Research from the National Retail Federation estimates that close to $700 billion was spent during the holiday shopping season in 2016. In fact, the entire holiday encompasses Friday, Saturday, Sunday and it ends on Monday, known as Cyber Monday.
That's not to say all Black Friday sales are bad, but you should definitely tread with caution. For more details on specific retailers participating in the special offer, visit Ebates.com.
About 70% of consumers in the USA will shop Black Friday and/or Cyber Monday, When looked at as individual shopping days, Cyber Monday has a slight lead, as 71% of consumers responding to the survey said they intend to shop Cyber Monday, versus 69% who said they intend to shop Black Friday.
Since the two shopping days are so close together and since nearly every high-street retailer has an online store, the two shopping days turn into one long weekend shopping bonanza.
Ashley Home Store is offering 0% financing for 72 months, a deal shoppers can only get on Black Friday.
During the run up to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, eBay plans to match discounts by rivals.
The electronics giant will still have door-buster deals available in-store only on Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday.
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Even adults under the age of 30 prefer shopping in a store to online purchasing - 34 percent to 31 percent - when it comes to checking items off their holiday gift list.
The holiday season is upon us what with only six weeks until Christmas and the so-called Black Friday shopping frenzy coming right up.
Cyber Monday is more popular with younger consumers.
Think about what items you want to buy and find out if and where you can get them in good time. That will largely be due to the great deals retailers such as Target offer on standalone consoles as well as part of video game bundles. In some cases, comparison shopping isn't even possible.
Unfortunately for thrill-seeking shoppers, not only is Black Friday losing its zest statistic-wise, it is also losing popularity because of how insane it has become. Check deal threads on sites like HotUKDeals where deal savvy members will share their knowledge of sale prices and RRP's to ensure you're getting the best deal.
The story is similar at other retailers.
Do you have favorite retailers? Similarly, helpful advice can be found by looking around online for directions to the better online deals, which often come within a respectable distance of the actual deals offered in brick-and-mortar storefronts. The same goes for Cyber Monday, which now stretches into a week of online specials. Make sure you have a full tank of gas in your vehicle, as you could be at a stand-still... idling in very heavy traffic.