Black Friday http://www.kplu.org en Black Friday shoppers motivated by family tradition, thrill of the 'hunt' http://www.kplu.org/post/black-friday-shoppers-motivated-family-tradition-thrill-hunt <p>Some shoppers are gearing up to hit the stores this evening for Black Friday sales that have now crept into Thursday. Sears and Walmart are starting their sales at 8 pm, and Target at 9 pm. But what motivates people to brave the Black Friday shopping frenzy?</p><p>Jane Boyd Thomas is a marketing professor at Winthrop University in South Carolina. She wanted to understand the ritual of Black Friday shopping – why some people have turned it into a family tradition.</p> Thu, 22 Nov 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Ashley Gross 7183 at http://www.kplu.org Black Friday shoppers motivated by family tradition, thrill of the 'hunt' Occupy Seattle plans to occupy Black Friday in Seattle http://www.kplu.org/post/occupy-seattle-plans-occupy-black-friday-seattle <p>If you&rsquo;re a local chances are you&rsquo;ll find yourself at Westlake Park on the day after Thanksgiving &ndash; given that it&rsquo;s Seattle&rsquo;s epicenter for everything Holiday related. There&rsquo;s the Macy&rsquo;s Parade, the carousel and the tree lighting ceremony.</p><p>And this year, Occupy Seattle wants to take part in the festivities.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 23 Nov 2011 17:50:41 +0000 Vanessa Romo 3256 at http://www.kplu.org Occupy Seattle plans to occupy Black Friday in Seattle