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Macy's announced that stores will open at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving & released 10 Black Friday doorbusters

submitted on October 15, 2013 by HouTex in "Stores / Merchants", last updated on November 12, 2013 by HouTex
UPDATE: The list now includes Target, Best Buy, Penney's, Macy's, and Walmart....

Traditionally, Macy's was one of the few stores that did not open on Thanksgiving, but this year there are only four weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas. That means less time to shop, and Macy's is hoping to make sure shoppers are planning to go there. Most stores (750 of their 800 locations) will open at 8pm and remain open more than 24 hours, until closing around 10pm on Black Friday. Massachusetts stores will be excluded and open after midnight because of the state's blue laws that prohibit stores from opening on Thanksgiving.

For the first time in its 155-year history, Macy's is joining the parade of retailers turning Thanksgiving night into a shopping bonanza. Stores will open at 8 p.m. on the holiday, four hours earlier than in previous years, the company said Monday.

"Black Friday is the biggest shopping event of the year and brings with it a level of fun and excitement to our customers around the nation," Peter Sachse, Macy's chief stores officer, said in a news release.

10 of the Doorbuster Specials:

- Womans Rampage Boots for $19.99
- Charter Club Cashmere Crewneck for $39.99
- Your Choice of these items by Bella, Black & Decker and Westinghouse for only $10 After Rebate:
Coffee Maker, Griddle, Waffle Maker, Rocket Blender, Toaster, Slow Cooker, Deep Fryer, Panini Maker, Pressure Cooker, Blender
- 3.8 ct. t.w. Diamond Studs in 14k White Gold for $169
- Tag Fairfield III Five-piece Luggage Set
- 60% Off + Extra 10% Off Martha Stewart Collection Collector's Enameled Cast Iron Casseroles
- Free 8-Piece Deluxe Mini Scent Sampler with $95 Fragrance Purchase
- Buy 1, Get 1 Free American Rag Junior's Sweater, Dress, Jean, Top or Coat
- Sharper Image Action Camera for $49.99
- 30% Off Impulse Contemporary Apparel from Kensie, Lucky Brand, Miss Me, RACHEL Rachel Roy, Bar III & More

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    Posted by HouTex on October 21, 2013 [reply] 0 0
    Penney's has decided to match Macy's plans and also open at 8pm Thanksgiving night, after being one of the last to open on Black Friday morning last year.
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    Posted by HouTex on October 22, 2013 [reply] 0 0
    Kohl's will join them and open at 8pm as well -
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    Posted by steve_05 on October 23, 2013
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    This Is just too early. Does this mean that the sales at 5am Friday are now going to be @ 8 on Thanksgiving?
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    Posted by mooncow728 on October 23, 2013 [reply] 0 0
    Gosh this irritates the heck out of me. Typically you have to stand in line for a few hours before the doors open so that gets you there right at dinner time. What the heck are they thinking? I won't go to stores that open this early. I went to a midnight opening last year but that was pushing it. I wish everyone that had a problem with it would not shop and also email corporate and tell them. Maybe if they got yelled at enough, or didn't have good turn out, then they would get the hint.
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    Posted by CouponNut on November 12, 2013 [reply] 0 0
    I think my time is more valuable than saving a few bucks waiting to buy a black Friday item that has limited quantities.
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    Posted by HouTex on November 12, 2013 [reply] 0 0
    Now Walmart has announced an earlier opening too -
    Following a slew of similar announcements from stores including Target, Best Buy and Macy's, Walmart said Tuesday that it will hold two major sales events at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Thursday evening, two hours earlier than last year. This year has a six-day shorter holiday shopping season.

    Walmart is upping its efforts to draw in more customers by offering what experts said were impressive deals and guaranteeing more products to customers in line during the Thursday sales.

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