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#1757319 - 11/13/12 03:02 PM Black Friday Invades Thursday
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So what is your take on the retailers' push of Black Friday "sales" into Thursday, Thanksgiving Day? I think that some of the retailers have actually been open on Thanksgiving for a couple of years at least now, but the emphasis really seems to be stronger now. Is there any way to turn the clock back...or is the holiday now "Thanksmas?" [I am reminded of a holiday special when I was in my early teens...among the stars were Sandy Duncan and Bill Bixby, as I recall. In one skit the shopping frenzy had reached the point to which December 25 was called "Commerce Day."]
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#1757321 - 11/13/12 03:04 PM Re: Black Friday Invades Thursday Mike Baker
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I plan on ignoring it all together. I don't care WHEN they have it! grin
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#1757323 - 11/13/12 03:05 PM Re: Black Friday Invades Thursday Mike Baker
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I think it is getting more and more absurd each year. I love Thanksgiving, and you cannot even get to enjoy it anymore.
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#1757325 - 11/13/12 03:06 PM Re: Black Friday Invades Thursday Mike Baker
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Yes you can. IGNORE and eat instead!
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#1757326 - 11/13/12 03:07 PM Re: Black Friday Invades Thursday Mike Baker
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OK. cool
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#1757342 - 11/13/12 03:20 PM Re: Black Friday Invades Thursday Mike Baker
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Last week my unemployed Mrs. gave in and took a seasonal job at Target after being out of work the last 6 months. They're opening at 9 pm on Thanksgiving, staff will be there by 7. She's not happy, and hasn't decided if she'll still be employed there by that point or not. Here's hoping another option pops up before then!

I'd prefer they not be open, but in my previous profession, we were open every day of the year and I ate many holiday meals as leftovers at my desk. It happens, if the demand is there, so good luck stopping it.
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#1757349 - 11/13/12 03:24 PM Re: Black Friday Invades Thursday Mike Baker
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I don't really partake in Black Friday. Locally we only have Wal-Mart so would have to drive 2 1/2 hours to get to a big city with all the retailers. And...I actually get Wednesday off this year. We alternate and every employee gets an extra day so we are half staff on Wednesday and half staff on Friday. I will be working Friday.

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#1757356 - 11/13/12 03:31 PM Re: Black Friday Invades Thursday Queen Mum
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As much as I love to shop I don't like crowds and I AM NOT a morning person. Not a situation I am willing to put myself in. Depending on how much wine I consume on Turkey Day I may or may not attempt a Walmart visit that evening.
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#1757357 - 11/13/12 03:32 PM Re: Black Friday Invades Thursday Mike Baker
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Only gifts I have to have before Thanksgiving are my Sister and BIL (and of course my ornabuddy). Won't be seeing them for Christmas. the remaining gifts can be purchased at my leisure at local stores or on-line. I will do as much as I can on-line.
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#1757360 - 11/13/12 03:36 PM Re: Black Friday Invades Thursday Mike Baker
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Pulling people out of the ditc...
and many retailers are already advertising their black Friday specials are in place now...
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#1757380 - 11/13/12 03:58 PM Re: Black Friday Invades Thursday HappyGilmore
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#1757389 - 11/13/12 04:05 PM Re: Black Friday Invades Thursday Mike Baker
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#1757393 - 11/13/12 04:07 PM Re: Black Friday Invades Thursday Mike Baker
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under the Lone Star
localism...

shop local...

buy local...

give local...

work local...

support the mom and pop's....
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#1757397 - 11/13/12 04:09 PM Re: Black Friday Invades Thursday Mike Baker
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::like::
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#1757407 - 11/13/12 04:13 PM Re: Black Friday Invades Thursday Mike Baker
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Cyber Monday here. We did everything on line last year and it was wonderful. And shipping is free if you order over 25-50 $$$.
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#1757430 - 11/13/12 04:50 PM Re: Black Friday Invades Thursday Snow Bunny
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I thought this thread was about online poker! laugh
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#1757431 - 11/13/12 04:54 PM Re: Black Friday Invades Thursday Mike Baker
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I like the idea of not having to go out at the butt-crack of dawn to participate in the special sales...... but there's no way I'm going out shopping on Thanksgiving. I suppose not everyone celebrates the same way and some may not celebrate it at all.

Please be nice to the people that work at these stores! It's an extremely aggravating day (or days) to be in the retail industry!
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#1757446 - 11/13/12 05:16 PM Re: Black Friday Invades Thursday manimal
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#1757478 - 11/13/12 05:59 PM Re: Black Friday Invades Thursday manimal
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Originally Posted By: manimal
butt-crack of dawn


yeah

that doesn't sound like a fun place

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#1757481 - 11/13/12 06:04 PM Re: Black Friday Invades Thursday Miscuit
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bad experience rolling over the next morning?
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#1757486 - 11/13/12 06:21 PM Re: Black Friday Invades Thursday Mike Baker
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I will be staying home on Friday and putting the tree up. Most of my gifts will be bought online with free shipping so I don't have to venture into the store.
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#1757492 - 11/13/12 06:34 PM Re: Black Friday Invades Thursday Mike Baker
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Home on Friday for me, too. Can't imagine getting into that mess. My favorite kind of shopping is on-line.

Unfortunately with <----- the new guy at home we probably won't be putting up a tree this year.
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#1757540 - 11/13/12 07:45 PM Re: Black Friday Invades Thursday Mike Baker
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I didn't put one up last year on account of a cat who invaded my house...I still have the cat...so I probably won't bother once again!
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#1757544 - 11/13/12 07:52 PM Re: Black Friday Invades Thursday Mike Baker
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Pulling people out of the ditc...
make low-hanging ornaments out of mothballs...cats won't go near the tree
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#1757547 - 11/13/12 07:55 PM Re: Black Friday Invades Thursday HappyGilmore
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I put a tree up but skip the tree skirt. My dog likes to lay under the tree and it's hard to get dog hair off of felt!
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