First, retailers didn’t want to lose sales on Thanksgiving, so Black Friday came early. Now, some stores don’t want to miss those middle of the night shopping binges, so several major retailers have announced they will stay open for days at a time and hold all night shopping marathons. Macy’s will open at 7 a.m. Friday through close on Sunday, which for most stores is midnight. Stores reopen Christmas Eve until 6 p.m.
Toys R Us takes it a step farther, with an 88-consecutive hour run starting at 6 a.m. Friday. Stores remain open until 10 p.m. Christmas Eve.
“By extending our shopping hours in the days leading up to Christmas, customers can take advantages of around-the-clock shopping at Toys R Us stores nationwide for all of their gift-giving needs whenever is most convenient to them,” said Troy Rice, executive vice president of Toys R Us stores.
Readers, what do you think? Is this good for shoppers? What about the employees who are up all night?