Late last week most retailers released (or had leaked) their Black Friday advertisements, including opening times. Some of the biggest destinations (Toys R Us, Target, Walmart) will start Black Friday sales as early as Thanksgiving evening, encroaching on family turkey time. Retailers say earlier sales is what consumers want, but the shoppers I’ve talked to said they’d rather spend Thanksgiving with family and save shopping for the wee morning hours on Friday. Readers, what do you think?
Black Friday opening times for area retailers:
Toys R Us: 8 p.m. Thanksgiving night.
Target: 9 p.m. Thanksgiving night.
Walmart: typically open 24 hours, Black Friday sales begin at 8 p.m. Thursday.
Sears: 8 p.m. Thanksgiving night.
Best Buy: midnight.
Dick’s Sporting Goods: midnight.
J.C. Penney: 6 a.m. Black Friday.
The Outlet Shoppes at Oklahoma City: 10 p.m. Thanksgiving.
Penn Square Mall: midnight.