bfaddict wrote:If people were worried about missing the sales then they would have come out in the middle of the night or early friday morning. So seeing as how sales have increased with the earlier sale times, it's likely not for that reason.
Earlier times allow for MORE people to come out. A lot more people have thanksgiving off than the friday after.
And you hit the nail on the head. People are really lamenting the influx of shoppers who traditionally have never been able or willing to shop before.
Staying up all night was a badge of honor and not easy to do, especially in cold weather. We fondly remember those times. I can deal with the change, but not the sudden hate from those who feel that campers are now to blame for the thanksgiving sales.