Monday, November 24, 2008

Black Friday: In the midst of the current Economic Toilet Bowl


Sawgrass Mills, the gargantuan shopping mall that sits across the street from our neighborhood, is opening it's doors at midnight on Thanksgiving this year. An obvious attempt to overcome the doom and gloom of the retail market of late.


My wife actually likes the sound of this idea though. She has never participated in Black Friday's madness, primarily because she is not about to wake up at 5:00 am for anything. But shopping at midnight is definitely a possibility. We'll see how it goes. Being awake is one thing, but avoiding crushing crowds of shoppers is also a concern.


At Concord Mills in Charlotte, N.C., last year there were crowds approaching 20,000 people waiting outside the mall at 11:15 p.m. for the midnight opening.

2 comments:

Natty Bummpo said...

after being open for 10-8pm on Thanksgiving, my mall will be open from Midnight to 11pm. 23 freaking hours.
I hate Black Friday.

revolution said...

Bargain hunters lined up at 6:45 p.m. Thursday for a chance at a $99 digital camera from BrandsMart USA.

Lines outside the electronics retailer wrapped around the mall's perimeter, and the center's corridors were packed with 30,000 to 40,000 people by 1 a.m. Friday.

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