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24-hour shopping gets holiday sales rolling

3 years 4 weeks 5 hours ago December 23, 2013 Dec 23, 2013 Monday, December 23 2013 December 23, 2013 9:40 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Ryan Naquin

BATON ROUGE - Some stores won't be closing until hours before Christmas Day this year.

"I'd rather shop tonight than Black Friday," Toys R Us customer Deborah Bogan said. "It's just more convenient. There is going to be less people here. So it'd be easier to shop."

"It's awesome. I mean I like it," Kohl's customer Bret McIver said.

The two took advantage of the respective stores staying open 24 hours Sunday and Monday.

"You wake up in the middle of the night and you think, 'oh shoot. I forgot a gift,'" McIver said.

"Come here at one in the morning and you're done."

"I think it's great. Some people like to do their shopping last minute or you have to work. Say you get off of work at two and you can come in at three and get your last minute stuff," customer Jakayla Johnson said.

But, while shoppers benefited from the extra time, workers got the short end.

Shopper Erica Wells was concerned about the hours. 

"It's taking a lot from people and time with family which I think is very important this time of the year," she said.

At one store, workers were offered incentives to take graveyard shifts.

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