Merchants are happy with Black Friday Turnout!
As Black Friday 2005 is drawing to a close, I read an article on the subject, and have been reflecting on this day of shopping madness. While I am not one of those diehards who camped out, or woke up at 3am to get a deal, I have truly benefitted from this year's Black Friday's promotions. I didn't get to stores until about 8am, but the stores I went to, Wal-Mart, and Target, were bustling with bargain-hungry shoppers and long lines, and apparently from this crowd article, my experience was not unique. In fact, many of the representatives from companies listed in the article expressed that they experienced more shoppers this Black Friday, than in years past, which signals to me, that our economy is relatively stable. While store demand definitely increases in the wake of huge discounts, and promotions, it is still reassuring to see people out in masses spending money, despite all the recent natural disasters, and hikes in energy costs, etc.