Macy's is joining Walmart and Sears this year to already open stores at 8pm on Thanksgiving Day for the big 2013 Black Friday sale.
The actual Black Friday is creeping into Thanksgiving Day. This is a fact. First it was just online Black Friday sales that launched on Thanksgiving Day. Last year the opening hours for stores moved up to as early as 8pm on Thanksgiving Day. At the forefront of this trend have been Walmart, ToysRUs and Target. This year Sears is apparently part of the stores that open at 8pm. The Consumerist reports that Sears has informed store workers that their store will open at 8pm on Thanksgiving Day.
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Thanksgiving Day is one of the biggest holidays for Americans. Black Friday is taking that Holiday away from sales personal at Black Friday stores with the opening times creeping into this family holiday. This issue is every year a controversial topic. Even for consumers it is questionable to go shopping on Thanksgiving Day evening. My suggestion is to shop online Thanksgiving Day morning when the major online Black Friday sales launch and enjoy Thanksgiving Day.
This year Black Friday is rather late falling on November 29th. In 2012, Black Friday was on November 23rd. Retailers will have four full weeks to please you with special Black Friday 2013 sales until the culmination of the actual Black Friday and the encore on Cyber Monday 2013 (December 2nd).