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[19 Nov 2010 | 5 Comments | 1,911 views]
Surviving ‘Black Friday’

Black Friday.
For some people, those two words represent opportunity. For others – dread.
The National Retail Federation estimates that 138 million Americans will use the three-day weekend that starts the day after Thanksgiving to launch their holiday shopping. That represents billions of dollars of potential sales, so retailers plan for Black Friday for months and open at extra-early hours to take advantage. Most offer “door-buster” sales designed to play to the rush.
Whether shoppers dive in on Nov. 26 or take on holiday shopping later, the season of giving can give consumers …