Black Thursday doesn't have all shoppers cashing in
Sun, 13 Nov 2011 01:47:20 GMT —
Get your credit cards and elbows ready, we're less that two weeks away to Black Friday and all the shopping, sales and madness that surrounds it.
Some stores are opening even earlier than Friday this year. Target, Macy's, Best Buy and Kohl's all say they will be opening their doors at midnight Thursday. Wal-Mart and Tanger Outlets will open at 10 p.m.
Julie Nealy and her family and friends make Black Friday shopping a habit each year, but if Nealy wants to beat crowds she's going to have to get out of bed earlier or not go to sleep at all.
"I really think they need to give the employees the opportunity to spend time with their family instead of opening their doors early. The deals are going to be there the next day," Nealy said.
The reaction doesn't have everyone cashing in on our Facebook page. Janice Duffy wrote,
"Shopping on Thanksgiving night is awesome...You work off your meal and it gives the girls something to do while the boys watch football and/or do the dishes!!!"
Mariellen Lashoones wrote , "I'm not doing the Black Thursday or Friday thing that supports big business this year. I'm doing small business as much as I can."
And Diane Carter-Wood said "Totally Insane. Let the employees have their family time. These hours are ridiculous and will draw some crazy people to the stores."
Last year, Black Friday sales were up slightly totaling $10.7 billion, according to ShopperTrak.