There are two days out of the year when I do not want to be within a hundred miles of a retail establishment: the day after Thanksgiving is one, and Christmas Eve the other. I hate crowds with a pink and purple passion---peace on earth, good will to all, yeah, RIGHT.:stone
One time years ago, I met my sister and daughters at the mall right after my shift ended at 0600, and there must have been a thousand people milling around, grabbing, pushing and shoving, and generally being obnoxious. All the door-buster prizes, gifts, goodies etc. were already gone by then, as was most of the merchandise..........well, it was NOT a good experience at all, and I vowed I'd never bother with it again.
This is why God invented Barnes & Noble, eBay, and Amazon