The Monday after Thanksgiving is still a time when millions of Americans pause to check out online deals and check off items from their gift list — but a one-day Cyber Monday frenzy appears to be going the way of the dial-up modem.
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Throngs of shoppers lined up at Macy’s Herald Square in Manhattan for its 5 p.m. opening, looking for deals. The competition to grab customers first is keen, as J.C. Penney opened even earlier.
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The shopping experts at BFAds.net reviewed more than 60,000 advertised sale items to curate the best doorbuster deals for the holiday season.
Analysts with WalletHub scoured 8,000 deals from 35 top retailers and say if it’s not at least 40 percent off this Black Friday, don’t buy it.
WalletHub and BestBlackFriday.com reviewed the Black Friday circulars for the biggest U.S. retailers and a lot of it looks familiar.
Black Friday has lost some of its luster, with sales starting on Thanksgiving Thursday, and stores are already promoting “pre-Black Friday” sales.
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Best Buy, Macy’s, Kohl’s and J.C. Penney are among the stores that will open on Thanksgiving Day. Many other retailers will stay closed.
Many of the nation’s major mall operators and the big retailers that anchor them, such as Toys R Us, J.C. Penney, and Macy’s, will kick off the holiday shopping season on Thanksgiving Day.
The use of Android and Windows software, in place of the more basic, custom-made systems used in toy tablets, allows for more sophisticated apps and games and a range of content from standard app stores.
For nearly a decade, shoppers have been more cautious and practical about their spending, doing more bargain shopping and hunting for deals.
Research firm comScore said shopping by phone, desktop computer, laptop or tablet jumped 21 percent to $3.11 billion Monday.
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Still, Monday is expected to be the biggest online shopping day ever, with estimates that it will rack up over $3 billion in sales.
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Poll inside | Most analysts still expect this year’s holiday sales to show stronger growth than last year’s.
Several people took to social media to ask Target if they were going to be able score big this holiday season, only to be let down.