Die-hard bargain-hunters might want to get the turkey on the table a little earlier this Thanksgiving. The biggest shopping day of the year will be creeping up quicker than ever, with Wal-Mart announcing that they’ll kick-off Black Friday a day ahead of schedule and open their doors at 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving night.
Leaving your family at the dinner table in pursuit of a deal might sound like the recipe for a feud, but the retailer claims that their decision to open early was made at shoppers’ request. "Our customers told us they would rather stay up late to shop than get up early, so we're going to hold special events on Thanksgiving and Black Friday," Duncan Mac Naughton, chief merchandising officer for Walmart U.S., says in a release.
Wal-Mart isn’t the only store getting a jump on the holiday shopping season. Both Target and Macy’s have announced that they’ll open their doors at midnight on Black Friday, hours earlier than in years past.
We love a bargain as much as anyone, but can we see ourselves waving goodbye to our families and driving to the mall with visions of cheap TVs dancing in our heads? Probably not.
What do you think of stores pushing the Black Friday forward more and more each year?