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Should I try to enjoy some of the Black Friday crazy shopping usually beginning at If so, where should I go I too am interested in this , but my brother in law who lives in USA says to avoid black Friday shopping at all costs!!
In terms of it being an absolute must--Many, myself included look at it as an absolute must to stay far far away from retail establishments on that day. As to where to go, that depends on what you want to buy.
The only people I know who actually do that are buying a big screen tv or something and they've compared prices and know how many will be available at the store they think they'll get the best deals. You should figure out what you're looking to buy and when it's closer to the time check out the stores' websites and compare deals. Like rdglady said, though, the big bargains are usually on limited numbers of items, and the rest of the stuff is at regular sale prices that are good for several days.
I go with my sister and we have fun hanging out. Additionally, we avoid the electronics only and toy stores especially if they have less than 10 check out lines. My favorite place to go is the hobby stores because they will have great sales, but not the huge crowds. I personally also stay away from buying anything that I would want to try on. Trying to find the right size and a fitting room is beyond me.
Also, there is generally a bit of a lull between about an hour after the doorbusters start and around 11am when the crowds get really big, so aim for that sweet spot if you aren't interested in the doorbusters. All that being said, you are going to be on vacation in New York! Is this really the best use of your time? No matter what other people say there are really good sales on Black Friday, but anything you buy will have to be transported back and that can eat into your savings.
A foolish thing to do. You can go shopping on Thanksgiving day and miss the crazy crowds. On the other hand you could enjoy being around the crazy people that some are going to be in your face aggressive. It is only in the past few years that stores have been opening. It is, IMO unfair to make employees work this day and we should not encourage it. This was outside of NYC and places have organized crowd control after this. I've never understood the appeal of the "Black Friday" experience.
It is artificial chaos, created by retailers to instill a frenzy in consumers that the "Sale Prices" seldom justify. I wouldn't be caught dead anywhere near a chain store on that day. I realize that, coming from Australia, you won't be television shopping in New York. However, among the tactics used on that day is offering an unrealistic price on an item, usually in the electronics category, to lure customers to the stores.
In the suburbs, people actually camp out days ahead of time to be near the front of the line. Problem is, the fine print in the ad says "limited quantities available" meaning the store will only have a handful of those amazing deal items on hand. Their logic being that the hordes of shoppers disappointed by not getting their hands on the items they came for will stick around and buy other stuff, if for no other reason than to justify all the time and effort they've made to be there.
In addition, consumers rarely do their due diligence in researching the items they want. The size and brand are the same but the spec's such as resolution, refresh rate and number of HDMI inputs are completely different. My point being that it's not an apples to apples comparison. Bottom line, Black Friday in store sales are for the unsuspecting and ill informed consumers, in my opinion.
Unless going for one of those - and then you really do have to be there for the 6 am opening - it's just not worth the mobs and the time on line. Most of the things on sale will still be on sale that weekend and probably the next weeks - in fact there are some things on sale every day and many major sale days leading up to Christmas if you are just looking for clothing or accessories, etc.
Barneys has a pretty awesome Black Friday sale but I think it runs all week not just the one day. The store and Windows are beautiful, the merch high end and the prices go back up after the sale. I'm not a high tech buyer but my kids always gets some gadget or computer related item that's on sale.
Last year I think it was the Apple Watch or a kindle. I agree that you need to be a savvy buyer and know the prices but there are good deals to be had.
The one thing I do remember was quite a few people on line were c21 employees. They probably got a discount on their discount. Our staff may also remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason.
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Originally, the sales began in the very early morning hours on Black Friday, but in the past few years retailers have begun the big sales in the evening of Thanksgiving Day Thursday.
Because Black Friday sales mainly involve large department stores and chains, the event has spawned a separate, related day called Small Business Saturday. This takes place on the day after Black Friday and encourages shoppers to spend some of their cash at their local businesses in the community.
So, if you are in New York on Small Business Saturday, why not stop by a local boutique or neighbourhood gift shop to support the local New York businessman. Some amazing discounts on hot items from top brands clothes, Apple tablets and phones, high-definition TVs, popular toys, and much more. These products are on sale at their lowest prices of the year.
Also count on long lines, big crowds, and a shopping frenzy like no other. This is the busiest shopping day of the year in New York. Items, however, sell out fast, so it is advisable to set those alarm clocks to be among the first to take advantage of the deals and get the clothes in the sizes you want.
As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, the deals begin to come out in a variety of ways.
The Black Friday ad also featured a number of giveaways, including the chance to win a $ mystery gift card on Wednesday, a free watch on Thanksgiving, and a free teddy bear on Black Friday. New York & Company also offered the opportunity to win a trip to New York City to see the famous Radio City Rockettes perform/5(). En Nueva York, los periódicos locales traen publicidad de las ofertas del Black Friday y cupones de descuento que puedes usar para un mayor ahorro. Así que compra un periódico con el cambio que lleves suelto en el bolsillo y echa un vistazo a los anuncios sobre el Black Friday. This shopping mall in New York City will be a one-stop spot for holiday shopping at stores like J. Crew, H&M, Eileen Fischer, Sugarfina and more, all open from 9am to 10pm on Black Friday. Read more.