Another thread resurrection:

There's been a flap over stores opening on Thanksgiving for their Black Friday sales.

I've always wondered:
Why doesn't some store just start their "Black Friday" sale on the weekend before?

They would avoid competing with everyone else (You can't be at Sears AND Home Depot AND Best Buy at 5am on Friday morning) and get "the jump" on the other stores.

Not to mention, they could actually be closed on Thanksgiving day and let their employees have the day off.

I know that Black Friday is the traditional start to Christmas shopping, but it's not like it's such a classic tradition that it can't be changed.

What's so special about great sales having to be in that 12 hour (then 24 hour and now 36 hour) time period?
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