The pandemic’s second Black Friday has officially begun.
Following weeks of early discounts, Friday becomes the formal shopping holiday, which Americans anticipate will deliver excellent prices on an annual basis.
Similarly, to the previous year, more stores remained closed on Thanksgiving than in recent years because of the epidemic and reopened on Friday.
Walmart, Best Buy, Kohl’s, Old Navy, JCPenney, and Dick’s Sporting Goods all opened at 5 a.m. Macy’s and Bed Bath & Beyond opened at 6 a.m., followed by Target and GameStop at 7 a.m. The hours of operation may differ depending on the area.
There were long lineups at certain supermarkets around the country, with some customers standing outside in the cold.
In St. Matthews, Kentucky, near Louisville, 60 people waited in line before the store opened to buy Black Friday discounts at Best Buy, despite temperatures in the low 30s, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal, a USA TODAY Network partner.
More people are anticipated to shop in stores on Friday than did so last year, which was the slowest Black Friday in 20 years.
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Walmart was one of the only retailers to give buyers fresh offers that were not accessible in shops prior to Friday. The deal at the retail behemoth began online on Monday.
Shoppers waited in line ahead of store openings.
Despite the extended Black Friday deals, customers queued up early at retailers around the country.
More than 100 customers waited in line before the doors opened at a Walmart in Coral Springs, Florida.