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Monday Afternoon Roundtable: Endless Black Friday

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This week, the Heave staff was asked:

More and more stores are kicking off their Black Friday sales on Thanksgiving Thursday. What other gimmicks should stores introduce to entice shoppers?

Amy Dittmeier

Free puppies!!!*

*When you spend $1000

Trent Zuberi

I think some stores should stay open 24 hours the entire Thanksgiving weekend. It could not only help employees get a bunch of extra cash, but also give shoppers options to go at non-peak times and shop comfortably.

Johnny Coconate

A real version of the Hunger Games where overweight kids battle each other to the death for a new video game system, instead of having their parents do it.

Anthony Hoffman

Complimentary Vicodin prescriptions and half off on Jameson.

Dominick Suzanne-Mayer

More cheap-ass movies. Seriously. The only reason I go out at midnight on Black Friday these days, at least outside of the joy of watching dead-eyed suburban dads hold their 15-year-old daughters’ Victoria’s Secret purchases, is for all the movies that time and audiences forgot and are now crazy cheap. I didn’t even like Unknown starring Liam Neeson, but if you tell me that I can have a Blu-ray of Unknown for $1? I’m there.