Millions Add Shopping, Sales to Thanksgiving Traditions
Millions of people were expected to flood stores Thursday evening as frenzied shopping and deep discounts are coming to symbolize Thanksgiving as much as turkey, pumpkin pie and Pilgrims.
Thursday’s “Black Friday” deals started as early as 6 a.m. Thursday when Kmart opened its doors for some pre-feast shopping.
In Louisville, Pam McCurdy was in line outside Kmart at 4 a.m. planning to buy an Android tablet and flatscreen TV. By 6:25 a.m., she was done shopping.
“We’ve got it down to a science,” McCurdy says. Estimated savings: $200.
Other retailers planned evening openings — Wal-Mart and Best Buy kick off Black Friday sales at 6 p.m., followed by the likes of Macy’s, Target, Kohl’s, J.C. Penney and Sears at 8 p.m. That’s an hour earlier than last year, when most retailers opened at 9 p.m.