So it begins. Amazon’s Black Friday deals surfaced on Sunday. The website claims it will have thousands of deals from various categories between now and Christmas. Amazon Prime members will have 30-minute early access to over $30,000 lightning deals. This is definitely a positive for members because the big-ticket items tend to disappear quickly.
The day after Thanksgiving tradition has been growing in size over the years. Many online retailers have turn the day into a month long event. Retail stores are opening earlier and earlier on Thanksgiving Day to try and capitalize on sales. Many people claim that Black Friday is stealing Thanksgiving’s thunder. REI, an outdoor gear chain, has announced that they will be closing all 143 of its retail stores on Black Friday and has embarked on a bold ad campaign to promote their decision.
A lot of shoppers will try to bypass the hectic scene at shopping malls and retail stores by shopping online. Amazon and other online stores can reap the benefits from that decision. Just be safe and prepared whether you opt to shop online or retail. It’s a mad world out there.