When Stores Open for Black Friday. Okay, I am a good sport. I have, on rare occasions, gotten in a line outside a store at 5 in the morning on Black Friday to buy something. I am never the first in line. Some of these people are crazy. However, I draw the line at big box retailers being so desperate for sales that they open at 8 P.M. on Thanksgiving night. That is so wrong. I think they ought to open up at Noon on Thanksgiving, so that I don't have to spend any more time with my relatives than absolutely necessary. I will have a good excuse to bug out. Sorry, guys; but, if I don't get in line now, you won't have much of a Christmas.