Black Friday and the Physician Micro-Economy

Is it Good for Retailers … but Bad for Doctors and Consumers!

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If Black Friday 2019 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.




We predict Black Friday 2019 sales will almost surpass all records with a slight increase over 2010 because of fewer shopping days.

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

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7 Responses

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

    A pity!



  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.



  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.



  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.

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



  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.



  6. Update 2016

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



  7. 2020 Economy:

    Jobless claims dropped but still came in at an elevated 712,000, while the November jobs report is out this morning at 8:30am ET sharp. Economists expect that the U.S. added 440,000 jobs last month.

    Markets: U.S. stocks continued their rally this week, and the Nasdaq hit an all-time high. The first vaccine shots could be administered in less than two weeks.

    Stimulus: For the second straight day, lawmakers gave hopeful signs they’d compromise on a coronavirus relief package before the holidays.

    Dr. David E. Marcinko MBA


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