What do you think about this that happened this morning?

@kgwat70 (13398)
United States
November 24, 2006 10:03pm CST
Our biggest mall here in Delaware opened at 3am this morning. Can you believe that there were about 20,000 people that showed up to shop that early? What is your opinion on this? Would you do something like that? I was shocked by how many people showed up. Are people crazy or what? :-)
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@cikedo (3487)
• United States
27 Nov 06
Some people just love to shop.
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@kgwat70 (13398)
• United States
27 Nov 06
I agree with you as well. People do love to shop, no matter what the cost or time of day.
@Asylum (48358)
• Manchester, England
27 Nov 06
People automatically assume that if they go at such a bizarre time then they will be able to shop in peace. Of course the same thought occurs to so many people that it becomes the busiest time of the day. This is similar to the practice of sleeping outside a major store in order to be the first person in the shop when the sale starts. I like the idea of a bargain, but I would pay a higher price rather than become so desperate.
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@kgwat70 (13398)
• United States
27 Nov 06
I couldn't have said it better. Thank you for your always excellent opinions and advice. :-)
@Polly1 (12650)
• United States
27 Nov 06
I think some people are nutty, LOL. There is no way in he.. I will get up in the middle of the night to go shopping.
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@kgwat70 (13398)
• United States
27 Nov 06
I agree that people are nutty. I would not do such a thing. I need my beauty sleep and there is no sale in the world that would get me up that early. :-)
@Lillith (775)
• United States
25 Nov 06
One of our malls here in Mississippi opened at 5am yesterday morning. I don't know how many people turned up that early because I was NOT in the crowd. LOL I am not sure what people are thinking when they are driven to fight crowds of that magnitude, especially so early in the morning, but they must have something they are afraid of missing out on. HAHA
@kgwat70 (13398)
• United States
25 Nov 06
I knew there would be a lot of people there at that time but never imagined that many people. That is more people than at a pro sporting event. LOL Glad that I did not go. Whew!
@3acres (748)
• Singapore
29 Nov 06
they thought its 3pm. Or probably evryone is thinking to shop early so that it would be less people in the mall. unfortunately, 20,000 people thouht of it too.
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@KrauseHome (34153)
• United States
29 Nov 06
Well, there are people that think that is the only thing Black Friday is good for is shopping. I have considered doing it from time to time, but not sure it is worth it.
@mcmomss (2601)
• United States
27 Nov 06
I can believe it. It was the same around here. We have some outlets near us that opened at midnight. They were so crowded that it tied up traffic in all directions for miles. They had to call in extra police to help with the traffic situation. Crazy is right. I was where I should be at midnight. Home sleeping off my turkey dinner.
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@annsweets (2046)
• United States
30 Nov 06
that's insane there is no way i would get up in the middle of the night to go to a mall
@kgwat70 (13398)
• United States
10 Dec 06
You are exactly right about it being insane. I know some people who did it though. I thought they were nuts. Some of the best sales actually come after christmas so I will plan ahead for next year.
@emarie (5455)
• United States
29 Nov 06
oh my...yes...people are crazy...i would never do something like that...i like my sleep. i just shop when i can, i don't have much time to since we only have 1 car and my husband needs it to go to work...if not, i can't shop anyway...
@kgwat70 (13398)
• United States
10 Dec 06
I need my sleep as well though I am online at this aame time but normally I am sleeping now. I would not go out shopping at this time of the morning. Shopping can wait for me no matter how good the sale is.
• Singapore
26 Dec 06
Wow....Where is that delaware shopping centre.
@alchemistrx (2584)
• Philippines
6 Dec 06
It's too early to shop. I couldn't believe your biggest mall just opened at 3 am. I was just sleeping at that time. and 20,000 people. As what they,early bird catches the worm.I think their crazy.Our malls usually opens at 7 am here and not so early as 3 am. It's crazy.
@alchemistrx (2584)
• Philippines
6 Dec 06
It's too early to shop. I couldn't believe your biggest mall just opened at 3 am. I was just sleeping at that time. and 20,000 people. As what they,early bird catches the worm.I think their crazy.
@bam001 (941)
• United States
6 Dec 06
I wouldn't know what the world looked like at 3:00 AM! LOL First of all, I think that some people will go out at any hour for the sales and excitement. I know for some of my friends, shopping at those hours is more for the "rush" than the good prices and deals. I can't imagine 20,000 people at a mall that early. On another note, my sister waited in line at one store from 2 AM - 6 AM on the day after Thanksgiving...she is one who will...
@happygal68 (3278)
• United States
1 Dec 06
They are just out to get as much money as they can from us consumers. I would never join in this, I truly hate Black Friday. All the pushing and shoving, and nastiness that happens because ppl are all wanting the same and just "have" to have it. No thanks, I will totally pass on this!
@Al3xius (1778)
• Romania
30 Nov 06
Today in my city a big store has opened and i don`t want to go there because there are surely around 4000-5000 crazy customers ! No thanks !
@mihai80 (865)
• Romania
30 Nov 06
nice..
@malsun (1528)
• United States
29 Nov 06
there was a huge turnout in boston too.. i was one of them ;) got a super deal on a laptop and few other buys. yes it is crazy