, including deals on electronics such as the Toshiba 55″ 4K UHD HDR LED Fire Smart TV​​​​.

Additionally, Walmart Canada has announced its Black Friday event, promising deals on a wide range of products, including electronics​​.

Tech Deals from Canadian Retailers Several Canadian retailers have launched Black Friday and early Black Friday tech deals.

Notable offers include substantial discounts on Motorola devices, gaming consoles, wireless headsets, printers, Bluetooth speakers, smartwatches, cordless vacuums, and soundbars from brands like Motorola, PlayStation, Logitech, Epson, Sony, Samsung, Dyson, and JBL​​.

In conclusion, Black Friday and Cyber Monday in Canada have evolved into significant shopping events, rivalling their American counterparts. The range of deals in 2023 spans various sectors, including crafting, woodworking, electronics, and computers, presenting Canadian shoppers with ample opportunities for savings and a vast array of products to choose from.

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