Skip to comments.Black Friday shopping gets slow start as inflation soars
Posted on 11/25/2022 6:51:45 AM PST by ChicagoConservative27
After indulging in a Thanksgiving feast, Americans are waking up and heading to the stores in search Black Friday bargains — but this year inflation is weighing on shoppers heavier than last night’s turkey.
In Chesterfield, Missouri, on Thursday evening, there were no customers lined up behind the barricades set up outside the Best Buy in anticipation of lines for doorbuster deals.
“I see nothing. I’m surprised,” Jeremy Pritchett told news station Fox2Now. “Normally, it’s wrapped all the way around the building, today no one.”
Sky-high prices for food, rent, gasoline and other household costs have taken a toll on consumers, leaving many of them reluctant to spend unless there is a big sale and are being more selective with what they will buy — in many cases, trading down to cheaper stuff and less expensive stores.
Cash-strapped shoppers are also dipping more into their savings, turning increasingly to “buy now, pay later” services like Afterpay that allow users to pay for items in installments, as well as running up their credit cards.
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The stupid figures the guberment is showing an increase of sales is misleading. Sure people are spending more—MORE for basics like groceries and fuel but getting less for their money spent. So if the truth be known total sales are down.
I’m glad I don’t have to work today.
Black Friday shopping also undercut by online shopping.
I find your lack of Black Friday riots and tramplings disturbing. — Darth Vader
There are lies, damned lies and statistics. I’m guessing the “increased sales” are total dollar amounts, not units moved.
I have a friend who loves to do Black Friday shopping. He’s nuts. He goes to the stores and lines up for the door-opening at midnight. I just shake my head...
On the other hand, he did snag a big-screen TV for a hundred bucks one year.
And, lots of stupid people just voted to continue...high gas prices, sky rocketing inflation, shortages and supply problems.
I don’t bother with Black Friday or Christmas shopping. Period. Haven’t purchased a Christmas gift for anyone since 2016 and everyone knows I will not accept a Christmas gift either. I might send out cards but I’m through with the commercialism and bastardization of Christ’s birth.
“There are lies, damned lies and statistics. I’m guessing the “increased sales” are total dollar amounts, not units moved.”
Yep. Just like “job growth”. Yeah, because folks had to go get second jobs just to eat.
Smelly pants thinks the economy is soaring because gets his 10%, lives in subsidized housing, presidential perks, and has lots of money. He can buy what ever he wants.
Time to end the presidential perks and have the President pay for everything.
More stores started their Black Friday sales last week.
No, we're not. Haven't spend a dime on that Dec. 25th holiday in years.
“And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.”
My wife already picked up some nice kitchen utensils and appliances over the past year to prepare that food...God is good.
Everybody always told me I had the best gifts.
Exactly. A perfect example is Walmart. Like the article stated, Walmart chopped their “big” sale into the 4 Mondays before thanksgiving, all online. They closed the physical stores on Thanksgiving, and really didn’t have the traditional Black Friday blockbuster ad. Many other retailers offered online deals before or on Thanksgiving also; most were online with home delivery or order and pick up at store. Combine that with this year there doesn’t seem to be the must have/can’t find “hot” item.
He paid his own money, to have one of those telescreen monitors pipe propaganda into his home, admonishing him to go buy more stuff?
I’m surprised they don’t give them out for free.
I have a friend who calls TV the ‘Idiot Box’.
I did black fri sales Once while visiting family - that was plenty enough for me. Didn’t buy much as the mall was insanely busy. I think many were there just to be a part of the crowds.
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