Friday, 24 November, 2017

Walmart will open Thanksgiving, offer early discounts

Sherri Watson | 13 November, 2017, 20:15

Those wanting to avoid the hectic queues that Black Friday tends to create across high-street stores can shop to their hearts content online, as shoppers increasingly favour browsing e-tailers during the sales bonanza.

In an unsurprising embrace of Black Friday enthusiasm, Walmart and Amazon are already rolling out holiday deals.

Best Buy will open at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day and will stay open until 1 a.m. Friday.

Over the course of the extended holiday shopping season, which lasts the entire fourth quarter of the year (from October through December), researchers project strong USA sales for smart speakers such as Amazon's Echo and Google Home, which will sell 4.4 million units (up 22 percent over 2016); drones which are projected to sell 1.6 million units this holiday season (up 31 percent), as well as VR headsets which CTA projects US sales of 2.7 million units (up 283 percent).

Those who love videogames will prefer Best Buy over Target because it offers GoPro HERO5 Black 4K for 349.99$, Wi-Fi remote included and a freee 50$ gift card. Though Black Friday isn't as big in Canada as it is in the United States, millions of Canadians are planning to take advantage of this "holiday" while many retailers expand their horizon to provide better Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals.

Big offers for mobile phones such as the Galaxy S8, Galaxy Note 8, and iPhone 8 were also publicized as Target became the latest victim of the leakage.

Small business selling through Amazon Marketplace are preparing for record-breaking Black Friday sales, offering deep discounts on thousands of great gifts for friends and family throughout Amazon's Black Friday Sale event.

Amazon Prime members, including customers enjoying a free Amazon Prime 30-day trial, will have an exclusive 30-minute early access period to all Lightning Deals.