In the trenches on Black Friday

Out the door at 6:36am on a rainy (what else) Seattle morning, I was already late for the Black Friday sales. Close on 24 hours late. What used to be a one day post-Thanksgiving Day ritual has snuck forward in recent years to form what the media are calling “Grey Thursday”. Online Black Friday sales started days or even weeks earlier. Just like we’ve experienced Christmas creep with the silly selling season starting in September, retailers went as early as they dared to get the jump on com

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