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Target, Best Buy And Macy's Heat Up Black Thursday Competition

Target, Best Buy And Macy's Heat Up Black Thursday Competition

In the latest Black Friday 2014 news, Best Buy Co Inc (NYSE: BBY) has announced that it will open at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving, or as it is increasingly known in the the world of retail, Black Thursday.

This news follows Target Corporation’s (NYSE: TGT) announcement that it will be opening its doors at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving, its earliest ever Black Thursday opening.

Unlike other retailers, however, Best Buy said that its stores will close at 1 a.m. on Friday morning to reopen again at 8 a.m.

The other major retailers opening on Thanksgiving, such as Target, Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE: M) and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT), will stay open all night once Black Thursday sales begin.

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Different Days, Different Deals

When Best Buy opens on Thanksgiving, its major doorbusters will be a Samsung Galaxy S5 phone for $1 (with a two-year contract) and a Panasonic 50-inch LED TV for $199.

When stores reopen at 8 a.m. on Black Friday, there will be new doorbuster deals, including Microsoft’s Surface 2 tablet for $150 (regularly $230) and a 50-inch Vizio TV for $500 (regularly $700).

Other Best Buy sales include Beats by Dre headphones for $80 (regularly $170), $100 off all Apple iPad Air 2 tablets and $9.99 each for new movies on Blu-ray.

A further preview of Best Buy’s Black Thursday and Friday offerings can be seen here.

As for Target, has posted a scan of the retailer's 39-page Black Thursday/Friday flier. Deals include include a Samsung 50-inch HDTV for $477 and a Sony Blu-ray player with built-in Wi-Fi for $49.

Some deals, however, including $97 for Beats by Dre headphones and an $80 gift card with the purchase of an iPad, don't compete with Best Buy's comparable offerings.

Macy's also released its official Black Thursday/Friday sales, but did so in two parts: a 44-page flier advertises Thanksgiving Day sales, while a 54-page version shows off Black Friday deals. Like Target, Macy’s will open at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving.


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