According to National Retail Federation data, the number of Thanksgiving weekend shoppers has fallen by nearly a third in just the past three years to 102 million in 2015, from 147 million in 2012, not only as a result of bricks and mortar stores starting the selling season earlier but due to stiff competition form online vendors, most notably Amazon. Moreover, early holiday promotions and online shopping hurt in-store spending by more than 6 percent last year. As a result, participation in this year's Black Friday looks like it may be the worst in history: according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll of 1,639 adults showed 63%, or nearly two-thirds, did not plan to shop on Black Friday this year. Some 32% said they plan to finish about half of their holiday shopping on that day. While selling tactics are certainly a factor, one wonders how much of decline in spending is due to lack of disposable income for the tapped out US consumer? Looks like America is starting to realize just how Black Friday is one of the most bogus shopping days in American history. Black Friday is known for it's zombie like violent shoppers on the day after Thanksgiving, where people are known to trample and push each other for ten dollar discounts on worthless products. Like come on America you give thanks on Thanksgiving then not few hours later your seen trampling, pushing, and cussing each other out for consumer goods. How about you start using the holiday season as a time to celebrate family, instead of using a time of thanks to gather your troops for the rioting chaos known as Black Friday. Like come on America if you give thanks on Thanksgiving for what your thankful for, then you go off and join the zombies for crappy discounts on crappy products...Does giving thanks on Thanksgiving truly mean anything? Be the sixty percent of Americans who actually want to use the holiday season to spend time with your loved ones, and not going out into the zombie riots of Black Friday...It's just a tool for retailers to make billions of dollars off of us anyways.