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Macy's will kick off its Black Friday sales on Thanksgiving Day (M)

By Business Insider

Macy's will start its Black Friday sales on Thanksgiving. The department store is expected to be open between the hours of 5 p.m. and 2 a.m. on Thursday, November 22, according to BestBlackFriday.cRead full story

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  • I cant believe people still care about Black Friday. I mean seriously... I want Mobile Monday, Tablet Tuesday, Wifi Wednesday and Touchscreen Thursday. I will not fight crowds to shop for items marked up to be marked down. It's not a positive shopping experience in what is supposed to be the most festive

    I cant believe people still care about Black Friday. I mean seriously... I want Mobile Monday, Tablet Tuesday, Wifi Wednesday and Touchscreen Thursday. I will not fight crowds to shop for items marked up to be marked down. It's not a positive shopping experience in what is supposed to be the most festive time of year. My take on black Friday is bah humbug. 'Hey Alexa, order a track suite for Nik.'

    Oh... and can we stop putting out Christmas lights in October. We haven't even carved the pumpkin for crying out loud.

  • I really thought US retailers were over this trend - this no longer suits the majority of consumer buying habits. With the rise of online giants like Amazon and Cyber-Monday less and less consumers are willing to stand-out in the cold for hours to secure a small deal here or there, assuming they can

    I really thought US retailers were over this trend - this no longer suits the majority of consumer buying habits. With the rise of online giants like Amazon and Cyber-Monday less and less consumers are willing to stand-out in the cold for hours to secure a small deal here or there, assuming they can even get to the deals before they're gone due to long lines and crowds. Not to mention they could be trampled to death in their attempts.

    Macy's is obviously going against the turning tide of remaining closed on Thanksgiving, which to me, shows how out of touch they really are with their customers and their behaviors. Consumers want families to be with families on this day and they don't want to be inconvenienced - just offer the same deals online and watch your sales sky-rocket. Consumers are too used to getting their cake and eating it too - waiting and fighting are too much of a chore.

    Black Friday has lost is luster, and it will only likely get worse and worse. Consumers no longer behave this way and retailers should focus on catering to the new behaviors versus offering the best "door-busters". Of course for some families Black Friday bargain hunting is a tradition, but those traditions are going the way of the dinosaur every year. I'd rather eat turkey, watch football, and nap...

  • I'm tired of the black friday freak out. It's all about a profit margin.

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