Black Friday and the Micro-Physician Economy

Is it Good for Retailers … but Bad for Doctors!

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If Black Friday 2016 is anything like 2010, retailers are going to be swimming in cash while shoppers bathe in savings. Black Friday deals drew 212 million shoppers to stores in 2010 and collectively spent $39 billion on products and services.

And, the average amount spent by a Black Friday shopper in 2010 was a whopping $365.34.

Assessment

We predict Black Friday 2016 sales will surpass all records with a 20% increase over 2010.

But, is Black Friday good for the [healthcare] economics sector? Do patients go shopping rather than to the doctor?

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6 Responses

  1. Black Friday Violence
    [2 shot in armed robberies – 15 others pepper-sprayed]

    http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/11/25/9012057-black-friday-violence-2-shot-in-armed-robberies-15-others-pepper-sprayed

    A pity!

    Robert

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  2. Yep!

    Retailers scored 11.5 billion dollars this year; one billion dollars more than last year. What recession? I bet consumers were at the mall … not at the doctor’s office.

    Sherry

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  3. 10 Essential Websites for Black Friday Deals in 2014

    It’s the day after Thanksgiving and all through the land, many people were shopping and spending a grand.

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/holiday-guide/10-essential-websites-for-black-friday-deals/ar-BBeEtPx?ocid=iehp

    Dirk

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  4. Black Friday Hype

    The hype around Black Friday was always overwrought, but its beginning to fade, Ad Week reports, and it’s the retailers themselves that are bringing it down.

    http://wealthmanagement.com/blog/daily-brief-black-friday-hype?NL=WM-27&Issue=WM-27_20141128_WM-27_775&sfvc4enews=42&cl=article_4&YM_RID=CPG09000002702210&YM_MID=1237

    Earlier Thanksgiving day sales and 24/7 online discounters are eroding the day’s impact, making it a less useful economic barometer.

    Adam
    http://www.amazon.com/Financial-Planning-Handbook-Physicians-Advisors/dp/0763745790/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1275315635&sr=1-1

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  5. Black Friday Online Sales Up 8.5% Over Last Year, 20% Of Sales Came From iOS

    The ME-P was a winner with their projections.

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/black-friday-online-sales-up-85percent-over-last-year-20percent-of-sales-came-from-ios/ar-BBg7bF4?ocid=iehp

    Annie

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  6. Update 2016

    BF results were $3.3-B in sales; or up 21% over last year.

    Libby

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