Black Friday Shopping Begins Even Earlier This Year

With Thanksgiving less than a week away retailers and their employees are gearing up for another big day of shopping to follow a big day of eating. It seems every year that the deals get better and the hours get longer, and this year is no exception, with some deciding to open their doors even earlier. Black Friday shopping gains in popularity it seems every year.

A Voice For Workers

Anthony Hardwick, an Omaha, Nebraska Target employee started a petition on to try and convince his employer to push back opening time and “Save Thanksgiving”. Many employees, like Anthony, are bummed that they will have to put down their forks and leave their families to report to work on the night of Thanksgiving. Echoing the Occupy movement, the petitions homepage states that “A full holiday with family is not just for the elite of this nation – all Americans should be able to break bread with loved ones and get a good night’s rest on Thanksgiving!”

Earlier Than Them All

Wal-Mart, who hasn’t had any whistleblowers like Hardwick, will be opening earlier than most of the retailers to start their Black Friday deals on Thursday evening at 10p.m., only to be trumped by Toys-R-Us who will open their doors at 9p.m.

Where To Shop On Oahu

For those of you who will be heading out to get the best deals this year on Black Friday, KITV has put together of some local shopping centers on Oahu, as well as their opening times. Ala Moana Center (Mall 6 a.m.-9 p.m.): American Eagle Outfitters – midnight Macy’s – 4 a.m. Disney Store – midnight Napoleon Bakery (Sears) – 4 a.m. Gymboree – Midnight Oakley – 4 a.m. Metropark – Midnight Sears – 4 a.m. Old Navy – midnight The Children’s Place – 4 a.m. Macy’s Starbucks – 3 a.m. Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf – 5 a.m. Sear’s Starbucks – 3 a.m. White House Black Market – 5 a.m. Aeropostale – 4 a.m. Apple Store – 5 a.m. Armani Exchange – 4 a.m. Paradise Café – 5 a.m. Gamestop – 4 a.m. McDonald’s – 5 a.m. Levi’s – 4 a.m. Pearlridge Center 6 a.m.-9 p.m.10 p.m. (Thanksgiving) – Toys R Us 4 a.m. – Macy’s, Sears, Children’s Place, Journeys 5 a.m. – Journeyz Kids, Aeropostale, Bed Bath & Beyond Kahala Mall 6 a.m.-9 p.m. Apple 6 a.m.-9 p.m. Banana Republic 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Game Stop 5 a.m.-9 p.m. Macy’s 4 a.m.-11 p.m. Macy’s the Men’s Store 4 a.m.-11 p.m. Radio Shack 5:50 a.m.-9 p.m. SoHa Living 8 a.m.-9 p.m. T&C Surf Designs 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Windward Mall  12 a.m. Toys R Us Express 12 a.m. Cinnabon 5 a.m. Children’s Place 5 a.m. Jeans Warehouse 5 a.m. Journeys Queen Kaahumanu Center  4 a.m. – Macy’s, Sears

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