How long do you think Black Friday should be?

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If you look at the name "Black Friday," you'd assume that it was a single day, but over the years, the shopping event has ballooned to several days or even weeks, depending on where you live. What was once a day for shopping on the Friday many people had off after Thanksgiving is now an international event that drives millions (billions?) of dollars in sales. In this week's poll, it's time to share how long you think Black Friday should be.

At the fear of sounding like an old man yelling at a cloud, back in my day, Black Friday was only on Friday. I admit that I went to some doorbuster deals at midnight, but they were always technically on Friday. As internet shopping grew, Cyber Monday became a thing. Now we're at the point where some "Black Friday" sales start at the beginning of November or late October. This, of course, rolls into holiday shopping up until the end of each year.

Over here in the UK, some retailers have dropped the pretense of having Black Friday be the day after Thanksgiving. American Thanksgiving isn't a thing here, so why not activate Black Friday early to create another week of holiday shopping?

While some dislike Black Friday and the nature of consumerism expanding, others welcome the switch to Black November. If you have to buy a gadget or gift, why not take advantage of a month of the best Black Friday laptop deals or the best Black Friday Surface deals, some would argue. If you don't like deals, you don't have to spend money on them.

Where do you fall when it comes to Black Friday shopping? Sound off in the poll above and share your feelings in the comments below.

Sean Endicott
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