I'd call this past weekend one of the most disappointing developements in months. the hype leading up to black friday was as deafening as any event ever and everyone from jim cramer on said that sales would be up 15-20% year over year. Instead sales were up a horrendous .5% and the avg amount people spent was way down. many more shoppers came out desperately looking for bargains and overall basically spent the same as last year. IT MEANS THE OVERALL XMAS SEASON COULD BE HORRENDOUS.