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Walmart Plans to Have Its Earliest Black Friday Ever

The retail giant has said Black Friday will start at 8 p.m. Thanksgiving Day.

Walmart has announced that it will begin running "Black Friday" sales at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, the earliest time yet as the shopping holiday increasingly becomes "Black Thursday."

Although the retail giant did hold sales on Thanksgiving Day last year, they started later in the evening. The 8 p.m. push will be one of three sales "events" for Walmart with others occurring at 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. the next day. 

According to the St. Louis Business Journal, Walmart earns more than a quarter of its annual sales from the holiday season. The National Retail Federation is also expected a surge in spending from consumers, predicting that it will rise 4.1 percent compared to last year. 

What do you think? Are Black Friday specials getting out of hand and starting to replace the Thanksgiving holiday itself? Or do you enjoy the experience of the shopping rush and the potential deals?

james simons November 22, 2012 at 01:36 PM
black thursday now.this retail giant is getting more agressive to get in front of other retail stores fighting for that holiday dollar.I have to confess i am favoring walmart.their prices seem to beat all other prices.iam curious to what will be the one item that make people push others in the floor trying to be the first to get it.

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