Walmart Thanksgiving Day Sale A Hit With Shoppers

No sign of protests as shoppers filled the parking lot and store in search of sales.

Walmart's plunge into Thanksgiving Day sales - saying open all day and holding a series of nighttime sale specials - was a huge hit with shoppers on Thursday. Parking places were harder to find than major discounts on clothes and electronics. 

Though a number of Walmart employees vowed to boycott working on Thursday, and some shoppers vowed to stay home, it was clear from the crowds that mobbed the store on Thursday night that a good many more people supported the move to open the doors on Thanksgiving Day, rather than wait until the traditional Black Friday sales. 

"I think it's great," said Sheila from Bay Point, who didn't want to give her last name. "I really like it that I can come here tonight and do so much of my shopping early. And I saved a lot of money." 

The store had a series of specials at 8 p.m., and planned another series of specials at 10 p.m., and yet more specials Friday morning at 5. A store employee said the Martinez Walmart would be open all night long, and all day Friday. 

MB November 23, 2012 at 11:26 PM
yeah what a trooper to spend 200 bucks on cable lol.. enjoy
MB November 23, 2012 at 11:30 PM
I was flagged to say cable cost $200?? get Real People, more time to spend away from family watching the TV!!!!!!
Captain Bebops November 24, 2012 at 05:57 PM
I wonder what phone the shoppers at some Walmart were fighting over? I know they had a 96 cent sales on Samsung Galaxy IIIs but like flagging the cost of cable to get that phone you need to sign up to a two year contract. Video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTrFWcuA-m0
Cheryll November 25, 2012 at 03:21 AM
True. This article does not mention that there were 4 Walmart stores in No.Calif, inlcuding San Jose, San Leandro, Fairfield and Hilltop. They were substantially attended and the "walkout" of supporting labor as well as some (not so easily intimidated) employees was a complete success. Sam Walton's inheritors have created working conditions that have amounted to poverty level captives. While thier profits have skyrocketed. NO~ they dont need to raise prices to raise the treatment of these employees. If you shop at Walmart you should wear a teeshirt that says~ I support Walmart Employees/ NOT WALMART! Jobs yes, more food stamps at more cost to taxpayers no.
Cheryll November 25, 2012 at 03:28 AM
After viewing the video I can tell you first hand, that crowd was less than HALF of what it was 3 years ago when i had to help my dad pick up a TV. You couldnt even move done the isles. THIS IS PROOF the suggestion to stay away in support of employees did have an impact!! Thanks to those who would take this subject seriously. It is hard to put our own savings (during these very difficult times) ahead of the welfare of others, if even only for a few hours (9-11 was the official walkout period).


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