Pre-Black Friday Online Deals More Tempting Than Turkey

By Ben Fractenberg on November 25, 2010 2:06pm | Updated on November 25, 2010 2:09pm

Retailers listed deals on Twitter before Black Friday.
Retailers listed deals on Twitter before Black Friday.
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By Ben Fractenberg

DNAinfo Reporter/Producer

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.

Shoppers could find Thanksgiving deals on Twitter using #BlackFriday or on the Black Friday feed.

The Black Friday 2010 Facebook page also has some more deals.

The page lists Thursday sales by retailers including Best Buy, Kohl’s and Radio Shack.

Besides social networking, websites like Black-Friday.net list deals by retailers like Apple, Disney and Banana Republic.

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.

Toys "R” Us set up their own Black Friday Facebook page with previews of special deals starting Thanksgiving evening.

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.


Shoppers lined up Thanksgiving night, 2008, for a crack at Black Friday sales.
Shoppers lined up Thanksgiving night, 2008, for a crack at Black Friday sales.
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