Black Friday Shopping!

(starting the day of Thanksgiving, not really Friday at all)

Friday November 29th is the start of the Black Friday sales.

Actually Black "Friday" actually begins Thursday November 28th, which most people know is actually Thanksgiving. Black Friday definitely takes away from the family time that is supposed to be happening on Thanksgiving. Every year black Friday gets earlier and earlier. People are supposed to be thankful on Thanksgiving but instead they are fighting over things they don't need. I personally do not like the whole black Friday idea. I don't think I would like the crowds and the fight to get what I want.

Black Friday! or Thursday whichever you choose!

Thursday, Nov. 28th 2013 at 5pm to Friday, Nov. 29th 2013 at 11:45pm

Every store usually has some sort of sale!

Stores that are having a black Friday sale are Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, Kohl's, Target, Macy's, and many more!

Walmart wins again!

BENTONVILLE, Ark. – Nov. 29, 2013 – Walmart today announced record-breaking Black Friday results. Millions of customers, once again, took advantage of the retailer’s deals that began on Thanksgiving Day and last throughout the weekend.

“We said Black Friday is the Super Bowl of retail, we ran a play that only Walmart could deliver and our customers loved it,” said Bill Simon, president and CEO of Walmart U.S. “Our Black Friday events were bigger, better, faster, cheaper and safer than ever. More customers chose us, we had the prices and products they were looking for, and we’re not finished yet. Helping families get ready for a great Christmas – and get a lot of great deals while they’re at it – is exactly what we’re going to continue to do.”

Last year, Walmart served 22 million customers on Thanksgiving Day. This year, even more customers chose to shop Walmart:

  • More than 5 million customers took advantage of Walmart’s One-Hour Guarantee which was expanded from three items last year to 21 items this year.
  • From 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Walmart processed more than 10 million register transactions in its stores.
  • processed nearly 400 million page views on Thanksgiving Day, including customers who used mobile devices and tablets.

Stores opening earlier this year.

There was an outcry last year when some retailers opened at midnight on Thanksgiving, with workers and shoppers saying the holiday should be reserved for family, not spent lining up for the start of the Christmas shopping season.

This year, retailers are responding to the criticism by opening even earlier on Thanksgiving evening — and a handful are even planning to be open all day.

The lesson of 2011 was clear: earlier shopping hours were good for the top line. Retailers said their midnight openings drew a younger crowd who wanted to party — and shop — late rather than get up early. At Macy’s Herald Square store in Manhattan, for instance, about 9,000 people were in line as it opened, compared with 7,000 for an early Friday opening the previous year.

Stores that really love black Friday.

Walmart Black Friday 2014 will be the place to find Black Friday deals

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Only one death this black Friday and 15 injuries. I guess that's a pretty calm black Friday

The official Black Friday tallies are in. On the negative side (for retailers and the economy), shoppers spent less than expected; yet on the plus side (in terms of safety and for the sake of humanity), there were fewer shopping-related casualties than there have been in the past.

Every holiday season, it seems like the same story: Chaotic, violent scenes at shopping malls pop up during the Thanksgiving-Black Friday weekend as reliably as overhyped deals from retailers. Sure enough, brawls and assaults were reported soon after the stores launched Black Friday sales on Thanksgiving night. Even so, for the most part, Black Friday 2013 was fairly subdued—in some cases, shoppers used words like “quiet” and “relaxed” to describe the scene.

“People are even nice to each other,” said one woman who was out shopping with her 10-year-old daughter early on Friday morning at the Town Center at Boca Raton, Fla., according to the Sun Sentinel. “It seems quiet,” she said. “This is beautiful. People are even nice to each other.”

Another consumer, quoted at a mall in Fort Lauderale, said that Black Friday seemed “like a regular shopping day.” Likewise, “Shoppers in the D.C. region were surprised at how calm retail outlets were on Black Friday,” the Washington Post noted.

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One explanation for why Black Friday wasn’t quite as crazed as it’s been in the past is that, thanks to the expansion of stores opening on Thanksgiving and Black Friday deals starting a week or more early, the usual Black Friday rush was dispersed over time. “The earlier start absolutely has helped,” one shopper at the Arundel Mills in Maryland told the Baltimore Sun. “It’s much more relaxed.”

Read more: Calm Black Friday: Only 1 Death, 15 Injuries Attributed to Big Shopping Day |