It seems each year the Black Friday deals begin earlier than the last, and this year is certainly no exception. According to a today.com report on Nov. 4, Kmart and Sears are joining in on a growing trend of early holiday shopping deals by opening their doors on Thanksgiving – a day before Black Friday.
If you work at Kmart you may have to tell your family and friends to keep the turkey warm this Thanksgiving as the retail giant is set to open its doors at 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day and will remain open through 11 p.m. on Friday night.
Sears will also be open for Turkey Day shoppers, but not as early.
Today.com also reported Sears stores will open their doors at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day through 10 p.m. on Nov. 29, as they did last year. That matches what other retailers have announced in a trend toward giving shoppers pre-Black Friday hours on a day that many Americans spend with friends and family.
Trying to find a great deal is always a good thing for consumers, especially in these tough times, but many people think these sales are out of control.
A survey posted on Today.com's website asks: "Do you think stores should be open on Thanksgiving?"
With 45,396 votes in so far, over 80% have voted no, stores should not be open on Thanksgiving.
It seems to be a growing trend of retailers opening up on Thanksgiving, and if consumers keep showing up the stores will certainly keep opening.
What do you think shoppers? Should retailers should be open on Thanksgiving?