The Squawker noticed this time the stores selling overpriced junk imported from China were opening at 8pm on Thanksgiving night. This is a new trend and an offensive one as well. So people can't just relax with their families or friends, they have to race to go shopping?
Is nothing sacred anymore? I haven't shopped on a Black Friday in years, and why do they call it that anyway? Because it is a day celebrating greed, avarice and destruction of the American economy? That sounds about right.
Who has money to shop at the END of the month anyway? In the poor and working class world, most of us are busted out by the third week of the month, with any extra dollars being pared out for food and gas to get through the last week of the month. That said, I find myself wondering how many are digging a hole deeper into the pit via credit cards--well the few left that have not gone bankrupt YET for the holidays.
It looks like the chaos of previous years is intact this year as well and the world is noticing and probably thinks that America has gone further into stupidity:
Black Friday chaos already underway as bargain-hungry shoppers scuffle for early deals after queuing for days
Some other headlines listed in that article:
"Kmart opened its doors at 6am - and already fights have been reported Police in Los Angeles will deploy helicopters and horses to tackle trouble
Strike by Wal-Mart workers on Friday expected to add to chaos
Employees unhappy that the holiday has been claimed by stores"
From the Midwest:
Black Friday: Long Lines, Sales and Fights
Isn't this pathetic? Fighting over each other to buy cheap junk that will not last and more screens and "toys" that really do not change one's life but just add to the distraction, probably with most of it made in China.
One isn't shopping local at the over priced malls and department stores. One thing in our household we buy a lot of items used, and from thrift due to necessity but they do seem to last longer.
Granted one cannot buy electronic items this way, but even there, one can get far better deals online or even getting used things from ebay then entering a throng of people whose greed has them in an uproar.
The elites probably watch this stuff, and laugh all the way to the bank as the economy collapses. To be frank, I am still in shock that so many have the means to go blow their money on hundreds of dollars of electronic equipment and other doo-dads, but that day probably is drawing to a close.--The Squawker