Thursday, November 22, 2012
While some major retailers planned to open their doors as early as 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving, plenty of deals will still await shoppers Friday at Walmart, Target, Best Buy and elsewhere.
With each passing year, it seems Black Friday begins earlier and earlier—6 a.m., then 5 a.m., then 4 a.m. This year, Black Friday actually started on Thanksgiving night. Should you be one of those traditional folks who don't believe in Black Friday shopping until it's actually Black Friday, however, here's what you need to know about shopping opportunities in the northern suburbs. Plenty of Black Friday deals are out there around North Allegheny and throughout the North Hills and Cranberry. Among them is Nordstrom, which proudly trumpets its longstanding tradition of not putting up Christmas decorations or starting holiday sales until the day after Thanksgiving. A sign in its store windows reads: “We just like the idea of celebrating one …
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Several major retailers are planning to open their doors as early as 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving. Will you be waiting in line?
With each passing year, it seems Black Friday begins earlier and earlier—6 a.m., then 5 a.m., then 4 a.m. This year, Black Friday is actually starting on Thanksgiving Thursday. Walmart has announced it will open its doors at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 22, and offer holiday doorbusters while supplies last. These include deals on TVs, iPads, an electric scooter for $79 and a steam mop for $39. Not to be outdone, Target and Best Buy are also planning all-out holiday shopping assaults. Target's deals begin at 9 p.m. According to an ad leaked online, its best deals will be for TVs, a Nook tablet, a Nikon camera and an Xbox 360 Kinect bundle. At Best Buy, doors open at midnight. Doorbusters include deals on TVs, phones and Samsung laptop bundles. …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Best Buy and Target begin matching prices of online retailers beginning Nov. 1.
So, you just can't wait to get your Christmas 2012 gift-shopping groove on? And you see great deals online, but you just don't trust the postal service -- or your own ability to guess sizes? You don't have to wait until Black Friday to get some deals. Best Buy's announcement that it will allow in-store customers to price-match online retailers by showing the price on their smartphones has been matched by Target and Super Target, according to BFAds.net, a website devoted to Black Friday and gift-shopping alerts. Among other online retailers, the stores will match prices of Amazon.com, Walmart.com,Toysrus.com and Babiesrus.com Best Buy's price-matching begins Nov. 4, while Target's begins today, Nov. 1.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Black Friday is oozing off the calendar block into Family Thursday. Stores are hoping to cash in on customer eagerness by opening their doors on Thanksgiving Day. What do you think about that?
If you find yourself in need of some bedazzled jeans on Thanksgiving Day and just can't wait until the weekend, you're in luck this year. Michaels craft stores will be open starting at 4 p.m. that day, and Gap stores will be open until 8. Some people will just be sitting down to their feast around that time, but stores are betting that many shoppers will have eaten their meal and cleared away the dishes by then, and will be happy for a reason to get out of the house. For the stores to be open, though, someone has to drive in to work that day. An employee at a Target store has collected 190,000 signatures from people who say nobody should have to collect shopping carts or stock shelves on Thanksgiving Day. They argue the holiday is for …