Thanksgiving Weekend Draws Record Number Of Shoppers

American VoicesOpinion ISSUE 48•48 Nov 26, 2012

With many Black Friday sales beginning earlier this year—including several that started on Thanksgiving night—stores and online retailers together lured a record 247 million shoppers this weekend and took in more than $59 billion. What do you think?

  • “Shame on retailers for allowing us to behave like such animals.”

    Carol Zielinski –
    Systems Analyst

  • “It’s nice to see our nation getting back into excessive consumer debt.”

    Adam Puranaphun –
    Nutritionist

  • “As a budget-minded consumer who enjoys rubbing up against people, it was a great day all around.”

    Tom Yuan –
    Luggage Repairer