Black Friday Deals to Start Earlier Than Ever

By: Deon Guillory Email
By: Deon Guillory Email

Now that Halloween has passed and we're thinking about Thanksgiving, stores are looking ahead to Christmas. This year, you'll be able to get those black Friday deals, earlier than ever.
You've seen the lines and the madness that's come to be black Friday, a shopping day that brings a mix of opinions.
"I think black Friday is crazy." said one shopper.
"It's fun. I usually go with a group of friends." said another shopper.
Stores are betting on customers like her as they slash prices on popular items.
"Phones is a huge thing. Of course tablets will be a major driver for us this holiday season." said Gabe Miccio of Best Buy.
Video games and TV's are also on many people's shopping lists.
Walmart is hoping a new game plan will bring in more customers.
The retail giant has decided to move up it's black Friday deals to 8:00pm Thanksgiving night. That's a four hour head start over the competition.
"I think it takes away from the employee experience because Thanksgiving should be a time with family." said Miccio
"I think it's a good idea for people who do have to work in the morning and can't get out at 5:00am or even midnight" said shopper Amy Neff.
So far this year, only Sears is matching Walmart. Other major chains have yet to announce their black Friday plans, but some may try to keep up with the Waltons.
"I might have to start on Thanksgiving evening this year" said Neff.
If waiting in line on black Friday just doesn't work for you, there's cyber Monday. That's the Monday after Thanksgiving when stores have holiday deals on their websites.


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