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Not all Americans tucked into turkey with their families on Thanksgiving. And not all are tickled that it's happening. Some - in Grand Forks and elsewhere around the nation - were out shopping, hitting sales ahead of the crowds expected Friday.
Thrift and consignment shops are betting that people who have bought more used things for themselves since the Great Recession will buy used gifts this year. They're copying other retailers with gift certificates, elaborate window displays and early-morning specials.
Canadian visitors aren’t waiting until Black Friday to hunt for bargains in GF The holiday shopping season traditionally kicks off Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving sales event that draws bargain hunters to wait in line for early morning deals.
But Canadians aren’t waiting until next week to start their Christmas shopping in Grand Forks.
Holiday shopping held steady through the weekend after retailers saw a huge crowd of bargain shoppers buying discounted flat-panel TVs and fleece jackets on Black Friday, the traditional post-Thanksgiving Day shopping spree.
Stores around Grand Forks were packed on Black Friday as shoppers snatched up heavily discounted TVs, toys and almost everything else imaginable.
Aaron Poff arrived at SuperTarget at 10 p.m. Thursday, landing the second spot in line. He was after an $88 digital camera. He’s no stranger to Black Friday, and said he knew he had to get in line seven hours before the store opened to get the deals.
Herald reporter embeds himself in SuperTarget in pursuit of $3 coffeemaker
Black Friday sales at Grand Forks stores drew thousands of people desperate to get their hands on bargain-priced electronics and Christmas presents, but to persuade me to shop at this unnatural hour was the lure of a $3 coffeemaker to help make my days at work a little more caffeinated.
Wal-Mart Stores said today it will keep its stores open 24 hours and take new crowd-control measures Thanksgiving weekend after a temporary employee was trampled to death in a Black Friday rush last year.
Retailers — with Wal-Mart the notable exception — limped through a miserable November that even a surge of shopping after Thanksgiving couldn’t save, marking the weakest month since at least 1969 and deepening fears that the critical holiday period could be the most dismal in decades.
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