October's just days away, but for hardcore deal
finders November is the month they can't wait for --
and specifically Black Friday. For years it's been
thought that the day after Thanksgiving is the
bestest best day to save money. Turns out the day
before Black Friday offers better deals. Yep,
Thanksgiving Day has just recently become the new
start of the holiday shopping season and a study
shows the deals on that Thursday are often better
than the deals on Black Friday. Which sucks for
retail workers, because as long as Americans are
willing to leave the house and shop companies will
keep opening their doors on Thanksgiving.
... A recent analysis by Dealnews shows that you’re
most likely to find the best deals on Thanksgiving
Day. For some items, the sale was intended for
Friday but put on shelves (or virtual shelves) a
little early. For other items, the deal was intended
for Thanksgiving Day all along.
... In an online survey, shoppers were asked: "Do
you plan to go shopping on Thanksgiving Day?"
57% - No. Thanksgiving is for family, football, and
stuffing my face.
28% - I might place an online order from my
smartphone at Grandma's house.
8% - Yes! Bring on the deals!
7% - I'm going to make all of my own gifts at home
this year. No shopping for me.