Kmart and Sears have announced that they will be starting their Black Friday in store sale at 8:00 pm Thanksgiving night. I love Black Friday but starting the in store deals on Thanksgiving Day makes me cringe. The thought of mixing the Black Friday crazies and the Uncle Tom’s that have had a few nips too many is a very scary scenario. There will be people racing to get to a sale and drunks trying to get home. Some hosts will be looking to get people out the door before their belly’s are settled so they can go get in line at 5pm Thanksgiving night. I am all for online shopping on Turkey Day and even guilty of sneaking a peek at store tweets at the dinner table. Putting everyone out on the road is not a good idea. Some people will have to leave the holiday dinner to go punch in and prepare for work. My opinion is leave Black Friday in store shopping for Friday. Let families have time to spend together on Thanksgiving.
What do you think. Will you be at the stores Thursday?