Amid much grumbling about consumerism and chaos taking over the once sacred Thanksgiving holiday, various voices are calling for an end to Thanksgiving store hours, Black Friday, Cyber Monday — and even Thanksgiving itself.
Where are the best deals to be found? What’s necessary to snag the hottest doorbusters and freebies? Which deals are truly deals, and which are just hype?
The truth is that this year, Black Friday deals launch much earlier than Black Friday, or even Thanksgiving.
This year, in a shortened, especially desperate season for retailers, stores are giving shoppers reason to desert their families on Thanksgiving before dessert is served.
Before blowing money unnecessarily in the shopping-crazed days ahead, consider the deal-finding wisdom of Mark Ellwood, author of the new book Bargain Fever: How to Shop in a Discounted World.
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