Black Friday #Fails

Holiday Sales Numbers Don’t Add Up (December 1st, 2005)

There They Go Again: NRF Redux (July 28, 2006)

More Bad Data from the NRF? (November 2006)

Repeat After Me: Spending Surveys Are Meaningless (October 2007)

Retail Sales Softer (Ignore the Surveys) (December 17, 2007)

How Good Were Holiday Sales Really? (January 2008)

Spinning Black Friday Retail Sales   (December 1st, 2008)

Entering the Holiday Shopping Season (Beware Surveys!)   (October 28th, 2009)

We Don’t Know How Black Friday Sales Were Yet (November 28, 2009)

Did Black Friday save the season? Beware the retail hype. (Washington Post, December 4, 2011)

No, Black Friday Sales Were Not Up 16% (not even 6%)   (November 28th, 2011)

Retail Sales Disappoint on False Black Friday Reports (December 13th, 2011)

Did Black Friday save the season? Beware the retail hype. (Washington Post, December 4, 2011)

Black Friday Skepticism (Finally!) Goes Mainstream (November 23, 2012)

Why Black Friday Numbers Don’t Mean Anything (November 26, 2012)

Black Friday’s Media Hall of Shame (November 28, 2012)

November Sales Disappoint; What Happened to Black Friday’s 13%? (November 30, 2012)

Enjoy Black Friday But Ignore NRF Surveys (November 25, 2013)

Ignore the Black Friday “Giant Hypefest & Consumer Orgy” (November 29, 2013)

The Innumeracy of the Media Has Not Been Greatly Exaggerated (December 2, 2013)

No, Black Friday Sales Were Not Down 11% (December 1, 2014)

My “Annual Temper Tantrum” (December 2, 2014)

The Grinch Will Set you Straight About Holiday Retail Sales (November 18, 2015)

Tales of Black Friday’s Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated… (November 28, 2016)

Black Friday is a Comin’ ! (November 21, 2016)

Happy Fact-Free Black Friday (November 28, 2016)

Thanksgiving Retail Data Starts to Trickle in… (November 30, 2016)

Black Friday Forecasts Still Suck (November 22, 2017)

Questions for the NRF (November 15, 2018)

Black Friday Forecasts Are Here Again (November 23, 2018)

 

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