(Photo credit: Susan Saunders)
Look at how the major chain stores have changed this year's "Black Friday" holiday shopping schedule!
We all know the insanity that is called Black Friday, and we've heard that some stores are kicking off the insanity on Thursday night. Is that too early?
Yes, according to 31% of us.
did a survey and found out that Black Friday really
stresses people out.
What freaks us out the most? -- 34% said "the thought of all those people in one store is scary"
The item I want might be out of stock before I can purchase it – 28 percent
The competition among other shoppers for deals – 26 percent
There are so many deals it's overwhelming – 16 percent
21% of those who plan to shop in stores or online on Black Friday plan to spend more this year than they did last year. 52% plan to spend the same amount, while 18% plan to spend less.
Here is a portion of the big box chain store shopping chedule for XMAS 2012. With this many different start times, maybe the rush won't be so bad this year?
In a rare display of restraint by a retailer this season, Best Buy won't open its doors to Black Friday shoppers until midnight.
Doors open Thursday at 8 p.m.
Doors open Thursday at 8 p.m., except where prohibited by law.
Friday shoppers can get a second round of deals starting at 5 a.m.
Doors will open at 9 p.m. Thursday, except where prohibited by law.
Toys R Us
Doors open at 8 p.m. Thursday, where permitted by local laws.
Kmart will open at 8 p.m. on Thursday night, close at 3 a.m., then reopen at 5 a.m
Doors will open at 6 a.m. Friday
Check out the incredible list of doorbuster sales that these stores have planned at DailyFinance.com
--Susan Saunders 11/15/2012