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Morning Poll: Black Friday Shopping

by ARLnow.com November 24, 2010 at 7:49 am 1,837 8 Comments

Contrary to popular belief, the Friday after Thanksgiving is not the busiest shopping day of the year. Americans actually buy more in the days leading up to Christmas.

But Black Friday is one of the biggest “traffic” days of the year at shopping centers, as consumers, unburdened by work or the need to prepare a Thanksgiving dinner, head out to the mall just for the sake of getting out and doing something. And of course there are those doorbuster specials, too.

The good news if you are heading out on Friday is that we know more people will be out of town this year. But it’s not clear whether that will have any noticeable effect on the normally horrendous mall parking lot traffic.

Are you planning on joining the crowd?

  • Blueloom

    How about an additional option:

    No, I’m not nutzy enough to venture anywhere near a shopping mall on the day after Thanksgiving.

    • Skeptical

      I hope I can find a way to avoid shopping malls from now until January second.

      I think it was somewhere during my lifetime that the idea of “holidays” morphed into “a solid month of compulsive stampeding hyperactive frenzy.” I can’t wait till it’s over.

      • V Dizzle

        Amen..

  • MikeyinCrystalC

    Where’s the:

    “No, I have to work”

    choice?

    • rft

      Cyber Monday is for those shopping while working

  • Lou

    Does going to the liquor store count as shopping?

  • NJmetsfan

    I’d much rather pay for convenience than wake up early to save a lot of money.

  • TGEoA

    Amazon Prime.

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