Black Friday 2015 will be here before you know it. Black Friday has long been considered the start of the Christmas shopping season. Of course, that was before the start of Grey Thursday, the night before Black Friday.
Is Black Friday a thing of the past? There are only 26 shopping days between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Most of the major retailers will start their big blowout sales on Thanksgiving night instead of Black Friday.
Online sales are up so far this year while shopping on Black Friday is down mainly due to more stores opening late on Thanksgiving. Online sales rose 17.4% on Thanksgiving and 20.7% on Black Friday, compared with 2011.
There is hardly any such thing as Black Friday anymore. With numerous retailers, like Walmart, opening their doors to holiday bargain addicts as early as 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving, other retailers must now either join the circus or risk missing out on frantic buyers with turkey hangovers and itchy…