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Spring Black Friday

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Almost five months ago, shoppers studied store ads and woke up early (some even Thursday) to stand in line for record-busting deals and unbelievable discounts.

It was a once a year event in which almost every major U.S. retailer participates and one that was always lead by top retailer Wal-Mart.

After Michelle Gloeckler, senior vice president of wal-mart’s home division promised (and delivered) the “same philosophy to our new outdoor living, lawn and garden event”

Last month, Walmart offered impressive Black Friday-like deals after the senior vice president of their home division promised to bring the same philosophies to their new outdoor living, lawn and garden event.

Apparently spring is the perfect time for the event too!

The giant retailer was not pushing flat screen televisions or laptop computers but spring essentials like gas and electric grills, lawn mowers and patio furniture.

This has pushed other major retailers like Lowe’s and Home Depot to roll out their own Spring Black Friday deals.

This week Lowe’s has an unbelievable deal on Sherwin William paint and Home Depot is offering 5 for 10 on gardening essentials.

In addition both stores are offering deep discounts on patio set, pressure washers, hedge trimmers, grills, and mowers.

For home improvement stores like these, spring truly is their biggest season and they have to stay competitive.

However for consumers, Black Friday has been accepted as a sort of tradition that we’ve either come to love or hate and seeing it popping up twice a year could mean retailers are tainting the idea customs.

Should the Spring Black Friday sales stay? Should it be called something else? Or does the idea of deeply discounted sales excite you no matter what sales name that attach to it?

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