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Target is the latest retailer
planning to open Thanksgiving

Los Angeles Times, by Ricardo Lopez and Shan Li

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 11/12/2012 9:33:04 AM

Discount retailer Target Corp. joined the growing throng of merchants kicking off their holiday shopping season on Thanksgiving. Target, which previously declined to confirm speculation it would open stores Thanksgiving night, said Monday that stores would open at 9 p.m., right after most people are finishing turkey feasts. “We thought long and hard about when the right opening time would be,” Kathee Tesija, Target´s executive vice president of merchandising, told the Associated Press. She said that 9 p.m. struck “a perfect balance” for its customers. Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving

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Why close at all? Just stay open 24/7/365.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: horacer, 11/12/2012 9:46:18 AM     (No. 9008663)

Growing up Thanksgiving was magical. The world shut down for one day. No gas stations, no stores, nothing. Just family, church and football in the park.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: On fire, 11/12/2012 9:46:18 AM     (No. 9008664)

Target HQ is in a blue state. I have decided that I already support blue states enuf w taxes. making changes where I can.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: troutgreen, 11/12/2012 9:48:17 AM     (No. 9008669)

Great!!! Now we can rush down to buy piles of cheap chinese crap rather than quietly give thanks with our families! and all those poor retail workers can be up all night to service us!!! God bless Us One and All!!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: DoktorFranken, 11/12/2012 10:02:54 AM     (No. 9008718)

"Can I help you find something?"

Yes ----- America.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: J F Ackerman, 11/12/2012 10:02:54 AM     (No. 9008719)

Mammon is one of the seven princes of Hell. Greed is one of the seven deadly sins. Stay home and give thanks to Almighty God, in the name of our Lord and Savior.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: shamrock, 11/12/2012 10:11:05 AM     (No. 9008748)

What does Target have that anyone wants, whatever day it is?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: AltaD, 11/12/2012 10:27:13 AM     (No. 9008782)

I´ve never understood the desire to shop on the day after Thanksgiving and certainly won´t go shopping on Thanksgiving! Plus, until Amazon starts collecting state taxes, why shop anywhere else?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Kristen, 11/12/2012 10:28:31 AM     (No. 9008785)

What a shame! Another holidays that becomes devalued. Aren´t there enough shopping days already?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: redmom, 11/12/2012 10:28:36 AM     (No. 9008786)

We have begun to boycott any stores that are open on Thanksgiving, Christmas or Easter. It may accomplish nothing, but why should we continue to support stores that support progressive causes?

The RED target says it all.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: nigella, 11/12/2012 11:26:13 AM     (No. 9008930)

Tell that to my Son who is a plant manager for target... He has to be there at 7

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Reply 11 - Posted by: NOBS, 11/12/2012 11:26:15 AM     (No. 9008931)

AlsoTarget does not allow Salvation Army to ring bell outside their stores for Christmas.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: athina, 11/12/2012 11:27:50 AM     (No. 9008936)

good for you, #9. Me too. Keeping a list.

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