Marquette stores preparing for Black Friday

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The survey of 1,000 customers, examined perceptions and attitudes toward the holiday shopping season, and how and where people are planning to do their shopping this year. In fact, the entire holiday encompasses Friday, Saturday, Sunday and it ends on Monday, known as Cyber Monday.

Cyber Monday takes place on Monday, November 27 this year, and every year it is the Monday following Black Friday. Black Friday advertising will be abundant, and the BBB urges consumers to watch for red flags. For more details on specific retailers participating in the special offer, visit However, he did tell me that many companies send shipments for this now holiday in retail, but aside from new shipments, stores are trying to get rid of as much as possible.

Good 4K TV and Gaming Deals - This is the year where 4K TV prices are expected to shine during Black Friday.

And indeed, Best Buy began offering most of its Black Friday deals November 8th - more than two weeks early.

Susquehanna Valley Mall marketing director Sharon Leonard said Bon-Ton will open at 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day and will remain open until 10 p.m. that night. This means items like a gift card could be thrown in with the purchase of a new smartphone, just like Target is offering right now for the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. Women will buy more clothing than men, with 51 percent of adult women choosing clothing as the number one item they'll buy on Black Friday and 61 percent of teen girls also choosing it.

Many consumers have experienced frustration and lost money they can not afford to lose after being lured in by prices too good to be true. Additionally, nearly half (44 percent) revealed that they plan to camp out to get the best deals on laptops (22 percent), TVs (21 percent) and housewares (20 percent).

Although 40% of shoppers procrastinate and shop on Christmas Eve, December 24 is the least popular of the big shopping days, noted. For instance, large retailers might apply their deepest discounts to TVs with a specific model number, which makes it hard to be sure you're doing an apples-to-apples comparison.

Unfortunately for thrill-seeking shoppers, not only is Black Friday losing its zest statistic-wise, it is also losing popularity because of how insane it has become. Maybe you are doing finger exercises for all the nimble cursor work necessary for online shopping. To protect you on Black Friday, the BBB advises consumers to not believe all they see or hear without doing their own research.

Protect yourself online - A credit card provides the highest level of protection against fraud.

Never met a sale you didn't ♥? Before you pick your favorite site, the BBB recommends that consumers find a reputable site and check them out at To avoid disappointment, call ahead to make sure the store you want to visit is participating.