Black Friday is one of the best times to look for discounts if buyers want to change or upgrade their devices or look for holiday gifts. Different retailers have different strategies in maximizing their profits during this time with some even opening on Thanksgiving Day.
Reeds Jewelers will open as soon as the clock ticks midnight on Thursday. Some shops will wait until 7 AM to open their doors such as Family Dollar, Dollar General, and Meijer. On the other hand, most retailers that will be opening on the said day opted for an afternoon schedule such as Pebbles, Goody’s, and Bells at 2 PM, and HH Gregg Black at 4 PM. Majority, however, will open at 6 PM on Thursday, including Modell’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Walmart, Office Depot, Bealls Florida, Target, and Macy’s. At the moment, Kmart is the latest to open on Thursday at 7 PM.
Some people are in uproar because of the stores that are opening on Thanksgiving Day especially those that opted for earlier time slots, since the holiday is a special day in the country. As symbolic as the holiday may be, some seem to be more inclined towards the commercialized version of the holiday instead of remembering the importance of the celebration. It should be noted that the employees of these retailers also have their families to celebrate with.
Meanwhile, there are other retailers that remain firm in keeping the holiday special by closing on Thursday. These includes A.C Moore, Babies R Us, BJs, Cabelas, Half Price Books, Harbor Freight, Joann, Menards, Nordstorm, P.C. Richard & Son, Pier 1 Imports, Petco, Raymour & Flanigan, REI, Tractor Supply. The list also includes bigger and more known retailers such as Costco, Gamestop, Sam’s Club, Staples, TJ Maxx, and True Value. Costco and Staples, however, will still hold an online sale and will open their stores on Friday at 9 AM and 6 AM, respectively.
Of course, most, if not all, of the retailers have already begun offering their Black Friday deals as early as the start of this month. If it is just a discount that buyers are looking for, they can opt for purchasing earlier or later as most of the offers last until the end of the month. Another option that has been growing strong now is the online platform where buyers can get great deals from the comfort of their homes.