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Poll: How Early Should Stores Open on Black Friday?

From Hall Road to Twelve Oaks, and Laurel Place to Somerset, stores are opening earlier than ever this day after Thanksgiving, if not on Thanksgiving. What do you think is appropriate?

Early birds are getting even earlier this year.

Target is opening at You can shop at Toys R Us after tucking into your turkey–it opens at 9 p.m. Thanksgiving Day.

Patch readers are already talking about their feelings on Black Friday's early openings on Facebook.

In Macomb, reader Heather Misiewicz said she usually shops Cyber Monday, "but I'm going to brave it this year and do Black Friday."

In Dearborn, reader Andrea V. Haag took the salesperson's perspective: "HATE IT! For us sales people who have to work, these retail store keep pushing up the time of opening....it's no longer Black Friday, it's THANKSGIVING!!!!"

What do you think?

Debbie November 17, 2011 at 01:28 PM
Old Navy is opening on Thanksgiving at 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Then closing and reopening at midnight! Disgusting!
John Hetzler November 17, 2011 at 04:35 PM
Will you shop early on Black Friday?
Lorenzo Santavicca November 17, 2011 at 05:18 PM
Its not necessarily what time the store opens that matters to me personally, but as a high school student, the fun experience listening to why other people are out in a line (and how long they've been waiting in it) is what cracks me up!! :)
Jason Sczynski November 18, 2011 at 05:55 PM
Online shopping for me! (Cyber Monday!) thank you very much!
Barbara November 20, 2011 at 12:41 PM
I really don't care who shops when and where. To some it's the thrill of a bargain and to others it's more cash in their paycheck. So why not. What does bother me is to see the proliferation of outdoor Christmas decorations brightly lit BEFORE Thanksgiving. I love Thanksgiving and all that it represents and I hate to see it diminished by some eager beavers. I do understand folks wanting to string the lights early in warmer weather but why not wait to flip the switch until the day after Thanksgiving.

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