Buried in a larger story about small stockholder protests over Target’s opening on Thanksgiving Day:
Target isn’t the only retailer opening on Thanksgiving. Toys “R” Us, Wal-Mart Stores and Sears Holdings Corp. will open at 8 p.m. In 2011, Toys “R” Us opened at 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving, Wal-Mart opened at 10 p.m., and Sears opened at 4 a.m. on Black Friday. Macy’s and Kohl’s will open at midnight on Black Friday, just as they did last year.
It’s a competition to see who can bamboozle you out of your bucks the soonest.
Dammit, if I’m staying up past midnight, it’s gonna be to go to some place a damn sight more interesting than some coookie-cutter department store.