Will you be standing in the crowded lines; driving in traffic jams? Where are you going? Walmart’s, Target’s, Kohl’s, Best Buy….? Humorously, Black Friday should be called green Friday. From the consumer’s hands, those green dollar bills start running like water. Kicking off Christmas spending, it is considered the biggest shopping day of the year. Stores – discount prices that they have escalated all year; people fight over television sets because there are only a few in the store (wink, wink… those cheap advertised prices brought you through the doors!); some folks camp out for days to assure that they are the lucky ones to purchase those highly sought after, cheap items. Fights and unruly violence have been known to occur. Yet year after year, folks go out in groves and stand in line for hours as they cumulatively make Black Friday a $57 billion day. This spend sounds very green to me. Today, this Black Friday, I will be watching the crowds on NBC in the comforts of my home!
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