Published: Wed, November 15, 2017
Business | By Max Garcia

Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Black Friday and Cyber Monday

The holiday season kicks off with a celebration that is supposed to remind us of all the wonderful things that have crossed our paths throughout the year.

. In 2015, we got a sense for how limited that could be when Sears plastered a Kenmore Elite washer and dryer on the front page of its Black Friday ad, with the promise of 51% off on the pair.

This year, retailers have been extra aggressive launching their Black Friday sales at the start of the month. Black Friday ad not online yet.

Fifty-eight percent of young adults said they prefer shopping on Black Friday, the traditionally in-store shopping holiday, while 42 percent said they favor Cyber Monday, which is usually tied to online shopping for the holidays.

Thanksgiving Openings - Stores have been encroaching on Thanksgiving with early evening holiday openings.

"For some retailers such as Kohl's or Amazon, Black Friday starts the Monday of Thanksgiving week, so it's really just creeping earlier and earlier", Vincent said.

Black Friday shopping enthusiasts are scoping out ads and prepping to grab the best deals, but the first step is figuring out which of your favorite stores will be open when.

Thanksgiving Day is on Thursday, November 23, 2017, and more than 40 national retailers will be open.

Still, by some estimates the number of shoppers who went online to make purchases previous year was larger than the number who went to stores and bought items in person. Meanwhile, Amazon.com opened its contract with Black Friday on November 1. Blurring occurs when traders have attracted the attention of consumers earlier, hoping to earn more sales during the key season of the year.

Signing up for email alerts means you might be in the know before other shoppers; but make sure you've signed up on a legitimate website.

Tom Zimmer, 67, of Shamokin, was walking through the Susquehanna Valley Mall on Monday and vowed he will not be shopping on Thanksgiving, regardless of the deals stores offer. Determine if a return is even possible - especially if you are buying online. Only rookies head out on Black Friday unprepared.

Search for these codes on deal sharing communities and forums to see if you can use them in conjunction with the original Black Friday discount to save even more money. They will allude to your order being "stuck in transit", and urge you to click on a link and/or input information, such as a credit card or Social Insurance number.

Retailers sometimes increase the price of an item before a sales event to make the sale look better. These sites let you enter product names or model numbers and then display retailers that carry said product.

Cyber Monday is a day when retailers slash their prices online providing the flawless opportunity to stock up on Christmas presentsWhich UK retailers are offering deals?

Make sure you understand return/refund policies.

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