AirTalk for November 29, 2013

Is Black Thursday/Friday trampling over your Thanksgiving?

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Black Friday shoppers carry out a flat screen tv, seen here on Thursday November 28, 2013, at a Best Buy. More than a dozen US retailers opened their doors to shoppers one day ahead of the famed-Black Friday shopping day.

Wal-Mart, Macy’s, and Best Buy were just some of the retailers that decided to open their doors on Thanksgiving and deal-conscious shoppers apparently responded overwhelmingly. Wal-Mart said that its stores rang up more than 10 million transactions yesterday, and Target reported that its Thanksgiving figures were among the best single-day sales it has seen all year.

But Black Thursday hasn’t dampened consumer’s enthusiasm for Black Friday. There was the usual chaos and anticipation, and NBC reports that one fight had broken out last night in the parking lot of a Wal-Mart in San Bernardino County between irate shoppers.

How was your Thanksgiving? Did you feel like your Thanksgiving was under assault, even if you didn’t partake in Black Thursday?

Guest:
Sanden Totten, KPCC Reporter joins us from the Americana in Glendale


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