Honest opinions about how to buy Appliances and Lighting.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Black and Blue Friday

Black Friday is named, because traditional retailers actually become profitable for the year on this day...Hence the term Black.

I never really understood promoting loss leaders in order to sell a client something else. How can people be loyal to a store one day a year?

Of course this year has granted me fresh perspective. I bought my share of "Black Friday" specials. I would buy them year round, but they were only offered last Wednesday. What I did not count on is the lack of actual delivery.

Have a look:

Bosch Dishwasher Black and White $299

125 ordered 23 Received

Bosch Stainless Dishwasher $399

250 ordered 40 Received

Frigidaire Affinity Washer $399

250 ordered 40 received

Pretty infuriating....


  1. Wow ... dare I say the ugly word .... rationing?

  2. Jon,

    You can say it....unfortuntely