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