Recently released consumer surveys give the impression that roughly half of shoppers will be hitting the malls on Black Friday, and over one-third of Americans will be out at stores on Thanksgiving. Absurd.
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This year, in a shortened, especially desperate season for retailers, stores are giving shoppers reason to desert their families on Thanksgiving before dessert is served.
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When a store opens at 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning to kick off a 41-hour shopping marathon, it sniffs of desperation. That’s just one indication retailers are now engrossed in a desperately competitive holiday period.
This year, one mall is pushing further into family time by opening doors at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving to kick off “29 hours of continuous Black Friday specials and promotions.”
On Monday, Amazon very quietly made a policy change, pushing the minimum requirement for free standard shipping from $25 to $35. The tweak is likely to cause some shoppers to think twice about placing orders at Amazon. But …
Would you cough up $250 to a luxury retailer without knowing exactly what you were getting? Plenty of Neiman Marcus shoppers found just such a deal — which supposedly has a value of $600 — too tempting to pass up.
Macy’s has been getting a lot of grief for announcing that the store will open its doors to shoppers on Thanksgiving for the first time ever. But because its retail competitors are doing the same — and because our …