Comments for: For some, Black Friday trumps Thanksgiving

Posted Nov. 23, 2012, at 6:35 a.m.

AUBURN | Move over Thanksgiving. Black Friday was celebrated a day early by folks in the Twin Cities area hungrier for deals than turkey. By 3:35 p.m. Thursday, 10 people stood — or sat — in line outside the front doors of Best Buy. They came with folding chairs, …

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  • Anonymous

    pathetic

  • Patrick Dunham

    It seems like “black Friday” is really starting to diminish the meaning of Thanksgiving. These people are exactly what’s wrong with our society, on a day that’s intended to show appreciation for the things in life that we cherish they spend it awaiting a chance to buy discount material objects. Does anyone else sense a deep fundamental problem with how our national psyche operates?

    • Anonymous

      It is all about greed. You bet our family and friends share your sense of a deep fundamental problem with the national psyche operates! Many say it is a way to save money which is due to economic strains on their personal incomes, or ,some are simply shoppers who look for a bargain. Many say it is the Only chance they can shop for Christmas as they are working one or more jobs.
      I do not buy into any of it. Stores that are Open on a Major holiday are open for GREED. The people who HAVE to work on THanksgiving in those stores should be at home with their families, since The Working People are NOT the ones making ANY profit . Bottom line, it is disgusting that this is happening in America. Old Fashioned with family on National Holidays is the best. We boycott the stores who were open yesterday!!

    • Anonymous

      I agree with you but am hoping that this somewhat over-hyped by the press. What percentage of people are shopping at midnight instead of being with their families? I don’t know anyone that does this. I wonder what percentage actually shops on black Friday..

      • Anonymous

        I don’t know the percentage that you seek, but my gripe is that dept. stores are open on a National Holiday, and that disrupts millions of families who Should be together . After all, it is ONLY the stores that reap the profit. It is disgusting.

        • Anonymous

          Well, it’s also the greed of the shoppers wanting the big screen televisions for half price etc. That is a profit of sorts for them. It’s a whole lot of greed all around. Sad.

  • Anonymous

    Get a life

  • Anonymous

    I was planning on a scaled down christmas anyway, but this article convinced me. NO ONE over the age that believes in Santa gets anything from me this year.

    • westshores

      It used to be that some folks didn’t “care” about the meaning of Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and other Holidays. Now many don’t even really know what the true signification is.

  • Guest

    It’s rather disgusting what people will do.
    Too much commercialism for this silly season.

  • Anonymous

    “Only Maine, Massachusetts and Rhode Island continue to bar larger retailers from doing business on the holiday.”

    Thank goodness for that.

  • Anonymous

    gross

  • Anonymous

    In case anybody was wondering what was wrong with our society…

  • Anonymous

    The sheeple are lining up for their shearing, again. My girlfriend and I bought 100% American made products over the internet for Christmas this year. The UPS guy delivered them to our door and we have been done shopping for about a month. No standing in line with the rest of the sheep. Not one thin dime sent to COMMUNIST China. Not one single minimum wage employee being forced to say “Happy Holidays” when they would really like to say Merry Christmas.

  • Anonymous

    Bah! Must get in line. Bah! Must skip Thanksgiving dinner. Bah! Must take advantage of “black Friday” deals. Bah! Must get fleeced. Bah! Bah! Bah!

  • Anonymous

    Black Friday the newest twist on the old fashioned bait and switch garbage,Offer a very small number of an item at a rediculous price and get lots to go,only to purchess something else at a not so low price.

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