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You won't be missing all that much at the malls as more well-known retailers than ever will be closing their brick-and-mortar stores all or most of Thanksgiving Day, with some opting to close on Black Friday as well. 2017 will be no exception. But it won't just be high end products on offer, there is sure to be a great range of televisions for every budget, so whether you're looking for a portable for your bedroom or a brand new behemoth for the lounge... this will be the day for you! "There's also speculation on some Black Friday websites about other retailers yet to announce", said online shopping expert Brent Shelton.
All the big retailers will be getting in on the act, but expect massive discounts from the biggest players including Amazon, Currys, John Lewis, Argos, Tesco and Very to name but a few. But the fine print below the deal revealed that there were approximately only four available per store.
Their "Countdown to Black Friday Week Sale" is now live, but not everything is currently available.
Cyber Monday (27 November) also continues to be an important day for online shopping and falls around pay day for many people this year. Customers made a staggering 18 transactions a second at peak times during the day and 75 per cent of all visits were from mobile and tablet devices.
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BestBlackFriday.com is keeping a running list of closures (plus one for stores staying open) and notes that, while Sears Hometown Stores, Stein Mart and Shoe Carnival were open on Thanksgiving Day 2016, this year they will be closed.
Tech and gaming fans were early birds, with 57 per cent of all deals purchased between 12am - 4.30am being video games consoles, games and tablets.
"Black Friday and Cyber Monday have definitely changed how people shop for Christmas, with many using it for the initial burst of gift buying in the festive season, whether they choose to shop in store, online, or by mobile".
Most retailers will indicate "limited quantities" beneath certain deals. On Black Friday itself, they will be joined by hundreds of head office workers helping out on the shop floor.