Friday, November 23, 2012
Find the latest on Black Friday lines, deals and news as it happens. If you see something we should know about, send us a tip at Maggie.Rotermund@patch.com or tweet @UniCityPatch.
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Wednesday, November 21, 2012
See which of South County Center mall's stores are open during the wee hours of Black Friday.
More than 40 stores at South County Center will open at midnight on Black Friday, Nov. 23. The mall's other stores will open between 3 and 8 a.m. Here's a look at South County Center stores that will open at midnight on Black Friday: Dillards opens at 8 a.m., JCPenney opens at 6 am., Macy's opens at midnight and Sears opens at 4 a.m. For more details, find the Black Friday schedule for South County Center online.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Other stores in the mall will open at 5 a.m.
More than 50 stores at West County Center will open at midnight on Black Friday, Nov. 23. The mall's other stores will open at 5 a.m., with times varying slightly for department stores. Here's a look at West County Center stores that will open at midnight on Black Friday. Temporary Tenants *List is subject to change. Contact stores for more information. Other department store opening times on Black Friday. jcpenney: 6 a.m. Nordstrom: 9 a.m. Information provided by CBL St. Louis Malls.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Thousands are signing an online petitions against Black Friday store opening hours that have been pushed into Thanksgiving Day.
The trend for stores to open earlier and earlier to take advantage of Black Friday sales—even to the point of opening in the evening on Thanksgiving Day—has prompted an online petition drive to give Thanksgiving back to employees and their families. The original petition was reportedly created by a Target employee upset that the retail giant is opening on Thanksgiving and requiring employees to work instead of spending time with their families. Target stores, including the one in Florissant, will open their doors at 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving. As of Tuesday morning, there are more than 179,000 signatures on the petition. (Check out the petition here.) A press release from Change.org reported that they have seen dozens of new petitions pop up …
Friday, November 25, 2011
Some shoppers spent days in line in anticipation of special deals.
Lines snaked around big box retail stores as early as Tuesday afternoon until doors were opened at the stroke of midnight Friday. People ran to scoop up a steal on a $600 TV and the hottest Justin Bieber doll. Some lines were shorter than others proving you don’t have to wait in line 60 hours beforehand, miss your family’s Thanksgiving dinner or risk hypothermia to score some sweet deals. Behold the sights of long and short which will help you begin mapping out next year’s day of dark deals.
Several St. Louis businesses were flooded with early, motivated shoppers today. Some of them had been waiting in line for days.
Find the latest on Black Friday lines, deals and news as it happens. If you see something we should know about, send us a tip at Lindsay.Toler@patch.com or tweet @StLouisLindsay.
Monday, November 29, 2010
A look at some of items on sale during the Internet's "Black Friday."
Every year parents, teens and more brave low temperatures and large crowds for the sales of Black Friday. The shopping season has just begun, but the sales are still hot. Just like Black Friday, Cyber Monday shoppers expect to gain a number of great deals for gifts (and on shipping of those gifts) for friends and family. Some items might not be as inexpensive as those crazy Black Friday deals boasted by some stores, but if you consider shopping from home and free shipping, which several stores offer, compared to the hassle of Black Friday, it might be worth it. Here are a few items that seem to be on a lot of people's wish lists this holiday season. Every year, there seems to be a video game system that everyone wants. For the past few …
Friday, November 26, 2010
Does less people make for a better chance at deals?
After seeing and speaking to dozens of people in the more than 400-person line wrapping around Target, Kmart came as quite a shock. A mere 20 people lined up outside. When asked, the woman at the front of the line said she'd only arrived an hour ago - and that was because she thought Kmart opened at 4 a.m. rather than 5 a.m. People in the shorter line were nowhere near as passionate about spending time in the 25 degree cold for the sake of a sale. Watch our videos of the people in line outside both Target and Kmart and compare for yourself.
More than 400 people lined up for the door buster deals at Target.
Black Friday lines wrapped around Florissant's Target and looped back again through the parking lot. The first person in line showed up at 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving in order to wait 12 hours, so he could get a 40-inch television for $300, which is half the usual price. The television was the hottest draw for the line. Although the store only carried 44 of the doorbusters, people who were as far back as 100 or more in line who showed up at midnight still hoped to get one. Toward the end of the line, toys and smaller electronics rounded out the morning draw. Shoppers started shouting at Target staff when one of the first people in line was joined by his girlfriend 10 minutes before opening. Store officials calmed the crowd and informed the …