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The real reason we go Christmas shopping before the sun comes up


David Moore
November 27, 2013 | WGVU  

Black Friday comes on Thursday this year, in a manner of speaking.

Many many stores opened their doors at 6:00 a.m. to crowds waiting for deep discounts on specially selected merchandise.   

But why do we really haul out at zero dark thirty and stand in the cold for a few bargains?  Is there something else involved than just a perceived good deal? 

Today on WGVU Midday West Michigan, David Moore chats with Grand Rapids Psychologist and student of human nature Dr. Paul Critelli for some answers.

 

 

 

 



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