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H C Palting says
absolutely - It boggles the mind how we spend a day being thankful - allegedly, and then people literally the very next day (now the same day) trample each other for more junk. Many would benefit from an eye opening experience like a soup kitchen.
I agree employees should make their own choices, however most employees have no choice in anything regarding their work. They are paid to do as they are told. Many employees want holidays off and are lucky to get time and a half.
Christin Sander says
You are right. And companies use the excuse that other retailers are doing it. Not one of them can be an example because they are greedy. Customers willing to spend their time in lines and fighting over deals, don't value or use their time wisely.
Dennis L. Page says
I agree with you. If people stay home on Thanksgiving stores will lose money. Then next year they won't do the same.
I totally agree DianeTrotter. It's the stores' choice but customer actions play a HUGE role. I choose to shop on days other than holidays, but I can't and wouldn't make that law. There are hundreds of other days to shop if desired/needed.
Stores don't lose money, because people don't spend more because they are open more, they spend what they have at different times, so it costs them more to stay open, which in turn must be covered by increased prices!
Justsilvie, then when the prices are too high, shop at Target!
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I have been told that roughly 20% - 25% of the holiday shopping is done on black Friday. Even if this is true, why is it necessary to constantly move the bar earlier and earlier? Why isn't there more resistance?
We went trough this when we started opening on Sundays years ago. Because each retailer wants your dollars and they know if one is open your allotted amount may be spent there, so they all must open in hope they can win you away from the others.
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