Retail giants try to get a head start on Christmas sales
Stores like Target are getting their Christmas sales going early. Forget about opening early Friday morning. They're opening Thursday night! They want you to eat your turkey and spend the rest of your night bargain hunting (or trying to fight off other customers for sale items).
Some folks will camp out in front of stores on Thursday, giving up time with their families. Jody Furman of Live Fabuless says that's not a good idea.
“It’s the one day we’re supposed to spend time with family. And now people are going to stand in the cold and rain trying to get deals that they might not be able to get,” Furman told KTRH.
Furman thinks that you’re only asking for problems if you decide to head out to the mall tomorrow night.
Furman said, “If you want to go for a family night out, that’s fine. But don’t feel like you have to deal with the mayhem.”
But what about all of those deals that have been advertised? Furman says they'll still be there next week.
“The deals are going to be there on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. They’ll be there all the way until Christmas Eve,” Furman explained.
Furman says before you cut your family time short tomorrow, take a minute to weigh the pros and cons.
“Think about whether the time, the expense, the gas or hassle is worth it,” she explained.
Her advice? Shop online, where some places like Amazon are already running Christmas specials.