Poll: Who Are You Buying for on Black Friday?
Family, friends, yourself?
Black Friday — the day after Thanksgiving — seems to start earlier every year. Stores (big and small) offer huge discounts, and crowds wait for hours for the doors to open. And when they do, watch out for a stampede.
"I'm shopping for me, and I already know exactly what I'm getting," Walter told Patch. "I only started doing this last year, because I had the extra cash and I realized that I could get a 40-inch flatscreen television at Walmart for $200 and an all-in-one printer for $35."
Walter, 27, hopes to buy an Xbox 360 with a wired Internet connection ($229) and an iPod Touch ($195, and it comes with a $40 gift card) from Walmart, which opens at 9 p.m., and a Blue Ray player ($39) and a Nook Color ($99) from Target, which opens at 10 p.m.
"I'll start buying stuff for other people in December, because my parents don't use updated electronics," said Walter. "They don't even have a DVD player."