Target will kick off Black Friday a bit early

  • Article by: JOHN EWOLDT , Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 12, 2012 - 9:35 PM

Target and other big retailers plan to open for holiday shopping before Thanksgiving Day ends.

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isbjornmydogNov. 12, 12 8:40 PM

Really?????? WHY??????? That is totally dumb!

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kinnickNov. 12, 12 9:00 PM

thats the spirit Target after all the birth of Christ was all about greed---- how disgusting shame on you. I guess you need this early start to hang up all your MERRY CHRISTMAS banners!

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aviendhaNov. 12, 12 9:02 PM

Are you kidding me? Why don't we just skip Thanksgiving altogether and just spend the day standing in line? Honestly, people would still spend the same amount of money if you opened at 9am on Friday instead of 5am, 3am, midnight or 9pm the day before. Give your employees a day off!

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mjpeabodyNov. 12, 12 9:05 PM

Since my wife is a target employee, I would just like to thank the Target corporation in taking a stand against Walmart and its earlier openings. With Walmart opening at 8PM on Thanksgiving Night, Target made sure that their employees and their families get to spend 1 extra hour together before they have to report(8PM, so that they can prepare for the rush of consumers lining up to get the great deals). If they wanted to take a real stand, set the standard, show that a holiday is time for ALL FAMILIES, and open early at 6AM like you used to. Remember the Holidays are about families, which consumers and definitely Corporations have forgotten. I hope that all of the CEO's and administrative staff and these corporation's headquarters enjoy the time with their families, since their decisions decided to cut short my family time, to feed everyone's greed.

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wysiwyg77Nov. 12, 12 9:27 PM

GREED, the worker is lucky to make $8.00/hour and the corporations rakein billions.

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DrZoidbergNov. 12, 12 9:36 PM

Target is Wal-mart with a red shirt. No surprise, here...

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skylab2Nov. 12, 12 9:58 PM

"The earlier opening on Thanksgiving "gives guests a more convenient way to create an after-dinner shopping event that the entire family can enjoy," she said."

An event? Really Target? Heck,why stop there? Why not set up long tables down every aisle, sell reservations,and serve Thanksgiving dinner too? Then diners can have the ultimate early shopping experience. Being first to spend money they don't have, on people they don't like, buying them things made in 3rd world countries that they don't need as a family "event".

Disgusting.

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maypowNov. 12, 1210:16 PM

If there were no customers at these opening hours there would be need to open that early!! and for all of you who talk the talk (workers should be able to spend time with their families) the walk the walk...u think it is abgorrebt to have workers not being with their families on Thanksgiving...then Don't shop...in other words...back up your words with deeds...DON'T SHOP ON BLACK FRUDAY" and if u do for the "sales" don't tell ne how badit is that I lost my family time to your greed

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tammy1964Nov. 12, 1210:20 PM

For people to go out and shop "early", shouldn't you have something on sale that is a must have? Tv's? Got them. Xbox? No thanks. They are coming out with a new one in 2014. Ps3? Got two. Sony has a better deal on a new ps3 anyways.

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srhoej3Nov. 12, 1210:22 PM

They wouldn't be doing it if it didn't get them extra sales, but I still find it disappointing. I admittedly am a Black Friday shopper, but Thanksgiving evening is meant to be spent lounging in elastic pants. Tradition, people!

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