Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Macy's joins Target in opening early for Black Friday...

Macy's is joining the Black Friday fray with their announcement that they will open on Thanksgiving for the first time in their 155 year history. As you may recall, Target started opening at midnight on Thanksgiving back in 2011. But Macy's is one-upping The Bullseye in two ways: first, Macy's will open earlier than Target - at 8pm at most store locations. Secondly, Macy's is already previewing some of their Black Friday deals on their Pinterest Page (whereas Target typically doesn't release their Black Friday specials until the week before Thanksgiving).

I personally find this sad. I don't shop on Thanksgiving, and I don't plan on starting to. What about you, readers? Are you happy that more stores are opening on Turkey Day?

6 comments:

floating thru fields said...

I think this is pretty ridiculous......the Holidays are a time to spend with family not overcome with commercialism
I think the sales should start on Friday not bleed over into Thanksgiving, in my opinion

Rachael said...

It makes me sad, too. It seems like more and more stores are doing this. In a few years, probably all stores will be open on Thanksgiving in order to compete. People who work in retail already give up all of their weekends and work late into the night throughout the holiday season. (Especially at Macy's, who often stays open an hour later than the mall.)

Deborah Lacy said...

I agree. I don't shop on Thanksgiving. It's hard on the staff and ruins a family holiday.

Paige said...

Ugh! This really upsets me! My husband is in retail management and the company he currently works for is open on Thanksgiving, i don't know if is is new to them or not, because this is his first turkey day with them. I really hate it, he won't get to celebrate and spend time with his kids while they are home from school. Rachael was right, he already gives up all but 1 weekend a month and he has to close 3 nights a week. Retail companies need to wise up and realize that no one wants to work like that! Good help will be very hard to get if they don't change their ways!

Denise said...

If everyone would stop shopping on Thanksgiving day the stores would have no choice but to stay closed. I will not be shopping on this day since it is a time for family & friends.

Katie McC said...

This is sad. Retail workers barely get off weekend and now they are expected to work on holidays. I know for sure I will not be shopping any time on Thanksgiving. It will be spent relaxing and cooking with my family.