Today is Black Friday, the unofficial kickoff to your Christmas shopping season! Every year, the best part about Black Friday for me is watching the footage of crazy shoppers getting in fist fights over the last “Tickle Me Elmo”… Ok, that was a 90’s reference. Fighting over the last Fingerling or Hatchimal! In fact, A survey by the analytics firm Fusion Ops reveals that 10% of parents would knock down another person to get the last remaining hot holiday gift for their child…. You know it’s going to happen today!
Today may be the best day of the year to get the great deals, it’s also apparently the top day to get a “five finger discount”: Fortune magazine claims Black Friday is the biggest day of the year for shoplifting. Thefts on Black Friday are 2% higher than on any other day of the year.
What are we stealing? Clothing and apparel are 40% more likely to be stolen on Black Friday than on any other Friday of the year, but the #1 stolen thing today is Video games! Gamers are 42% more likely to steal today than any other day of the year.
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