Many shoppers watch closely for announcements of Black Friday store hours and sales in the days prior to Thanksgiving, as opening hours will vary. Regular fans of the day have carefully planned their lists and attack, prepared to shop ’til they drop, with some stores in malls opening at midnight or in the wee hours on eve of Black Friday. Independent store owners on main streets throughout the Peninsula suggest Saturday is a great shopping day, once the flurry over big-ticket items in box and chain stores dies down.
Sears will be closing more than a hundred Sears and Kmart stores across the country after struggling during the holiday shopping season.
Many shoppers will be looking for deep after-Christmas discounts, returning gifts and using gift cards they received.
With only a few shopping days until Christmas, some shoppers aren’t flocking to the malls, but to pawn shops. Nationwide, pawn shops are reporting higher sales.
The popular electronics retailer has been telling many of its customers that the Black Friday deals they snagged may never be delivered.
A month after a five-alarm fire destroyed an historic building on Telegraph Avenue, the major Berkeley thoroughfare is open for business again.
With all the online shopping and electronics purchases, Black Friday is looking more like Cyber Monday.
A shooting robbery at Walmart has prompted San Leandro police to issue a reminder to be safe this holiday shopping season.
For the people helping hurried and stressed out customers, it was becoming anything but the most wonderful time of the year.
It used to be to return or exchange an item you simply had to provide your receipt. Now many retailers are not only requiring a photo ID, they scan the ID and store the information in a database.