Retailers excited for Black Friday

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Retailers excited for Black Friday

Many shops release details of their sale items before the day, so there are plenty of ways to bag the best deals. Take the time to check prices on the same items at other stores.

Forever 21's pre-Black Friday deals have begun with items selling for as low as $8.

"Retailers are trending more to earlier sales just to try to extend the mania around Black Friday", Vincent said.

Find all of the ads in a special early Thanksgiving edition of the Tulsa World from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22, at the Tulsa World, 315 S. Boulder Ave., and in the early afternoon Wednesday at QuikTrip, Reasor's, Walmart and other local retailers.

Wal-Mart, Kohl's, Toys R Us and several others plan to open on Thanksgiving again this year - some even earlier than in 2016 - a move that in past seasons drew grumbling from some consumers and retail employees unhappy with retail's "Christmas creep". Some retailers inflate the original price to make the discount sound better.

For the first time in the history of the National Retail Federation's annual holiday spending survey, online is expected to be the most popular shopping destination with 59 percent of 7,349 consumers surveyed indicating they would shop online.

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All together, US holiday retail sales (those for November and December) should climb 3.6 percent to 4 percent this year, to as much as $682 billion, the National Retail Federation forecasts.

"With employment and incomes increasing, consumers are more confident this year and that is reflected in their buying plans for the holidays", said NRF president / CEO Matthew Shay.

I'm going to take a bit of a strong stance here and say that I'm an expert when it comes to the various aspects of shopping: finding the right fit, knowing what looks best on different types of people and how to find the sales if you're on a budget.

After all, if online shopping is all the rage, why bother opening stores on Thanksgiving Day?

"You definitely have your waves", Pfeifer said. This research will help you understand what your selected vehicle would normally cost and give you a baseline for comparing the Black Friday deals.

Highlights: You can get a 50-inch 4K Smart TV for $180 (save $320), a Google Home Mini for $30 (save $20 plus get a $10 gift card), or up to $150 off a 10.5-inch iPad Pro. "It's an emotional interaction, and that's what they're appealing to on Thanksgiving Day". They also expect more tourist traffic, now that there are tourist buses stopping at the center, she said. Past year over half of total spending on Black Friday was online (52%), marking a continued shift towards e-commerce for the Black Friday & Cyber Monday weekend.

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Black Friday falls on November 24 this year but you don't have to take part. Be alert to bait and switch ads that are created to bring you in but push you toward more expensive items, fine-print return policies, final sales and deals that end before the day is done. They are also helpful in case of the inevitable exchange or return. While online shopping had been been known for its popularity on Cyber Monday, the Monday after Thanksgiving, online promotions are now spread throughout the season. And now, of course, fast internet connections are ubiquitous on smartphones, tablets and desktop computers. No matter how hectic things get, Better Business Bureau® of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) offers helpful advice to holiday shoppers.

Opens: 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day and will stay open until 1 a.m. Friday. Macy's, Kohl's and Best Buy offered Black Friday deals in July, while Walmart introduced its Black Friday deals online November 9. Of those not planning to participate, 52 percent won't shop because they do not enjoy the experience and 51 percent say they never shop during Thanksgiving weekend.

That doesn't surprise Pam Danziger, who runs the retail consulting firm Unity Marketing.

"It's like a day or night out", she said.

When stores open on Thanksgiving Day, early shoppers will get an envelope containing a coupon worth $10 off $10, $100 off $100 or $500 off $500 or more purchase, while supplies last.

Did most of those people really need another cinema screen-sized flatscreen TV or had they been hoodwinked into believing they did by retailers attempting to off-load stock on a gullible public ahead of the festive season?

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