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starroute Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 01:55 PM
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11. They're even trying to push Black Friday back to Thursday
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/thanksgiving-day-shop-meets-rejection-123025036.html

Major chains like Target, Macys, Best Buy and Kohls say they will open for the first time at midnight on Thanksgiving, and Wal-Mart will go even further, with a 10 p.m. Thanksgiving start for deals on some merchandise. . . .

But judging from the negative reaction among dedicated Friday after Thanksgiving shoppers on blogs, Twitter and Facebook, the wave of midnight openings this year has crossed a line.

Part of the objection is inconvenience. To be at or near the front of the line, shoppers say they will now have to leave home hours earlier in the middle of the turkey dinner for some. But the wider objections reflect sentiments like those of the Occupy Wall Street movement, including a growing attention to the rights of workers and a wariness of decisions by big business.

Either way, many in the shop-till-you-drop crowd have had enough with Black Friday creep.

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