I have no way of proving this, but I suspect that we are being scammed --yet again-- with Black Friday bullshit. I mean, you can't really convince me that the pent-up demand for low prices that's unleashed in Wal-Marts and Best Buys all over the country is due to seasonal gift-giving.
Here's an article that found that not all Black Friday "deals" are the year's lowest prices anyway.
Black Friday is a scam, America. Don't be scammed.