Value of Black Friday deals called into question by new study

Global commerce giant Amazon is taking part in the Black Friday sale

While local hours vary by market, see below for a list of retailers' Thanksgiving and Black Friday hours.

There are various stories surrounding the origins of Black Friday, the most common being that it was the day retailers turned the corner from loss to profit and the figures in the ledger changed from red to black. Lifestyle blogger Charlotte Betts visited WCL to get us started. Connected Speakers: With a $10 gift card, you can get the Google Home Mini for less than $20 at Target. For nearly half the deals, the price was the same or even lower in December, immediately after the US-inspired discount day.

Best Buy's early Black Friday is now a full-fledged Black Friday sale, and it's open to everyone beginning immediately. The Amazon Black Friday 2017 Deals broke cover on Tuesday, Nov. 14. You can find the app in the app store with searching for just for "i4u". All you have to do is purchase any product part of its Black Friday deals, and you'll be automatically entered to win.

Currys/PC World told Which? it had reduced about 4,000 products for Black Friday 2016, adding: "We make no apology for reducing some of them even more after that period".

Highlights from Amazon's huge Black Friday sale include the lowest prices ever on Bose headphones, LG OLED TVs, Sony TVs, Samsung TVs, Amazon Fire tablets, Kindles, the ecobee4 Alexa-Enabled Thermostat, BeatsX wireless headphones, best-selling iPhone X cases, Philips Hue bulbs and more. Black Friday has evolved from an in-store only event to one of the biggest online shopping events. Brick-and-mortar retailers finally realize how to compete with the Amazon Black Friday sale.

Whatever its roots, Black Friday was a purely American phenomenon.

Almost 70 percent of Americans - an estimated 164 million people - are planning to shop or are considering shopping during Thanksgiving weekend, including on Cyber Monday, according to an annual survey by the National Retail Federation.

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