Pre-Black Friday Online Deals More Tempting Than Turkey
By Ben Fractenberg
MANHATTAN — Shoppers looking to get a jump on Black Friday didn't have to wait for Friday, they started shopping online on Thanksgiving Day.
Some stores started posting deals on Twitter and Facebook leading up to the busiest shopping day of the year, giving those who decided to skip the Macy’s Day Parade an opportunity to get some early holiday shopping done.
"Won't need to do my black Friday shopping tomorrow... It's all taken care of already. I love the webbernets,” Twitter user @zesquishmitten wrote Thursday.
The Black Friday 2010 Facebook page also has some more deals.
And retail blog Racked includes a nifty Google Map of deals throughout the city.
Some people, though, complained about the difficulty of saying saying no Thursday.
"Black Friday deals early online is breaking my bank! Happy thanksgiving everyone!" tweeted @sofreshnikes.
Some retailers are also advertising deals directly on their website.
Target is offering $50 off a 27’ flat screen TV through their website.
Amazon.com has sales up to 50 percent off on CDs, electronics and DVDs.
The National Retail Federation said they except 138 million shoppers to hit stores this weekend.
So going online early could be a smart way to avoid the shopping hordes.