There's Black Friday 2013 sales and deals predictions already arriving online, as shopping retail stores and websites prepare for the holiday rush. The savings period which extends from the week of Thanksgiving through the following Monday, aka "Cyber Monday," is one which many savvy shoppers look forward to. However, at least one site is reporting that they believe the best deals won't be on either of those two earmarked holidays, but rather, "Turkey day."
On Sept. 23, Deal News reported that they are predicting this year Thanksgiving Day will top Black Friday for the best deals out there, again. The site notes that when it came to the deals presented on their website as "Editor's Choice" deals during the holiday periods in 2011 and 2012, on average, 36% of them came on Thanksgiving Thursday, compared to 32.5% on Black Friday. In addition, the site reports that 33% of their Editor's Choice deals came on the Sunday ahead of Cyber Monday, which had 27.5% of their top deals, on average.
Deal News notes that the Wednesday before Thanksgiving through the Wednesday after Cyber Monday is what they now call "National Deal Week." Some retail stores and sites, including Walmart and Amazon.com have even started an entire "Cyber Deals Week," on the Monday of Thanksgiving week, allowing customers to partake in deals extra early. In fact, it seems that online has become more popular over the past decade, as consumers opt to stay in and shop rather than try to fight with the potentially-cold weather and tough crowds to get their hands on a deal.
The report brings up an interesting fact, and that is that in the past, leaked Black Friday ads online from stores, have led to Amazon releasing similar or better deals for customers, in advance of the store's "Black Friday sale" or "Doorbusters." That has led the stores to releasing their deals a day early, on Thanksgiving Day, in many cases. While the Deal News site projects the facts that most of their best deals have appeared on Thanksgiving Day, they still advise consumers to observe deals throughout the season so they can get the best sale price on the particular item(s) they may want to buy.
Black Friday 2013 will arrive sooner than most expect. The shopping holiday arrives on Friday, Nov. 29, just a day after Thanksgiving 2013. Will you be standing in line, or staying home and shopping online for this holiday season?