November 23, 2010 at 6:00 pm in INFORUM
Each time retailers push their post-Thanksgiving shopping specials deeper into the wee hours of morning, they come away with the same lesson: If you’re open, they will come. Continue Reading
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These “doorbuster” sales encourage the mob mentality. People behave like animals. I feel sorry for the clerks in these stores. Personally I refuse to participate. Where is the meaning of the Christmas season in this event?
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People shouldn’t buy anything this year and SAVE their money and pay off debt.
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What if you don’t have any debt?
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Then you save your money or invest it.
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What do you mean? Spend, spend, spend! That’s our governments philosophy, why can’t it be ours?!
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Andy, what responsibility do you have in government waste?
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Many! I practically live off of government programs! I am the root of our governments debt problem!
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That kind of depends on how fast you’d like to see the economy recover.
If you are happy with the pace it’s going at now, by all means save all your money.
If you’d like to see it pick up the pace a bit, then go out and spend what you can afford.
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Why does Christmas always have to mean “strong sales” to be considered a success? Why can’t the public and ESPECIALLY the media focus on families, charity and traditions, rather than what any retailers think?
Just ONCE I’d like to see ZERO coverage of anything shopping, sales or “door buster” related.
But as we all know, Newspaper rags, media hounds and the lowest common denominator of the public enjoy controversy and consumerism.
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Proclamation 822 – Thanksgiving Day, 1908. By Theodore Roosevelt, the President of the United States of America.
“Now, Therefore, I, Theodore Roosevelt, President of the United States, do set apart Thursday, the 26th day of November, next, as a day of general thanksgiving and prayer, and on that day I recommend that the people shall cease from their daily work, and, in their homes or in their churches, meet devoutly
One would think this should be the LAW every year. No store openings by law until after midnite!
Sounds to logical to ever be made into a law right?
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I didn’t think the stores opened until Friday morning. Hence Black Friday. Not that I will be doing any shopping on Friday.
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I believe that most places of business should be closed on holidays to allow employees to be with their families, but please don’t start talking LAWS! That’s all we need is another law telling a business when and how to operate.
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They are closed on holidays. Friday is not a holiday.
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I understand this article is about Black Friday (which seems like a holiday now), but I can only assume the above comment is referring to Thanksgiving day. Just making a point.
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I guess if people want to go shopping for that bargain, it’s their choice. What makes me upset is if people get into a scuffle or fight over an item because it’s the last one. That’s what I feel is insane. But every year you’ll hear on the news that some one was injured (or killed) because of the craziness in people to get that hot bargain product that was probably made in China anyway.
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I’ll bet the seasonal employees going in to work at 3 am love that extra 50 cent differential pay.
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Yeah maybe they can treat themselves and have a candy bar. (sarcasm)
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Then they they shouldn’t be seasonal employees should they?
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I wonder how many killings there will be tomorrow at WallyWorld?
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One thing that is totally unfair is that it’s the end of the month. How are people with EBT cards supposed to go shopping so they can save 10 cents and spend it on malt liquor?
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Clearly this group is not going to be out Friday morning. It’s not all about the bargains–sometimes people like doing things that are different from daily routine and have some fun; and then get together and exchange stories about the wild things they experiences. Gotta go . . . it’s 2:20 a.m.
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I agree Mac. I just got home from “Black Friday”, and I started at 10p.m. I found some great deals, met some fantastic people in line, and had many laughs. I also took my teenage son out to wait for the T.V he SAVED his money for (which I happen to think is an okay lesson). NOT everyone has mob mentality, and gets into fights. Whining about the people that go out shopping on Black Friday is no more in the Christmas spirit than the people that fight over ten dollar items…..
That’s true. I know some people that actually make it a family event. They seem to really enjoy it.
Personally, I skip Black Friday but…the day after Christmas, I’m there before the sun is up for sure.
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If anyone’s going out today to christmas shop, I would like 1 or more property tax gift cards that I could use when the assessor over estimates again.
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Sorry dead inside that you didn’t flip your food stamps for cold hard cash,and your pitbull ate you EBT card. Besides walmart doesn’t sell liquor, or cheap beer. And Art Bell you are an idiot. thanks for all your comments.
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