Why Black Friday Is Overrated (and Always Was)

The hot shopping day that's actually...meh

Travis Dent hopes Black Friday just dies, not least because it's already killed seven people. "The only thing 'doorbuster' deals has going for it is novelty," said Dent, a Web developer who also runs Black Friday Death Count, a website that clocks the injuries and fatalities that happen on the biggest shopping day of the year. "And it's only a matter of time before that wears out."