With more than triple numbers of consumers planning to meet the Black Friday stores than Thanksgiving, customers can usually expect…
With more than triple numbers of consumers planning to meet the Black Friday stores than Thanksgiving, customers can usually expect Friday’s lines to be much longer. But that may not be the case this year.
As stores equipped for one of the highest gross black Friday in recent memories, companies rolled out mobile payment technology to shorten the lines. Shoppers at Walmart and Target find employees in the busiest parts of the store that can check them out with a handheld device.
These tools can keep customers standing in cash lines, but Thursday’s Thanksgiving Day offers showed that hunters were willing to endure waiting for the best deals.
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“I do not like this, but to save $ 200 it was worth it,” said Andy Ayres, a settler from Kettering, who appeared at Meijer just after 4 o’clock that he would be at the front of the line to have their children‘s Christmas presents.
Ayres was one of hundreds at the Kettering store to wait hours for big discounts on tv, iPads and Apple watches. Major director Bill Angell estimated that thousands of Miami Valley shoppers turned out to be 6th sales across the eight Dayton areas.
JCPenney, Best Buy, Kohl’s, Target and Walmart also saw long lines as customers waited for the afternoon and early evening deals.
First in line with Best Buy, Miamisburg resident Justin Sexton and his girlfriend stayed from 1
0:00 Wednesday until the electronics door opened at 5 o’clock on Thursday, a total of more than 19 hours.
“I was debating it. I did not even know if I really should come,” he said. “And then when I got out of work (Wednesday), I just thought it was too good for a deal. We’ll spend a lot more if we do not, so let’s just do it.”
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Still Friday will be the busiest shopping weekend of the year, with more than 116 million people planning to shop. It’s more than threefold the 34 million on Thanksgiving.
Miamisburg’s resident Kanysha Smith, who waited almost two hours for a deal on a television early Thursday morning, said he woke up at 3:15 she would still do more shopping later on Thursday night and this morning.
“I will not stand outside, because I’m always cold and I do not really like being so cold,” she said. “I like a rush of everything. When everyone does their holiday shopping they do not like being in life and movement, but we’ve been doing it for over 10 years now. “
When consumer trade habits change, more people on e-commerce look to meet the holiday needs, saying it’s convenient to shop from home and avoid massive crowds during the vacation. Adobe Analytics forecasts a 15 percent jump in online sales this peak season.
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Market professor Riley Dugan, University of Dayton, said that the business experience during Black Friday is unmatched for some shoppers. “ persons as  Black  Friday  shop because The as is among audience  in people; The feel good about themselves because they are few offers there  evolutionarily we have developed to black by feel as hunter collector, “he said.
These bargain owners are likely to find some of the best deals on Black Friday, said Dugan, because the stores advertise prices so cheaply that they can hardly make a profit, even less break even. Nevertheless, the “loss leader” is intended to attract customers in the doors where they will buy other goods with higher profit margins.
“They still want the tangible experience,” said Miami Twp. Walmart store manager Ashley Phillips. “They want to see what they are buying and they want to know they have it – I’ve probably got this item.”
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