Wal-Mart fires warning shots over Black Friday sales price leaks
Many of you are familiar with Black Friday, the Friday after Thanksgiving, which starts holiday shopping. Between Black Friday and Christmas, retailers make 50% of their sales for the year during this period. Typically, retailers slash prices to entice buyers to purchase items from their stores. However, sale prices are not revealed until Black Friday. Each year, certain individuals manage to get their hands on these sale prices and post them on various websites. Retailers frown upon the early release of their sales. Up until now, retailers rarely have pursue legal actions against those suspected of publishing their sales. However, this year, it looks like retailers have lost their patience over the matter and have made taken serious steps to penalize anyone who published their sales before companies' release date. Wal-Mart is leading the charge. Wal-Mart contends that their sales circulars are copy protected, which is a new twist. Read the full article for more details.