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It can mean braving freezing climate in mn like this. SHACARAH REYNOLDS: I'm out here challenging others for a TV. SHAPIRO: That's shopper Shacarah Reynolds bound and thought we would get that 50 inch TV set for just $200. Black Friday may an indication of retail trends. That year, The ritual looks losing its edge as retailers start offering deals in the month of November. And Black Friday car be described as a symbol worth protesting. NPR's Richard Harris has the storyplot in the present day. Extraordinary HARRIS, BYLINE: Businesses that object to our consumer oriented culture have tried to single out Black Friday as a day to avoid shopping. That has never gotten much the non-skid. Sort year, Gleam social media crusade to boycott Black Friday in protest of the Ferguson, Missouri grand jury's commitment not to indict the cop who shot and killed Michael Brown. Jessie Davis of Chicago took part for the reason that move at the Galleria Mall in St. Louis. JESSIE DAVIS: Black lives matter much above your iPhone, Around your dress for New Year's Eve. As well as we're saying. Women and men got to lift their heads, Walk out of their houses and into the streets. HARRIS: That protest led some stores in that mall to seal their doors today. Advocates for higher wages also chose this day to stage protests at many Wal Mart stores. There's a man outside the Wal Mart here black friday 2015 shops with a bucket and a brush and he's scrubbing off some chalk graffiti that was put on the sidewalk before store. And among uncover which it says is workers deserve a living wage, And a frowny smiley face saying always poverty and is aimed toward Wal Mart. Consumer here, Like Dominique simple, Seemed unperturbed by the actual direct orders and the Black Friday hype. What were you hard to do? DOMINIQUE minor: At the moment, Just kind of considerations to put around. And bf deals I just was locating a some prices descuentos black friday for toys and stuff for Christmas. HARRIS: But not browsing the toys today? Small: Only, Is in reality extraordinary. No lines many people just available if you need them. HARRIS: Wal Mart gave an high energy send, Saying 22 million people came to their stores on thanksgiving holiday holiday. What exactly sold were tablets, Television set, Home mattress linens, Kids clothing and video gear. Marshall Cullen, Chief cost analyzer at NPD group, Says early indications are that sales for both thanksgiving holiday holiday and Black Friday are strong, And in which direct orders didn't make a dent. MARSHALL CULLEN: Customer didn't see the direct connection between the grand jury's decision and the retail odds. HARRIS: He was a bit surprised that shopping trips on thanksgiving holiday holiday itself didn't steal the Black Friday thunder. But Chris captain christopher at IHS Global Insight wasn't quite so impassioned. CHRIS captain captain christopher: Black Friday seems to be a few facts lackluster still relatively crucial day, But not just what in older times. HARRIS: Sales are now spread occurring month of November, And internet-based sales are also improving upon by the year. Black Friday black friday online sales 2015 leaves Boston College sociology professor Juliet Shor with very puzzling feelings. And, Towns, Citizens attach too much benefits to consumer goods, And a selling extravaganza plays into that. JULIET SHOR: I think the one thing about Black Friday that I would say I like is it does make things less pricey for people who do not have sufficient purchasing power. HARRIS: Wages for most personnel are already stagnant for years. And Shor says Black Friday gives people a chance to buy more or more generous gifts for themselves. Dense Harris, NPR building.
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