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Story: Black Friday sales slip as shoppers opt for Thursday 'doorbusters'


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#1 Brad  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 25, 2012 - 3:21 pm

http://news.yahoo.co...3--finance.html

According to ShopperTrak, which tracks retail foot traffic, there were more than 307 million store visits on Friday, up 3.5 percent. But Black Friday shoppers spent an estimated $11.2 billion, down 1.8 percent over 2011, when consumers spent $11.4 billion.


According to comScore, Black Friday online sales topped $1 billion for the first time, jumping 26 percent to $1.04 billion, compared to $816 million last year.



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Posted Nov 25, 2012 - 3:26 pm

Another story with more numbers from other sources:

http://www.jsonline....-180762231.html

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Posted Nov 25, 2012 - 3:30 pm

They break this story like they are surprised at the results....

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Posted Nov 25, 2012 - 7:08 pm

Well. the Economy is bad. We are out there spenting hard earn money when some of us are even without jobs. So , we got to get all the discount/coupon we can get.

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Posted Nov 25, 2012 - 7:30 pm

I went to walmart at 520am - only because I was waiting for the Joanns next door to open... it was DEAD. The parking lot was fairly empty and there were only a few shoppers inside. I was able to stroll through, pick up a few "doorbusters" from earlier sales and leave in under ten minutes. Weird. WM isn't somewhere I'd normally go due to the craziness ... so I was really surprised that they were so slow.
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Posted Nov 26, 2012 - 1:54 am

We when we went to Target at around noon Friday we were commenting how slow they seemed. The employee told us this was actually busiest they had been and that the store manager had sent 10 employee home at like 11 the night before because they were so slow which is weird.

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Posted Nov 26, 2012 - 3:39 am

Did they really think otherwise?? Most people only have X amount of dollars to spend BF and if that has to be spread across a few days (Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday now), BF sales will really drop.

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Posted Nov 26, 2012 - 9:35 am

Black Thursday? Thanks, but No Thanks: Macy’s CEO
http://www.cnbc.com/id/49939275

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Posted Nov 26, 2012 - 10:07 am

We went to Walmart at about 6am. It was empty. I bought windshield wiper fluid and things like that. I already had 16 packages coming from my online shopping but my mom won't do online shopping. I listened to her whine about everything being gone and Black Friday being a joke. We went to Shopko were the parking lot was full and I got the gun safe I wanted and a few other things, small things. My mom still had nothing. Kept putting things back, saying maybe she'd come back later and get them. Went on to Joan's and got some really good buy's there. We went to Kmart and spent nothing, while my mom still griping about it being a joke. We stopped at Kohl's on our way out of town, we walked in , it was about 1 in the afternoon by then, I could have gotten a lot in there, but the line went all teh way around both sides of the store to the back . My mom said no way was she waiting in that line for nothing. SHe went home and actually bought 2 items on Kohl's.com and got the extra 20% off and the free shipping and Kohl's cash just for shopping online. I now have over 20 packages coming, most from amazon. 2 from 6pm,com,, 1 from sierratrading post for a Carhart coat and a carseat from babiesrus.

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Posted Nov 26, 2012 - 10:10 am

We went to Walmart at about 6am. It was empty. I bought windshield wiper fluid and things like that. I already had 16 packages coming from my online shopping but my mom won't do online shopping. I listened to her whine about everything being gone and Black Friday being a joke. We went to Shopko were the parking lot was full and I got the gun safe I wanted and a few other things, small things. My mom still had nothing. Kept putting things back, saying maybe she'd come back later and get them. Went on to Joan's and got some really good buy's there. We went to Kmart and spent nothing, while my mom still griping about it being a joke. We stopped at Kohl's on our way out of town, we walked in , it was about 1 in the afternoon by then, I could have gotten a lot in there, but the line went all teh way around both sides of the store to the back . My mom said no way was she waiting in that line for nothing. SHe went home and actually bought 2 items on Kohl's.com and got the extra 20% off and the free shipping and Kohl's cash just for shopping online. I now have over 20 packages coming, most from amazon. 2 from 6pm,com,, 1 from sierratrading post for a Carhart coat and a carseat from babiesrus.


LOL. Your mom should have listen to you. Say, when did the Santa's receiving went to your house ?

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Posted Nov 28, 2012 - 5:13 am

http://www.mediapost...ck-weekend.html

But the bigger news, for consumers and retailers alike, is a brand new kind of marketing convergence, whereby Thanksgiving Day doorbusters ate Black Friday, and constant online specials devoured Cyber Monday. And both tablet and mobile sales are snacking away at in-store and online purchases, creating a blur of buying. “Black Friday has become a five-day weekend. Every day is Cyber Monday, and every day is Black Friday,” says Matthew Shay, National Retail Federation president and CEO, in a conference call detailing the results. “It’s become a distinction without a difference.”


I'd agree with that statement. Thursday through Monday saw an amazing number of deals, especially online.




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