First Legal Black Friday In 70 Years
Ponca City Now - November 30, 2013 9:03 am
TULSA, Okla. (AP) – Though Oklahoma shoppers could revel in their first legal Black Friday in 70 years, shoppers seemed to be less frenzied on Friday since they had already snapped up deals Thursday night.
This year marked the first time since 1941 that shoppers could experience a true Black Friday. That’s because of a 1941 law called the Unfair Sales Act required retailers to sell products for at least 6 percent more than they paid for them.
But the change in law didn’t necessarily turn out more shoppers on Friday as many big-box stores opened on Thanksgiving.
Toni Morse was shopping at Best Buy early Friday morning. An experienced Black Friday shopper, she said there wasn’t the same rush as in past years because stores were opening at different hours.