Every year on the Friday after Thanksgiving, shopping pandemonium ensues at retailers across the country. For one reason or another, seemingly every big name store in existence puts on a big, one day sale to bring shoppers out of the woodwork like hungry ants to a bowl of sugar.
And, we go crazy for it; camping out at stores, waking up at ungodly hours, stampeding like animals, all for that sweet, sweet deal. If you’re daring enough to brave a big, Black Friday sale in Tampa, well, godspeed and good luck. Here’s some info on a number of Black Friday shopping outlets to hopefully make your quest a little easier.
Walmart – All Walmart locations will start their Black Friday sales at 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving. From 10 p.m. to midnight, they’ll feature toy, home, and apparel discounts. Electronics sales will begin at midnight and all other sales will begin at 8 a.m. on Black Friday.
Target – Midnight Black Friday
Ikea – 7 a.m.
Best Buy – 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving
Macy’s – Midnight Black Friday
Toys R Us – 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving
Radio Shack – 5:30 a.m.
Walmart – $248 Emerson 40″ LCD TV, $188 Emerson 32″ LCD TV, $79 Sony Blu Ray Player, $79 Amazon Kindle, various $10 Xbox 360 and Wii games, various $1.96 DVD and $5 Blu-Ray selections.
Target – $139.99 Xbox 360 Game System, $85 Amazon Kindle 3G, $265 Element 40″ LCD HDTV, $157 Acer 10.1″ Netbook, $89 Tom Tom 1505M GPS
Best Buy – $199 Sharp 42″ LCD HDTV, $39.99 Toshiba Smart Blu-Ray Player, $79.99 Dynex 24″ LCD HDTV, $69.99 Kodak Playfull HD Camcorder, $299 Samsung Laptop w/ Intel Premium Processor, 320GB hard drive, and Windows Home Premium.
Macy’s – 20% off most clothing storewide. $10 off purchases of $25 or more with ad coupon. Various $9.99 (after rebate) kitchen electrics including Bella 12-cup Coffee Maker, Black & Decker 2-slice Toaster, and Bella 5 qt. Slow Cooker. 50% off all mattress pads, and more.
Toys R Us – $50 gift card with purchase of $199.99 8GB, or $299.99 16GB Ipod Touch, $74.99 Sylvania 7″ Android 2.2 tablet or 7″ Android Netbook, 35% off various LEGO sets, 30-60% off discounts on toys storewide.
Radio Shack – $9.99 Skullcandy Ink’d headphones, $99.99 Velocity Micro Cruz Tablet, various free smartphones including Samsung Galaxy X II (AT&T), Samsung Infuse 4G (AT&T), and LG Marquee (Sprint) with 2-year contract. $143.99 Beats by Dre Headphones and $10 gift card with purchase, $9.99 Samsung Bluetooth, $119.99 Nikon Coolpix 16.1 megapixel camera, and much more.