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A round-up of petitions against early shopping on Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving almost here, it's pertinent to think about the consumer reaction to plans by big retailers to open their doors one day before Black Friday.

We found that that Change.org has acted like a gatekeeper, providing links to 63 different no-shop petitions opposing Thanksgiving shopping.

One link that reportedly gathers all those petitions is here.

Several Spokane retailers also made sure they told their customers they're not into business that much; they've all said they won't open until Friday. They're mentioned in this earlier Spokesman.com story.

A recent online blog noted that consumers this year are especially trying to change the practice by stores not normally considered big-box.  More petitions this year, it noted, target more niche stories like office supply retailer, Staples. As a petition-starter puts it: “Do they honestly think people are going to be standing outside on Thanksgiving evening for bulk paper and pencils?”

 


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