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How Early is Too Early For Black Friday Shopping?

Target leads the charge opening at 9 p.m Thanksgiving Eve instead of the customary midnight hour.

Thanksgiving Eve may be the new Black Friday with retailers inching back store opening times bit by bit each year. This year Target said they will open doors at 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving allowing mad shoppers to get an even earlier jump on shopping. But how early is too early?

Has American consumerism tainted a uniquely American holiday? Will earlier retail start times change dinner plans for your family?  Share your thoughts in our comment section.

Ken Allan November 16, 2012 at 09:56 PM
You will not catch me in this craziness. I'll spend Thanksgiving with my family, and sleep a bit later on the day after. I'll do some shopping at normal times.
Kathy November 17, 2012 at 02:21 AM
vote with your feet, don't show up.
Oliver November 17, 2012 at 03:18 AM
Unless you'd think it's fine for your neighbor to leave his or her home on Thanksgiving to cater to people buying "things" with little intrinsic value, boycott walmart and kmart and target. They are horrible employers.
indy November 17, 2012 at 12:02 PM
I'm still trying to figure out who the wing-nuts are that actually go out on black-friday. It seems nobody knows who they are (or at least admit it!).
Kate November 17, 2012 at 12:20 PM
Let's don't pass judgement on people, especially ones we don't know. Black Friday does not interest me at all, but I know there are people who think it's fun (to each their own) and others who wait all year for a chance to buy something at a huge discount. I'm hoping people will come out to shop at their locals independent stores if they can.
paula didonato November 17, 2012 at 01:09 PM
Shop Small!!
paula didonato November 17, 2012 at 01:09 PM
Shop Small!
Frank T November 17, 2012 at 03:58 PM
Personally I am boycotting any store opening on Thanksgiving. It really is a hardship for employees who have not choice. Shop at small independently owned stores and look for American made products.
Erin Schultz (Editor) November 17, 2012 at 04:27 PM
James Anthony Baxter said on Facebook: "Not cool not cool. Boycott corporate greed buy local. Take back OUR AMERICA PEOPLE !!!!!"

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