Black Friday Shoppers Spend, Spend, Spend!
Even though shoppers showed up in droves and spent a record amount of money over Black Friday weekend, it’s still too early to tell whether that holiday sales momentum will continue through Christmas, according to CNN Money.
The total spent over the four-day weekend, which now includes Thanksgiving, reached a record $52.4 billion, up 16% from $45 billion last year, according to a survey by the National Retail Federation released Sunday. More shoppers showed up as well. A record 226 million consumers visited stores and shopped online between Thursday and Sunday, up from 212 million last year.
“It’s clearly a great start to the season but we still have five weeks until Christmas” said Sherif Mityas, partner in the retail practice of A.T. Kearney, a New York-based consulting firm.
“The ability of retailers to keep up the momentum is the key,” Mityas added. Between Thursday and Sunday, holiday shoppers shelled out a record $398.62 each. That’s the most since 2008 when shoppers coughed up $372.57 on average.
While people were overly excited about Black Friday deals, a West Virginia shopper who collapsed while at Target was ignored and walked over as he laid on the floor. Walter Vance, the 61-year-old pharmacist, who reportedly suffered from a prior heart condition, later died in the hospital, reports MSNBC.
There is no gaming system, TV, DVD or sweater that I would want so bad that I would walk over a person laying on the ground. There was another story of a woman pepper spraying people in Wal-Mart to get an X-Box…really lady?!?!?! Also, I can only take an educated guess to assume that these shoppers are part of the 99% so….well, nevermind!
Look at this foolishness, SMH! I CANNOT!!!!