I've tried opening on Black Friday a few times. I can remember doing maybe 3 cars on that day one year, only 1 car another year. All the while my family was at home enjoying time together, eating leftovers. I think it's safe to say, in my area anyway, it's not worth opening.
my experience is about black Friday open late around 11;00 to 4;00 . last year we did test 12 cars but Saturday slower than Friday we did test 9 cars also Sunday open 11;00 - 3;00 pm test 11 cars last year
last year we worked the day after Thanksgiving and it just kills the holiday , it wasn't worth it neither .How can One enjoy Thanksgiving when they keep thinking about work tomorrow ? YOU might as well work both days .the whole weekend in fact
So will it be worth opening the day after Thanksgiving? Black Friday? I'm inclined to be open, if really slow, close an hour or two early.
I don't know if it would be worth it to you, but it wouldn't be for me. My oldest son is 26 years old. That's how long I haven't worked on a Saturday. I don't work any holidays either. Life is too short to not to spend time with your family and friends when the opportunity arises.
I have to admit, I do spend a few hours Saturday morning doing my weekly paperwork for the shop. I didn't want to be to my sons "the guy who goes to church with us Sunday mornings." Yeah, the kids are grown, but I have no desire to work on weekends anymore.
Why make it simple, when it will work equally as well complicated.
A day cost you MONEY. Rent is 24\7\365.
Every day you take off cost you money.
YES, I WOULD LIKE A DAY OFF
John is right, either you make money or spend money.
Now if I can make a dent in the "Cost" of that day we will work. Only if I think people will show up.
Some of my best days have been the Friday after. So yes we will be open, and I will be here Fri. and Sat.
We only close 6 days a year.
Never make fun of the choices your wife makes. You were one of them.
I won't be shopping on Black Friday. At least not in store. And I agree with none, work hard during the year so the holidays can be enjoyed. If I miss a customer or two that day, and they go down the street, so be it. I'll be happy at home actually living my life for a few days with my wife and kids.