Black Friday 2013 isn't nearly as far away as many may realize because Halloween is approaching, and Thanksgiving will be here before you know it. As of Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, a number of stores had already announced what time they would be opening for all the wild shopping bargains, and they are getting earlier and earlier.
Some other stores have rumors swirling about their opening time based off of last year's times.
A few years ago, most stores opened up at 6:00 a.m. with a couple even opening their doors as early as 5:00 a.m. Now, there are so many stores opening up at midnight or even late on Thanksgiving day itself.
With more shoppers wanting to get in on the best bargains, stores are trying to accommodate them as much as possible. It also doesn't hurt that the longer they are open, the more business they can bring in.
Below is a list of the opening times that have been announced or rumored so far for this year's Black Friday which falls on Nov. 29, 2013. Opening times are for Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, unless otherwise noted.
- Walmart - 8:00 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013
- Best Buy - 12:00 a.m.
- Toys R Us and doorbusters - 9:00 p.m. Thursday, November 28, 2013
- Target - No time yet officially announced, but was 9:00 p.m. last year on Thanksgiving Day
- K-Mart - 5:00 a.m.
- JCPenney - 8:00 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013
- Kohl's - 8:00 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013
- Macys - 8:00 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013
- Meijer - 4:00 a.m.
- OfficeMax - 6:00 a.m.
- Belk - 8:00 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013
- Sears - 4:00 a.m.
- Staples - 6:00 a.m.
- Harbor Freight Tools - 7:00 a.m.
- Walgreens - 7:00 a.m.
- Office Depot - 6:00 a.m.
- Old Navy - 12:00 a.m.
- Bass Pro Shops - 6:00 a.m.
- Cabela's - 5:00 a.m.
- CompUSA - 5:00 a.m.
- HH Gregg - 12:00 a.m.
- Menards - 6:00 a.m.
- Microcenter - 8:00 a.m.
- Radio Shack - 5:30 a.m.
- PetSmart - 7:00 a.m.
- JoAnn Fabrics - 6:00 a.m.
Let it be known that this list and the times are subject to change for any of the stores listed. With still about three months until Black Friday, things can be altered or change completely.
Now the real decision to be made is which store to go to first.
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