Black friday was raining and cold, but could not stop shoppers from buying and queuing in front of stores before sunrise- a turnout that could boost the economic recovery process.
People were looking for deal and bargains all over the nation, just not on 5th avenue. Most stores on 5th avenue did not have any sales at all, but did not stop shoppers to go on a shopping spree.
That includes the retail company I work for. For the first time on black friday, I was on the other side, working and not shopping. As a visual manager, I was in charge of personal shoppers in our store, and often helping the customer myself finding and mix n’matching items for them. Shoppers were waiting outside, lining up an entire block, hours before the store opened. We made the most money on this year’s black friday than any of our store in the company’s history. And we had “no sale, no promotions” at all. It was just unbelievable to see all these people knowing that merchandise were sold at full cost on the day where sales and bargains are the norms, and still did not stop them for buying.
According to Yahoo News! Online spending rose 9 percent, and retail spending also increased.
Should we start having high hopes that 2011 will be a better year for all of us?
Let’s just keep shopping!