Ricohet gets the real message of the anti-Black Friday crowd.
The average Black Friday shopper isn’t throwing punches or trampling the infirm. A big chunk of today’s activity won’t even be for gifts, but rather clothes, bedding and appliances for which families can’t pay full retail. And most lower-income folks waiting all night for that PlayStation aren’t doing it because they’re greedy. It’s because they want to put a smile on the face of their child and possibly assuage the guilt that they couldn’t afford one before today.
And illuminates the disdain some have for those joining the shopping deal.
Retail stampedes are not my idea of fun. I start Christmas shopping early in the year buying mostly from vacation destinations.
How many Black Friday shoppers at K-Mart or Wal-Mart take a vacation, let alone have multiple destinations?