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Black Friday taking over Thanksgiving day

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POSTED: Monday, November 18, 2013 - 1:11am

UPDATED: Monday, November 18, 2013 - 1:44pm

We all know the craziness that comes the day after Thanksgiving. It is expected; but what is not expected and happening this year is even earlier black Friday hours.

Not earlier in the morning, we are talking about the day before. Some retailers have done this before, but not this many and not this early.

With high stakes and competition next door many stores are cutting into family time in their battle for customers. A late thanksgiving means fewer shopping days, six less than last year.

And big retailers want to stay ahead. Target, Wal-mart, Sears, and Macy's are all opening up at 8 p.m. and Best Buy is opening even earlier at six. So are the door busters worth it? Well, that is for you to decide.

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I agree with "bbytyleremp". Thanksgiving Day should be a day to reflect on our blessings and family. Not geering up to go get the next great thing and tackle the mobs! There's nothing that important to risk getting hurt over! I think Black Friday (even thought it starts on Thursday) should be moved to start at 12am on Saturday mornings thru the day. Stores have to have their employees there to be open, but it jips the employees out of their day of Thanksgiving. Its all about $$$$$. Shame.

I am a Best Buy employee and we are opening at 6pm and most of us have to be at work at 4pm on Thanksgiving Day. I run the risk of loosing my job due to posting on multimedia as per company policy, but this is my way to show my displeasure with this opening. I understand Best Buy is reacting to other retailers doing the same thing, but In my opinion family is more important than the bottom line.

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