Black Friday For Your Christmas Shopping
Thinking of going to New York for your Christmas shopping? Then make sure your there for Black Friday which is on the 28th November, the day after Thanksgiving Day.
This day is often regarded as the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. In recent years, most major retailers have opened extremely early and offered promotional sales to kick off the holiday shopping season, similar to Boxing Day sales in this country.
For many years, it was common for retailers to open at 6:00 a.m., but in the late 2000s many had crept to 5:00 or even 4:00. This was taken to a new extreme in 2011, when several retailers opened at midnight for the first time. In 2012, Walmart and several other retailers announced that they would open most of their stores at 8:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day (except in states where opening on Thanksgiving is prohibited).
There have been reports of violence occurring between shoppers on Black Friday.
Many employers give their employees the day off as part of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. In order to take advantage of this, virtually all retailers in the country, big and small, offer various sales including limited amounts of doorbuster/doorcrasher items to entice traffic.
“But then of course after you have paid for your flights and accommodation it would have been cheaper to stay at home and do you’re shopping on the internet. Most of the large American stores offer the same deals on line, so why bother going, unless you like the hustle and bustle of a busy store” says Greengates Builders Merchants Accrington, Lancashire.