Friday is known as ‘Black Friday’ - a day that once marked when many retailers turned a profit for the year.
It is now known more for deals and early shopping.
It is the ceremonial kickoff to the holiday season.
It creates a lot of energy and buzz for the holidays and consumers get to see what is going to be discounted and where the best buys are going to be.
The national retail federation says 137 million shoppers will hit the stores this weekend looking for those best buys, especially on the day dubbed ‘Black Friday’.
Overall the NRF, National Retail Federation, projects holiday spending will be up five percent from 2005.
Just slightly above the ten year average, but not as strong as last year.
Scott Krugman of the NRF stated, “We think the economic indicators are key when determining what consumers are going to do. We look at gas prices, we look at housing starts, we look at employment data. That's all telling us we're going to see some modest gains.”
Experts say preparation is the key to getting what you want on Black Friday.
The best deals are usually offered in limited supplies so have a game plan for where you want to go.
You can also compare store prices via cell phone.
Just dial frucall for a free price-comparison.
The number is 1-888-363-7822.