Black Friday leaked over into Thanksgiving evening this year, but retailers thought it was a successful move.
You can bet more retailers will be opening up at 8pm on Thanksgiving evening in the future because despite complaints from some potential customers and the threat of protest from workers, people still showed up.
You can’t really blame stores for opening earlier because they are so dependent on the revenue push from holiday shopping. And if customers keep showing up for earlier and earlier deals, the stores will keep opening.
Cyber Monday is officially on Monday, but many online stores have been running online deals all weekend long. Thankfully if you choose to participate in Cyber Monday you could do it from home or work via your browser or smartphone.