With major stores across the US opening their doors earlier than ever before, deals the likes of which have never been seen and an economy that sees consumers willing to spend that little bit extra, Black Friday 2011 is not likely to be a particularly big event, rather a frenzy of biblical proportions.
That being said however, there is every likelihood that shoppers in their millions will be hitting the streets before they have even finished their last mouthful of turkey, in order to get a head start on the bargains being offered by the huge numbers of retailers opening their doors tonight. Whether looking for gifts from Toys ‘R’ Us or a personal indulgence from Wal-Mart, Target or Best Buy, all of the above may well have dispensed all of their biggest bargains before Black Friday officially even begins!
Of course, the slightly more pessimistic observers out there are already pointing out that increased early sales beginning this evening, along with those choosing to shop online and others waiting for Cyber-Monday, could in fact add up to a technically slow Black Friday performance, at least from an official daily figures standpoint.
Still, regardless of how the figures may be skewed and spread out across this Thursday evening right through to next Tuesday, the desire to add a little light to an otherwise gloomy economic year has never been greater for both retailers and consumers alike, therefore when the overall totals are tallied, expect records to be shattered across the board.