Q: Has this become Black Fri-Week?

bbattag
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It seems like each year, Black Friday starts earlier and earlier.  Online sales and in store sales have been going on all week. What does everyone think of this?

Personally, I think it's just capitalizing on the "Black Friday" idea and taking advantage of buyers who think everything in a "Black Friday" sale is a good deal. 
bbattag posted Nov 21, 2012
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rd995
i think little by little we are loosing the tradition of thanksgiving the old thanksgiving that we used to spend time with family and friends, now stores are pushing the sales some even opening at 8pm on thanksgiving and forcing employees to work. in a couple of more years it will probably be call black Friday week
rd995 (rep: 107k) posted Nov 21, 2012
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maven3
"Only in America will people trample over each other to buy things we can't afford or don't need the day after we give thanks for what we already have."

I guess we're fixing that paradox, now we can trample each other on Thanksgiving day instead, and skip the celebration altogether.
maven3 (rep: 5.23k) posted Nov 21, 2012
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krmills1
My wife and I were just talking about this subject. All of the retailers have ruined Black Friday by having these sales BEFORE Friday.
krmills1 (rep: 14.2k) posted Nov 21, 2012
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bbattag
Yea, I agree with everyone else. Definitely ruining the tradition and becoming more about shopping than being thankful
bbattag (rep: 6.77k) posted Nov 22, 2012
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MdavidK30
You betcha- everyone is weary of running into the stores at 4 in the morning just to grab a few sale items. Half the time, only the first 100 people get what they want... and everything is sold out.
Stores are using Black Friday to boost their sales weeks before the actual date.It's all marketing.
MdavidK30 (rep: 3.56k) posted Nov 22, 2012
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isaiahs_mommy04
I don't think black friday is at all beneficial. You see sale items and in tiny print they say "at least 4 per store". How is that a deal?
Everything else seems to be $3 off or $5 off. That's not worth me missing the family time.
isaiahs_mommy04 (rep: 77) posted Nov 27, 2012
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