A new Wall Street Journal report states the obvious: Black Friday 2014 will start even earlier this Thanksgiving.
The Black Friday creep has been going on since years. In 2013, the climax of the Black Friday sales took place on Thanksgiving Day and not on Black Friday. The online Black Friday sales have already started before the actual Black Friday the last couple of years. The in-store Black Friday sales opening hours have moved into Thanksgiving Day more and more. Last year retailers like Walmart opened stores for the Black Friday sale already at 6pm on Thanksgiving Day.
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The Wall Street Journal expects, and I agree, that in-store Black Friday sales start already Thanksgiving Day morning. "It’s inevitable to see them open all day or even earlier than last year,” Joel Bines, managing director and co-leader of consulting firm AlixPartners’ retail practice, said to the WSJ.
We expect the first retailers to announce their Black Friday sales schedules and Thanksgiving opening hours early November. I would not be surprised if Walmart says that the Walmart Black Friday 2014 sale starts at 8am Thanksgiving Day morning. They could try to keep you in their store with multiple Black Friday doorbuster events all the way through Saturday.
My general recommendation is though to shop Black Friday online to avoid the in-store Black Friday deal hunting hassles. I expect the first online Black Friday 2014 deals to be offered on Friday, October 31. Yes. on Halloween!
BLACK FRIDAY 2014
When is Black Friday 2014? Black Friday 2014 is on November 28th.
Again Black Friday retailers will have a whole month to market Black Friday 2014 deals. We will bring you extensive news, ads, deals and reviews of all what Black Friday 2014 has to offer and will guide you to the hottest bargains like we did in the past years.
The Black Friday sales event is bigger than ever and extends into the steadily growing Cyber Monday sales event. Cyber Monday 2014 will be on December 1, 2014.
Check out the lists of the best Black Friday 2013 Deals the best Cyber Monday 2013 Deals, to set your exceptions to which deals you can expect this year. It is not clear yet if we will see any new hot product trends for 2014. So far it looks like we will again focus on TVs, Tablets and smartphones. Last year the new Xbox One and PS4 did not play a role in Black Friday sales. That will change this year. We will see great Sony PS4 Black Friday 2014 deals and Xbox One Black Friday 2014 Deals.
Check out Black Friday 2014 Countdown to find out how many days are left to wait until Black Friday 2014. New to Black Friday? Check out this in-depth report on the history and secrets of Black Friday.
It is time to shop for the hottest Holiday Toys of 2014. Frozen Toys are already hard to find.
See also the Walmart Holiday Toy List 2014, Target Holiday Toy List 2014 and Kmart Holiday Toy List 2014.
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