Black Friday Go to Hell
But this morning's NY Times reports " As the nation's retail executives began poring over, and in some cases despairing over, sales receipts from the holiday weekend, one pattern became clearer: consumers mobbed discount chains, with their $398 laptops and 5 a.m. openings, but largely shopped right past other specialty retailers at the mall."
First, anyone who shows up at the store at 5am is a freak. I don't care if you're selling 50 inch plasma televisions for 25 cents. You'll never see me there. ( At five am on the day after Thanksgiving, I have at least four more hours sack time to go )
Second, if you have a group of freaks in the store, do not be surprised if fights break out.
Third, wonder why more and more people buy on line every year? And its the department stores' fault.
Idiot, lowlife-attracting stunts like 5am openings attract all the wrong people and drive overall sales down. See you online.