Is it time to think about Black Friday? Believe it or not: yes. As always, the event promises great deals on TV & # 39; s, smart home equipment, phones, games, and other warm holiday gifts. And as always, is the day after Thanksgiving, in this case Friday, November 29 . Then Cyber comes three days later on Monday. Of course, the trend is now that "Black Friday sales" have decreased in a single day ̵
It is therefore no surprise that retailers are likely to start their sales (or at least announce) much earlier than Black Friday. You can expect big discounts both online and in-store, such as Best Buy, Walmart, Amazon, Target, GameStop, Kohl & # 39; s, Sam & # 39; s Club and virtually any other company that sells things. Yes, some old-school retailers still only offer the biggest discounts if & # 39; doorbusters & # 39; in the store, which means that you have to fight crowds to get them. (Here are.) But more and more deals have migrated to the online domain, so you can still get lots of great discounts while you shop from your phone in your pajamas.
Yes, it is still early to think about all this, but there is nothing wrong with a little planning in advance. Here is a brief overview of what you can expect (and how you can plan) on Black Friday 2019.
What date is Black Friday 2019?
Black Friday always falls on the day after Thanksgiving. This year it will take place on Friday, November 29.
When is Cyber Monday 2019?
It falls Monday after Black Friday – in this case Monday, December 2.
When will Black Friday start the sale anyway?
It varies from store to store, but expects to see many sales that start well for Thanksgiving. Some stores indeed reveal "Black November" sales that cover the entire month, while others start their Black Friday events early. We will post all details as soon as we receive them.
Why is it called & # 39; Black Friday & # 39 ;?
Black Friday dates from the early 1950s, when stores made the Christmas shopping season with big sales. So large in fact, that the annual store profit often in & # 39; the black & # 39; (which no longer means & # 39; in red means & # 39; means), meaning money is lost) once all receipts have been kept.
Customers arrived en masse because the day after Thanksgiving was usually a day off, making it the perfect day for shopping – in stores. Remember that this event was decades older than the internet.
How & # 39; leaked & # 39; Find Black Friday ads
In recent years, various Black Friday sites have dedicated themselves to revealing leaked newspaper circulars in the days and weeks prior to the big Thanksgiving sale. They are still there, but many large stores have chosen to "leak" advertisements on their own sites, revealing the content of what is for sale for bargain hunters who like to plan ahead.
stores already shared these ads at the end of October and there is no reason to believe that this year will be different. As always, we keep a close eye on Black Friday ads and share them as soon as we find them, so add a bookmark for this post and check CNET for all relevant advertising information.
Where can I find great offers in the meantime?
So glad you asked! Here are some CNET deal sources that you should add:
- The Cheapskate, a daily, composite, sometimes exclusive collection of the best deals on the web from Rick "The Cheapskate" Broida (that's me) and the growing team of bargain hunters from CNET.  CNET Deals, a categorical list of each individual deal that we can get hold of.
- that was updated a few months ago for Prime Day purposes, but almost all of the advice applies to November's big sales.
Tamara Palmer contributed to this story, which was first published last year and updated with new information.