Friday, November 23, 2012
Find the latest on Black Friday lines, deals and news as it happens. If you see something we should know about, send us a tip at Maggie.Rotermund@patch.com or tweet @UniCityPatch.
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Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday rule the shopping roost after Thanksgiving.
If you have a black belt in Black Friday shopping, listen up: area big-box retailers are gearing up to dazzle bargain hunters even earlier this year — starting on Thanksgiving Day! Walmart announced that it would open its doors at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 22 and offer holiday doorbusters while supplies last. These include deals on TVs, iPads, an electric scooter for $79 and a steam mop for $39. Not to be outdone, Target and Best Buy are also planning all-out holiday shopping assaults. Target's deals begin at 9 p.m. According to an ad leaked online, the best deals will be for TVs, a Nook, a Nikon camera and an XBOX 360 Kinect bundle. At Best Buy, doors open at midnight. Doorbusters include deals on TVs, phones and Samsung laptop bundles. …
Friday, November 9, 2012
The retail giant has said it will have it's first big Black Friday sale at 8 p.m. Thanksgiving Day.
For traditionalists, it may be an unwelcome encroachment on a holiday normally focused on family, but for shopping enthusiasts it's all in good fun. Walmart has announced that it will begin running "Black Friday" sales at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, the earliest time yet as the shopping holiday increasingly becomes "Black Thursday." Although the retail giant did hold sales on Thanksgiving Day last year, it started later in the evening. The 8 p.m. push will be one of three sales "events" for Walmart with others occurring at 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. the next day. According to the St. Louis Business Journal, earns more than a quarter of its annual sales from the holiday season. The National Retail Federation is also expected a surge in spending …
Friday, November 25, 2011
Find the latest on Black Friday lines, deals and news as it happens. If you see something we should know about, send us a tip at Lindsay.Toler@patch.com or tweet @StLouisLindsay.
Thursday, November 24, 2011
The stores, sales and strategies you need to optimize your all-night shopping blow-out.
Here’s a new holiday tradition to try: Say grace, eat turkey, head to the mall. Black Friday sales start at midnight this year at some of the regions biggest stores, including Walmart, Target, Kohl’s and Best Buy. We’ve read through the ads and compiled everything you need for the best all-night holiday shopping blow-out possible. And for each sale, we've highlighted the items we think would make the best gifts (at the best prices!) Check back on Black Friday for updates and tips, and if you hit the sales, tag your tweets with #BlackFridaySTL or mention @StLouisLindsay. And don't forget: Black Friday sales are already starting online at popular big box stores. Best Buy said they've already sold out of popular $80 TVs and $150 laptops, but …
Sunday, November 28, 2010
What time did you hit the stores to start your holiday shopping?
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Sunday, November 28, 2010
Did you have a list, coupons, and a plan? Did you start at the crack of dawn? Did you wait in lines all night? Is Black Friday a holiday tradition? "We got started around 8:30 a.m. at Target this morning. It is a family tradition to look at the ads on Thanksgiving after dinner and the shop till we drop the next day. " Julie Knight, 40, of Fenton "I was in line at 4:15 a.m. at Walmart for the LCD TV that was on sale for $198. I knew I would not be one of the lucky people to get a TV, but I thought if I waited at the return counter maybe one would get returned right after buying it. I got lucky and two were returned. I usually make it out every year for electronics." Steve Barbagallo, 29, Fenton "We started at Walmart this morning and…
Friday, November 26, 2010
Target and Best Buy, in Fenton, saw most of the (usually) happy campers in the wee hours of the morning as they waited for the stores to open with their post-Thanksgiving sales.
It was a cold night at Gravois Bluffs but that didn't keep determined shoppers from pitching tents, huddling in sleeping bags and shivering in the 28-degree temperature as they waited to take advantage of the Black Friday "doorbuster" sales. "It's freezing," said Lauren Tesson, 22, of Fenton, "My family thinks I'm crazy." Tesson, who arrived at the Gravois Bluffs Target store at about 5:45 p.m. Thanksgiving Day, hoped to nab one of the Westinghouse 40-inch LCD HDTVs that were marked down to $298. She also hoped to buy a boxed set of the TV series "Weeds." Her friend, Jenn Avery, 26, also of Fenton, is no stranger to the Thanksgiving night campouts. "This is my fifth year doing this," said Avery, who was hoping to buy a TV and a ping pong …