Amazon has already revealed it will be starting its Black Friday deals on 17 November this year, meaning it'll be offering 11 days of deals, ending its campaign at midnight on November 26 (aka Cyber Monday). Several retailers in the greater New Orleans area will open Thanksgiving Day to offer pre- or post-turkey dinner deals for early bird shoppers.
Black Friday is a day that many shoppers live for, and the Better Business Bureau's past experience tells us that all deals are not created equal.
Best Buy has offered more than a dozen Black Friday jobs earlier this year, but this year also contributed to the quick access to hundreds of black Friday promotions from iPad Mini to 4K TV and Beats Studio 2 Wireless Headphones.
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The Thanksgiving holiday is normally a time for comfort with the family but Black Friday has quickly become more of a black hole, sucking in everyone's gratitude and spitting out corporate greed. It's easy for a fake site to mimic a famous retailer's website, so make sure you are shopping with a legitimate site. Numerous advertised are also available in other Black Friday sales from competitors.
According to the annual survey released by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics, 69 percent of Americans - an estimated 164 million people - are planning to shop or considering shopping during Thanksgiving weekend. However, deals are likely to improve in quality and quantity as Black Friday approaches.
And while the number of stores closing or reducing their holiday hours may be increasing, so too does the availability of exclusives and doorbusters offered online. This Black Friday we are some good deals from retailers on gaming laptops from the biggest brands. In some cases, as long as you arrive at a certain time, you can be guaranteed the low price.
57 per cent of all deals purchased between 12am - 4.30am being video games consoles, games and tablets. Let those who don't prepare pay full price. Be aware that many retailers offer only "store credits" for returns.