Black Friday is dying

Wednesday, 15 Nov, 2017

The big debate this year among big-box retailers is not whether they will open on Thanksgiving but whether they keep their stores open all night as has become customary for some stores.

On Monday, Target released its Black Friday ad earlier than ever before.

Which item are you planning to purchase on Black Friday?

You'll find tons of leaked Black Friday ad scans at bfads.net, bestblackfriday.com, dealnews.com, gottadeal.com, and theblackfriday.com. First off, Black Friday sales are no longer just on Friday after Thanksgiving, these insane sales have already begun in several stores; but for those of you gearing up for that largest shopping day of all, beware of the ones that claim it's there biggest sale event of the year.

The topic of stores opening on Thanksgiving Day remains a controversial one, and more retailers may be added to the list in 2017.

No worries-Consumer Reports has been tracking Black Friday deals for years, so we've got you covered.

Here is a list of retailers that will open Thanksgiving Day.

More importantly is the question of whether any monies will stay close to home as billions of dollars are spent during the Black Friday and pre-Christmas shopping frenzy? And technically, you don't have to wait until the day after Thanksgiving to start saving. Black Friday has brought discounts on both new and older Solo models. With more than 2,000 retailers offering cash back, consumers can get the best prices on clothing, shoes and electronics, and compare prices while they're browsing. Try to get the best deals from all these stores. For instance, just because you see a $150 Celeron-based laptop that doesn't mean you have to buy it. Maybe you are doing finger exercises for all the nimble cursor work necessary for online shopping.

Black Friday Facts Retailers Don't Want You To Know

Whether or not any other stores decide to reverse course and open on Thanksgiving Day remains to be seen, but it is a very individual decision for each retailer.

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. Check your credit card rewards program for special points that could add up on Black Friday.

It's important to do your research and be sure that you really are getting a good deal rather than taking the store's word for it when they say it's the best price.

Never met a sale you didn't ♥?

Avoid clicking links if you don't know where they're from.

If you're shopping online use a credit card or use PayPal.

Do you have favorite retailers? Likewise, we expect many Cyber Monday deals to kick off as early as Saturday, November 25.

Read the return policy - Make sure that you understand whether you will be able to exchange or return an item that is not what you expected.