What: Unable to resist the frenzied call of commercialism no more, Macy’s has announced that it will finally join Target and Wal-Mart as among the stores that have opened their doors on Thanksgiving evenings HuffPost reports.
What They Say:
The Cincinnati-based chain said it will open its doors at 8 p.m. on that day and will remain open for 24 hours straight until the close of business on Friday, which is usually about 10 p.m. Last year, the chain opened its doors at midnight right after the holiday. The department store chain cited increasing demand from shoppers for the earlier opening.
What We Say: Wow, America. Do we really love our $9.99 coffee maker deals SO much that we’re willing to let companies drag their employees away from their loved ones just so there’ll be people to man the stores? We’re not shifting the blame away from the CEOs definitely, but let’s face it. CEOs aren’t evil Disney villains out to ruin everyone’s good time– they are businessmen who follow where the money goes.
If we show them that we are not interested in doorbuster deals as much as making sure that everyone gets to have a nice Thanksgiving dinner with their families, then things may change.
Besides, why can’t we just take advantage of the Internet instead? Online deals mean no more wasted hours on checkout lines, no more gas usage, and no more getting physical with people over a coveted, dirt-cheap, fab top. They’re likely to be offering free shipping, too.
Check out the full story over at Huffpost.
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