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Black Friday 2023 will be here sooner than you think. The highly anticipated shopping holiday is enjoying some of the biggest price cuts of the year and we already have a look at what to expect at this year’s extravagant deals. If you’re into a bargain, stick around – we’ll tell you what to know now about Black Friday and tell you the best deals available today.
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Although the Black Friday 2023 deals aren’t here yet, there are still plenty of amazing discounts available today. You can shop extended New Year’s Day sales right now and even browse early Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and Presidents’ Day deals. Here’s what to buy today and what to know ahead of Black Friday 2023:
Top 10 best deals to buy today
- lululemon Align High-Rise Pant with Pockets at lululemon from $29 (Save $39-$99)
- Always Pan at Our Place for $99 (save $46)
- Tory Burch Cloud Miller Sandals for $111.75 (save $86.25)
- Philips Premium Airfryer XXL on Amazon for $148.47 (save $201.48)
- Solo Stove Bonfire 2.0 at Solo Stove for $224.99 (save $175)
- iRobot Roomba j7+ Self-Pumping Robot Vacuum at Amazon for $599 (Save $200.99)
- Apple Macbook Air 13.3-inch 256GB at Best Buy for $799.99 (save $200)
- Frigidaire FRSS26L3AF Side-by-Side Refrigerator with Ice Maker at Lowe’s for $1,199 (save $300)
- LG 65-Inch C2 Series Class OLED evo Gallery Edition Smart TV at Walmart for $1,649 (save $2,137.30)
- Leesa Sapira Hybrid Queen Mattress at Leesa for $1,699 (save $300)
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When is Black Friday 2023?
This year it’s Black Friday November 24, 2023. Thanksgiving will be celebrated the day before, November 23, 2023. Each year, Black Friday falls on the Friday immediately following Thanksgiving.
What is Black Friday?
Black Friday is the biggest shopping event of the year. The annual shopping fest traditionally takes place in late November after Thanksgiving. This year, as has been the case for the past few years, retailers are expected to offer some of the best online sales and deals of the year.
According to History.com, Black Friday began in 1869 when the price of gold fell dramatically, costing Wall Street financiers millions. The day became known as “Black Friday”. Over time, the day became a term for retailers to ensure they would be able to end the year in the black with strong profits. While the period between Thanksgiving and Christmas has been synonymous with shopping and big spending since the Great Depression, the recent surge in online shopping has sparked the idea that Black Friday is finally turning into “Black November.”
When do the Black Friday 2023 deals start?
Black Friday deals start earlier and earlier every year. Last year we saw the first Black Friday deals go live in mid-October.
Basically, Black Friday starts as soon as Thanksgiving ends. However, with ongoing supply chain issues, stores are starting sales earlier and ending them later. Some retailers even started offering Black Friday discounts in July, with Black Friday-caliber savings dwindling by mid-summer.
Today, you can find some Black Friday-level price cuts at Amazon, Best Buy, and Samsung thanks to their New Year’s Eve sales and early Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and Presidents’ Day markdowns.
Which stores are having Black Friday sales?
Virtually every store, from big-box retailers to small niche merchants, is offering Black Friday sales. Last year, some of the best Black Friday deals we saw were at Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, and Lowe’s.
What time do the stores open on Black Friday?
Almost every store is open for the biggest shopping party of the year! This year, most major retailers are expected to open on Black Friday proper between 5 a.m. and 9 a.m. In 2022, Walmart, Macy’s, Lowe’s and Bed Bath & Beyond opened at 6 a.m., while Costco and Nordstrom welcomed shoppers from 9 a.m.
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Keep in mind that many stores will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, the day before Black Friday. If your favorite store is closed or you’re not around to shop, Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales are still available online.
What should I buy on Black Friday?
Black Friday offers big deals across all categories, so whatever your need, Black Friday is the perfect time to get it for less. From appliances and electronics to housewares and style staples, Black Friday deals run the gamut.
As in years past, Black Friday often matches and exceeds the best prices offered throughout the year. You can expect to save on almost every product available. Whether you are looking for a new bed, the latest technology or a new winter coat, Black Friday 2023 will meet your needs.
What are the best Black Friday 2023 deals?
While this year’s Black Friday deals are still under lock and key, we’re expecting some epic markdowns on smart TVs, appliances, mattresses, kitchenware, gaming gadgets, and Apple products.
Some top-selling Black Friday 2022 deals included Apple AirPods Pro 2, Solo Stove Bonfire 2.0, Meta Quest 2 VR Headset Kit, lululemon Align High Waist Pants, and Our Place Always Pan.
Why is it called Black Friday?
With roots dating back to the 1860s, the day after Thanksgiving has long been known as Black Friday. The name comes from the dozens of sales that take place that day, which have traditionally helped retailers end the year “in the black” with strong profit margins.
When does Black Friday end?
Technically speaking, Black Friday ends as soon as Cyber Monday begins on November 27, 2023. However, some retailers are extending their Black Friday sales significantly. Last year, we saw some extended Black Friday sales continue into early December.
If you want to get the best deals, your best bet is to shop on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and the weekends between the two holidays. Black Friday deals often sell out quickly, so if you see a lot of deals, you’ll want to grab them before they run out!
When is Cyber Monday?
Cyber Monday will be observed on November 27, 2023. Cyber Monday always falls on the first Monday after Thanksgiving and Black Friday.
What is Cyber Monday?
Cyber Monday is an annual sales event that takes place the week after Thanksgiving and Black Friday. Originally, Cyber Monday was intended to promote online shopping through exclusive offers on the website of popular retailers. But now the deals are comparable to the in-store discounts and promotions found during Black Friday.
Are Black Friday deals better than Cyber Monday deals?
The differences between Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals have become nil. We often see the best prices of the year during Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Since the most sought-after products usually sell out quickly, we recommend shoppers pick up their must-have items as they see them.
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