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Black Friday Report: Uh Oh

November 29th, 2008 · No Comments

[Photo courtesy of Dumbo Books of Brooklyn]

Dumbo Books of Brooklyn did a little big of traveling yesterday on Big Black Friday and found a lack of crowds and that usual holiday shopping frenzy. We will, no doubt, be treated to endless analysis of Black Friday in coming days, but here is the beginning of this very long one, which is worth reading in its entirety. Richard Grayson writes:

Getting to the Triangle Junction Mall at 8 a.m., this morning we saved hundreds of dollars on this day after Thanksgiving. A few hours later, we saved even more a few miles up Flatbush Avenue at the Atlantic Terminal Mall. How did we save this much money? We didn’t buy anything on Black Friday, merely watched others doing so.

And from the look of things, this recession/ depression is severely crimping sales as strapped consumers behave more like us than they do normal people.

Did someone say recession?

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