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The holidays are upon us and as our neighbours to the south prepare for their own Thanksgiving, there’s one special day for any shopper out there that’s circled and marked on the calendar: Black Friday. The day after Thanksgiving in America is called Black Friday because, similar to our Boxing Day, retailers offer deep discounts to move massive amounts of stock hoping to jump “in the black” in their books after operating at a financial loss throughout the year.
Black Friday is November 29, 2013 and Canadian retailers are taking advantage of the trend including several shopping hot spots around Vancouver. Here’s a quick guide to help you navigate all of the deals, discounts, and specials in your local shopping district or shopping centre: Continue reading:
Black Friday Shopping in Vancouver
You might not have heard of bitcoins, but they’re coming to an ATM near you.
Vancouver has just become home to the first ATM in the world that allows users to exchange bitcoins – the controversial, all digital currency – for cash. Users can also feed cash into the machine to top-up their virtual bitcoin wallets.
The ATM is inside an otherwise unassuming Waves Coffee House at the corner of Howe and Smithe streets in downtown Vancouver. New bitcoin users will have to have their palms scanned in order to set up a bitcoin wallet and use the machine. Then, they can either deposit or withdraw bitcoins in conjunction with a corresponding smartphone app.