Continued from Part 1
The LA Times says that while 45 million people shopped on Black Thursday--an increase of 27% over last year--that just meant there were not so many people out on Black Friday.
The increase in openings on Black Thursday meant employees had to be paid at the higher, holiday, rates, therefore reducing the overall profits for the stores that did open up.
San Francisco resident, Andrew McCauley, doesn't agree with the idea of Black Thursday:
"I think Thanksgiving should remain a family day for being with people we love and for giving thanks for what we have, not a great race to see what bargains we can pick up. I know that some states have banned stores opening up on Black Thursday and I agree with them.
"Thanksgiving is becoming too commercialized."
See the video and slideshow that accompany this article on Black Friday.
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