Nov 24, 2010 7:32 PM by Melissa Hawkes

Retailers Gearing Up for Black Friday

It's the super bowl of shopping for most retailers...Black Friday. Now some stores are taking it up a notch and starting a new holiday tradition by opening up doors on Thanksgiving Day.
Sears Electronic and Appliance Manager, Robert Elliot, said "it was actually based on customer feedback, customers were wanting t more time to shop holiday deals."
Sears is the first store to get the sales rolling....doors will be open from 7 to 12 Thanksgiving morning.
Elliot said "electronics is offering a 19 inch RCA television and there will be specials on tools."
Toys-R-Us opens at 10 on Thursday evening. Wal-Mart and Old Navy will be ready for business starting at 12. Then Kohls at three.... JC Penney, Macy's and Target all open at 4.
If you are looking for an extra jolt of caffeine, you can stop by CC's and pick up a coffee. Some stores will be opening as early as 3 in the morning.
A CC's representative said we"will have the drive-thus and we'll be there getting pastries and everything ready to go and the cool thing is at the mall. We'll be baking pastries there and we've never done that before."
Lafayette Resident, Amber Hotard said she's having to buy double this she'll be out tomorrow looking for a deal.
She said, "there's a lot we've got to get and we have to work around their schedule."
Some of the biggest sales around are of course at Wal-Mart. A 32 inch flat screen will cost you less than $200 dollars and a Nintendo DS is a steal at $89 dollars.
You can also visit for a complete list of all Black Friday deals.
Most major stores have already released their deals online, but you can get a copy of them in tomorrow's newspaper.


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