Target is rumored to open stores at 4pm on Thanksgiving Day for Black Friday 2015.
Is Target moving up the Black Friday store opening time on Thanksgiving Day? Last year the Target Black Friday sale in stores began at 6pm. A rumor has surfaced on discussion boards saying that Target opens stores at 4pm on Thanksgiving Day.
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This would be two hours earlier than last year and earlier than Best Buy and ToysRUs, which opened at 5pm on Thanksgiving Day last year. The rumor comes from an anonymous source that claims that the information comes from a relative working at Target. GottaDeal's Brad Olson has for instance posted the rumor here.
Black Friday store opening hours on Thanksgiving Day are a controversial topic each year. What we have see is that a 6pm store opening has found support, while earlier hours raise a higher level of controversy.
Macy's has already confirmed to stick to the 6pm opening time on Thanksgiving Day. The Walmart Black Friday store opening hours are the reference point most other stores seem to align their strategy. Best Buy and ToysRUs got ahead of Walmart and opened stores an hour earlier at 5pm. If this move will trigger Walmart to move up the schedule on Thanksgiving Day is unclear. The Walmart Black Friday 2015 Ad will be released next week along with most other major Black Friday ads. This is when Black Friday shoppers can start planning the in-store Black Friday trip.
If Target is indeed moving up the Black Friday 2015 in stores remains to be seen. Right now this is just a rumor and there is no way to confirm. The same rumor has surfaced on other discussion forums as well, stemming apparently from the same source. If this turns out true, then it likely will cause a ripple effect and other stores will open earlier as well.
Target is one of the Top 5 Black Friday stores to shop on Black Friday. Last year Target lead Black Friday doorbuster deal was a $119 40-inch Element TV and a $249 iPad mini with $80 gift card.
Thanksgiving Day has turned into the big online Black Friday sale. Almost all Black Friday 2015 online sales will kick off at midnight or early morning hours. When the actual Black Friday comes around most the hottest Black Friday deals are sold out. Black Friday shoppers need to keep this in mind.
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