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thanksgiving and black friday

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thanksgiving and black friday

hi all

we'll be in breckenridge during thanksgiving day and black friday and just wanted to ask some questions about these dates. we'll be in the area for the early start of snowboarding.

thanksgiving day - thursday 28th november

black friday - friday 29th november

thanksgiving day is a public day i believe - is this correct? If so does that mean nothing would be open in town? our plan anyway is to buy in bulk at whatever grocery store we can find that is near our accommodation and buy for the week. I would assume the snows would still be open?

black friday - this sounds like a tradition in USA and i wouldn't mind seeing this live lol, however after a day of snowboarding, perhaps I probably won't be in the mood. In the chance we do check this out, is there any stores in breck that would participant in this? I know walmart etc would have them but we are just restricted to the town as we don't have a car (which I guess if we buy something then how would we bring it with us.. lol) If shops do participate, then is it a case of going at 12am in the morning?

thanks all

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1. Re: thanksgiving and black friday

There are no holidays in resorts, everything is open. While you probably could go to a local Walmart, I don't think that you would find it a meaningful use of your holiday time.

Have fun.

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2. Re: thanksgiving and black friday

As stated, everything is open. If you are eating out on Thanksgiving for dinner, you might want to look into reservations.

If you are staying in Breck then you will probably be grocery shopping at City Market.

Black Friday- this is just a catch phrase for (somewhat) discounted shopping. Nothing to it really (in Breck that is) as places will advertise "Black Friday" deals but more just a promotional/marketing tool for businesses to encourage people to shop. Certainly nothing to go out and view...especially when you can be skiing.

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3. Re: thanksgiving and black friday

Black Friday is largely a suburban phenomenon as people rush to big box stores like Walmart and Target for door busters. With few exceptions that news crews race to film, you're not going to be seeing stampedes of people anywhere in the state. It will be just like any other day in Breckenridge with stores perhaps having a few sales.

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4. Re: thanksgiving and black friday

Spent Tuesday through Saturday of Thanksgiving week in Breckenridge with my daughter a few years ago. There were a few restaurants and smaller shops closed on Thanksgiving Day, but on the whole most things are open. We ended up with a wonderful Thanksgiving Dinner at the Red Orchid, a chinese restuarant. Not your traditional meal, but we still enjoyed it. Enough we went back.

As for "black" Friday. Why?

You want to see parents fight with one another to be the first in line to buy toys they can't afford for kids who won't appreciate them, all because they can save an extra few cents for getting on them Friday rather than on Saturday, when they could actually save more dollars if they waited till closer to Christmas. Well, whatever floats your boat. But, again I ask, why?

Edited: 27 October 2013, 00:30
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5. Re: thanksgiving and black friday

we don't have anything like this in Australia and for me its just the experience to see how crazy people get in black Friday lol, I don't plan to just make my holiday revolve around this but it would be different so I did research and there is a walmart in frisco so I think i'll be using the local bus to go there and arrive before midnight haha

i'm only planning to buy a laptop so would be good to get a bargain in this once in a year shopping frenzy :) hopefully frisco won't be that crazy but we'll see lol

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6. Re: thanksgiving and black friday

Sydney, I suspect you will see nothing of what you are expecting and will waste a day of your vacation trying to buy a laptop from Walmart. There are more than 300 million people in this country. Occasionally two people get into a screaming match and news crews (and cell phone cameras) are there to capture it. For the other 299,999,998 people, it's just another day. If you're interested in watching people senselessly argue with one another, I'd suggest attending a rugby match when you go home, not for the game but rather in hopes that some drunken fiasco will break out in the stands.

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7. Re: thanksgiving and black friday

I do not promote this in the least - but I won't make any editorial comments.

Thought you would want to know that Walmart will open at 6 pm on Thanksgiving Day. It is no longer "Black Friday" with so many retailers deciding to open on Thanksgiving Day, and online sales starting that holiday morning. It should take some of the "punch" out of the whole "Black Friday" experience (I hope).

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9. Re: thanksgiving and black friday

ok that link for queensland, that isn't going crazy and I've seen it in Sydney when they had the opening of apple, yes there is a lot of people but people wait in line and then get it and just buy what they want and it not a craze when you get inside.

if you type in google 'youtube black Friday walmart frenzy' you can see this is totally different. anyway i think people aren't seeing it from my point of view i guess because americans are a customized to this and to their point of view, i might be a bit crazy just trying to go to one.

so all i really want is to see how black Friday is at walmart, get my laptop and then go home. i can tell my friends back at home that yes i did experience the black Friday in usa. it is crazy or not, it is what it is and yes i can go to rugby game whenever I want but black Friday usa i can't

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