News Black Friday retail weekend a bust so far.

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    Thin Crowds, Subdued Shopping On Black And Blue Friday; Thanksgiving Shopping A Bust


    By Mish Shedlock of Global Economic Analysis
    Friday, November 27, 2015 2:43 PM EST


    Retailers, especially big-box retailers will be blue if light shopping carries over for the rest of the season. The Wall Street Journal reports Thinner Crowds on Black Friday.

    Millions of Americans left their Thanksgiving meals to hit stores across the country in an annual shopping ritual, but the crowds on early Black Friday morning were thinner than years past at some malls and shopping districts.

    Thinner crowds could spell problems for retailers, some of whom entered the holidays warning of uneven consumer demand and elevated levels of inventory. But the smaller crowds could also reflect deeper changes in how Americans shop: Increasingly, they are spending more online and making fewer visits to stores.

    Driving up to a nearly empty parking lot at a Wal-Mart in Houston on Friday morning, Dora Rodriguez, 39 years old, stopped her silver hatchback in surprise and called out her window to another shopper: “Excuse me, the Black Friday sale—it’s ended already?”

    Thirty-six percent of consumers said they planned to shop online only during this year’s holiday season, up from 19% who said so last year, according to the investment bank Jefferies. By comparison, just 18% of consumers said they planned to shop only in physical stores this year, down from 35% who said so a year ago.

    “The competition is led by Amazon and that factors into how other retailers set their prices,” said Paul Trussell, a Deutsche Bank analyst.
    Subdued Start to Shopping Season

    Reuters reports Black Friday Crowds Thin in Subdued Start to U.S. Holiday Shopping.

    Crowds were thin at U.S. stores and shopping malls in the early hours of Black Friday and on Thanksgiving evening as shoppers responded to early holiday discounts with caution and bad weather hurt turnout.

    "We believe Thanksgiving shopping was a bust," analysts at Suntrust Robinson Humphrey said in a research note. "Members of our team who went to the malls first had no problem finding parking or navigating stores."

    Scott Tuhy, vice-president at Moody's who tracks companies like Macy's Inc (M.N), said crowds on Thursday evening in New Jersey were steady but not busy. He said some stores saw a fair amount of activity around orders that were placed online and picked up in stores.​
     
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    i love online shopping...why go to malls when everything and more can be had online.
     
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    Good.
     
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    I was just out and the stores looked like they would on any other day.:dontknow:
     
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    I had to drive by a mall today. Lots of traffic, bumper to bumper until I got passed it. Bunch of dopes.
     
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    Only place I went to was CVS, they had toys buy one get one free, got a bunch for a military family toy drive, store wasn't crowded but it was just CVS.
     
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    I do enjoy the crazy fight videos that this holiday nonsense provides
     
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    Definitely lighter crowds Wednesday night and today at our local malls, although my favorite gun store was packed to the gills and had people camping this morning. Some excellent once a year deals to be had.
     
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    @isabella used to hate Black Friday. She would stay home with her husband grumbling about how lazy Black Fridays were and how they just smoked weed and sucked off the government tit. But lately something's come over her. She can't stop thinking about how sexy Black Friday is. How she just wants to take Black Friday by its dreads and push it down so it can suck on her tit instead.
     
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    I'm thinking that maybe the worst happens at the budget oriented stores, where people have more time than money to waste, and are willing to deal with the misery to save a few bucks.

    I can't fathom shopping retail for anything, personally. You can order stuff, try it out, and return it if you don't like it.
     
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    Online has bigger selection, better quality items, and lower prices. Why fight to death over a bunch of cheaply China made stuff?
     
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    I was in a rush. My thanksgiving is tomorrow. :)
     
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    The sales started too early, at least a week ago.
     
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    I still see tons of women at the malls and I always think uh what about online shopping you idiots ? My guess is that they are just bored housewives who want to get away from their husbands for a bit.
     
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