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How Did Small Business Saturday Treat You?

Business owners — what did you think of Small Business Saturday?

Now that the dust has somewhat settled from the All-American, post-Thanksgiving retail binge framed by Black Friday and Cyber Monday (which this year is predicted to last for another two weeks at some stores), we want to know what you thought about modern capitalism's latest invention to try to get you to spend money on stuff — Small Business Saturday, which took place Nov. 24.

"This special day was created by American Express three years ago and has garnered a cult-like following," Patch blogger Scott Hunzinger wrote last week.

With the North Fork still peppered with mom 'n' pop stores and unique boutiques, the promotion, now in its third year, should have helped local businesses. Did it?

Let us know your thoughts in the comment boxes below.

Frank T November 27, 2012 at 02:20 PM
We shopped in Greenport on Saturday but unfortunately most of the stores were closed by 5:00 and even earlier. We did buy items from stores that were open. It's very frustrating when the stores close early. If this was a big shopping day for small businesses I hate to see what happens over the winter for these shops if they can't even stay open late in the day. I will think twice before going back to Greenport during the winter season. Went to Cutchogue for dinner at a packed Red Rooster. They have a great joint menu with Pepi's. FYI, there are some great deals at the gift shop across the road from the Cutchogue library and the volunteers are terrific.
Janet shaw December 06, 2012 at 12:26 AM
I shopped on line. I bought two great Cross over purses from Tee - Bags Inc. I am giving them for christmas gifts. They are hand made. I just wish that more people would look to the small business's before they go to a buy everything in one place kind of store. I am so glad that I went to a small business. I still have a few more gifts to get. I will keep looking for a small business to fill my needs.

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