Black Friday Is Dying

United States
November 18, 2015 9:00pm CST
I ran across an interesting article about how the whole concept of 'Black Friday' is not what it used to be. You can get the same deals throughout the year and many of the 'dirt-cheap' deals are for off brands. Most retailers want to get you inside the door and will entice you with other 'bargains' to spend more money that you probably didn't plan on. Impulse buying -- it's a science (and another topic). So, does anyone still camp out? Is it worth it?
Don’t get me wrong, there are some great deals to be had this time of year. But lining up in the cold to nab a cheap 55” TV? No longer necessary. Black Friday isn’t what it used to be, and that’s a good thing.
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• Canada
20 Nov 15
I have never been a Black Friday person. No deal is worth camping out for.
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• Preston, England
20 Nov 15
it is taking off in Britain in recent years. At some shops last year there were violent riots over some bargains. I avoid it.
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@jstory07 (63931)
• Roseburg, Oregon
20 Nov 15
Nothing is worth getting knocked down or killed for.
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• Preston, England
20 Nov 15
@jstory07 exactly - and a lot of the bargains are nothing of the sort
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@jstory07 (63931)
• Roseburg, Oregon
20 Nov 15
I have only been to one black Friday sale and that was five years ago because my youngest two sons wanted to go. My husband wants to go just to look around. So we might go who knows.
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@Bella128 (2480)
• United States
19 Nov 15
I agree with that. Especially this year because many stores have stated that they won't be open on Thanksgiving like they were previous years. I think that this is a good thing.
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@jstory07 (63931)
• Roseburg, Oregon
20 Nov 15
Only the greedy stores will be open on Thanksgiving. Greed is why they are open and a lot of employees work that day for the extra money that they need to support their family.
• United States
25 Nov 15
@jstory07 Absolutely! It's all about the $$$.
@Pattitude (1304)
• Newton, North Carolina
25 Nov 15
Cyber Monday is a lot less stressful!
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@1hopefulman (24712)
• Canada
25 Nov 15
I usually avoid crazy shopping days as people can go crazy on those days and I am a man of peace.
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@marlina (69861)
• Canada
22 Dec 15
No Black Friday for me. What a joke it is.
@slund2041 (3386)
• United States
1 Dec 15
I think Black Friday is slowly dying out due to online shopping.