Black Friday 2017: Everything You Need To Know

The Black Friday shopping event is almost here, and holiday shoppers are already planning their strategies.

The website is on top of all the best deals, and here’s a rundown of everything you need to know.

Thanksgiving Day

Black Friday started out a one-day event. Now, many stores start their sales of Thanksgiving Day, but others remain closed to make sure employees get to fully enjoy the holiday. Here’s a partial list of major stores that are open on Thanksgiving Day:

  • Best Buy Co Inc BBY-open Thanksgiving 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Black Friday
  • Dicks Sporting Goods Inc DKS-open Thanksgiving 6 p.m. to 2 p.m. Black Friday
  • J C Penney Company Inc JCP-open Thanksgiving 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Black Friday
  • Macy’s Inc M-open Thanksgiving 5 p.m. to either 10 p.m. or 2 a.m. depending on location
  • Sears Holdings Corp SHLD-open Thanksgiving 6 p.m. to 12 a.m.
  • Target Corporation TGT-open Thanksgiving 6 p.m. to 12 a.m.
  • Toys R Us-open Thanksgiving 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Black Friday
  • Wal-Mart Stores Inc WMT-open Thanksgiving at 6 p.m.

The full list of all stores open on Thanksgiving can be found here.

Stores Closed On Thanksgiving

Shoppers must wait until Friday to browse the aisles at these popular stores that will be closed on Thanksgiving Day:

  • Dillards, Inc. DDS
  • Home Depot Inc HD
  • Lowe’s Companies, Inc. LOW
  • Nordstrom, Inc. JWN
  • Costco Wholesale Corporation COST
  • Pier 1 Imports Inc PIR

The full list of stores closed on Thanksgiving Day can be found here.

The Best Deals

If you’re looking for the best deals in the market on Black Friday, you’ve got to do your research. Here’s a handful of early deals highlighted by The Verge:

  • Costco’s top deals include $50 off for Alphabet Inc GOOGL GOOG Google Home, the Sony Corp (ADR) SNE PS4 console for $189, and the Microsoft Corporation MSFT Xbox One S 500GB Bundle for $219.
  • Target’s top deals include 2017 Apple Inc. AAPL iPads for $249, GoPro Inc GPRO Hero 5 for $349 and the second generation, Inc. AMZN Echo for $79.
  • Best Buy’s top deals include Sonos Play speakers (1 for $149 or 3 for $249), second generation Amazon Echo for $79 and Samsung 65-in 4K HDR smart TV for $1,297.
  • Walmart’s top deals include Google Home Mini for $29, Sharp 55” Class 4K Smart TV for $298 and PS4 and Xbox One games for $29 each.

To browse all the available deals, links to all the major Black Friday sales are included on BestBlackFriday’s website here.

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