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Old 11-28-2013, 01:40 AM
 
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Shoppers won't be lining up for Thanksgiving Day deals at stores in Rhode Island, Maine and Massachusetts. They can't.

It's the legacy of so-called "blue laws," which prohibit large supermarkets, big box stores and department stores from opening on Thanksgiving. Some business groups complain, but many shoppers, workers and even retailers say they're satisfied with a one-day reprieve from work and holiday shopping.

Thanksgiving shopping? Not in states that ban it - U.S. News
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Old 11-28-2013, 01:47 AM
 
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Shoppers won't be lining up for Thanksgiving Day deals at stores in Rhode Island, Maine and Massachusetts. They can't.

It's the legacy of so-called "blue laws," which prohibit large supermarkets, big box stores and department stores from opening on Thanksgiving. Some business groups complain, but many shoppers, workers and even retailers say they're satisfied with a one-day reprieve from work and holiday shopping.

Thanksgiving shopping? Not in states that ban it - U.S. News

I like it and I support it. Good for them.
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Old 11-28-2013, 03:01 AM
 
Location: Sector 001
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I've heard this prediction by some people and I agree.... I predict that within 3 years, based on the huge online activity that's been going on for deals the last 6 hours or so, that stores will simply have two black fridays.. the one we know of now will eventually be Wednesday evening, starting at 6PM, and that's roughly where it will settle and stay.

People will mad rush into the stores and shop wednesday night, before thanksgiving. Thanksgiving everything will be dead and mostly closed. People will be shopped out. A second wave of sales will hit again on Friday, perhaps not as good as Wednesday nights, but this will get people into the stores once again.

I don't think the black Friday on thanksgiving will last more than a few years. I got all my major shopping done online the last 12 hours and have no need to go to any store Thursday night. I'll go Friday morning and pick what's left over when it's dead in the store.
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Old 11-28-2013, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Diaspora
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I don't think the black Friday on thanksgiving will last more than a few years.
The way I see it, nearly every retailer is offering the same items online as in the stores. so basically anything wanted can be purchased online and depending in the retailer will either be shipped to one's home for free or can be picked up at a later time at the store. Thus, majority wise, the only people standing in line are those who have no credit and thus can't purchase it online.
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