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Published: Thursday, Nov. 25 2010 11:00 p.m. MST

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Provo, UT

Is it really worth the low costs for the low wages that the cashiers and workers are getting. I wonder if any of the minimum wage workers at Fashion place have even been able to shop on Black Friday, or are they just made to stay up all night for us to get our "steals"?

Sandy, UT

Dauly, go to YouTube and search Big Box Mart and watch that. Pretty funny but rather true also. In terms of Black Friday it seems that the media is being used to convince consumers to spend. I don't know about other people but we have the same budget for Christmas for our family as the last several years and won't spend above that. So I wonder if all this spending media blitz is real, that consumers are going to spend or if it is wishful thinking. I tend to think it is wishful thinking. People are still hurting for the basics with unemployment still high and the jobs coming in pay much less than what many had been making. Bottom line the holidays aren't about material gifts. Perhaps we should give more gifts from the heart made by our own hands or that require us to give of ourselves to those we love.

South Jordan, UT

um Dauly.. maybe those people are grateful for their jobs - so they have to WORK on a friday.. tough break.

Mesa, AZ

As a comment of the Black Friday, let me add that our personal experience was large robust crowds at the stores we went out to, including WalMart's midnight DVD and Blu-ray selection were well-picked over within a half-hour with 2-hour waits to check out. Target at 4am went alot smoother even though just as crowded, with the line wrapping around three sides of the store outside. It was the most crowded Black Friday openings I've seen in several years.

Wally West
Port of Spain, T & T

re: Hubble65 | 8:56 a.m. Nov. 26, 2010

"In terms of Black Friday it seems that the media is being used to convince consumers to spend."

What? Being manipulated by the media who themselves are owned by corporations? Say it ain't so.

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