DETROIT (97.1 THE TICKET) – Do we need sales this early? Do we need stores open on Thanksgiving?
Today dot com says that Sears stores will open their doors at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day through 10 p.m. on Nov. 29, as they did last year. That matches what other retailers have announced in a trend toward giving shoppers pre-Black Friday hours on a day that many Americans spend with friends and family.
That move has upset some Americans who believe that the day, which is a national holiday celebrating the blessings of the harvest, should be free of commercial connotations.
Last month, Macy’s broke a long-standing tradition by announcing it would open its doors at 8 p.m. on Nov. 28. The retailer said it made the move in response to “interest from customers who prefer to start their shopping early.” Other stores opening on Thanksgiving include J.C. Penney and Kohl’s.
I don’t understand the GRRRRR OUTRAGE over any store opening very early on Thanksgiving.
Just vote with your wallet, stay home, enjoy some turkey, watch Matt Flynn torch the Lions, and call it a day.