"We're seeing a growing trend with consumers looking to knock off their Christmas shopping earlier than usual, with November starting to edge out December as the busiest period".
Hardy and deal-hungry shoppers lined up Thursday outside JCPenney at Penn Square Mall, waiting in the cold and occasional rain for the doors to open at 2 p.m.so they could snap up an air fryer or two, various electronics and big-discount clothes.
Customer uses his phone as a shopping tool during Black Friday at Walmart in Bentonville, Arkansas, Nov. 24, 2016.
But being the consumerist world that we are, this notion of intense shopping madness has caught on and, for several years now, South Africa has also participated in Black Friday sales with images of crowds flocking to outlets spreading across social media.
Store windows will be full of deals that will sound like a great bargain, but make sure to read the small letters. Outside of Massachusetts, Rhode Island and ME, here are the store hours: Best Buy: Open at 5 pm on Thanksgiving Day at 1 a.m. on Black Friday.
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According to the Florida Retail Federation, consumers say they will spend an average of $1,047 this holiday season - a 4 percent increase from past year.
Many retailers now kick off Black Friday sales in stores and online before Friday even begins.
The name stuck but its meaning changed as it shifted to the unofficial start of the shopping season and from there retailers began to offer deals to get things going. This year shoppers can expect Amazon to offer deals on big ticket items for up to a week after Cyber Monday. Adobe Analytics predicts a loss of $1 billion in online revenue from this shopping season which is six fewer days than a year ago.
The groups predict $7.6 billion of this total sales number during this year's Christmas trading period will belong to the "other retailing" category.
Now, lace up your sneakers and get ready to shop.
When you're shopping online and you still can't find a good discount for the items you need to buy, try abandoning your shopping cart for a few hours.